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What are the Best Social Networks for B2B Marketing? (Research)

Webbiquity

There’s no question that B2B marketers have embraced social media. According to recent research , more than 80% of b2b marketers now use the “big 3″ social networks—LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook—to distribute content.

The 32 Best Twitter Marketing Tools

Webbiquity

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. Twitter’s key strength is in driving traffic to informative online content including news and blogs. (It’s

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Is LinkedIn Really a Social Network?

Vertical Response

Heck, you may even send your Twitter feed to it. But does all this type of activity justify calling LinkedIn a social network? First, we have to understand what a social network really is. So how can you leverage LinkedIn in a more social way?

Keep your bet on Facebook’s dominance … for now

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

common question I get asked in classes is if teens are abandoning Facebook. This is usually a function of the “sample of one problem” — “Well my kids are using Facebook much less, so it must be a dying platform.” facebook Social Media Strategy

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity

the sources below provide a vast wealth of data, statistics and research results, as well as a bit of interesting social media trivia. How are consumers and b2b decision makers using social media in their buying processes? How do the audiences differ across various social networks?

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20 Fascinating Things You Didn't Know About Your Facebook News Feed

Hubspot

The feature TIME once compared to "a glitzy laundry list" is now the crux of Facebook's success. Facebook's News Feed launched in September 2006, about a year and a half after the launch of the site. Facebook's best estimation for what you actually want to see on your feed.

The 17 Best Social Media Management Tools

Webbiquity

Monitoring and managing even a moderately active business social media presence can be time-consuming. The number of people using social media continues to grow, usage is increasing, and more networks require attention. Instagram has more users than Twitter. Sprout Social.

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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. ” — Social Media Today.

The 26 Best WordPress Plugins

Webbiquity

Connect your WordPress.com site to various social networking services. Sample review: “This convenient feature can save you time when it comes to your social media sharing. On a mobile device, it appears at the bottom of the screen.” — Social Media Examiner.

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Twitter Launches Gender Targeting, and Other Marketing Stories of the Week

Hubspot

Search engines and social networks will roll out a new feature one week, then BOO! Twitter Launches Gender Targeting For Advertisers, From Marketing Land. So how does Twitter know? Facebook Brand Engagement Grows 896% [Study], From Search Engine Watch.

The 24 Best Visual Content Creation Tools

Webbiquity

Design tool for custom images, presentations, and social media graphics. Sample review: “You may have heard me rave about Canva before, but it is seriously worth another mention. Sample review: “This tool specializes in allowing real-time collaboration on diagrams and other visuals.

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The 21 Best Content Curation Tools

Webbiquity

The 20+ tools showcased here enable you to automatically find, source, search, store, organize, annotate, and/or share content from a wide range of publishers and social sources. Sample review: “Add and curate content from any public webpage. …Social Media Walls for Events!

The Eight Best Social CRM Tools

Webbiquity

Social customer relationship management (CRM) was being written about as a distinct product category as far back as 2008, but market interest really began to take off the following year. How does social CRM differ from traditional CRM? 3: The Nine Best Facebook Marketing Tools. #4:

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Social Marketing Wisdom from the Insurance Industry – Really

Paul Gillin

I was privileged to be on a panel with some outstanding social media practitioners from the insurance industry at the 2011 Social Media Conference for Financial Services put on by LOMA LIMRA this morning. million Facebook likes by boring people.

The Six Best Google+ Marketing Tools

Webbiquity

Despite its detractors , Google+ remains one of the “big four” social networks and has its share of prominent fans in the business world. For most websites, Google+ doesn’t drive the volume of social traffic that Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter do.

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The 10 Best Customer Service and Customer Engagement Platforms

Webbiquity

The ten tools here enable vendors to extend their support offerings to social media, online knowledge bases, and web chat. Sample review: “These top customer support tools will help you grow…(check out) HelpScout for nurturing and improving relationships with customers.”

The 26 Best All-in-One SEO Tool Suites

Webbiquity

Provides organic, maps & mobile search rankings; citations, reviews, and backlinks; competitor benchmarking; and integration with Google Analytics, Facebook, and Twitter accounts. Sample review: “Get a complete local SEO report in just 15 minutes. Social Media Today.

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The 11 Best Social Media Campaign Builders and Ad Monitoring Tools

Webbiquity

Social media has become a core element of marketing across businesses of all types and sizes: maintaining active, optimized profiles; sharing industry-related updates; amplifying their own content; and engaging with prospects, influencers, advocates, and customers. Social Media Examiner.

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The 15 Best Audio and Video Editing Tools

Webbiquity

According to networking giant Cisco , online video accounted for 63% of all Internet traffic in 2015, and is projected to consume 79% of all web traffic by 2020. Sample review: “You no longer need to be a video geek to create awesome videos. 3: The Nine Best Facebook Marketing Tools.

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The Science Behind the Most Popular Infographics of 2016

Hubspot

At Visme , we set out to answer these questions by performing a content analysis of the most shared infographics on social media. 2) Most Popular Industries by Social Network. Certain topics perform better on different social networks.

The Five Best Pinterest and Instagram Marketing Tools

Webbiquity

Greater use of visual communication has in turn made Instagram and Pinterest two of the fastest-growing social networks. As with other social networks, the right tools can help marketers use these platforms more effectively. 3: The Nine Best Facebook Marketing Tools. #4:

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The 28 Best Influencer Marketing Tools

Webbiquity

Get suggestions for shareable content, track the results of your social sharing activity, monitor your own influencer score and see the scores assigned to other influencers of interest. Showcase reviews: Buffer Social. ” — Social Media Today. 19) Social Crawlytics.

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The 15 Best Content Distribution and Amplification Tools

Webbiquity

You need an active social media network, possibly some influencer outreach, and perhaps even paid promotion, in order to get noticed. Sample review: “LinkedIn Pulse is a mobile app that pushes news feed of your selected topic to your device. ” — Maximize Social Business.

The 23 Best Free Google Chrome Extensions for Digital Marketers

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Sample reviews: “Rapportive is a plugin you add to your email that will look up the social profiles of your contacts and let you connect to them directly within your email tool.” Sample reviews: “Suddenly find yourself with a zillion tabs open? Buffer Social .

20 More of the Best Social Media Marketing Guides and Tips of 2013

Webbiquity

Social media marketing has become an integral part of strategies for maximizing the overall web visibility of an organization. What key trends in 2014 should social media marketers to be aware of? What are the best practices for promoting events through social media?

Copywriting Lessons From BuzzFeed's Worst Headlines [New Data]

Hubspot

To find this out, we turned to a publisher that dominates in social shares: BuzzFeed. The sample was narrowed down further by those that had at least 10 records, leaving us with more than 5,000 titles and their corresponding social shares.

3 Ways Data’s Popularity Is Changing Business

Modern Marketing

Search engines and our social networks have become our default filters. Social status is tricky and vague. A kid’s social stature is based on a lot of superficial and ill-defined values. But in the online media ether social status is measurable and public. Likes, followers, thumbs, re-tweets, viewers, such is the currency of social media. Nielsen ratings became a household name by sampling household television viewing. Facebook.

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The 17 Best Photo Editing Tools

Webbiquity

Instagram, Snapchat and Pinterest are among the fastest-growing and most engaging social networks. Sample review: “FotoFlexer (has) a clean, tabbed interface featuring basic edits, effects, and animations, and the ability to beautify, distort, and decorate your images.

The new guide to minimizing legal risks in Social Media Marketing

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By Kerry Gorgone, {grow} Contributing Columnist A couple of years back, I wrote a post called “ the essential guide to minimizing legal risks in social media marketing.” Know each social network’s policy regarding contests and giveaways. Find Kerry on Google+ and Twitter.

Funny Business: The Best Digital Marketing Humor, 2014 Edition

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Sample: Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused Novocaine during a root canal? Dracula’s LinkedIn Profile by Social Media Today. But they seemed to resonate with Twitterers. 9 of the craziest PR and social media requests by Ragan’s PR Daily.

48 Instagram Stats That'll Help You Improve Your Posting Strategy

Hubspot

But, as with any social network, the brands that are getting the most out of Instagram are the ones who are smart about what they post, when they post, how often they post, and whom they're targeting. growth for the social network sector as a whole.

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26 Outstanding LinkedIn Tips and Tactics

Webbiquity

Indisputably the largest business-oriented social network, LinkedIn has emerged as a crucial site for professional networking, B2B marketing, hiring and job seeking. How can individuals use LinkedIn most effectively, whether for personal branding, job seeking or networking?

The Social Media Publishing Schedule Every Marketer Needs [Template]

Hubspot

And it's really, really hard to get any meaningful amount of work done when you have the next social media update looming over your head every 30, 60, 90 minutes. For Twitter. And then Facebook. How to Use Your Social Media Publishing Schedule. Twitter Updates.

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. Remember, no one went to college to master in social media. It’s all about thinking about social networking from a business sense. We’ll focus on Twitter, Google+, Facebook and YouTube.

3 Tips for Future-proofing Your Digital Career

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On the one hand, I’m looking forward to 3D printers that recreate my limbs from DNA samples, nanomedicine where tiny robots travel through my bloodstream to repair cell damage and “Hyperloop” capsules that transport me at the speed of sound. My social network is on Twitter.

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The 16 Best Sites for Free Stock Photos and Videos

Webbiquity

They improve information retention by up to 65% , increase engagement, and generate more likes and shares on social networks. Sample review: “Pixabay.com (offers) thousands of copyright-free images that can be used on your blog or even for commercial use.”

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New Social Media Marketing Benchmarks: How Does Your Company Stack Up?

Hubspot

That''s how many monthly active users Twitter has. Believe it or not, Instagram has actually surpassed Twitter with 300 million monthly active users. And then there’s Facebook, with 1.35 What these oft-quoted stats on social media usage don''t do, however, is show us how to act.

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. Twitter.

The 17 Best Project Management Tools

Webbiquity

It requires collaboration between skilled writers, graphic designers, content strategists, SEO experts, PR professionals, social media specialists, and marketing analysts. Sample review: “JIRA is a project planning and management application that brings structure and logic to your workflow.

How to Consistently Keep Up With the Latest Social Media Trends

Hubspot

There''s so much going on with social media it''s hard to keep up. That being said, being on the forefront of social media changes isn''t impossible either. So here are a few suggestions on ways you can do just that -- even by using social media itself! social media!