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10 Steps for Successful Social Media Monitoring

Maria Ogneva is the Director of Social Media at Attensity, a social media engagement and voice-of-customer platform that helps the social enterprise serve and collaborate with the social customer. You can follow her on Twitter at @themaria or @attensity360, or find her musings on her personal blog and her company's blog. Recently I wrote about the differences in social media monitoring and measurement, as well as the importance of doing both. However, taking the first step to actually start monitoring can be daunting. And then what? How do you act on what you find when listening? How do you engage? I've developed these throughout my career and as part of my regular listening, participating and contributing to the space. 1. Why are you monitoring? Having an end goal in mind will help you target your resources correctly, select the right tool for the job and be more effective in the end. 2. Social media is relationship and conversation media. 3. 4. 5. 6. How does data flow? 7. 8. 9. 10.

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