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How to Match 10 Key Success Metrics to Your Blogging Strategy.

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Blogging for Community These blogs seek to guild a consistent readership that interact with the blogger(s) and advocate on behalf of the content on other social outposts. But, to ensure you aren’t disheartened in the meantime, select success metrics that are appropriate for your goals. Metrics would include the number of times a post is mentioned in other blogs or media, references, RT's, etc. What kind of metrics are you watchings?

Social Media Success Metrics and Premature Calculation | Social.

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Which pattern matches your social media success metrics? The first is the experimental, dip the toe in the water approach whereby a company begins a modest collection of initiatives to get familiar with the morays and methods of social media. The second is the planned, structured, strategic approach whereby a company first determines goals and objectives, and then incrementally adds tactics in an attempt to achieve them. link] Social media metric humor.

103 Compelling Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)

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How does social media use differ in B2B vs. B2C companies? As many companies have learned the hard way, unanswered complaints on social networks can go viral, causing real damage to a company’s brand. More than one-third of Fortune 500 companies have active Google+ accounts.

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search A Social Media Scoreboard That Works March 25th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Clearly, there’s no shortage of data and possible social media success metrics.

Why Content Marketing Matters To Me And Should To You

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Is Your Company in the Content Marketing Industry? What formerly was the sole bastion of the media, is now also a company bailiwick. Consider a company like Kodak. Kodak (and thousands of other companies) are writing blogs, taking photos, uploading videos, making presentations and creating all sorts of other content. If you purchase a magazine ad to promote your company, that ad might generate a lot of new customers. I like the idea of building a community.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

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Because our behaviors on the social Web leave a noticeable fingerprint, smart companies can modify the way they engage and interact with us, based on our social graph, purchase history, etc. But now, social media is enabling companies to make influencer outreach a foundational marketing tactic. If you have income in your database, isolate customers in the upper middle tier (for most companies).

Build Your Brand a Social Content Ladder in 5 Steps | Blogging and.

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Too many companies and organizations are reinventing the content wheel for every social outpost they maintain. Social Mention (or a paid social media listening package like Radian6 , if you have one) Go to www.socialmention.com and search for your company or product name (in quotes), and set the pull-down to “all.&# Twitter Lists How your company or product are referred to in consumer-created Twitter lists can yield important taxonomy insights.

Is Your Twitter Addiction Paying Off

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I love the Twitter culture and community, and I spend quite a bit of time using Twitter. This is a metric I devised to help me determine the efficiency of the time I spend on Twitter. But, the number of followers you’ve accumulated is a metric that everyone looks at (admit it), and it’s at least a decent barometer of how well you’ve cultivated Twitter. Hours of blogging per reader is probably 20! : ) Now there's a metric for you!

It's Time for Real-Time

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Amber is Director of Community for Radian6 , co-proprietor of the influential Brass Tack Thinking blog (formerly Altitude Branding), a cool mom, a motivating force, and a hell of a flautist). We reconfigured our companies to accommodate phone. Not just the big companies, but the every companies. DJ Waldow Director of Community, Blue Sky Factory @djwaldow [link] DJ Waldow As I wrote on Brass Tack Thinking, I have the chills.

Need a Chatbot Marketing Strategy? Start Here: Beginner’s Guide to Messenger Bots

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To find these FAQs, there are a couple great places to look: Your customer service team. Your social media support team, your community team, or your social media manager. Other companies choose to lean into the “bot-ness” by making the voice a bit more obviously robotic.

Influencer Marketing for Small Business: 7 Steps to Finding the Right Influencers (+ Free Templates!)

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For example, with an influencer partnership, you could be aiming to improve your follower growth, boost your engagement on a branded hashtag, build a stronger community, or generate more leads to your website to make more sales. .

The Complete Guide to Instagram Ads: A Step-by-Step Guide to Advertising on Instagram

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Chapter 6: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Helpful Tips : A short section to answer some questions you might have about Instagram ads. For example, here’s the naming convention that HubSpot uses : Company Department | Content/Offer/Asset Being Advertised | Date | Name of Creator.

10 Unexpected Places to Find Business Blogging Inspiration

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While the lines between personal and business blogging have become increasingly blurred in recent years as companies leverage independant content creators’ audiences for brand sponsorships, there’s still plenty to learn. image credit: Luna Metrics. Your Competitors’ FAQs.

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Ultimate Guide to Instagram For Fashion

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A fashion-forward Instagram strategy can drive traffic, make sales, and attract a loyal community of followers. Shoppers are no longer limited to searching for an outfit by scrolling through endless studio photos on a company’s website.

Best Business Blogging Guides and Tips of 2010

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Sarah Hofstetter offers 25 outstanding tips for developing, maintaining and promoting a successful corporate blog, from creating an editorial calendar and incorporating visuals to setting up email distribution and tracking actionable metrics. and using the blog as your customer FAQ.

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Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

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The answer is no, but it’s still a metric that is close to Larry Page’s heart. 10 Metrics to Check When Your Traffic Crashes : With Google consistently trying to provide the best search experience, your rankings may fall at any time. Community Management.

Can You Trust Your Blog to the Cloud – The Pros and Cons

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We want to be great writers, be great artists, take amazing photographs and build an engaging community. A FAQ to reference. Do you know that the company has a good track record for protecting your privacy and the privacy of the information that they store?

Asperger's and IT: Dark secret or open secret?

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Hes great at hammering out details one on one with other intensely focused people, often the CEOs of the companies he contracts for. Though the terms are debated and sometimes disputed in the medical community, both refer in a general way to people who display some characteristics of autism -- including unusual responses to the environment and deficits in social interaction -- but not the cognitive and communicative development impairments or language delays of classic autism.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

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If someone signs up to follow your company on Twitter, when you tweet will that person see it? That’s because Facebook’s EdgeRank formula ensures that only status updates from companies that consumers routinely interact with show up in their news feed (unless the Facebook member changes their News Feed preferences to “Most Recent&# – anecdotally Facebook acknowledges that fewer than 5% do so).

Why Influence Mining is the Next Gold Rush | social crm | Social.

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Joe Fernandez is CEO of Klout , a provider of influence metrics that is being incorporated into a variety of social media tools (including CoTweet , a client of mine) Jay Baer : What’s changed in the last two years or so with regard to access to influencer information? JB : How are companies incorporating influence metrics into their marketing? JB : In addition to influencer outreach, how can companies engage in influence mining for customer service?

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

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Measurability The reason I was originally a political campaign consultant (late 80s, early 90s), is the satisfying success metrics. Personality I am compelled by the fact that the bottom line objective of social media is to add human elements to companies that have acted like inhuman, robotic cyborgs for the past 40 years. Revolutionary As we adopt social media to connect personally and with companies, businesses will need to respond.

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A collaboration between RESMARK Systems (a provider of hospitality software), Western River Expeditions (an adventure tour company), Compendium (provider of corporate content creation software), and ExactTarget (provider of enterprise messaging software) shows how this can be done day-to-day. Note to readers: all of these companies are Convince & Convert clients. Allowing for and creating communities.

Is Social Conversation a Myth?

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it’s really not possible for a company (or even an individual like me) to have true conversations within social media – and certainly not with any real scale or breadth. That’s why “ humanization &# is – at least to me – a better and more accurate description of what companies and individuals can and should aspire to achieve on the social Web. Remember, social media makes big companies seem small again.

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The point of tracking software isn’t to determine how many tweets were sent mentioning a company, it’s to figure out what those tweets say, and what the business ramifications are. I interviewed Adam Schoenfeld , President and Co-founder of RowFeeder to learn more about the company and its plans. “We think we’re ideal for companies needing that next level of insight into online conversation,&# he said. link] [link] Suzanne Nasco #metrics for SM class!

Do You Have the Guts to Expect Social Media Failure | Social Media.

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Swept up in a frenzy created by mainstream and business media, companies rush to adopt the hot new thing, to ensure that the competition doesn’t have some sort of secret weapon. These types of half-cocked efforts almost invariably fail, and then those companies use those initial failures as a rationale for non-participation – sometimes for years. And anyone who tells you they absolutely know what will work for your company definitely does not understand this business.

The More Things Change, The More Things Change

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In that spirit, here are some interesting updates from companies and tools I’ve written about previously here at Convince & Convert. Swix Adds Facebook Tracking Speaking of Facebook, our friends at Swix , the incredibly nifty Canadian social media tracking and reporting service, have managed to wade through the ever-shifting tides and add Facebook fan page metrics. link] Matt Simpson Jay, thanks for updating everyone on my company, Bulbstorm.

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Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

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According to a recent Social Media and Online PR Report from Econsultancy , 86% of companies surveyed planned to spend more on social media marketing in 2010, but only 25% say they have gained “real, tangible value&# from the medium. This allows Yelp to strengthen loyalty among Elite Squad members, offers an impetus for wanna-be-members to post additional reviews; and, makes the site content stronger – keeping the broader community active and engaged.

Social Media is the Servant of Strategy, Not the Master

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I believe I have tried almost every type of measurement and metric to alter the mindset of CEOs and leaders. I now take the organization’s current strategic plan, CEO’s vision, mission statement and make those the metrics of a social media strategy. No new metrics, measures or key indicators – we have simply created an additional platform from which to further engage stakeholders in our work and achieve existing goals. Set metrics for current goals.

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It’s balanced, and always gives your company the opportunity to foster more behaviors. They didn’t employ a secret formula or best practice from outside the company. Example: An educational supply company that discovered customers using their lite diffraction “rainbow glasses&# (grade school science teachers) also used them as wedding party favors (when the lights went out, glasses go on and psychedelic experiences begin w/ the DJ’s light systems).

6 Lessons Learned From the Demise of MySpace | facebook | Social.

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Don’t Sell Too Early Many of the missteps that contributed to MySpace’s decay were based on the company not moving beyond its core proposition. In 2006, you have a veritable ATM machine, with companies begging you to put banner ads on your site. Nearly all the once mighty, now defunct social network or community sites unfurled and died after being purchased. We never really know the true objectives and goals of companies unless we are working side by side them.

4 Reasons the Social Business Evolution Starts Now

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mid-sized and large companies today, the email group and the social media group are not the same, and communicate infrequently. This will provide companies with an holistic view of their customer relationships and each customer’s communication modality preferences. It will also enable companies to move faster, and with more messaging consistency in the event of a social media-fueled crisis. The area of “metrics integration&# is especially interesting.

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In his post, Social CRM is Just the Beginning , Brian Solis writes: I believe that among the chief attributes of social media, the ability to identify active communities of relevance, trace channels and voices of influence, and also discern and dissect the various stages of decision making, all in real-time, is nothing short of profound and transformational. That seems short-sighted and workable only for very small companies with a minimum of online chatter about them.

The 8 Wrong Questions PR Firms Are Asking About Social Media | PR.

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But there are still plenty of PR firms (and companies, for that matter) looking at social media purely as a distribution vehicle. Let me hear about it: View Comments | Subscribe To This Blog | Sign Up For Our Newsletter Share This Post: Similar Posts That You Might Enjoy: 4 Steps to Drive Sales with a Social FAQ 18 Social Media Quotes My Wife Is Sick of Hearing Me Say The 3 Amigos: Email, Blogging, Social Sharing Jonny Stark Wow, quite a few comments on here already!

Facebook Success Summit - 22 Sessions on Everything Facebook.

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I’ll be talking about brand community strategy and how to activate your audience. Each of these strategies requires different tactics, resources and success metrics. Danny Brown) Tagged as: brand communities , facebook , facebook strategy , facebook success summit , Speaking Engagements Did you enjoy this blog post? Ive founded 5 companies, and spent 15 years running digital marketing agencies.

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You cannot just show up to the party and create your 10 podcasts, and not think about what keywords apply, what the psychology of the people using those keywords is, and how your company can fulfill those needs. Description of Content: This chart and glossary will show businesses how to select the most appropriate social media success metrics, based on their business goals and availability of specific data.

Co-op SEO and the Future of Websites | Guest Posts | Social Media.

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Each of the 27,000 companies that use the service had the same goal – to share their pitch. The more one company shares their pitch, the more views it has, the more backlinks it provides, and so on. Ive founded 5 companies, and spent 15 years running digital marketing agencies.

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I’m delighted to have had the chance to interview technology consultant and author Phil Simon about how technology and social media adoption is changing companies. Are there specific markers that indicate readiness within companies? Yes, there are different reasons for different companies to adopt different technologies at different times. There is of course relentless chatter about social media ROI and success metrics. How should companies evaluate success?

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

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You have to create content, be part of many communities, and proceed incrementally. Especially in comparison to many other communication programs like traditional PR, TV advertising, outdoor advertising and others, social media actually offers pretty solid metrics. Your company needs to be part of that conversation. It’s about having a strategy for making your company or organization more like a person and less like a machine. going so our COMMUNITY INFLUENCERS

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Tired of chasing shiny objects, and setting up Twitter and Facebook accounts with clear direction, or success metrics? Can you describe what your company does in 120 characters or less? If you’re a small company, congratulations, this should be pretty easy. If you’re a big company, how can you act small again? Lots of ways to measure social media success, so make sure you determine your key metrics BEFORE you get started.

Is Twitter for Business Even Worth the Trouble | social crm.

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Nobody forced companies to get involved with their customers in this way. But yet so many companies are using Twitter as a post-modern headline news service. Startling to me, but less than 1% of the participants would use Twitter as the first way they’d contact a company when they need customer service. The company can’t ignore me then!&# – [link] [link] Ian Greenleigh It certainly doesn't make sense for all companies.

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I know that different companies provide different amounts of historical data at the start of the campaign (another item I should have included – may need to do a follow up on this on my own blog later on as I get all this great feedback on items to include!) Like you say, it depends on what your metrics and goals are. Like you say, it depends on what your metrics and goals are. Again, a company needs to listen and find where the customer base is active.

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Agencies should also be working with clients on using social media as a market research tool, by surveying fans or creating dedicated, invite-only brand communities that serve as a living focus group. Keep Score Social media metrics are widely available, but require effort and integration to be gathered and analyzed successfully. Allowing clients to treat number of Facebook fans as the core success metric is a dereliction of duty.

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I’ve moved from Tweetmeme to Topsy on my embedded tweeting, due to improved metrics, and Topsy’s competitive intelligence capabilities are impressive. I’m planning to write a full post about it soon, but the real genius of Swix is that it allows you to easily create a unified scoreboard of all your key social media metrics like blog traffic, subscribers, Facebook fans, Twitter followers, YouTube subscribers, and much more.