15 Free Tools for Web-based Collaboration By Jacob Gube No man (or woman) is an island – and this statement can’t be any truer if you’re a designer or developer. Though paid/subscription services like Basecamp and Zimbra are great, individuals strapped for cash have a ton of alternatives that provide similar (if not better) features.
New Analytics Tool Helps Brand Managers Identify, Track Facebook Advocates Social software provider Dachis Group introduced a sophisticated analytics tool that allows brand managers to track the impact of top advocates of their brands. Advocate Insight taps into Dachis Group’s social analytics platform, which monitors and measures daily interactions between 30,000 brands and 100 million social accounts, to help brand managers identify and engage with their biggest brand loyalists. Its features include: Dachis Group Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Dachis said: Our customers are rapidly embracing and mobilizing advocates in social for two primary reasons. One, it’s the only way to truly scale a brand’s engagement efforts across today’s vastly growing social ecosystems, because the math won’t allow you to get there by just adding additional community managers.
Social Media Reference Link Social Media Reference Link / curated by @JuliusDesign Facebook Logo & Brand Guidelines The Facebook Fallacy Facebook not only is on course to go bust but will take the rest of the ad-supported Web with it. Given its vast cash reserves and the glacial pace of business reckonings, this assertion will sound exaggerated. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t true. 69 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools [UPDATE 2013] If you want to know what’s happening with your brand’s social networking sites you need social media monitoring tools. Before you reach for your wallet and start to spend money try out some of the free social media monitoring services. This way you will get an understanding of what is available and if you need any paid services to monitoring social media. Social media monitoring definitionThe activity of tracking social media channels. Organizations measure and use social media analytics tools to find out what is being discussed about them, their competition and other topics of interest.
Trailmeme creates retraceable, social Web history SANTA CLARA, Calif.--When it comes to bookmarks, most browsers use the same system for organization: folders and tags. A new Xerox-incubated company called Trailmeme is taking a different approach by putting Web pages in a nested hierarchy that can show how they're related. The goal is to create a browsing experience with context, and one that can be shared with others. Trailmeme, which launches as part of the Demo conference taking place here this week, is not a replacement for your browser's bookmarking system though. It's more of a tool for creating self-guided trips of Web sites.
The Social Media ROI Cookbook: How Brands Measure the Revenue Impact of Social Media Everyone talks about the challenges of measuring the revenue impact of social media, but how are top brands actually doing it? And are they successfully measuring ROI? My colleague Andrew Jones and I spoke with 16 brands, 38 vendors, 3 agencies and 4 ecosystem contributors, and surveyed 71 social media and analytics practitioners to answer this question and provide pragmatic recommendations. The result is our “Social Media ROI Cookbook,” which aims to identify and describe the most effective “recipes” for measuring the revenue impact of social media that we have seen adopted to date. Here’s what we learned: Only 30% of brands we surveyed consider themselves to be “effective” or “extremely effective” at connecting social media to revenue.
Get More From Pinterest Places Add a map to your Pinterest board, and when someone clicks it they will be taken to the location in Google Maps. What a great way to show people where you are or where an event is taking place. This is an example of a HTML caption with a link. Stickies Leave a note on your board, maybe to summarize the board itself or just as a message to your followers. The Hidden Guide to Using Twitter Effectively When it comes to social media, there is not that much hidden about how it all works. The issue is that sometimes the information is hard to find in one place. So in this post, we are going to unearth some commonly unanswered questions in standard Twitter how to posts when it comes to getting the most out of your Twitter experience. What is the New Twitter Activity Stream? You may not have noticed it yet because you spend a lot of time in a Twitter management tool instead of on Twitter itself.
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All-In-One Business Dashboard Startup Track number of new sign ups, app downloads, subscriptions, and other related KPIs in real-time. Social Media Monitor brand mentions, track number of Twitter followers over time, view Facebook demographics, and more. Marketing Monitor all your marketing channels like email, SEO, SEM, social media, and analytics from one place. New Facebook Dimensions for the Single-column Timeline Design [SAVE THIS] The latest Facebook news making headlines is the rollout of the new single-column Timeline design for personal profiles. Just to clarify — because several people have already asked us — there’s no news yet about whether or not Facebook has plans to implement a new single-column Timeline design for brand Pages. If Facebook were to rollout their new single-column Timeline design to brand Pages, what would happen? Our CEO Jim Belosic answered this hypothetical question in a recent post from Jon Loomer.
30 Creative QR code business cards There is a lot of buzz around QR codes at the moment, so we thought we would take a look at some of the most creative and stunning QR code business cards on the web. We love QR codes as they connect offline and online while challenging traditional design at the same time. First of all, in case you have been living under a rock, let’s answer the obvious question. What the hell is a QR code?! A quick response (QR) code is a two dimensional code that can be scanned and read by smartphone cameras to transfer information. The information can then be encoded to text, add a vCard contact, open a URL or much more.