Time-Saving Tools and Apps for Social Media Management

SocialFish

Social media helps you boost traffic to your website (and your physical office!), Appropriate, effective management is the key to ensuring you get the returns for your social media marketing investments. If you have five or less social media profiles, you can use HootSuite for free.

20+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Looking for a way to monitor social media activities and results on a tight budget? Want to show the world how social you are with a cool widget on your website or blog? Cool Web Tools. Social Mention. ** 5 stars. Social Website Analyzer.

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Best Twitter Guides, Tips and Tools of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

As adoption skyrockets, marketers are striving to optimize their use of the world’s most popular microblogging platform. Which are the most helpful third-party tools for Twitter? Get More Twitter Followers by Treating Your Profile Like a Landing Page by Social Times.

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What’s the Best Social Media Monitoring Tool? It Depends

Webbiquity SMM

A simple tool like Google Alerts would pick up most stray citations. The explosion of social media has led to a corresponding need for more sophisticated monitoring tools that can crawl the hundreds of social networking and bookmarking sites and millions of blogs across the globe. A rapidly proliferating collection of tools are being developed to meet the need. Social Mention. blogs, microblogging sites, social networks, etc.).

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Businesses Use Vine as a Creative Marketing Tool

Mindjumpers

The popular mobile app Vine created a new genre in social media called video microblogging. But like all other social networking platforms, businesses seize the opportunity to market themselves creatively and make an impression instantly.

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Every Social Network is Different: Here's What You Need to Know

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

If you use Twitter regularly, you’d see that it wins as a social news site that provides instantaneous news — at least of that caliber. The story announcing Heath Ledger’s death was made popular with 13 minutes of submission to the social news site.

5 Social Media Management Tools and Services You May Not Know About Yet (But Should)

Kikolani

In this post, I’d like to introduce you to five social media tools and services I have mentioned in posts this year that have elicited that reaction and what you can (and should) be doing with them. is available on social media. 99 Social.

50 (of the) Best Twitter Guides, Stats, Tips and Tools of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

While a dwindling number of business executives still dismiss Twitter as a waste of time, recent research suggests it is one of the most valuable social networks for business. 51% of active Twitter users follow companies, brands or products on social networks.

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PLEASE Don’t Visit My Google+ Page! Here’s Why.

SocMed Sean

Most of you probably know that Google+ has been around for a couple of years now and is Google’s attempt to overcome the hideous social media experiments of Google Wave and Google Buzz. This is different from putting your social media publication on auto-pilot.

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88% of Twitter Users Follow At Least One Brand

The Realtime Report

The highlights: 60% of Twitter users access the microblogging platform on mobile devices. According to Bain, Twitter’s marketing tools have so far seen “not only incredible engagement” but have also led to “even better outcomes.”

Social Media Ostriches – The Corporate Hypocrisy Of Blocking Employee Access To Facebook and Twitter

SocMed Sean

Flash forward to 2009, when every company realizes that email and Internet access are key tools for most back-office employees in the company to do their job. By blocking social media sites, employers are limiting their employees ability to collaborate with others in their industry.

10 Social Media Tools To Help With Your Crowdsourcing Efforts

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

There have also been doctors that have used social networking tools, like Twitter, during surgery. Here are ten social media tools that can aid you with crowdsourcing: Twitter It is already being used for many crowdsourcing efforts. Good list, use most of the tools.

Facebook Notes- Thoughts

Atom Thought

It looks like a great tool for establishing thought leadership. Just imagining how this tool can be used by many CEOs to express their thoughts and establish tought leadership, not just that ideas can be invited and discussed as well. How businesses are lapping up social media? Why You Should Sack Your Social Media Agency Now? Tags: Digital Discover Digital Feature blogging facebook notes microblogging twitter

Social Media for the Boardroom

Buzz Marketing for Technology

At a recent BlogWell event I got a chance to hear Robert Raines from Chevron present his Social Media program and how he reports their activity into the Boardroom. Related posts: Understanding the Value of Social Media Data There is a big difference between data and insights.

StumbleUpon Etiquette Guide and Best Practices

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

But with all other social networks, there are rules of engagement that are determined by the community. More information and tips for usage can be read in The New Community Rules: Marketing on the Social Web. However, these pages are not social content.

Social Customer Support delivers Strong ROI

Buzz Marketing for Technology

In a recent poll by the TSIA o f firms using social media – 68% of companies don’t know or can’t measure the ROI of social media. Which is a real shame and if that’s the case for you I would argue that you are focusing your social media efforts in the wrong place! Certainly there are tools out there to help you measure your efforts in social media but sometimes it’s not the tool’s fault it’s the business case.

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Best Social Media Stats and Market Research of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Data junkies, stats addicts, web trivia buffs rejoice — here are a deluge of social media, search and other marketing research facts and figures from 50 articles and blog posts published so far in 2010. Which social networking site is used by 92% of senior marketing executives?

How I Network on Friendster, Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn Â?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Personal , Social Media > How Do You Network on Different Social Sites? How Do You Network on Different Social Sites? LinkedIn is a industry tool.

Tool for Social Media Network and Online Reputation Management

Social Media Network Marketing

Professional networks like LinkedIn. Social networks like Facebook and others. Social news / bookmarking sites like del.icio.us, technorati, dig and others. Microblogs e.g. Twitter. Our primary goal when developing a social marketing strategy should be to establish conversation parameters. People visit social networking sites because they want to have conversations that don't involve sales pitches.

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The State of Association E-Learning

SocialFish

Here’s a bit that interests us, of course : Social media is attracting some interest in the association e-learning community but leaves much room for growth. The dominant social tool for current e-learning initiatives is social networks (44.6

Fifteen Years of Online Social Interactions

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

but I was an early adopter of social networks from when I first opened my 3.5″ On the other hand, my first ever interaction on AOL was with someone who was separated from my social network by only one degree. My first socialnetwork&# was also on AOL.

How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

It also reminds you that Facebook is one of their social destinations on the web, but that you might be interested in their YouTube page. Disclosure: I helped plant the social media seeds for rushIMPRINT.) Very thorough and great for usage as a training tool.

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Everything You Need To Know About Social Media

Mindjumpers

The 42 pages long Social Media Playbook contains information and best practices on blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube, Wikipedia, Delicious, Flickr, Google Buzz and Geosocial Networks.

57 Social Media Policy Examples and Resources

Dave Fleet

Over time I’ve found myself doing more and more foundational work for organizations looking to dip their toes into social media. One of the key elements of this work, in my opinion, is creating a social media policy that fits well with the organization’s goals, culture and risk tolerance. As it happens, lots of organizations publish their social media guidelines online, ready for you to review and use yourself. Social Media Policies and Guidelines. Social Media Policy.

Automatization of Digital Marketing with the Help of Services

Social Media Marketing

Some are suitable for the development of a single channel of promotion, as in the example above and some, on the contrary, are used to combine work in different social networks. Network.

Mapping the Social Internet – what part of the world is the most.

Mindjumpers

Blog About Clients Cases Tribesourcing Video People & Contact Bloggers « 5 Tips To Great Blogging The Business Behind Facebook » Mapping the Social Internet – what part of the world is the most developed?

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Journalist Social Media Usage Increases, Concerns About.

Adam Sherk

Conducted with Don Bates of George Washington University, the study measures the journalists’ use of and attitudes toward social media for researching and reporting stories. The flip side to that is that not everything gleaned from monitoring social media activity is accurate or reliable.

Social Media and the Contact Center for Dummies (Wiley)

Buzz Marketing for Technology

One of the biggest challenges for organizations today is managing the flow of information about their brands, products, and services that occurs in social media channels, including microblogs (such as Twitter), social networking sites (such as Facebook), blogs, and online forums.

Book Review: Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

With Social Media Marketing: Strategies for Engaging in Facebook, Twitter & Other Social Media , the inimitable Liana “Li&# Evans has provided the definitive handbook for social media marketers. Don’t automatically assume they use the most popular social networks.

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Improve Organizational Efficiency via Social Media-Part I

Mindjumpers

As mentioned, Hoist is a browser-based working platform build on the idea of social networks. This helps to eliminate the risk of having employees misusing resources, as well as increasing the sense of interconnectedness and social relation across the organization.

7 Important Steps to Great Business Communication

Mindjumpers

The Innovative Educator: 5 Things You Can Do to Begin Developing Your Personal Learning Network

Buzz Marketing for Technology

5 Things You Can Do to Begin Developing Your Personal Learning Network. If youre new to this world, personal learning networks are created by an individual learner, specific to the learner’s needs extending relevant learning connections to like-interested people around the globe.

Measuring the Impact of Social Media in B2B Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

Forrester recently released a report by Laura Ramos and Augie Ray on How to Assess the Impact of Social Media in B2B Tech Marketing. While B2B marketers have been ramping up social media activities over the past 18 months, not all are seeing the outcomes they’d hoped for.

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Top 20 iPhone Apps for Bloggers

ProBlogger

The 20 apps below will help you blog on the go, find ideas and images for your posts, track your analytics, promote your posts on social media and so on. You’ll find it’s an awesome tool for organizing your digital life. If PayPal is the official financial service of bloggers, Twitter is the official microblogging service. In fact, it’s not a microblogging service anymore. This app is best described as a social media hub.

Need a little Social Discipline?

Janet Fouts

I follow almost 4,000 people on Twitter , over 1500 on Linkedin , and more on Facebook , Google+ , blogs , forums, a zillion social networks, wikis and more. Here’s the big deep dark secret about using social media for business; you’ve got to have discipline.

Enterprise 2.0 Isn’t About Social Business, It’s Just About Business

Social Media Strategery

” She went on to say that instead of talking about social media, social business, building communities and why your organization needs to use blogs, wikis, and microblogging, you should be talking about increasing sales, increasing productivity, and cutting costs. Paradoxically, sometimes the best way to implement social tools are to not refer to them as social tools. tools into the actual business.

Twitter versus Plurk: Not Even in the Same League

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The only similarity is a 140 character limit for posts — so Plurk is essentially a microblogging platform. When Twitter first came out, its earliest adopters weren’t entirely sure about the fate of the microblogging service either. and social media sphere.

How to Create Effective Social Media Guidelines for Your Business

Hootsuite

Every business should have social media guidelines. That’s true even if your company is not on social media (psst: here’s how to get started ). Your employees are on social media. Social media guidelines lay down some rules. Share your company’s social media strategy.

How to Use Social Media for Personal Branding

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Social Media > How to Use Social Media for Personal Branding How to Use Social Media for Personal Branding by Tamar Weinberg on April 1, 2010 Share This is a guest post by Dan Schawbe l.

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Three Ways Users Can Help Keep Twitter Vibrant

Webbiquity SMM

“Dying” may be too strong a word, but the microblogging social network is clearly struggling. What Twitter offers in terms of audience building, traffic driving, customer responding, support providing, socially engaging features is unique. Be Social!

Taking the Next Step: Going From a Grassroots Enterprise 2.0 Community to an Official One

Social Media Strategery

Way back in 2008, microblogging and enterprise collaboration platform Yammer launched at TechCrunch50. A week later, I became member #1 of the Yammer network at my old firm, a 25,000 person consulting firm with offices all over the country.

Want to Friend Me on Facebook? Please Use My Public Page or.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Personal , Social Media > Want to Friend Me on Facebook? It helped that Facebook became an open network that invited everyone in. People use both networks as a free-for-all.

Social Media Citizens Hate BP + 4 Other Social Media News Items

Firebelly

What are the 5 biggest risks for businesses in the social media space? Find out below in this weeks 5 social media stories I wouldnt want you to miss: 1. In addition to documenting the ubiquity of social media, Harris found that a significant proportion of U.S.

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