10 Great Alternatives to the Google Keyword Research Tool

Pamorama

Keyword research is a fundamental part of content marketing. . Because many of the available keyword research tools are confusing and counterintuitive, the process can be challenging and time-consuming. Keyword Eye helps you simplify your keyword research.

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LinkedIn Groups Have Changed. Do They Still Make Sense for your Org?

SocialFish

A few weeks ago, LinkedIn announced that they were going to be rolling out some pretty big changes to their Groups feature. When a member requests to join a Standard Group, their connections in the group can approve the request. All Groups Are Now Members-Only Groups.

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Trending Sources

Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity SMM

Get the details behind these stats and many, many more here in more than 40 of the best articles and blog posts about social media, search, budgeting and digital marketing research, facts and statistics of 2011 so far. Large Enterprise Social Media Research, Facts and Statistics Inc.

What are the Best Social Networks for B2B Marketing? (Research)

Webbiquity SMM

According to recent research , more than 80% of b2b marketers now use the “big 3″ social networks—LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook—to distribute content. There’s no question that B2B marketers have embraced social media.

TSU Has Started With Groups - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

When you submit your application you will choose the group type: Public, Closed or Private. Public groups are the only groups that will be monetized and a portion of the proceeds will automatically go to the group's affiliated charity. Group owners will be required to select an admin before the application goes into a queue. We will be launching handfuls of groups periodically in order to test the system. TSU the Social Network has introduced tsūGroups.

Best Social Media and Digital Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 2

Webbiquity SMM

53% of employers now research candidates on social networks before hiring. • Researchers To Marketers: Go Social, Mobile by MediaPost Online Media Daily. ” McKinsey Research Again Validates Social Technology Benefits by paulgillin.com. SEO Research and Stats.

What is Market Research?

Idaconcpts

Market research supports marketing in creating a deeper understanding of the marketplace, competitive environment, organization’s image and competencies, and customer needs and wants. There are two main types of market research: quantitative and qualitative. Qualitative Market Research.

The Marketing of Marketing is not Telling Us The Whole Story About Member Research

SocialFish

And we focus far more on data and surveys than we do on qualitative market research. Perhaps you have the tools to segment your audience to figure out who the organization’s biggest champion is, or the biggest user, or most profitable member group.

On Research, Measurement’s Oft-Forgotten Sibling

Waxing UnLyrical

However, prior to that we had a great chat with Steve King of Emergent Research , and I wanted to give you the much-delayed recap from that chat. And that is because far too many public relations practitioners still don’t understand the importance of research. Research is fun!

How Social Media Has Become a Tool For Clinical Research

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The exceptional growth and adaptation of social media networks represents an ideal opportunity to overcome one of the most challenging aspects of the clinical research industry. Getting patients to enroll in a clinical trial is one of the biggest challenges that clinical research coordinators face. Not being able to meet recruitment standards then creates a number of other problems such as: Drop in research team morale. 3)Target Specific Patient Groups.

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A Social Network For Genetics Research: Can It Help Isolate Parkinson’s Genes?

The Realtime Report

Can social networks help with medical research? It started in 2009, when 23andMe decided to do genetic research and invited anyone diagnosed with Parkinson’s to donate their DNA sample. The company recruited people using social media, and at Parkinson’s research conferences.

Facebook Audience Insights: 5 Groups You Should Analyze

Jon Loomer

If you’re a marketer, you need to do your research. Most Common Age Group is 25-34. Average salary group below $75k is below the Facebook average while every group above that salary is above the Facebook average. Advertising Target Groups.

New Research Shows How to Engage the Mommy Mind

Convince & Convert

Here’s a list of social insights into an average mom’s conversation on social: 59% of moms talk about infants more than any age group. Social Media Research how to market to moms influence marketing influence marketing research influencer data insightpool mom bloggers mommy mind new research

The Ultimate Guide to Keyword Research

Viper Chill

This is known by many as Keyword Research. I say this because I want you to understand how important keyword research actually is. In reality though, keyword research involves so much more than that. The Blogger’s Guide to Keyword Research.

Open Research: A Framework for Social Analytics

www.web-strategist.com

You may recognize these five states from the research I’ve been doing over the past few years How to Organize for Social Media Measurement Read the report, print it out, and share with others. link] Research Report: A Framework for Social Analytics | Thought Experiments [.]

Need More B2B Sales Leads? Ignore This Research

Webbiquity SMM

According to recent research conducted by InsideSales.com and reported by MarketingProfs , websites, blogs and search are among the most effective tactics for both lead generation and brand awareness.

Marketing Minds: Chris Pinkerton – VP, Enterprise Development, Media & Research @ Mediative

Puzzle Marketer

Chris Pinkerton VP, Enterprise Development, Media & Research @ Mediative Chris works with teams of marketing, branding and technology professionals to improve a companies interactive marketing, online sales, and clicks to bricks approach.

An Overview of Bulletin Board Focus Groups

Idaconcpts

Bulletin boards focus groups (also known as BBFGs) are extended online discussions that take over 3 to 5 days, or more. BBFGs may have between 18 to 25 participants per group and develop in an asynchronous, threaded, self-paced fashion. . Methodology of Bulletin Board Focus Groups.

Facebook for Marketing Research: Political Polls #auspol

Laurel Papworth

I read an article on Wendy Harmer’s Hoopla Polls Fake Story by @gabriellechan that got me thinking about Nielsen polls, sentiment analysis and focus groups. How to do Facebook Marketing Research. Want to know how 11 million Australians will vote?

MUST WATCH: The state of the internet and group-forming

SocialFish

I pointed last week to the latest Pew Internet research study about internet users and groups which found that the users most engaged with social media are also the most engaged in groups. research

How to Use Facebook Questions as Research Tool

Mindjumpers

However, the new tool can also be very effective, when wanting to do some research among your fans. And if there is anyone who has already used this, please let me know how and what you think about Questions as a research tool. Facebook Tips business research Social Media tool

Facebook, 17 Universities Announce Sponsored Academic Research Agreement

SocialTimes Facebook

Regina Dugan , vice president of engineering and head of the social network’s Building 8 group, announced the Sponsored Academic Research Agreement, a multi-university group that will allow the social network to collaborate with individual faculty and labs on joint technology projects within weeks and days. And it’s why we have built partnerships with many of the best research minds in the world.

New Research Finds the Curation vs Creation Sweet Spot

Convince & Convert

Companies in this group focus very heavily on curation and rarely, if ever, link to their own content. Companies in this group employ a balanced strategy of content creation and content curation. Companies in this group link to their own content a majority of the time.

5 Ways You Can Use Facebook Groups to Benefit Your Blog

ProBlogger

3 days ago Facebook ticked over the major milestone of 2 billion monthly users , over half of whom use Facebook groups. That’s right, more than 1 billion people are using Facebook groups. Here’s how you can move to where the conversation is and develop community for your blog in 5 different ways with Facebook groups. Groups for your eCourse or other Education. One of the most common uses of Facebook groups by bloggers are ones set up to support a course or an event.

Identifying, Understanding and Influencing Social Media Users [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Whatever the case then might be, it’s vital for brands to reach and engage with the right group of people to both expand their fan base and possibility of increasing in-store purchasing.

10 Reasons Market Research is Critical to Social Media

Adam Cohen

It happens in all industries, but lately I’ve seen retail companies keep their “Consumer Insight&# group focused on traditional insight like mall traffic patterns and planograms. Social media tools provides customers new ways to hear about, research and talk about their needs.

Social Media On The Farm: Crisis Management, Market Research, Education And APIs

The Realtime Report

farms are turning to Twitter and other social media tools as a support group to share information, gain insights and keep customers informed about changing conditions. A group called Open Food is collaborating on an open source API to share data about food.

MUST READ new Pew survey about groups on the internet

SocialFish

There is a brand new Pew Internet Research survey out called The Social Side of the Internet which is all about the impact of the internet on GROUP-FORMING. There’s lots of data in here about internet users joining groups, including associations.

The 21 Best Content Curation Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Showcase reviews: Marketing Insider Group (Curation), Maximize Social Business (Drive), Online Marketing Institute, Perception System, SnapApp. Showcase reviews: Marketing Insider Group (Curation), Online Marketing Institute. Showcase reviews: Marketing Insider Group (Curation).

28 Indispensable Research Reports and Marketing Case Studies for #SmallBiz Strategy

Writtent Blog

Ongoing education is critical, which is why we’ve compiled 28 of the brightest and most-inspiring research reports and case studies to hit the web in the recent months. Trust us, you’ll be unstoppable: Research Reports.

Don’t Ignore Social Media’s Research Value

Convince & Convert

Equivalent Research Value. According to a Google source, the cost breakdown for market research is as follows (all figures shown are minimums): Eight person focus group = $6,000 ($750/participant). Let’s say a company decides to use Facebook as a market research tool. That would be the equivalent of 230 interviews or roughly 78 focus groups. Co-written with Kyle Mensing , an economics grad with a creative bent who is trying to merge business and social.

20 Brilliant B2B Marketing and Digital Business Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

Here are four key takeaways from this research for B2B marketers: • Sales people won’t disappear, but their role is changing, and many are struggling to adapt. B2B marketers today certainly live in “interesting times” (in the sense of the not-actually-Chinese curse ).

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Geoff’s Market Research Bulletin – 1st Edition

Geoff Livingston

In an effort to better serve readers with value added content, every month “Geoff’s Market Research Bulletin” will be sent to interested readers. Geoff’s Market Research Bulletin, September, 2011. Image by Robert Scoble.

10 Tips to Be a Social Media and Digital Marketing Rebel

Pam Moore

Why is it so many smart social media and digital marketers claim they want to lead or are already leading their industry and niche? They write blog posts, record and publish videos, live streams, webinars and podcasts teaching and preaching others how to build a unique brand.

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The 12 Best Competitive Intelligence and Benchmarking Tools

Webbiquity SMM

It’s a daily go-to tool for me as I’m researching a specific topic or looking for additional content to link to.” Filter and group search results, benchmark your brand against your industry peers, and view a range of KPIs including response rate, engagement rate and follower growth.

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Survey: 60% of Physicians Believe Social Media “Improves the Care They Deliver”

The Realtime Report

Many physicians are making use of social media – as a way to manage new information, discuss the latest journal articles or research, and to help provide quality care. The Journal of Medical Research study was published online on Sept.

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The 32 Best Twitter Marketing Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Here are nearly three dozen tools that can help grow your following, increase engagement, monitor brand and keyword mentions, benchmark competitors, research accounts, analyze sentiment, schedule tweets, and more. ” — Marketing Insider Group (Arsenal).

How Your Brand Can Get the Most Value Out of Facebook’s Edgerank Algorithm

Mindjumpers

EdgeRank Facebook Report Research/Study Social Media Brian Solis change in Edgerank algorithm content context Engagement Group M Next ReachThe following post is a follow-up on the ongoing discussion about the recent changes in Edgerank algorithm affecting Facebook reach and engagement.

The 11 Best Social Media Campaign Builders and Ad Monitoring Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Showcase reviews: Blogging Wizard (WordPress), Marketing Insider Group, MarketingLand, RazorSocial, SnapApp. Marketing Insider Group. 4: The 14 Best Content Planning and Research Tools. #5: 10: The 17 Best Keyword Research Tools for SEO and SEM. #11:

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36 Sensational Social Media Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

Here are five key takeaways from the research below. It’s never been great on Twitter, and recent changes LinkedIn made to Groups functionality reduces their value.