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

Webbiquity SMM

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. You can find a list of more than 150 social media monitoring tools here or close to 200 here , but—that can seem overwhelming. Alterian SM2 Freemium. Social Mention. blogs, microblogging sites, social networks, etc.). Alterian SM2.

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Social Media Success Starts with Listening

Webbiquity SMM

The grandmotherly maxim, “The good Lord gave you two ears but only one mouth for a reason&# applies to social interactions in general, but is nowhere more critical than in social media marketing. Without this information, the company’s social media pronouncements appear off-topic, unsolicited and out of touch. Use social media monitoring tools to find the people who are talking about your company, your competitors, and key industry terms.

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9 Criteria for Selecting a Social Media Monitoring Tool

Webbiquity SMM

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? Monitoring beyond social media.

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Four Ways to Measure Social Media Marketing Results

Webbiquity SMM

While there are unquestionably many ways that social media marketing results can be measured , the debate rages on as to whether it’s truly possible to quantify the ROI from these activities. Some experts contend that because social media activity is rich in metrics , you can and should be measuring ROI constantly. Here are four areas of social media metrics worth tracking, even if they don’t provide direct ROI calculations.

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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. Still, questions remain: how do I use social media most effectively across the enterprise? Which social media monitoring tools should I use? What social media developments and trends should I be watching? And of course, there’s the ongoing social media ROI debate : how do I measure this? Social Media Tools.

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. It all starts with the Pulse Report that Chevron had produced by Edelman (their PR firm) using their Alterian’s SM2 social media monitoring tool. Related posts: Understanding the Value of Social Media Data There is a big difference between data and insights.

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BrainDump: 101+ Things You MUST Know About Social Media For Business

SocMed Sean

I get a lot of questions via Facebook , Twitter and my email contact form and many of the items listed below come straight from those questions, my experience in social media strategy, years of researching platforms and best practices and…well…tinkering with social media. My thoughts on 18 different topics, with some social media humor sprinkled in. Social media takes time and energy. 3) Social media is about people.

Web Presence Optimization Software Review: gShift Labs

Webbiquity SMM

Given that WPO is the fusion of SEO, social media, interactive PR , and online reputation management, that’s a tall order. Web CEO , SEO Powersuite ), social media monitoring tools (e.g., Radian6 , Alterian SM2 ), or inbound marketing suites (e.g., gShift enables marketers or agencies to track unlimited websites, web pages, social media accounts, external pages (e.g. media mentions), competitors and countries.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

She specializes in social media strategies that lead to actionable plans to achieve real world objectives. I’ve spent a lot of time working with various social media monitoring tools and I’ve whittled my list of favorites down to two or three. based on budget or schedule) Once you’ve answered those questions you can compare major social media monitoring tools. And that’s how I pick the right social media monitoring tool for the job.

The Trouble With Social Media Listening

Janet Fouts

Listening is the most important part of any social media strategy. Thing is, effective social media listening isn’t as intuitive as it may sound, and some never really get the value of it until I can show them cases. Lots of people sign up for one of the amazing social media listening platforms like Radian6. Scout Labs , Attensity or SM2 with the eager and genuine intent to start listening for their product or brand.

Social Media–What Do I Do With All This Data?

Janet Fouts

One of the questions people ask in our initial social media strategy sessions is “How will I know if I’m doing it right?&# Rather than go into yet another social media metrics debate let’s pretend for the sake of argument that you’ve already set up one or two social listening tools. Maybe Radian6 , SM2 , Trackur or one of these social media listening tools I mention when I give talks on social media.

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The 8 Wrong Questions PR Firms Are Asking About Social Media | PR.

Convince & Convert

But, under pressure from digital and advertising agencies each looking to be the driver of the social media express, PR firms are sometimes turning over inquisitional rocks that do not portray them as strategic caretakers of brands’ social presences. What’s the hot new trend in social media that we can bring to our clients? Better question: How can we optimize and improve our existing social media programs?

5 Social Media Tools for PR Professionals

Proactive Report

Social Media Tools For 2010. If you plan to increase your use of social media in the new year here are 5 tools that can help you be more effective. RSS feeds are the blood vessels of the social web. Feeds make it possible for your content to join the content stream on the social web. And there are several good monitoring tools: Radian6, Filtrbox, Trackur, SM2 and eCairn. A Social Media Newsroom.

The Nifty 50 Top Women of Twitter for 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Few phenomena have ever spread as far and grown as rapidly as social media; obviously, this has tapped into something essential to our nature. That is what has driven social media adoption. Many of these were other B2B marketers, but others were social media experts, journalists, PR professionals, or just plain fascinating personalities. Whatever your role in social media, we hope you find this list valuable in expanding your knowledge and your network.

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

This year, colleague Cheryl Burgess and I changed things up a bit, opening the award to nominations but focusing specifically on outstanding men and women who work for technology companies and are active on social media. Not only leaders in their professional lives, nearly all these women use their social profiles to express their passions outside the workplace, which range from NASCAR, art, travel, billiards, wine and music to community service, politics and, of course, family.

3 Reasons To Dig Deeper In Social Listening

Convince & Convert

Tweet Guest post by Connie Bensen , the Director of Community Strategy and Social Media at Alterian , which provides leading marketing products for the enterprise. Brands have realized that social networks offer an opportunity to interact directly with consumers. Beyond just trying to interact a tweet at a time, often a more direct road to social succes is to engage with customers more comprehensively in other locations – and social listening shows you the way.

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Essential tools for influencer marketing

Socialmedia.biz

A master roundup of social marketing tools to use on behalf of brands. Target audience: Social marketers, influence marketers, businesses, brands, digital marketers, SEO specialists, entrepreneurs, educators, journalists, Web publishers. I have been working on behalf of several clients lately, including Skinny Coconut Oil , with blogger outreach as the centerpiece of our various social marketing strategies. SDL SM2. SDL SM2 — I have always loved SM2 by SDL.

213 Days as an Insider

Koka Sexton

The typical 1 st week post and then a little about the creation of social media university but that’s about all. Building a social media plan for the company was, or is a challenging task. It’s not recommended to setup and run multiple social media channels all at once. It’s mentioned in the comments along with several dozen other tips on social media on Small Business Trends. Social Selling University has been doing very well.

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Monitoring vs Analytics [Infographic]

Buzz Marketing for Technology

After two years at the helm of Avaya’s social media strategy which produced a very strong ROI in the Social Customer Support area, I am happy to say we finally got that strategy institutionalized within the Support organization so I found myself with a rare opportunity to evolve our strategy from brand monitoring and reputation management to something higher order like Social Insights. Great for small brands and the do it yourselfer social strategists.