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The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

Webbiquity

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.

How even social media & social selling experts are getting LinkedIn wrong – Part 1

Biznology

In previous posts, I shared how CMOs at Xerox, Lithium, G2Crowd, Wiley, and XOJet are getting LinkedIn wrong as they simply focused on brand awareness, reach, and filling the funnel. Jay Baer Wrongly Believes Shotguns Trump Rifles in Social Media.

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How most Social Media experts are wrong about LinkedIn

Biznology

I’ve read from many social media experts (including Jay Baer ) that you should take a scattershot approach to LinkedIn. You see, it’s a wrong message to the wrong audience. The same thing happens when you do not take a rifle approach and focus on targeted audiences.

47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts

Webbiquity

Social media use isn’t quite universal—but it’s getting close. population now has at least one social networking profile; more than half use two or more social networks. The number of worldwide social media users is projected to grow from 2.1

How to Get More Leads From Social Media

Act-On

What’s your impression of how hard it is to generate leads on social media? My impression used to be that social media lead generation is unusually hard—much harder than content marketing. But in a recent survey of marketers from Ascend2 , content marketing actually surpassed social media in terms of difficulty. And today even generating leads from social media is no longer impossible. Offer lead magnets in your social media posts.

Social Media Audiences Are Great, But Email Audiences Are Better

Act-On

Which would you rather have: 3,000 email newsletter subscribers or 30,000 social media followers? You know that while social media represents a vast potential audience, the engagement rates are awful. Step one: Organic reach on social and deliverability for email.

A Social Media Strategy for B2B Marketers

B2B Marketing Traction

Some business to business (B2B) marketers are still hesitant about investing in social media. They may view social media as a business to consumer (B2C) activity or they think that their target audience isn’t on social media. LinkedIn.

22 Expert Guides and Reviews of 200+ Social Media Tools

Webbiquity

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.

The Basics of B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy

Webbiquity

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.

Why every business needs a social media business audit

Biznology

Not active on social media? While your business may be posting to social media and doing all the right things, you must regularly assess where you stand on your most important social channels. Or, you will struggle to consistently improve your social strategy.

8 Powerful Tips for Going Viral on LinkedIn Pulse

Act-On

Somebody publishes a post on LinkedIn, and nearly overnight it goes viral, soliciting massive amounts of traffic, shares, and comments — and, consequently, a sharp spike in both leads and sales. LinkedIn Pulse is proving to be a valuable place to publish content, especially for B2B marketers.

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20 Expert LinkedIn Guides

Webbiquity

LinkedIn has made dramatic changes to its platform over the past 18 months, making what was a rather plain but effective business networking tool into a content-rich, visually dynamic, more interactive professionally-focused social network. Making LinkedIn Work for You by NoddlePlace.

3 Social Media Marketing Tips For 2014

Modern Marketing

by Lauren Harper | Tweet this 2013 was truly a social year. New social platforms continue to emerge, and budgets have swelled, as more companies are beginning to embrace social media presence. A reported 78% of companies now have a dedicated social media team.

31 Sensational Social Media Marketing and PR Stats and Facts

Webbiquity

Business and consumer marketers are nearly unanimous in their belief in the importance of social media to marketing activities. Still, marketers sometimes struggle with strategy, tactics, and measurement in social media marketing. Get social PR right.

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How to Align Content Marketing & Social Media Strategies for the Most Effective Amplification

ScribbleLive

Content marketing and social media go hand-in-hand, and sometimes the two disciplines seem interchangeable. For many smaller marketing teams, content and social media marketing are owned and operated by the same person/function, while larger marketing teams separate the two functions entirely. And social media provides content creators with listening capabilities and a delivery mechanism. Below are some tips to unite content and social media.

Spring-Cleaning: Social Media Tips & Tricks to Organize Your Accounts

KoMarketing Associates

For social media marketers, spring-cleaning takes on an entirely new meaning. It’s no longer washing windows and scrubbing floors, but it’s organizing social audiences, reexamining the competition, and more. Reevaluate Your Social Media Goals.

How to Perform a Social Media Audit: Measure What Matters

Act-On

Social media is long past the novelty stage. Before we dive into how to do that, let’s take a quick snapshot of the latest social media stats: 3 billion people are active Internet users. There are slightly over 2 billion social accounts. Social Crawlytics.

21 of the Best Social Media Marketing Guides of 2013 (So Far)

Webbiquity

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?” by Social-Hire.

How to Harness the Power of Social Media

Writing on the Web

When it comes to content marketing , social media has become an essential part of most smart professionals’ marketing plans. They know that without a social presence, your online brand can appear outdated and unapproachable. Social Engagement.

How to Optimize Events with Social Media [Infographic]

Webbiquity

Nothing promotes event marketing as well as social media. Many marketers use social media regularly, whether for networking or business purposes. As a result, social platforms are a great way to publicize events in real time. LinkedIn.

What Is B2B Social Media Marketing?

KoMarketing Associates

Before it’s possible for B2B marketers to implement successful social media tactics and tools, it is essential to understand what exactly social media is and how it supports your overarching business objectives. The goal of social media marketing is to build relationships and connections with target audiences, that lead to improvements marketing performance (such as brand awareness, website traffic, leads, etc), in defined social media platforms.

The State of Social Media Engagement and 3 Proven Ways to Boost It

Act-On

Social media is growing up. As the social media platforms struggle to monetize, they demand more from publishers – or they won’t let their audiences see their content. But at the same time, our audiences grow tired of the fire hose of content aimed at them.

30 B2B Social Media Tips for 2016

KoMarketing Associates

As social media has grown, so has the opportunity for businesses to reach customers and potential customers. In fact, according to the Salesforce 2015 State of Marketing Report , 66% of businesses now have a dedicated social media team. Optimize Your Social Profiles.

Social Media Marketing: 6 tips for running a valuable LinkedIn group that attracts prospects

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Especially on social media. In early October, the B2B Lead Roundtable Group , this blog’s LinkedIn group, was recognized as one of the top LinkedIn groups for content marketing. Check it out for yourself here: “ 4 Hottest LinkedIn Groups for B2B content marketing.”

83 Exceptional Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014

Webbiquity

So before it gets replaced by the next trendy buzzwordy term, here’s some marketing-related big data for you: 83 valuable facts, stats, and research findings covering strategy, social media, SEO, online advertising, email marketing, content, blogging, social networking, video and more.

7 Ways B2Bers Can Rock Lead Gen Via Social Media

Act-On

Social media is an essential part of the marketing mix. Here’s why: Social media is becoming as important to customer service as the telephone. Social media is indispensable for promoting your content. Social media is one of best ways to get leads.

Why most B2B social media programs fail to generate real leads

Biznology

If I were to visit your website, would I find a collection of social media icons I can click on to go to your company page on each of the most popular networks? Did I just describe your social media program? What’s missing from LinkedIn programs.

How even social media & social selling experts are getting LinkedIn wrong – Part 2

Biznology

In my last post , I started to show how even the most recognized social media and social selling authors, experts, and consultants are getting LinkedIn wrong. Here is the actual LinkedIn summary for Judy Schramm , CEO of ProResource Inc.,

Why this LinkedIn Ad Works: 2 Key Tips for Success

The Point

For many B2B Marketers, advertising on LinkedIn is becoming a demand generation staple. And perhaps it’s because of that simplicity that very few LinkedIn ads, in my view as a dedicated ad watcher, take full advantage of the channel with either copy or imagery that are truly engaging.

5 Simple Ways to Segment Your Social Media Audience

Hubspot

"How can I get more leads from social media?". This is a question I get often from marketers who are struggling to find and prove the value of social media to their business. Segmenting their audience on social media. 1) Use social media targeting.

How to Create Social Media and Content Marketing Synergy

Act-On

Do you have social media and content marketing synergy? Marketers understand that in today’s digital environment, social media is a must-have for reaching customers. In fact, roughly one in every five minutes (about 19%) of all media time is spent on social sites and apps. But despite their promotional efforts on social, many marketers aren’t harvesting the desired results. John’s in charge of social marketing for the Good Company. LinkedIn.

5 Effective Options For B2B Advertising on Social Media

KoMarketing Associates

Social media isn’t most B2B marketers’ first choice for most effective platform, but highly targeted advertising campaigns are starting to change that line of thinking. If you don’t think your audience is on social media, you’re wrong. Social Media Strategies

A Social Media Measurement Dashboard; One Approach

NuSpark

A re your social media efforts working? A few months ago, I wrote a popular post on the right way to measure social media ROI, and now I want to take social media measurement to the next level. There really is no “right” way to measure social media.

A guide to getting started on using hashtags on LinkedIn

Biznology

LinkedIn wants you to start using hashtags and I think it’s about time. For platforms, like Twitter and Instagram , hashtags are an essential ingredient to the social posting recipe. In other words, improving SEO on LinkedIn will, in turn, improve your search results on Google.

30 fascinating facts about organic vs paid social media

Biznology

Organic vs paid social media. Social media is the most genuine form of marketing. Organic social media posts come from you and go directly to your page or your company’s page. Social Media Week ). Sprout Social ). Sprout Social).

33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resoures of 2012 So Far

Webbiquity

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). How do we demonstrate the ROI of social efforts?

23 (More) of the Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resources of 2012

Webbiquity

How can marketers make more productive use of their time on social networking sites? How can you make sure your company’s social media policy doesn’t run afoul of employment law? How can you measure (or can you measure) social media ROI ?

50 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)

Webbiquity

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?

Should businesses use LinkedIn groups or Slack for prospecting? Part 1

Biznology

If you’ve checked out your LinkedIn groups lately, you may notice that LinkedIn groups are not what they used to be. As much as I had hoped that LinkedIn’s changes to groups would have a positive effect, not much has changed in the user experience. TARGET AUDIENCE.

What To Do With $1,000, $5,000 or $10,000 (or No) Social Media Budget

Act-On

On social media, you can get further than you’d think on low-to-no budget. That’s what Karrie Sundbom, Act-On’s content marketing manager, proved when she ran social media at the non-profit Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus from June 2012 through April 2015.