The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Social media monitoring is vital for virtually every B2B or B2C brand. 58% of consumers follow brands on social media. Standard web analytics tools provide only a very narrow view of social media activity: clicks through to your brand website. Buffer Social.

Social Media Case Study: How Red Bull Built a Strong Fan Base Online

Devumi

Red Bull is one of the most popular brands on social media. How they pulled it off is an inspiring social media case study. Discover Red Bull’s secrets to being the energetic brand with the incredible video and social media marketing.

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Social Media Comic: The Social Media Timesink

SocMed Sean

As a professional working in social media , I spend most of my day working on developing strategies to leverage channels like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blogs to engage with customer communities. Then, when the day is over…I spend more time researching new tools, looking into the rumors of whether company X is buying company Y, reading articles about the latest digital technology and building connections with other bloggers and social media professionals.

Cartoon: Speaking Social Media

SocMed Sean

Working in social media in my day job and my night job, I spend a LOT of time around social media geeks. The other day, I overheard an entire conversation that was so full of social media lingo and jargon that it was like a whole new language.

[Comic] Are You Really ‘Doing’ Social Media?

SocMed Sean

Engaging in social media is significantly harder than it sounds. Some believe that social media is free , simply because it generally costs nothing to secure a Facebook page, Twitter handle, and YouTube account.

How to Increase YouTube Engagement [Infographic]

Pamorama

Is YouTube marketing worth it? More than 1 billion unique users visit YouTube each month. Mastering the art of YouTube marketing will help your target audience discover you in an entirely new way. It has been shown that thumbnails increase YouTube engagement more than 150%.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Social Media Explained Through Coffee

SocMed Sean

If you don’t “get” social media, grab a cup of coffee and walk through each of these steps and maybe this infographic will help you bridge the gap If, after reviewing it, you still don’t get social media…at least you have a cup of coffee.

Are You A Social Media Channel Changer?

SocMed Sean

Combine 300 channels in my cable package, with an extremely short attention span and you have all the ingredients necessary for an evening of click…click…click… Are you changing the channels too quickly when it comes to social media?

Is YouTube Part Of Your Social Media Strategy?

Jason Yormark

YouTube just turned 6 today and they released some staggering statistics ( source link ): -3 billion views per day (up 50% in the past 12 months). -48 So the question you have to ask yourself is, are you using YouTube as part of your overall marketing or blogging strategy?

YouTube Channel Keywords: Help your Audience Find You

Devumi

Keywords play an important role when it comes to making your videos searchable on YouTube. Read on to get a better understanding of what YouTube channel keywords are and how to effectively use them. How YouTube channel keywords work YouTube channel keywords […].

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?

Social Media Comic: The Technophobe

SocMed Sean

You know…the one who never wanted to be on “the Interweb” or thinks that “the YouTube” is just about cats on skateboards? Anyone else run into technophobes in their digital lives?

Influicity Introduces YouTube Influencer Marketplace

The Realtime Report

Influicity is set to unveil a “first-to-market” platform that allows marketers to efficiently search and connect with YouTube influencers. Related Stories Social Media News Ticker: Embed Tweets Within Tweets on Twitter, Instagram Expands Ads Outside U.S.

Using YouTube for B2B

SocialFish

YouTube reigns over online video sharing. With the ability to transform a mere Canadian child – Justin Bieber – into a worldwide household name, YouTube carries sizable clout in the modern world. YouTube will even help you to generate new leads.

YouTube Comments

Social Media Marketing

How many sensible and well-reasoned comment threads have you seen on YouTube? I wonder how many individuals, brands or companies are spending efforts on keeping up with YouTube comments, and if they do, how worthwhile those conversations are? strategy communities Video social media

33 Thought-Provoking B2B Social Media and Marketing Stats

Webbiquity SMM

B2B marketing budgets are shifting to digital and social. But spending on digital marketing programs is projected to rise three times as fast, and over the next five years, the share of budget dollars dedicated to social media marketing will more than double.

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Comic: Social Media Strategy From A Book

SocMed Sean

Developing a social media strategy isn’t easy, especially with so many channels out there…it sometimes feels like social media overload ! But ignoring social media outright definitely isn’t a good strategy.

5 Tips to Turbocharge Conversions on YouTube

Convince & Convert

With over 55% of the US market share, YouTube is the largest online video platform in the country. Which marketer can possibly resist staying off of YouTube after a sampling of those numbers?

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Why real social media experts are also great writers

Sherrilynne Starkie

Why is good writing important for social media success? Every 60 seconds more than 500 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube, more than 3.3 This takes writing skills and talents across the range of media categories. Social Media writing howto Ottawa writer

Is Your Social Media Strategy Truly Agile?

SocMed Sean

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.

7 NEW Social Media Solutions to Grow Your Business

Unspoken

You want to hit your social media marketing out of the ballpark , but with so many changes, updates, and new features, how can you know you’re leveraging every avenue available? Now, the popular social media network is bringing video marketing to a new level with promoted videos.

Is it Time to Re-Think Your Social Media?

yMarketingMatters

It’s time to check in: How is your social media marketing doing across the channels that your business is active in? Are your videos getting the views you want on YouTube? Their social media results are not what they expected. Defining Social Media.

20 Social Media Marketing Blogs You Should Read in 2013

Pamorama

Looking for the best social media marketing blogs? Social media is now mandatory for businesses. You’ve come to the right place!

22 Expert Guides and Reviews of 200+ Social Media Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Image credit: Buddy Media. In the posts highlighted below, 20 (or so) social media marketing pros review more than 200 tools, ranging from popular, widely used tools like Buffer, Hootsuite and Feedly to intriguing but lesser-known apps. 15 Best Social Media Tools by CodeGeekz.

Choosing the Right Social Media Platform [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

There are many factors to consider when you’re choosing the social media platform that is right for your brand or company profile. A state social media profile can sometimes do more harm than not having one at all. Social Media social media

36 Sensational Social Media Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

Though social media marketing has become ubiquitous, most companies and brands still struggle to achieve their desired results. Those are among the conclusions it’s fair to draw from the collection of social media marketing facts and statistics below.

Social Media Crisis Management for B2B

SocialFish

This remains true in the world of social media. A social media risk strategy should be created and in place well before your company experiences any sort of crisis that may affect its relationships with its industry partners and contracts. Develop a Social Media Presence.

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Which Social Media Channels Should I Use For My Business?

yMarketingMatters

In order to help you decide, I have compiled a list of the most popular and effective social media channels at your disposal today. I will be following up with an in-depth detailed blog about each social media channel in the coming weeks. YouTube.

YouTube Collaborations: Working Together on Youtube Brings Success

Devumi

One of the oldest, and most successful, ways to get more subscribers for you channel is through YouTube collaborations. People have been doing this since the very beginning of YouTube, and […].

Four Ways to Develop Amazing Social Media Content

Ignite Social Media

Are you envious of all the beautiful social media content filling your newsfeed and thinking, “How can I create amazing social media content for my brand?” Now, it’s important to understand why social media content is so valuable.

Video Branding, YouTube Style

Small Business Mavericks

It seems that YouTube is working on putting together a marketplace where video marketers and on screen video talent can hook up. Think of it as a celebrity endorsement agent for YouTube channels. Let me break it down into the simplest terms I can think of: A particular YouTube celebrity has hundreds of thousands of subscribers on her YouTube channel. You connect with this YouTube personality through YouTube’s talent marketplace.

Social Media Image Sizing Guide [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

Consistent branding across your website, print, video, website, and social media accounts is essential in a modern world where consumers are hit with countless advertisements in a single day. Take just publishing your logo on different social media profiles for example.

YouTube Tuesday: Social Media Idiot

Firebelly

Don’t be this guy… [Video URL: [link] ].

10 Examples of Social Media ROI [Infographic]

Pamorama

Does social media drive ROI? 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.

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube: Strategic Marketing Best Practices

Pamorama

Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are, without doubt, the Big 3 of social media. If your company has a presence on all of them, you’re on the road to creating a name for yourself on social networks. Facebook Infographics Social Media Social Media Marketing Strategy Twitter YouTube Marketing Marketing strategy Social media marketing Word of MouthThey are important avenues for building brand engagement and influence.

A Comprehensive Guide to Your Social Media Image Sizes

Pamorama

Make an impact with your social media images! Harnessing the power of images makes your social media marketing more powerful and memorable. You’re probably already using the visual elements of your brand on your social media channels.

Managing Social Media Campaigns

SocialFish

Social media marketing has become the third most popular form marketing as of 2013. Needless to say, it will only gain more popularity as social media marketing campaigns are far less expensive to create and maintain than traditional advertising campaigns.

Find and Reserve Your Social Media Name

Pamorama

Grab your name and secure your brand before someone else does A consistent social media identity across the Web is crucial for brands.

What Do Your Social Media Updates Say About You?

SocMed Sean

One of my favorite social media myths is that it’s easy. To engage in social correctly, so few understand the time, effort, budget and commitment that it takes. Have examples of social media habits that just shouldn’t be shared ?

Social Media for Event Planners: Harness Social Media to Hype Your Upcoming Gig

Devumi

This is why social media, for event planners, has become an indispensable tool. To hype your upcoming event, knowing how to use social media properly is important. Read on to learn how to mount an effective social media event […].