22 Expert Guides and Reviews of 200+ Social Media Tools
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
As social media marketing has become ubiquitous ( 88% of marketers say social media is important for their businesses), hundreds of new tools have developed just in the past few years: tools for social media management, monitoring, measurement, automation, identifying influencers, creating graphical content, and more. Check out this post.
Know What’s Working on Social Media: 26 Free Social Media Analytics Tools
MARCH 6, 2017
We’ve refreshed this post for 2017, check out the latest and greatest social media analytics tools below. Where do you turn for meaningful stats on your social media marketing ? I’m grateful for the insight from some truly incredible tools that help make sense of the actions I take on social media. Social Report. Buffer.
Eight Tools for Social Media Listening
OCTOBER 4, 2011
There are five steps in social media we always recommend to new clients who are just beginning to branch out online. They ask a lot of questions. Social media is no different. To be a master at social media communication you must have a strong foundation of listening. Now let’s discuss eight free tools to enhance what Google is sending you.
8 Social Media Questions Publishers Should Be Asking Themselves
MARCH 8, 2012
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. This week I took part in an OPA Social Media Day panel on social media for audience development with Lisa Brewer from Time Inc. Social Media
38+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools and Reviews
APRIL 9, 2012
Innovation is alive and well in the development of cool free and low-cost web-based tools and apps. It’s great to find a tool that automates some little process or provides a new capability you’ve been looking for, and fun to find a tool you didn’t even know you needed. Manage all of your social media accounts from a single login on your iPhone?
All About Social Media Monitoring Tools [infographic]
MAY 2, 2011
Tweet Within the world of social media, we talk a lot about which tools that might be good to use when monitoring an online presence, since it can be tough to keep up with the stream of new tools. What are the questions I should ask before purchasing a social media monitoring service? What are the best social media monitoring tools out there?
The 32 Best Twitter Marketing Tools
JANUARY 24, 2017
While Facebook is far and away the largest social network, when it comes to driving B2B website traffic and brand visibility, Twitter and LinkedIn are tops. HubSpot has noted Twitter has more than 300 million active monthly users, and “accounts for 16% of referrals to longer articles from social sites and 14% for shorter news articles.” ” — Social Media Today.
Facebook Launches Questions
MARCH 25, 2011
Tweet Yesterday Facebook has launched Facebook Questions, which allows users and pages to post a Question to friends or a Facebook community. And now Facebook has launched Questions after Quora has been buzzing for a while. Questions will be a useful feature for business that run a page as part of creating involvement for users in the community. How it works.
A Reference Guide for Social Media Scheduling – Tools and Tactics
AUGUST 4, 2016
Scheduling content on social media is critical to your success. Want to know the tools and which to use. Social media scheduling pitfalls to avoid. ‘We’re starting my session on social media in 5 minutes, come to room xxx’ Sounds good? Scheduling questions. If you ask a question, make sure you are there to answer it!
23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides
DECEMBER 16, 2014
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. What trends and changes in social media do marketers need to stay on top of?
Facebook Questions Are Here
MARCH 28, 2011
Because Facebook questions are here! According to the social platform: “Questions is designed so that anyone on Facebook can help you find the answer. For example, when you ask a question and your friends answer or follow, their friends can see and answer it, too. Ask a Facebook question. Want to know how people consume your media? The best part?
How to Measure Social Media Success for Your Small Business
JUNE 20, 2014
With social media marketing, you can undeniably grow your audience, gain visibility and exposure for your company/products/services, provide outstanding customer service, and – yes – generate business and increase sales. Social Media Referral Traffic and Visitor Increase to your Website. Social media measurement comes in different levels. Referrals.
Social Media Demographics to Inform a Better Segmentation Strategy
MARCH 6, 2017
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. Each business has their own unique audience identity, but that segmentation might not pan across each social media network successfully.
The 12 Best Competitive Intelligence and Benchmarking Tools
MAY 3, 2016
increasing social engagement, website traffic over time, etc.) There are a wide range of monitoring, listening, and analytics tools available to answer the first type of question. A tool to measure digital results, discover business opportunities, monitor competition, and benchmark performance. A very good spying tool where you can see your competitors website analytics.”
Seven Frequently Asked Questions on Social PR Strategy
FEBRUARY 6, 2015
When I teach workshops, there are certain stumbling blocks to smart social PR strategy that come up frequently. Here are the seven most frequently asked questions in my social PR strategy workshops, and how I typically answer them. Now you’re asking me to add social?!”. As far as social media goes, that’s what smart tools like HootSuite, Buffer, PostPlanner, etc.
Social Media Q&A
APRIL 20, 2011
A few months ago, Jack Monson , who is the programming chair (and good friend) of the Chicago chapter of PRSA , asked me to do something that hadn’t yet been done at one of their monthly lunches: Take questions from the audience the entire hour. A: If you’re looking to hire an agency that focuses solely on social media, you won’t have an agency to work with in two years.
6 Free SEO Tools Social Media Marketers Can Use Too
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
Every marketer has their favorite set of tools that help make their job easier. When you’re looking for new tools, you probably stick to ones made specifically for your industry. For instance, email marketers might use autoresponders or coding tools. Social media marketers use social media management tools and SEOs use keyword research and analytics tools.
Top 5 Rated Social Media Management Tools
The Social Media Hat
AUGUST 1, 2016
Social Media Top 5 Rated Social Media Management Tools. What is the best social media management tool on the market? There are countless social media management tools on the market right now, and many of them have some extra features that would benefit different types of businesses. Sprout Social. Agorapulse.
Don’t Make These 9 Social Media Marketing Mistakes
NOVEMBER 8, 2014
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. But even large corporations with top-notch marketing departments make mistakes when it comes to leveraging social media. Follow her on Twitter at @pamdyer.
3 Essential Questions for Social Media
NOVEMBER 5, 2013
Social media, social marketing is not complicated. The question in a sense is why do we need social media? Why do we need social media to "force" brands to provide value, to speak to us in human speak, to want to think about what we need rather than what they need to bank their bonuses. Isn''t business run by and run for humans?
10 Examples of Social Media ROI [Infographic]
SEPTEMBER 28, 2013
Does social media drive ROI? Many brands are still plagued by this question. . The immediacy and visibility offered by social media marketing has convinced most business owners that it’s worth their time and effort, but calculating its effectiveness is another story. Enter social media. Social Media ROI: 10 Examples. Easy, right?
15 Fantastic Books on Social Media Marketing
MAY 16, 2015
Do you want to learn more about social media marketing? By now it’s clear that whether you’re promoting a business, a product, or yourself, social media is essential in determining your success or failure. There are many books out there that purport to teach you everything you need to know about social media marketing. 15 Must-Read Social Media Marketing Books 1. Fire up your brand via social media, Kindle ebooks, or podcasts using this guide from Tara Ross. You’re not alone. Ann Handley and C.C.
9 Criteria for Selecting a Social Media Monitoring Tool
MARCH 23, 2011
Social media monitoring tools are increasing essential for companies of all sizes as the explosion of social media content renders manual monitoring efforts hopeless. With almost 200 social monitoring tools (and new entrants still coming to market), available at a range of price levels from free to if-you-have-to-ask-you-can’t-afford-it, how does an organization select the right social monitoring tool for its needs? News can travel extremely fast through social media. Monitoring beyond social media.
The 11 Top Social Media Management Tools I Can’t Live Without
JANUARY 16, 2017
These are the 11 Top Social Media Management Tools for Business that I can’t Live Without in my business right now. . I’ve tried and tested many tools but these are the tools that I am using right now, every week to post and engage on social media. . I get asked to test tools all the time and there are new tools coming out every week.
5 Questions On Whether To Hire A Social Media Consultant Or Do It Yourself
AUGUST 8, 2012
One might think that since I work at an agency that I’d have a predisposition to recommend outsourcing your social media needs. Not every company or organization needs to outsource their social media efforts. So without further ado, here are the 5 questions to ask yourself that will help you determine whether hiring a consultant or firm is the right move. Do I have a strong sense of what social media success means for my business? Facebook likes and Twitter followers are not a measure of social media success. Social Media
21 of the Best Social Media Marketing Guides of 2013 (So Far)
OCTOBER 8, 2013
The use of social media and social networks for marketing has rapidly advanced in the past few years from the “should I do it?” ” level to the current “how do I measure and optimize social media marketing efforts?” You’ve seen the statistics on social media marketing : 93% of marketers use social media for business.
Social Media Optimization Tools
OCTOBER 31, 2010
Keyword optimized social content and channels of promotion provide abundant signals to search engines for improved visibility on standard, social and real-time search. The changing nature of social media marketing and optimization create the need for tools whether for research, marketing and promotion or analytics. Thanks for aggregating some good tools.
Making Social Media An ROI Positive Channel For B2B Businesses
The Realtime Report
JANUARY 28, 2017
Making Social Media An ROI Positive Channel For B2B Businesses By Jingcong Zhao. Billion spent on social media marketing in the U.S. alone last year , it’s clear that social media is being cemented as a marketing function in most B2B organizations. Most B2B marketers are still using a social media playbook developed by B2C companies. With $5.4
Social Media Management Tools Compared
Ignite Social Media
MARCH 16, 2017
You’ve come up with a great social media strategy and your team has created some fantastic content. One last question before you do: will you post and monitor your comments natively, or will you use a social media management tool? We certainly recommend using a social media management tool for many brands, but not necessarily the same one for every brand.
How to Use Facebook Questions as Research Tool
MAY 9, 2011
Tweet Keeping up their trend of constant innovation, Facebook launched their Questions tool in March, which we also wrote about on the blog. However, the new tool can also be very effective, when wanting to do some research among your fans. Questions work on simple voting formula based on individual choices and opinions. Similar Posts: Facebook Launches Questions.
100+ Social Media Monitoring Tools
OCTOBER 12, 2010
From fans to followers, brands are actively working to engage their current and future customers via social media — and online reputation management is quickly becoming a vital part of doing business. Social media monitoring helps brands discover, in real time, who is saying what online and where the conversations are happening so they can respond in a timely fashion. Businesses also need to measure, analyze, and report on their social media efforts. These are a few of the questions that Cogito Monitor can answer. $. Social Mention.
How to Promote Your Event With Social Media Marketing
FEBRUARY 16, 2015
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. Events are a great way to attract customers, so make the most of them with social media The art and science of managing and marketing events has evolved a lot in recent years.
33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resoures of 2012 So Far
AUGUST 28, 2012
Given the widespread adoption of social media marketing practices, the “if” and “when” questions seemed to have now been resolved by most midsized and larger companies (and a lot of small companies as well). However, as the posts and articles highlighted below show, plenty of questions remain, such as how much should we budget for social media?
Why Can’t Social Media Tools Post Directly to Instagram?
JANUARY 3, 2017
Currently, no third-party tools can automatically post scheduled content to your Instagram profile. Truth is, it’s not the tools’ fault; Instagram doesn’t allow any tool the functionality to post directly to Instagram because of its limited API. Why can’t tools post directly to Instagram for me? Each social media network controls what their API can do.
Your Complete Social Media Checklist
AUGUST 1, 2016
Have you ever wished you had a social media checklist? The amount of work that goes into growing and managing a social media presence is immense, and it can be hard to make sure you’re staying on top of everything that needs to get done. Today I have Michael Patterson of Sprout Social sharing a guest article and social media checklist. Enjoy! .
How to Choose the Best Social Media Marketing Tool for Your Business
FEBRUARY 9, 2017
Choosing a place to eat, choosing a new computer, or even choosing the best social media marketing tool. When it comes to picking a tool for your business, there are just so many great options out there, so many wonderful, time-saving features, it’s a tall task to know exactly what’s right for you. How do you find the best social media tool for your business?
Is Your Social Media Strategy Truly Agile?
JULY 24, 2012
Social media isn’t without these nebulous phrases or buzzwords either. My latest favorite buzzword that is invading both the business and social vocabulary is “Agile” As an ex-software developer, it makes me giggle a little when people use it incorrectly. Blog frequently, monitor your channels, respond to as many questions and inquiries as you possibly can.
Favorite Social Media Management Tools for Small Business
Convince & Convert
MAY 17, 2012
Although we consult primarily for large and medium-sized businesses here at Convince & Convert, we are often asked online and in speaking engagements about social media management tools for smaller businesses. If you’re thinking about adopting a social media management tool, there are several questions you should be asking yourself and your team before you dive in.
45 Marketing Tools to Consider for 2017
DECEMBER 21, 2016
What are the hottest marketing tools you should be using in 2017? As we test out a lot of tools, we are going to share the tools we use on a regular basis. This may not be the definitive list of all the best marketing tools out there, but it is the contents of our well-equipped toolbox, and it’s definitely worth your consideration. Social Warfare. Social Media.
Why Most Social Media Departments Fail
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
OCTOBER 25, 2011
A few years ago, a colleague of mine was given a tremendous responsibility to oversee the social media department at a prestigious well known NYC-based public relations firm. Less than a year later, she was sent packing up her desk, a casualty of a company that jumped into that shiny toy syndrome that people call social media. Goal Setting. Do you truly want to succeed?