50 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Social media marketing has gone well beyond the hype stage and is now mainstream business practice. Read on for answers to these questions and more from some of the best minds in social media in some of their best blog posts and articles of 2011 so far. by B2B Lead Roundtable Blog.

Tools for Monitoring Online Conversations: Part 2 of Monitor Your Brand Online

Harp Interactive

This blog post is the second in the 2 part series on brand monitoring. In case you missed the first blog post, here is the link: Monitor Your Brand Online. Monitoring Tools For: Blogs. Google Blog search. Trendrr.

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

Harp Interactive

They want to understand how social media marketing will meet their goals before they commit to a budget allocation for a “mythical campaign&#. Social media marketing companies like other marketing agencies need to back their claims with statistics and provide metrics to prove effectiveness.

Twitter Changes the Social Data Ecosystem

Net-Savvy Executive

Today''s announcement that Twitter is buying Gnip raises big questions about the market for social media data. Twitter has bought other companies in the social media analysis space— BackType (2011), Bluefin Labs (2013), Trendrr (2013)—but Gnip is a bigger deal.