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. Influential voices like Olivier Blanchard and Jacquie McCarnan present formulas and methods for ROI calculation, while Steve Goldman contends that social media ROI can’t be measured in isolation, and Jackie Cohen reports that more than a third of CMOs still have no idea whether or not social media marketing is producing any ROI. with higher operating margins and market share).

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

Harp Interactive

Trendrr. 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. Online Reputation Monitoring can be as simple as creating alerts on Google or as comprehensive as subscribing to a syndicated monitoring service like Radian6 that gives you a complete platform to listen, measure and engage with your customers across the entire social web.

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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. Trendrr : A shareable and intuitive tool to measure the viral aspect of social media campaigns. The client wants to know if their social media campaign is working!

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. How will these companies ("publishers" in the data market) react to the deal? Will they add (or drop) services in response to the changing market?