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The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

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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 Top B2B Marketing Trends for 2018 – A Meta-Analysis

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There’s a growing realization that insightful white papers, pithy blog posts, and slick social media graphics don’t mean much if your product is difficult to purchase, implement, or use. Social Media Marketing Trends. Yet another post about 2018 B2B marketing trends?

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115 Facts You Never Knew About Social Media [Infographic]

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It’s something that you use almost every day, but how much do you really know about social media? Social Media Is The New Newspaper. Did you know that Reddit is the most popular social media platform as a source of news? Guest post by Josh Wardini.

3 Tips for Using Social Media for B2B Marketing

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Social media can be a great business tool to use for marketing, sales, PR, customer service, and HR. But with the right knowledge and strategy, social media can be an invaluable part of a B2B online marketing plan. Employ Someone Who Knows Social Media, Not Just Your Business.

Seven Things Marketers Need to Know About Lead Generation

Speaker: Douglas Burdett, Host of The Marketing Book Podcast, Founder/Principal of ARTILLERY

How email and social media can supercharge your lead generation strategies. Lead generation is the process of attracting and converting strangers and prospects into someone who has indicated interest in your company's product or service.

104 Fascinating Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014 (and 2015)

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63% of millennials say they stay updated on brands through social networks; 51% say social opinions influence their purchase decisions; and 46% “count on social media” when buying online. ( leaderswest Digital Marketing Journal ). 15 Social Media Marketing Stats.

10 Top Marketing Thought Leaders in Social Media

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If you were asked to name the top thought leaders in marketing today–the 10 marketers you’d definitely advise others to follow on social media–how would you proceed? Biro is an acknowledged thought leader at the intersection of HR, social media and marketing.

23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides

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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.

Nine Winning Digital Marketing Strategies From The B2B World

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Spread over paid search, video marketing, social media and other online channels , digital is expected to account for more than 46% of all advertising in the next five years. Be human: Not just social media; be social. Use social media to humanize your brand.

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83 Exceptional Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014

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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.

How to Calculate the ROI of Social Media Marketing [Infographic]

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Quick: Can you list the goals of each and every one of your social media efforts? So much of social media is on the fly—a response rather than a plan—that it can become a slippery planning slope for companies, especially those that are understaffed.

Five Top-Rated Social Media Management Tools for 2016 [Infographic]

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What is the “best” social media management tool out right now? Every social media manager has a preferred one that they always use, and it’s usually one of a handful of the top social media management tools on the market. Guest post by Lilach Bullock.

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Fluency of Culture, Not Language, Is Key to Winning Big in Global Online Markets

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On Social Media. Worldwide social media adoption rates remain sky-high. The global social media penetration rate is nearly one-third, or more than 2.2 It’s a best practice for companies to translate their social media posts for new global markets.

The 15 Best Special-Purpose SEO Tools

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Showcase reviews: RazorSocial (Technology), HubSpot, iMedia Connection, Perception System, MarketingLand, Cent Muruganandam, SmartBug Media, StoreYa Blog, Robbie Richards. ” — Social Media Today. Showcase reviews: Social Media Today. SmartBug Media.

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20 Tremendous Digital Marketing Stats and Facts

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But likely the most significant finding from recent research (see below) is this: the average person now spends more time online than with TV and all other media (newspapers, magazines, etc.) over the next year, and to raise social media’s share of total marketing spending from 9.9%

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The 21 Best Content Curation Tools

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Expert summary compilations (example: Soulati Media ). Showcase reviews: ArCompany, Catherine Pham/SlideShare, Express Writers, Gizmodo, Marketing Insider Group (Starup), Maximize Social Business (Grow), Re/code, Rebekah Radice, Social Media Today, StoreYa Blog. Social Media Today.

The 26 Best All-in-One SEO Tool Suites

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Each report covers 6 areas of local SEO including Google+ Local, Local Directory listings, on-site SEO and social media. Enter a keyword, and it finds top ranking URLs for you to implement in your content.” — Social Media Today. Showcase reviews: Social Media Today, MarketingLand, Inc.,

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How to Use Social Media for Event Marketing [Infographic]

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Using social media to maximize the impact of live events (like trade shows, forums and conferences) is where shiny new tools meet old school marketing. Growth in searches for “social media marketing” per Google Trends.

31 Sensational Social Media Marketing and PR Stats and Facts

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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. 16 Social Media Marketing Stats.

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22 Expert Guides and Reviews of 200+ Social Media Tools

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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.

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

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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?” The Truth About Social Media by Forbes.

The Basics of B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy

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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.

22 Tantalizing Content Marketing Stats and Facts

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In terms of social media content produced by small-business marketers, blogging and visual assets nearly tied at 70% and 71% respectively. Social Media Examiner ). 2: 47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts. #3:

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How Does Content Marketing Help with SEO?

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Although it is a best practice for SEOs, creating fresh content on a regular basis can also positively impact on your customer base as your social media schedule can be filled with this new content. Guest post by Sam Allcock.

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103 Compelling Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)

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As the use of social media in marketing has become ubiquitous, marketers have turned their attention to making the use of business social media more sophisticated and strategic. How does social media use differ in B2B vs. B2C companies? Social Media Today ).

Five Reasons to Include Video in Your Marketing Strategy [Infographic]

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Video encourages social media shares. Guest post by Adam Chapman. Usually, we try to plan through prediction. Thinking about future, we craft a strategy to proceed based on our expectations. But video shouldn’t be part of your future marketing strategy—it should be a key component today!

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What is Inbound Marketing? The Idiot’s Guide [Infographic]

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Through this infographic from SevenAtoms , you’ll learn about SEO, social media marketing , Pay-Per-Click management (PPC), landing pages, Calls-to-Action (CTAs), email marketing, and more. Guest post by Andy Beohar.

Your Employees May Be Your Best Untapped Brand Advocates

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Hinge Research Institute and Social Media Today recently surveyed companies with employee advocacy programs, and the results speak for themselves: 1% saw increased brand visibility. Social Media Marketing employee advocacy influencer marketingGuest post by Liz Greene.

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How to Optimize Events with Social Media [Infographic]

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Nothing promotes event marketing as well as social media. Many marketers use social media regularly, whether for networking or business purposes. In order to generate social media buzz on your business’s upcoming event, create and share content in the weeks leading up to it.

Three Influencer Marketing Secrets to Drive Traffic

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I recently had the opportunity to speak to a couple classes of high school students, and used my time to dig into what and how they interact on the web and social media. Guest post by Tim Brown.

The 17 Best Keyword Research Tools for SEO and SEM

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” — Smart Bug Media. Showcase reviews: Social Media Today, Perception System, Smart Bug Media, StoreYa Blog, Robbie Richards. SmartBug Media. Social Media Today. Despite some misleading chatter to the contrary, SEO is not dead , and keywords still matter.

36 Sensational Social Media Stats and Facts

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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.

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Five Strategies for Improving Customer Experience

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For example, seek out what your customers are saying about you on social media, and join the conversation in a positive way. Follow the blogs and social media accounts of experts and influencers in your industry. Guest post by Brooke Cade.

79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012

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Social media and inbound marketing techniques have been a boon for marketers. And social media isn’t just about lead generation of course. And…even social media itself. Social Media / Social Networking. Social Media B2B ). Social Media B2B ).

The 23 Best Content Ideation Tools

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Showcase reviews: Online Marketing Institute, Anders Orsander, Shift Communications, BuzzBlogger, Perception, Katie Lance, B2B PR Sense Blog, Cent Muruganandam, Quick Sprout, Marketing Insider Group (Strategy), Blogging Wizard, SmartBug Media, Express Writers, Social Media Examiner, Robbie Richards.

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49 Noteworthy Social Networking Stats and Facts

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Image credit: Social Media Examiner. ” 93% of small business owners and marketers use Facebook, and 92% agree that social media is important for their businesses. What used to be a secondary means of using social media is now the first choice. Social Media Examiner ).

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The Complete Guide to Google+ for B2B Marketing [Infographic]

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About the author: Dave LJ is a financial expert who also studies and writes about social media’s use in business and marketing efforts. Google+ Social Media Marketing Dave Landry Google infographics Guest post by Dave Landry.

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101 Vital Social Media and Digital Marketing Statistics for (the Rest of) 2013

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Okay, that statistic was made up (though probably not far off the mark), but the social media and digital marketing facts and statistics below are real (or at least from generally reliable sources). For example, 93% of marketers use social media for business.

Five Content Marketing Tips for B2B Success

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Be natural and give your social media a personal touch. Social media is an important community engagement tool, allowing users, rather than the brand, to lead the discussion. Guest post by Mark Pinnes.

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13 Great Guides to Growing Your Blog Audience

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Social media? Jeff Bullas shows you how to find your audience, help your audience find you, craft enticing headlines, “secrets” on how to use social media to spread your content, how to become a thought leader in your field and more in these 100+ helpful tips and tactics.