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20 free, awesome social media monitoring tools

20 free, awesome social media monitoring tools
Take the pulse of the social Web by hitting these rich targets Target audience: Nonprofits, cause organizations, brands, businesses, NGOs, educators, independent publishers, individuals. In this social media monitoring series: • Guide to monitoring social media conversations • 10 paid social media monitoring services for nonprofits • How to build & manage a monitoring dashboard Ready for a listening program? There are a wealth of free monitoring tools to choose from. 10 social media monitoring tools: a downloadable flyer Free monitoring tools may fill your needs if you work for a small nonprofit or your business has no need for more sophisticated services (coming tomorrow). And a word of advice: Don’t begin with the tools. Yesterday we covered why monitoring is essential to your organization. Here is our Guide to Free Social Media Monitoring Tools. Monitor social campaigns Wildfire: How is your brand performing in social? Monitor social networks & blogs Social Mention: Widgets & social search

Social Media & Text Analytics using Open Source Tools — The Fifth Elephant — HasGeek Funnel Objective Discuss how you can start analyzing Social Media Data today using Open Source Tools like RapidMiner or Open Source Languages like Python, R and PERL. Description You don't need the most expensive Text Mining Tools or even expensive software to start doing Text Analytics. Requirements Laptop and a version of Rapid Miner and R downloaded if you want to follow along. Speaker bio Randhir is an Online and Social Media Analytics Professional with over 10 years of Analytics and Retail IT consulting experience. Sanjeev Mishra is the Co-Founder of Convergytics and has over 13 years of analytics experience with companies such as GECIS, TNS and Mu Sigma and has consulted with the likes of DELL and The Home Depot.

Tool: 9 strumenti irrinunciabili per i Social Network Sono tanti e diversi i tool, e quindi gli strumenti, per i social network. Del resto chi si trova a gestire tanti account non può che far ricorso a questi per cercare di massimizzare il tempo e organizzare al meglio il tutto. Per cercare di agevolare la consultazione di questi tool abbiamo provato a fare un po’ di chiarezza, dividendoli in base al tipo di strumento e riducendoli a 9, naturalmente prendendo in considerazione le versioni gratuite. Per quanto riguarda la tipologia abbiamo preso in considerazione quelli che servono per l’analisi e la ricerca, quelli utili per la gestione degli account ed infine quelli per l’analisi dei dati e le statistiche. Social Mention È da considerare un vero e proprio motore di ricerca per i social network, anche se abbiamo verificato che l’attendibilità con le altre lingue non di default, quindi anche l’Italiano, non è il 100%. www.socialmention.com TweetCounter Un servizio specifico per Twitter ed è davvero utile per le statistiche. Topsy www.topsy.com

How to build & manage a monitoring dashboard Download this one-page flyer to get set up in Google Reader or Netvibes. Settle on a favorite tool and then let info & updates come to you! Target audience: Small to mid-size nonprofits, cause organizations, agencies, brands, NGOs, Web publishers, individuals. This is part of our series on social media monitoring: • Guide to monitoring social media conversations • 20 free, awesome social media monitoring tools • 10 paid social media monitoring services for nonprofits Last year a study of the 200 largest U.S. nonprofits and found that they’re using social media at a faster clip than the business community or academia for the third year in a row. Some 8 percent more charities are monitoring social media over the previous year’s figures. But how deep-seated are their efforts? In your monitoring dashboard, you’ll see headlines from dozens of important blogs in your sector, alerts, search results, new photos and more There are a few things to consider before starting. 1Create checklists.

Strumenti Gratuiti per il Monitoraggio di Twitter | @pedroelrey Moni­to­rare la con­cor­renza e misu­rare i suoi, ed i pro­pri, risul­tati è un’attività indi­spen­sa­bile, che ahimè soprat­tutto dalle pic­cole e medie imprese viene svolta in maniera appros­si­ma­tiva o, addi­rit­tura, non effet­tuata del tutto [con tutte le ecce­zioni che la gene­ra­liz­za­zione com­porta, ovviamente]. Per quanto riguarda social net­work e social media vi è ampia dispo­ni­bi­lità di stru­menti gra­tuiti che pos­sono aiu­tare a fare un moni­to­rag­gio, un’analisi delle per­for­mance. Come sem­pre si tratta di tools che evi­den­te­mente non sono para­go­na­bili che quelli a paga­mento ma pos­sono comun­que aiu­tare a farsi un’idea. Con Twit­ter in for­tis­sima cre­scita nel nostro Paese, ho scelto di segna­lare oggi uno stru­mento che con­sente di fare un buon moni­to­rag­gio sia del pro­prio account, per­so­nale o azien­dale che sia, che di qua­lun­que altro account iscritto alla piat­ta­forma di micro­blog­ging da 140 caratteri. - Clicca per Ingrandire -

10 paid social media monitoring services for nonprofits Tweet Twitter data galore: A screen grab from ReSearch.ly. Trackur, Sprout Social, Thrive & other monitoring tools worth paying for Target audience: Mid-size nonprofits, cause organizations, agencies, brands, NGOs, Web publishers, individuals. Search engines and free monitoring tools can help you find mentions of your brand easily, but if you want to take your social media efforts to the next level, you may want to consider using a social media monitoring vendor. Download flyer: some new ones here Once your nonprofit or business reaches a certain size — with, say, hundreds of daily mentions — a paid social media monitoring vendor or service can help you smartly assess the conversations taking place about your brand. Paid subscription services for social media monitoring can save staff time and provide insight into influence, authority, sentiment and reach. Social media vendors come in all shapes and flavors. Commercial social media monitoring services Thrive: Convert fans into donors Related

Social Media Marketing e DEM, trovata a tutto Twitter Ecco la nuova trovata, tutta finalizzata al Marketing e strettamente correlata all’implementazione dei follower targati Social Network: Twitter inaugurerà l’opzione “invia tramite e-mail” anche per ogni singolo tweet. Trovata tutta incentrata nel Social Media Marketing, interrelato con la DEM, la Direct E-mail Marketing. Stando infatti a quanto afferma l’ingegnere Stefan Filip, il quale ha prontamente annunciato l’arrivo su Twitter di questa nuova funzione (od opportunità, come volete chiamarla), “invia tweet tramite e-mail” potrà essere disponibile in poche settimane e avrà un funzionamento molto semplice: Sotto ogni tweet ci sarà un pulsante ‘Altro’ dove comparirà la suddetta opzione, sarà dunque sufficiente inserire l’indirizzo email dell’utente a cui si desidera spedire il tweet, e il gioco sarà fatto. Nulla di più semplice, quindi. Ma cosa apparirà al destinatario della tweettemail? In poche parole, apparirà il tweet insieme con il commento.

Guide to monitoring social media conversations Image by √oхέƒx™ on Flickr How & why your organization should be tuning in the social Web Most brands and nonprofits have received the memo: To succeed in today’s interconnected world, you need to listen to what your supporters and customers are saying about you. With the new year still fresh, you may be finally ready to put into place a listening program to tap into the conversations taking place on the social Web about your organization or sector. Social media has blown apart yesterday’s top-down communication funnel and replaced it with a peer-to-peer model of empowered citizens and producers. In this weeklong series launching today, we’ll cover: • Why and how to listen (see below) • 20 free, awesome social media monitoring tools • 10 paid social media monitoring services for nonprofits • How to build & manage a monitoring dashboard Some people confuse monitoring with metrics. Why listen: A multitude of brand opportunities 10 reasons to listen to social media conversations Related

Manuale d’uso di Twitter scanzonato e consapevole digg Questa mattina mi sono svegliata con l’intenzione di scrivere un complessissimo post sul “socialblog 2.0” (che poi sarà l’argomento del mio speech al corso di formazione Yummywriting a Milano il 30 novembre.). Poi ho aperto la posta e mi sono trovata questa mail: “Cara Futurap, (…) Da alcuni giorni mi sono iscritto a Twitter. (…) Potresti segnalarmi un link che sappia spiegarmelo in termini veramente elementari? Mi propongo di leggere il tuo blog d’ora in poi. Beh si, il caro lettore ha toccato le corde giuste. Poi la frase “Vorrei tanto capire che dici, imparare da te e penetrare così la magia” scritta alla fine della mail continuava a frullarmi nella testa. Allora mi sono detta, proviamoci! Manuale d’uso scanzonato e consapevole di Twitter di @Futurap Cos’è Twitter? I 140 caratteri Tu, caro Giova, potrai essere l’uomo più prolisso della blogosfera, ma su Twitter sei costretto comunque a scrivere i tuoi messaggi in 140 caratteri. Come scrivere a qualcuno? Oltre a scrivere tweet… A presto

The 50+ Best Ways to Curate and Share Your Favorite Social Media and News Content There’s so much information online just begging to be curated: news, social media, images, video, websites… the list goes on. Reading great content from my favorite blogs and websites is one of my favorite down-time activities. It’s also an important part of my job as an IT Director because I need to stay on top of the latest trends, announcements and tech news. Just a few years ago, the tools I used to use for reading and consuming content were Google Reader, StumbleUpon, Digg, Delicious… you know all the big names. More recently I’ve discovered some great new tools to read and share my favorite content which I’ve included here in this list. Whether you are a person who just likes to stay on top of the latest news, a blogger like me who needs a way to organize the vast amount of information that comes my way or a person who just enjoys sharing what they find with others you’ll love this list. Content Gathering and Personalized Newsfeeds iPad Curation There’s more to this article!

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