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What every consultant should know about social media analytics

Sherrilynne Starkie

These are essential skills and talents, but to be a successful social media consultant you must add some ‘left-brain’ qualities. It takes being logical, objective and analytical too. Effective social media analysis takes the right combination of hard skills and softer aptitudes.

Stop Focusing Strictly on These Vanity Metrics for Your Social Media Content

agora pulse

As a social media manager, you monitor key metrics on each platform. Or are you measuring empty metrics that don’t really matter? Stop worrying about these four vanity metrics, and start finding out what to monitor instead. What Are Vanity Metrics?

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21 best social media analytics tools

Unmetric

It’s pretty evident that social media isn’t anymore just a medium for communication and funny cat videos. We all know how big of a role social media plays for business and that managing multiple social accounts on different social media networks can be time-consuming.

The Best Google Analytics Metrics for Social Media Professionals

Convince & Convert

Basically, their goal is to make everyone smarter with analytics and data. Adam also writes a monthly column on analytics for ClickZ. Instead, you need to say something concrete like, “I wrote this landing page and AB tested this copy, and I generated a 12% conversion rate.”

10 Social Media & Digital Marketing Inspiration Metrics You Can’t Ignore in 2019

Pam Moore

Being a data and ROI junkie I often find myself buried deep in analytics, spreadsheets and conversion funnels. It's easy to get side tracked by all the geekdom in social. Social Media is About Humans Connecting to and Growing With Other Humans.

Ignite Your Week: Facebook Updates Key Metrics

Ignite Social Media

Our President, Deidre Bounds, shares insights on Facebook updates to key metrics in this week’s edition of Ignite Your Week. Facebook Updates Key Metrics. Engagement Rate & Conversion. Watch Outs for Metrics Updates.

Actionable Social Analytics: From Social Media Metrics to Business Insights [White Paper]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Recently, Awareness released a new white paper on social analytics and suggestions on how marketers process and assimilate seemingly endless social data. The white paper throws some light on the following: How to define social analytics as a discipline.

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 .

Making Sense of Social Media Analytics

SocialFish

At the beginning of October, I had the pleasure of finally going to (or at least *near*) Boston for the first time in my (long) life to present about social media analytics at NESAE’s Technology Conference. How do you map metrics to ALL of those functions?!

Making Sense of Social Media Analytics

SocialFish

At the beginning of October, I had the pleasure of finally going to (or at least *near*) Boston for the first time in my (long) life to present about social media analytics at NESAE’s Technology Conference. How do you map metrics to ALL of those functions?!

The Single Most Important Social Media Marketing Metric

Convince & Convert

We know we need to measure results in order to actually get them, but all too often we’re measuring the wrong things—especially when it comes to social media metrics. It’s easy to fall into the trap of using “vanity metrics” to measure social media marketing.

3 Ways to Connect Paid Social to Business Metrics

Ignite Social Media

Since our agency started, back in 2007, social media has evolved drastically. There are social channels that have come and gone, hundreds of algorithm changes and just as many new ad units. We will evaluate a few ways to connect those paid media results to business metrics.

5 Must-Have Metrics on Your Social Media Scorecard for 2019

Ignite Social Media

2019 Social Media Metrics. To help you start thinking about 2019 social media metrics, we put together a list of widely used social media objectives and the 5-must-have metrics for each one. Social Media Measurement

The Most Overrated Social Media Metric

Convince & Convert

The most overrated social media metric is traffic from social outposts. The Social Media Metrics That Matter. When determining the value of your social media efforts, and certainly when calculating your ROI, you must focus on behavior, not aggregation.

The most important social media metrics to track

Sprout Social

From follower counts to post engagement percentages, the world of social media metrics can be confusing to wade into. On top of that, a new important metric seems to be created on a weekly basis. These are generalized across social media channels. Analytics

Hey Digital Marketer! Got Data and Analytics? Here are 10 Business Reasons You Should

Pam Moore

Many digital and social marketers shy away from data and analytics. They may fear it's the dark side of marketing and that they will get drawn into week long meetings discussing menial metrics and data algorithms. This podcast is part of a series titled “You are the Media!”

These Facebook Ad Metrics Are Going Away. Are You Prepared?

agora pulse

After the July 2018 release of the Graph API, some Facebook ad metrics will leave our reports forever. Facebook is removing metrics they consider “redundant, outdated, not actionable, or infrequently used.” What are these metrics and are you going to miss them?

These Facebook Ad Metrics Are Going Away. Are You Prepared?

agora pulse

After the July 2018 release of the Graph API, some Facebook ad metrics will leave our reports forever. Facebook is removing metrics they consider “redundant, outdated, not actionable, or infrequently used.” What are these metrics and are you going to miss them?

15 Metrics You Should Measure in Content Marketing

Waxing UnLyrical

The solution to these challenges is identifying the right metrics to measure the ROI of your content marketing and using tools to track these metrics. While Google Analytics or other analytics tools can easily take care of the second part, we’ll help you with the first one.

Seven Key Categories of Social Media Marketing Tools

Webbiquity SMM

But that first impression may instead come from the company’s social media presence (and if not the first, very often the second). That fact alone shows the importance of building a solid social media as well as website presence. Social Media Monitoring Tools.

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Monday Roundup: Measurement and Metrics

Waxing UnLyrical

5 Shifts to Fix Your Social Media Metrics. Why: Social media metrics aren’t about social media, they’re about business. How to Set Up Google Analytics Goals and Score More Conversions! Happy New Year!

How to Track Hashtag Campaigns with Social Media Analytics

Convince & Convert

Hashtags are a great tool to track conversations about brands, companies, or events. They make it easy for users to follow discussions and keep up with the conversation, as well as allowing brands or event organizers to easily measure the buzz around their event.

Guide to Every Social Media Metric That Matters

Socialmedia.biz

Social media has been the fastest growing trend in world history, with Facebook amassing more than 2 billion monthly active users since its launch in 2006. So, how do you make social media an asset to your brand, instead of a liability?

Five Marketing Metrics that are Definitely NOT “Worthless”

Webbiquity SMM

Online marketing activities preovide marketers with a wealth of metrics; actually, too much information. Marketers just want the competitive and multichannel metrics they need to make informed decisions, nothing more. Social Mentions.

The 5 Top Google Analytics Reports for Social Media Marketers

Convince & Convert

Ever feel the pressure to prove social media’s value beyond subscriptions counts (Likes and Followers)? Is so, you have probably relied on Google Analytics. Recent updates to the platform have made life a little easier on social media marketers.

3 Marketing Metrics for Savvy Content Marketers

Convince & Convert

Metrics are what businesses and digital marketers around the world use to determine how effective their marketing strategy is. While most analytics services offer plenty of data, they don’t exactly offer much guidance when it comes to figuring out what matters. Conversion Rate.

How to Make Marketing Analytics Easier

Convince & Convert

These “vanity metrics” include data like total page views, Twitter followers, and other fluffy numbers. If you’d like to be more actionable with your analytics, start with the “so what?” Tons of marketers hate data, so they only focus on the low-hanging fruit.

The Latest Facebook Performance Metrics; How Does Your Brand Compare?

Ignite Social Media

More often than not Facebook plays a significant role in a brand’s social strategy. The post below includes an updated look at reach in addition to several other interesting findings compiled by the entire Ignite Social Media analytics team!

You Can’t Manage What You Can’t Measure! Social Media Analytics

Harp Interactive

The client wants to know if their social media campaign is working! They want to understand how social media marketing will meet their goals before they commit to a budget allocation for a “mythical campaign&#. Twitter Conversation (measured in @mentions).

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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How to analyze fan growth charts on social media

Unmetric

In this article, you are going to learn the first part of doing social media analysis. Audience sizes and fan growth have been derided by many social media managers as being worthless vanity metrics. Part of any social media analytics is going down rabbit holes.

Know What’s Working on Social Media: 26 Free Social Media Analytics Tools

Buffer Social

We’ve refreshed this post for 2017, check out the latest and greatest social media analytics tools below. Where do you turn for meaningful stats on your social media marketing ? Chapter 1: 19 Free Social Media Analytics Tools.

How to Prove Your Social Media Impact

Convince & Convert

For too long, social’s contribution to business success has been ignored and undervalued. In this post, we are going to start changing that by walking through the steps necessary to finally measure social’s business impact and give social the credit it deserves.

4 Tools to Help Build a Social Media Analytics Report

Convince & Convert

In some circles, social media marketers still get a bum wrap for not being able to prove how their work impacts the bottom line. “We see our competitors employing social media,” they say, “so we use it too.” Actionable Analytics. Zuum Social.

6 best Twitter analytics tools

Unmetric

Be it product updates or engaging in industry-related conversations, it is the go-to network to increase brand visibility. Twitter analytics tools give you key data points that are helpful in calculating your social ROI. Social Strategies Analytics Social Media Analytics twitte

How to Measure Social Media Success for Your Small Business

yMarketingMatters

With social media marketing, you can undeniably grow your audience, gain visibility and exposure for your company/products/services, provide outstanding customer service, and – yes – generate business and increase sales. Social media measurement comes in different levels.

10 Steps to Master Your Social Media Analytics

Convince & Convert

As digital marketing increasingly becomes more and more measurable, there is no reason brands should not understand the effectiveness and reach of their social media. Gone are the days when traditional PR and media strategies relied on the “spray and pray” method.

11 best social media listening tools

Unmetric

Social media listening goes beyond just looking at your emails and notifications for @mentions of your brand. To avoid such mishaps what you need is a social media listening tool. Is there a difference between social media monitoring and social media listening?

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How Do You Measure Social Media Success?

agora pulse

Social media success means different things to different people. Yet everyone wants to know the answer to the ultimate question: Am I successful on social media? The first step is to understand what your social media goals are and measure against them.

7 best social media audit tools in 2019

Unmetric

Social media audits pose a great opportunity to help you understand the relationship your brand has with its audience. It helps you identify gaps and gives you more clarity on how your brand performs across several social media networks. Why perform a social media audit?

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6 best social media monitoring tools 

Unmetric

billion active social media users and that the average person has 7.6 social media accounts? . Imagine the volume of conversation taking place across multiple social media networks by billions of people daily! Did you know there are 3.5

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A Little Bit of Conversation. A Lot More Insights.

Waxing UnLyrical

Analytics. Metrics. It’s simple – call a few people and have some in-depth, one-on-one conversations. By actually talking to people, you can get a glimpse behind the scenes and apply meaning to your metrics. Your goal is to have a conversation, not an interrogation.

10 Simple and Reliable Digital Marketing Metrics

Convince & Convert

When you’re wondering if your efforts were worth it later, or speculating over whether you’ve done a good job, these metrics will be there for you, answering your questions, providing proof, and cheering you on to greater altitudes. Conversions. 6-10: Additional Proven Metrics.