The Best Social Media Analytics Tools for Publishers

Adam Sherk

What are the best tools for publishers looking to track social media activity at the content level? There are a lot of options for social monitoring, tracking and analytics, with prices ranging from free to very expensive. Chartbeat Publishing. Social Crawlytics.

How Much Search and Social Media Traffic Do Publishers Get?

Adam Sherk

On average, what percentage of referral traffic to publishers comes from search, social media, links and direct navigation? Social Media 10.2%. The social media figure seemed a little low; I was expecting search to come in around 30% and social to be closer to 15%.

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8 Social Media Questions Publishers Should Be Asking Themselves

Adam Sherk

For most publishers social media has earned itself a prominent seat at the audience development table. However many still face issues with strategy, execution and incorporating social into a cohesive program. Are we creating optimized experiences for social media visitors?

SEO and Social Media for Publishers: A Low-Rent Infographic

Adam Sherk

SEO and social media are now vital components of audience development for publishers of all shapes and sizes, but there are still huge opportunities for improvement. Since infographics are still (kind of) the rage I’ve been meaning to publish one here. Publishing

Link Building Tactics for Publishers

Adam Sherk

When it comes to link building publishers have a significant advantage because editorial content, be it hard news or evergreen content, lends itself naturally to linking and sharing. So what link building tactics are most effective for publishers? Media relations. Social media.

23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides

Webbiquity SMM

Though the use of social media and social networks for marketing is now nearly ubiquitous, and 78% of companies have dedicated social media teams, many marketers sill struggle with certain aspects of social marketing, such as formalizing strategies and measuring results.

My Top Posts of 2011 on SEO, PR and Social Media for Publishers

Adam Sherk

Is Using Facebook Comments Good for Publishers? I used to do team comparison posts with some frequency but I scaled back, mainly because the figures become outdated so quickly (and since social media is more than a numbers game). Publishing

Branded Content: 6 Things To Remember before Publishing

Mindjumpers

Whenever you publish content it should be relevant for both your audience and your own business perspectives. Always ask yourself if this specific piece of content is relevant enough to publish. You are hopefully already publishing a lot of content in different formats.

Social Media Demographics to Inform a Better Segmentation Strategy

Sprout Social

In the social media industry, your audience demographics can change in what seems like overnight. The challenge of reaching new audiences has never been harder, but grasping up-to-date data on social media demographics helps. All Social Media Media Demographics.

Can Publishers Harvest Social Media Intent in a Meaningful Way?

Adam Sherk

Many publishers are now doing a good job of developing social media strategies for brand awareness, content promotion and user engagement. But can the same approach be successfully applied to social media? Which News Sites Get the Most Social Media Engagement?

8 Tips On Developing A Social Publishing Approach For Brands

Firebelly

A social publishing approach is the cradle-to-grave, beginning to end approach for audience-based content development, distribution, and measurement. It includes keyword research and usage, monitoring across the social web, and conversion analysis.

6 Rules of Thumb for Successful Brand Publishing

Waxing UnLyrical

The Internet has made brand publishing ubiquitous. In the words of Mark Ragan , CEO of Ragan Communications, “If we tell our stories the right way, we have the ability to become legitimate publishers in our own right.”. And in today’s hyper connected world, everyone’s a publisher.

How to Produce Social Media Content for Your Business

yMarketingMatters

If your business already has a presence on your chosen social media profiles or if you are just starting out, you know that you have to post great valuable content continually and consistently to attract new followers and retain the ones you have. Ideas for Content on Social Media.

Publisher Survey: Reddit Traffic Way Up, Digg Way Down

Adam Sherk

Has this translated into a significant change in social news referrals for publishers? ” I wanted to get a better idea of just how much of a shift has occurred with some of the publishers that we work with at Define Media Group. Social Media

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The International Bar Association Publishes First Global Study of the Impact of Social Media on the Legal Profession

SocialFish

The International Bar Association has just published the first global study of the impact of social media on the legal profession. According to the report, “The initiative was prompted by an unprecedented worldwide surge in the use of online social networking.

Why real social media experts are also great writers

Sherrilynne Starkie

Why is good writing important for social media success? million Google searches, and almost half a million tweets are published. This takes writing skills and talents across the range of media categories. Social Media writing howto Ottawa writer

Top Social Media Case Studies of 2012

The Realtime Report

What were the most popular social media case studies in 2012? Both Toyota and Twitter learned an important lesson about social media campaigns that involve automated messaging, and LocalResponse no longer runs this type of campaign.

Content Creation? Curation? Focus on Publishing Instead

Firebelly

But the one thing that we’ve both agreed on is the importance of publishing of our content, regardless of where it came from. Publishing is the overall approach of content and conversation. It’s more than just publishing a post to your blog, or uploading a video to YouTube.

Social Media: The True Impact

Unspoken

We spend a lot of time talking about how to make social media work for business and what kind of marketing targets social media users. Ten years ago, could you ever have imagined what social media is, let alone how it has changed our world?

Ultimate Guide to Measuring Social Media ROI

Sprout Social

Social media ROI is one of the most heavily debated topics in the online marketing world. Because measuring the effectiveness of social media marketing efforts isn’t as clear cut as, say, running a Google AdWords campaign. What Is Social Media ROI?

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15 Common Social Media Questions & Answers

Sprout Social

Whether you’re just getting started with social media marketing, or you’re an experienced marketer, there’s always something new to learn. Do I Have to Be on Every Social Network? Do My Social Media Handles Have to Be Consistent?

6 Social Tools to Use Immediately After You Hit “Publish”

SocialFish

published it. All of those fancy auto-post social tools can lull us into a false sense of confidence. In fact, publishing your article is just the first step. Reply to all the comments both on your own blog and around social media sites!

How Social Media Generates Sales You Can’t Track To Social Media

Firebelly

But not even Starbucks, with all its social media savvy and corporate-sized budgets for sophisticated tools can track that sale to Twitter. Until people are uploading their brains to the internet, social media will never get credit for those sales.

Don’t Make These 9 Social Media Marketing Mistakes

Pamorama

Social media marketing should be part of your strategy. Social networking is the most popular online activity, so it makes sense for businesses to try to engage that audience in an attempt to increase sales. 9 Mistakes Businesses Make on Social Media 1.

Mobile Visits Account for 40% of All Traffic for Publishers

Adam Sherk

Mobile is an important and growing traffic source for all publishers, but just how much traffic does it represent? I started with the sites surveyed in my post on search and social traffic and then added several more newspaper, magazine and content sites, for a total of 70 brands.

Lawyers, Can You Grow Your Practice By Publishing Content?

Myrland Marketing

It’s not only the act of creating and publishing your content but the way you deliver it that helps set you apart from other lawyers. When you publish content, others can find it when they are ready, not just when you are on the platform posting that content.

How Twitter & Facebook are making social media ads more transparent

Sherrilynne Starkie

A certain leader of the free world bandies the term about to denigrate negative media coverage but that’s not an accurate definition. Its pure propaganda published online with the deliberate purpose of spreading misinformation. Facebook Featured Headline Social Media Twitter fake news

How to Improve Your Social Media Marketing Plan With 13 Growth Hacks

Convince & Convert

Here are 13 data-backed growth hacks we learned at CoSchedule while building our social media marketing plan. I think you’ll find they’ll work for your social media marketing, too. And now you have tons of headlines you can A/B test using your social networks.

How Much Google News Traffic Do Publishers Get? Here’s Data on 80 News Sites.

Adam Sherk

But just how much traffic is it currently driving to publishers? But I’ve included enough sites to provide a good sense of the current news search opportunity for publishers. I also included sites like BuzzFeed and Quartz that are known to do much better in social than search.

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Social Media Purism Stupidity is what Gets You Fired

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Ten years ago, social media marketing did not exist. In the beginning, a core group of social media marketers were making waves on sites that have since shut down, creating the foundation for social media marketing as we see it today. Social Media

We’re Hiring A Social Media Coordinator

Firebelly

We are currently seeking seeking to fill a full-time entry level social media coordinator position within our company. Create monthly content calendars of status updates and images for clients’ social media channels.

Developing a social media strategy

Gemma Went

Last year I wrote a series of blog posts taking readers through each stage of developing a social media strategy. So, as they’re still relevant, I thought I’d publish them again for those that missed the series the first time round. Social Media Social Media Strategy Series social media ebook social media strategy

The Basics of B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy

Webbiquity SMM

Although more than three-quarters of B2B technology marketers use social media to market their products, less than half say they can tie social channels to revenue generation for their businesses. But it may also be a problem with basic B2B social media marketing strategy.

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10 Effective Social Media Options Every Business Should Use

Unspoken

Setting up social media accounts is an easy way to reach a target audience for a low price. To make the most of all of your business social media accounts , be sure you are using these helpful tools: Facebook. In a rush to publish your page, you may not have completely filled out this handy portion. So take advantage of this easy social marketing tool. The great thing about LinkedIn is that when you publish articles to it, they stay in a separate section.

79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Note: a slightly shorter version of this compilation was recently published as a guest post on Jeff Bullas’ blog. Social media and inbound marketing techniques have been a boon for marketers. And social media isn’t just about lead generation of course.

Pinterest: Great Opportunity for Lifestyle Publishers and Brands

Adam Sherk

While any photo-rich site can benefit from Pinterest, at least at this stage in its evolution there are particularly strong opportunities for lifestyle publishers and brands. I am primarily covering publishers in this post but there are also solid opportunities for retailers.

How to Promote Your Event With Social Media Marketing

Pamorama

Events are, by nature, social affairs. Likewise, people join social media networks such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to connect, interact, and share with their peers. Identify the social networks they use: Focus on them with your budget and time.

3 Ways You’re Scaring Customers On Social Media

Firebelly

Is your brand tricking customers more than treating them on social media? Your social profiles aren’t optimized for search. Your publishing approach is inconsistent. Social Media Management Social Media MarketingHalloween is almost here.

The Dos and Don’ts of a Social Media Automation Strategy

Waxing UnLyrical

A staggering 74 percent of Internet-using adults are active on at least one social networking website. And with more than 3 billion users online , that amounts to almost 2 billion social network users. Social media automation addresses this challenge beautifully.

CEOs-Roll Up Your Social Media Sleeves

Janet Fouts

The company earned an incredible amount of media coverage which put the company on the map. The lesson is clear: CEO’s that are active in social media and content marketing efforts ignite conversation. Social CEOs drive results. By Frank Strong. His sleeves were rolled up.