Top Five: Social networks invest in quality news

Sherrilynne Starkie

This week’s must-know social media news for marketing and communications professionals includes headlines about Facebook’s attempt to clean up, support for journalism from Twitter and Google, the continuing importance of links in SEO and some new, clever features from LinkedIn.

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Social Networking For a Cause: The Power of Online Communities

Saying It Social

Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials Social Networking For a Cause: The Power of Online Communities I’d like to use this blog post to step out of our social-networking-for-business mentality and talk a little bit about using social networking for special causes. Please also use the “share&# button to let your networks know how they can help.

Humanize Your Brand with Data and Social Insights using these 5 Strategies

Pam Moore

Have you ever thought about the quality of the human connections you make via social media? Marketers must use the data and social media insights to connect in a more human way. Success in business utilizing social media and digital marketing requires both art and science.

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7 Reasons To Add Amplify To Your Social Networks

Waxing UnLyrical

My friend (and client, but he’s a friend first) Shashi Bellamkonda is, I think, genetically-wired to try and talk about new things – no doubt why he’s Network Solutions’ “social media swami,&# and he mentioned it. It really is a community.

Google Analytics: Your Free Goldmine to More Leads, Sales and Human Connections

Pam Moore

What if I told you that right now at this very moment you are already you're sitting on a gold mine of free data and analytics to help you generate more brand awareness, leads and sales by connecting with your ideal customers in a human way? How to Subscribe to Social Zoom Factor Podcast .

Jake's Take: A Slew of Social Network Ideas

Firebelly

Digitalia | Indianapolis Social Media Marketing « YouTube Tuesday: What The HELL Is Social Media? Main | Are We Addicted To Social Media? But did you know there’s a social network dedicated to people who like totravel to different baseball parks?

Social Network Analysis - KM4DevWiki

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Social Network Analysis. 1 Social Network Analysis. Social Network Analysis. Social network analysis is the mapping and measuring of relationships and flows between people, groups, organisations, computers or other information/knowledge processing entities." Social Network Analysis (SNA) is a method for visualizing our people and connection power, leading us to identify how we can best interact to share knowledge.

Aggregate Social Network Data Using the New Group Report

Sprout Social

The report combines a variety of social media analytics from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn to benchmark your business’ overall success on social. More Networks, More Data. Turn Social Data Into Actionable Insights.

Give Your Social Networks The Spring Cleaning They So Desperately Need

The Social Media Hat

Social Media Give Your Social Networks The Spring Cleaning They So Desperately Need. Along the same lines, periodically, it's a good idea to take stock of your social profiles and do a little Spring Cleaning of your own. Certainly, stop sharing them to social channels.

Why Private Communities Fail

SocialFish

Socious’ Online Community Blog has a fantastic series listing a whole ton of reasons why private communities fail. My favorite: Private online communities are not about enabling members to connect and friend each other. Private online communities are about providing the content, resources, and discussions to help members or customers become more successful in their jobs and lives. 4 Organizational Reasons Why Private Social Networks Fail (Pt.

THE BEST SOCIAL NETWORK FOR LAWYERS, OR ANYONE, IS….

Myrland Marketing

The question had to do with a recommendation for the most effective online social network for lawyers. I’ve spent the past 2 years studying the Social Web in depth, even going through Certification last year because of my passion for this area. Now it’s all social media.

Google Analytics Social Reports Provide Huge Metrics Edge

Convince & Convert

I’m not on social media to kill time; I’m there to build a business and find my customers. And the ability to make data-based decisions and assign ROI to social actions is what enables me to do that. We lacked a uniform way to compare activity on different social media sites.

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10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don't Involve Twitter.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Every time I tell someone I’m a Community Manager , I get a varied response. Really, many people trying to describe Online Community Managers, end up sounding like this: Others may know what Community Manager is, but don’t know exactly how much it entails.

Which Instagram Analytics Tool Will Work Best for Your Business?

agora pulse

Historically, Instagram hasn’t offered a central place for businesses to view their analytics. Instagram business pages are slowly being rolled out and will include analytics, but they might not be enough for most marketers. When you do an analytical deep-dive, you need a dashboard.

Paywall for News.com and Online Community Social Media

Laurel Papworth

As tomorrow is an historic day – The Australian and other news.com sites move behind the paywall – what WILL we pay for, what SHOULD we pay for and what OTHER revenues streams are being missed by News.com refusal to build online communities around their content?

7 Social Media Analytics and Reporting Tips for Becoming a Data-Savvy Marketer

Buffer Social

How do you know what’s working with your social media? The social networks provide us with a ton of data about our posts but it can be hard to distinguish the signals from the noise. Imagine having a framework to pull out the signals from the noise — a framework that points you to the key information about your social media performance. The key is social media analytics and reporting ! . 7 Tips for Getting Better Social Media Results by Using Data.

How to be smart on Twitter

Sherrilynne Starkie

Twitter has gone mainstream as people, brands and organizations flock to the social network. The key to realising the true value of Twitter as a communications channel lies in understanding how and why key stakeholders use the social network. Start by taking a good look the Twitter community. Understand the mix of followers in terms of the sizes of their own communities. Featured Headline Social Media Twitter analytics Best practice Social network

What To Remember In Social Media Marketing & PR

Mindjumpers

Taken into consideration how much social media have affected the way we do business, the same is of course valid within these disciplines as well. This can be done by using Google Analytics and Google Alert , just to name a few, both of them being great tools for doing this.

Interview with Heather Morgan Shott of Meredith's Mixing Bowl Social Network Community

Diva Marketing Blog

New social networking communities seem to be on every virtual corner these days. Marketers understand that social media can be a powerful strategy that supports niche or segmentation marketing. It doesn’t work to just build a community and then abandon it.

A Guide to Marketing on Tumblr

Mindjumpers

Thanks to these functions, Tumblr has a social structure that allows you to connect with your target group on a level that can be hard to achieve on other blogging platforms. Tumblr’s analytics are not providing as good insights as those for blogs such as WordPress.

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Snapchat: An Emerging Platform for Teamwork and Collaboration

Waxing UnLyrical

Delmondo: Primer for Snapchat Analytics. Community Social Media Social Networks Strategy collaboration snapchat teamworkGuest Post by Karen Freberg. Snapchat has become one of the most popular and talked about platforms for 2016.

Writing Around the Web – Social Media SEO, Google Analytics, and Social Proof

Kikolani

Writing Around the Web is a monthly series highlighting guest posts I’ve written on blogging, business, SEO, social media, and other topics! Featured Post – How to Optimize Social Media Profiles for SEO. Social Media.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & New Search Engine Community

Kikolani

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup and a new search engine news community on kikolani.com. Search Engines / SEO / Analytics. Find out what your visitors are asking using Webmaster Tools – Social Media / Social Networking.

Annual Social Media Budget Planning For Companies And Bloggers

SocMed Sean

If your or your organization is actively engaging in the social media space, you need to analyze your current budget allocation and either confirm or increase that commitment to social media in your budget planning activities. The Reality Of Social Media Budget Planning.

7 Levels of Social Media Engagement

Laurel Papworth

There are seven stages to social media engagement from shallow monitoring to deep peer to peer economies. How deep is the rabbit hole of social media? Stage Zero - What is Social Media? Doesn’t know, doesn’t care about social media.

Has Social Media Killed Off Privacy?

Laurel Papworth

The Social Web becomes the Intelligent Web. Online Communities social media social networks facial recognition online community privacy real world social network tom tom

What is the Value of a Tweet or Facebook Fan?

Laurel Papworth

Here’s some statistics for you: Eventbrite – Online Ticketing, Social Conference Organiser. On average, across all social channels, each share is worth an average of $1.78 chompon_social_action_value. // ]]> JustGiving Not For Profit.

Find Your Online Tribe: Building an Instagram Community on a Low Budget

Sprout Social

Building up a loyal community is an important aspect of any marketing strategy. On Instagram you have an unique opportunity to create a community that can extend beyond your brick-and-mortar store. Interact with your community. Use Native Twitter Analytics.

Facebook vs Twitter (A Comparison)

The Marketing Blog

02 am Facebook vs Twitter (A Comparison) Jump to Comments With over 40,000 tweets per minute and new-user registration growth rate of 1500%, you would expect Twitter to give a close fight to the social networking giant Facebook. I was just testing uberVU , a paid social media analytics service for doing a comparison between Twitter & Facebook and the results that it shows are quite interesting to say the least.

How to Measure PR and Marketing Outcomes on Snapchat

Waxing UnLyrical

Despite Fein’s experience, it appears that Snapchat is a closed alternative to Facebook or Instagram for social communication. PlayStation Social Media Strategist Genny Harrison says that the gaming community hasn’t found Snapchat as useful to build community as other industries have. “In

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Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

As many of you know, I have an annual tradition of giving back to the community on my birthday, which is why this year is no different. also gathering intelligence via their rankings on top social sites and by stumbling upon new items in my feed reader. Social Media: General.

The importance of experiencing your community

The Way of the Web

Google Me – quick thoughts for and against… → The importance of experiencing your community June 28th, 2010 · View Comments When talking about community-building or social media, it’s easy to suggest you should be part of it.

The 32 Best Twitter Marketing Tools

Webbiquity SMM

While Facebook is far and away the largest social network, when it comes to driving B2B website traffic and brand visibility, Twitter and LinkedIn are tops. Showcase reviews: Buffer Social, BuzzBlogger, Cent Muruganandam, Social Media Explorer. 11) Twitter Analytics.

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Research-Driven Ideas for Social Data

Mindjumpers

Attending the European Conference of Information Systems in Tel Aviv last week, I was happy to find that areas such as data visualization, predictive analytics, social CRM and ROI etc found their way into the conference. Predictive Modeling of Social Activity.

Solving Klout’s “Warren Buffett Problem”

Convince & Convert

Matt Thomson , VP of Business Development at Klout , joins the Social Pros Podcast this week to discuss the “Warren Buffett problem” his company faces, those fancy analytics at work behind the Klout algorithms, and expanding to offer brands a whole new product.

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6 Steps to Creating a Successful Instagram Marketing Strategy

Webbiquity SMM

Instagram has rapidly grown into one of the largest social platforms, boasting more than 500 million daily users. More than fifty percent of Instagram users are followers of different brands on the network. Which hashtags have created the most active communities?

Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Community manager Jen Lopez explains how SEOmoz increased its total Twitter followers by 250% to over 27,000 people. Hint: it helps to have a community manager. Twitter: Marketers Still Struggling To Understand Social Channel by MediaPost Online Media Daily.

8 Ways Businesses Should Use Social Media

Kikolani

Many businesses hear about the advantages of social media in terms of marketing their products or services, but some forget to look at other major benefits of social media beyond finding leads or making a sale. Social Mention. Social media can be a great research tool.

From Shared Databases to Communities of Practice: A Taxonomy of Collaboratories

Buzz Marketing for Technology

From shared databases to communities of practice: A taxonomy of collaboratories. From Shared Databases to Communities of Practice: A Taxonomy of Collaboratories. The types are: Distributed Research Centers, Shared Instruments, Community Data Systems, Open Community Contribution Systems, Virtual Communities of Practice, Virtual Learning Communities, and Community Infrastructure Projects. Community Data Systems. Virtual Community of Practice.

12 Random Acts of Social Media Kindness Campaigns: World Kindness Week 2012 RAK

Laurel Papworth

The best social media campaigns in communities and social networks often arise out of Rituals (Christmas, Football Grand Finals) or Rites of Passage (Weddings, Births). Oh and because clients now have a megaphone and can report it back to the community as brand goodwill.

New Features from Talkwalker: Time Lapse Graphs, Improved Instagram KPI’s and LinkedIn Monitoring

Talkwalker SM

The world of social networks and online data is in constant flux. new networks emerge, changes are made to engagement options and businesses adjust their priorities. In our latest release, we’ve added new sources, enhanced our social media analytics and upgraded our data visualizations to further improve our data coverage and add deeper context to your data. Understanding the evolution of social discussions about trends, brands, events and more.

How to Optimize for “Direct” Website Traffic

Webbiquity SMM

One of the most valuable features of Google Analytics is the ability to drill into detail on traffic sources; not just how much traffic came from search or social media, but how much came from each specific search engine or social networking site.

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How Social Media Marketers Use Social Media In Real Life

Ignite Social Media

At Ignite Social Media, everyone is an expert in social media marketing. We eat, breathe, and live social media. But what may surprise you is how the various individuals at Ignite utilize social media in their everyday lives.