If you’re going to invest in social media, also invest in doing social media metrics well. 5 tips from Jay Baer to improve your social media metrics.
When it comes to CTAs, it’s tempting to scour the Internet for that one trick that will get your customers clicking. The problem is, there is no guarantee that someone else’s call-to-action technique is going to work on your customers. The only way to know if your call to action is effective is to run A/B tests.
With new methods of measurement, a blurring of responsibilities across social, and the growth of content marketing, an organization’s success is built on solid results from its communication efforts. And neither marketing nor PR can do that alone. Learn how PR and marketing can (and should) work together for maximum impact.
Thanks to the success of Google Analytics, there are dozens of ways to collect historical data from your website and connecting social networks. And yet, your optimization strategy is probably missing one very important step: predictive analytics. Predictive analytics interest has skyrocketed over the last year, according to Google trends. The reason? Marketers are beginning […]
It’s no secret: social media marketing has a data problem. Despite a growing number of tools available to measure the ROI of social media, many of the claims made by “marketing gurus” in this sector come from the gut. Few things are more refreshing in this industry than hard evidence, and that’s why I […]
Here’s something you probably already knew: at a rate that’s unprecedented, the internet is creeping into the real world. You can see it in companies like Uber, that are slowly eating away at the taxi industry. You can see it in the drones that are coming up on Kickstarter every day. You can see it […]
Facebook’s early days were incredible. Companies like Zynga, who were able to take early advantage of the social network’s viral potential, grew into multi-million dollar entities over a period of weeks. We were all new; brands and common users alike saw shares and invites as the path to virality, and for a time, it seemed […]
The wealth of information available to social media marketing practitioners is staggering. Companies typically track “likes” and retweets, but they can also track things they rarely focus on: the qualified leads coming from social, a company’s share of a conversation, and even the amount of revenue generated from an individual social marketing initiative. While this […]
Call it the Analytics Effect: People get so hooked on cheap-and-abundant data from sources like Google Analytics that they ignore useful data from other sources. Interesting as a concept, but does it really exist? This question occurred to me after reading Jay Baer’s post revealing that social media sites have an an e-commerce conversion rate […]
The communications landscape has forever changed with the explosion of social and digital media. That explosion has meant that few communications plans are being developed without this sort of media factored into the program. We will save any editorial commentary on whether that change is good, and instead focus on the fact that these technologies […]
In some circles, social media marketers still get a bum wrap for not being able to prove how their work impacts the bottom line. Despite an abundance of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, many business leaders still view social media as a “nice to have” but not a necessity. “We see our competitors employing social […]
Managing a Facebook page is a major part of many companies’ marketing and communication programs, but the data we use to measure the effectiveness of those efforts is sorely lacking. Facebook consistently changes what’s measured and how, adding complexity and incongruence to an already squirrely data scenario. For example, People Talking About This is the […]
There’s been lots of gnashing of teeth and wringing of hands and pounding of keyboards about Facebook’s Edgrerank lately. “How dare they!” pontificate the social pure bloods. “We put forth the effort to get fans to ‘like’ our page, and now we have to PAY Facebook to reach them? It’s an outrage!” It’s not. Facebook […]