The Klout Drama Kontinues

Waxing UnLyrical

I cannot believe how much drama there is around Klout’s most recent changes. You see, Klout had decided I was (am) influential on bacon. Mark Schaefer made an excellent point when he said things like Klout scores and follower numbers do matter from the point of social proof.

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Top Five: Tidal Wave of New Social Media Features

Sherrilynne Starkie

Top Five: Tidal Wave of New Social Media Features. This week's must-know news from the world of social media includes new features and functions from Instagram, Facebook Messenger, LinkedIn and Twitter. Plus end of the road for Klout. End of the road for Klout.

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Klouchebag Let’s You REALLY Know What Your Klout Score Means

SocMed Sean

I can’t stand Klout. I have wrote several articles on this angst, and even created one of my social media cartoons about those who “ Pout about Klout “ And up until today, I was pretty much over Klout. Okay…I’ll confess.

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Klout and Kred – Social Influence Comparison

Akamai Marketing

Social influence measurement has been a hot topic again recently. I’ve been fairly vocal on this blog, in my training and with my clients about my wariness of measuring social influence. In particular, I’ve aimed my arrows at Klout. Social Influence?

Klout and the Reality of Return on Influence

Convince & Convert

There was a reason why nobody in social media has written a book about the nature of influence. I noticed that anytime someone wrote a blog post about Klout there would be this foaming at the mouth. I think in many ways the social web really amplifies personality.

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Klout for Enterprise 2.0 Networks is a Bad Idea

Social Media Strategery

I then read " Enterprise Social Networks, Performance Reviews, and Company Culture ," on the Social Media Club DC blog that rightfully (and thankfully!) Enterprise social networks don’t work like that. Bringing Klout to the Enterprise?

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48 Ways to Measure Social Media Success

Webbiquity SMM

Ultimately, as Olivier Blanchard has pointed out repeatedly , social media marketing has to demonstrate an ROI (though he acknowledges the questions have to be made more specific). In the b2b world, the “R” is generally leads (website call-to-action conversions) with some monetary value applied to them. But it’s crucial to the social media ROI debate to recognize that “R” is an end-of-the-process measure. Social media/network-referred traffic.

Klout, the Super Bowl, and Our Addiction to Shooting the Messenger

Convince & Convert

Two weeks ago, I received a Klout Perk to be part of the Social 46, a gathering of Indiana’s top social media influencers. Former reporter, now PR guy Tom Spalding is chronicling the blow-by-blow with regular Storify collections from the Social 46 trenches.

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31+ of the Coolest Social Media, Search and Web Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

Supplement your email list with your contacts’ social network info? Find out if the username or vanity URL you want is still available across dozens of social sites? Display a feed of brand-related comments from a variety of social networks on your website? Klout.

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Best social media tools bringing conversions to your online store

SocialFish

The average order value is highest on Pinterest, Instagram and a social shopping site called Polyvore. After choosing the right ecommerce platforms and social media platforms for your business, then creating useful, visual content should all be part of your social ecommerce strategy.

2011 Round-Up Of My Social Media Cartoons And Comics

SocMed Sean

The biggest category of content that attracted visitors to SocMedSean.com in 2011 was definitely my social media comic strips. Yes…each comic strip was based on a conversation that I had with someone this year.

Social Media Isn’t About The Numbers! Or Is It?

SocMed Sean

If you ask me what my Klout score is …I’ll likely vomit. Too many folks get caught up in the numbers game when it comes to social media. Heaven knows that it doesn’t tell you whether you’re engaging in social media properly.

While I Was Out: Reflections On a Social Media Hiatus

Waxing UnLyrical

So I figured I’d just share some of what I experienced the last several months… consider them reflections on a social media hiatus from a business point of view. Speaking of “huge,” Social is really a huge time suck. But Social Rules!

38+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools and Reviews

Webbiquity SMM

Manage all of your social media accounts from a single login on your iPhone? Make more productive use of your time on social networking sites? Find tools to do all of the above and much more in this collection of helpful business, online and social media tools, apps and reviews.

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#measurePR Recap: The Jenster is Back!

Waxing UnLyrical

Here’s the write up from the #measurePR chat held on May 14: We kicked things off by discussing the new program from Klout, called Klout Experts. This evolution of Klout allows users to ask questions of experts. Guest Post by Jen Zingsheim. Hello folks!

BrainDump: 101+ Things You MUST Know About Social Media For Business

SocMed Sean

I get a lot of questions via Facebook , Twitter and my email contact form and many of the items listed below come straight from those questions, my experience in social media strategy, years of researching platforms and best practices and…well…tinkering with social media.

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. Klout.

8 Tools to Curate Content for Social Media

SocialFish

Of course, in this case, we’re not talking about curating content to use on personal profile pages—we’re talking about content curation for the purpose of marketing on social media. The idea behind Storify is to do exactly that by curating content over social media.

55 (of the) Best Social Media Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

If 2009 was the year many marketers puzzled over, poked at and pondered incorporating social media into their marketing mix, 2010 was the year of diving in. 500 companies now call social media “very&# or “somewhat&# important to their marketing or business strategy.

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Social media- it’s not about the ratings

Janet Fouts

I get asked a lot how one should choose a social media coach or consultant and my answer is always the same. Talk to their clients and look at their own social presence online. If all you hear about are their scores and their number of followers on 100 social networks, beware.

The Return On Influence In A World Of Klout

Twist Image

Schaefer over at Grow Blog recently published his second book, Return On Influence - The Revolutionary Power of Klout, Social Scoring, and Influence Marketing , which dissects the fascinating world of social scoring an individual consumer's true influence in the online channels. At the same time, many marketers see Klout and the power to social score individuals as a great way to not only nurture our evangelists but uncover new ones. Enjoy the conversation.

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The State of Social Media Marketing 2012 [DATA]

SocialFish

———– Social marketing software company Awareness has just released the second part of its bi-annual State of Social Media Marketing report for 2012, and it makes for some pretty interesting reading. 68% are interested in expanding their social footprint.

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10 Words And Phrases Social Media Pros Should Help Their Clients Understand

SocMed Sean

Below is a list of 10 terms that I think social media pros use or focus on that sometimes confuse our clients. And it’s certainly not the same as Klout. Help your client understand that their social media efforts can not be measured by a single number or a website.

How (and Why) to Map Your Company’s Digital Landscape

Webbiquity SMM

With more than 90% of companies now using social media to find employees and 82% having a Facebook page , there’s no question that business use of social media has become commonplace. What your competitors are doing in social media.

Influence is Not a Number

Waxing UnLyrical

Here I go again: Klout does not equal Clout. Yesterday Klout introduced “the new Klout.com.&#. All of a sudden, my Klout score, which has remained static over the last month, went up by one point. Klout. Again, for the record, I have nothing against Klout per se.

Salorix Launches AI-Powered Predictive Influencer Marketing And Social Media Management Platform

The Realtime Report

And this doesn’t include all of the conversations in which customers are talking about your product category or your competitors. This is the problem that Salorix is trying to solve with a new social media management platform called Amplfy 2.0,

Eloqua, TopRank, Demandbase and More – OMS Minneapolis Wrapup

Webbiquity SMM

Here’s a recap of a few of the key sessions and conversations from the summit. Research, through social media, has to fill in much of this gap. Social media killed newspapers; anyone can now publish to the world. Greg presented on conversion rate optimization.

When Traackr Met MeasurePR

Waxing UnLyrical

As Ken walked along the path less traveled, his thoughts meandered from the rancid pizza that was no doubt waiting on his front stoop (Papa John knew him well), the less-than pleasant conversation he’d had with his ex that morning, and what life would be like on a desert island.

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No, You Can't Automate Social Media!

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Opinion , Social Media > No, You Can’t Automate Social Media! No, You Can’t Automate Social Media!

A Conversation About Social Media Influence #SMSHI

Bare Feet Studios

In the spirit of transparency and speed, I am posting the notes I made as moderator of the Social Media Influence Panel at the Social Media Seminar being hosted by Technology News Bytes with their nonprofit partner, Social Media Club Hawaii Chapter. This conversation will run from 10 am – 10:40 am HST today, April 14. Would you rather have a high Klout score or be on page 1-2 for a first-name-only SERP on Google?

On Alice in Wonderland and Social Media

Akamai Marketing

Recently, I’ve been thinking about how social media compares to Alice in Wonderland. If you’re up for a journey – join me on the exploration of Alice, the business, in the Wonderland of Social Media and what we can learn from Alice’s experience.

Clearing Clouds of Confusion – the 5 Categories of Social Media Software

Convince & Convert

The social media software industry offers some amazing functionality, but it suffers mightily from murky messaging and customer confusion. The 5 Categories of Social Media Software. You need Social Listening Software (AKA Social Media Monitoring Software).

Top 13 Social Media Monitoring Tools

Buzzlogix

The way to make social media truly work for you is by monitoring audience behavior and seeing what they have to say about you, your products and services, and even your competitors. The key to gathering the data you need is using the top social media monitoring tools.

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This Week in Social Media – 5/8/2013

Social Media Marketing

Each week, I compose a newsletter that includes a series of links about current events and trends in the worlds of technology, social media, mobile, communications and marketing in order to keep our wider team up to date on changes, newsworthy items and content that might be useful in their jobs.

The Gamification of Social Media

Social Media Marketing

It sits squarely in the social networking space, but it has a different twist - one from which I think businesses may be able to gain valuable insights, all while allowing people to enjoy themselves. But like the other sites, it's also a social network itself.

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

Convince & Convert

If you’re an agency that’s providing social media listening or analysis services for clients, this is even more critical of a distinction. The disheartening truth is that there is very little “standardized&# reporting available if you’re going to do social listening and analysis at the highest level. RowFeeder – Raw and Ready That’s what I like so much about the new RowFeeder social data gathering system.

Social Pros 30 – Eric Schwartzman, Social Media Boot Camp

Convince & Convert

This is Episode 30 of the Social Pros Podcast : Real People Doing Real Work in Social Media. This episode features Eric Schwartzman , online social media training provider, entrepreneur and the best-selling co-author of Social Marketing to the Business Customer.

How to Schedule your Social Media Messages

Lucy Hall

Whether you love it or hate it, scheduling your social media messages can save you bags of time and frees you up to do that all important interaction and relationship building with your community. Benefits of pre scheduling social media activity: What if I told you that you could schedule a weeks worth of social media messages in 1 hour on a Monday giving you time to work on other things? How to schedule your social media.

Creating a Hub for your Social Media Presences

Idaconcpts

The emergence of social media as a powerful tool for networking cannot be denied. We must be in every social media channel. Be aware that while setting up a social media account may take you about 5 minutes, keeping it current and engaged takes daily work.

Integrating Email and Social Media with Flowtown | Email Marketing.

Convince & Convert

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 Integrating Email and Social Media with Flowtown February 10th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Aren’t social media and email more alike than they are different?