Social Media Success Starts with Listening

Webbiquity SMM

Social Mention , Alterian’s SM2 Freemium and Google blog search are helpful free tools, and a growing number of commercial suites are available. Follow them on Twitter. Subscribe to their RSS feeds in a reader. Endorse them via Twitter’s follow Friday.

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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.

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5 Social Media Tools for PR Professionals

Proactive Report

Feeds – The web isn’t about pages any more. It’s about streams, feeds and syndication. RSS feeds are the blood vessels of the social web. It’s how you read news updates from friends on Facebook and Twitter. And since Google is now indexing real time content such as status updates and displaying them right at the top of a search results page, it’s vital for PR people to understand feeds and search. Social Media Tools For 2010.

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

Convince & Convert

To be fair, I’ve only included those I’ve actually used (Radian6, Sysomos, Spiral 16) or tested (Meltwater, SM2). You can also set up various searches from Google, Twitter, etc and run the RSS feeds from each search through Yahoo Pipes and have the resulting feed delivered to your inbox or RSS reader to monitor ongoing. applications like Facebook, Twitter, Skype, etc. I'm currently using SM2 for most of my clients, and like how easy it is to use.