Are you struggling to figure out how you can better use the data?
To know which of your marketing efforts are most successful, you need to look beyond the numbers. Explore what they mean and figure out what parts of your strategy need to be adjusted to increase your reach.
Here are five ways metrics can improve your social media marketing.
#1: Determine Which Stats Matter
Before you enter into any metrics analysis, decide what you need to track and how you’ll track it. Google Analytics is clearly the go-to, although there are other analytics sites. Most social channels have their own insights, as well.
Do you understand how to measure social media activities?
Do you know how to gather the right data to help you achieve your business goals?
To explore how you can measure social media activities, I interview Lutz Finger for this episode of the Social Media Marketing podcast.
More About This Show
The Social Media Marketing podcast is a show from Social Media Examiner.
It’s designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing.
The show format is on-demand talk radio (also known as podcasting).
In this episode, I interview Lutz Finger, who is the director of data analytics at LinkedIn and co-author of the new book, Ask, Measure, Learn: Using Social Media Analytics to Understand and Influence Customer Behavior.
Lutz shares why he’s so interested in social analytics.
You’ll discover why Lutz believes social media analytics will have a bigger impact than the onset of the Internet did.
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Are you looking for new ways to measure success on Twitter?
Twitter’s Analytics tool is the social network’s best-kept secret and gives you access to data that other third-party services can’t.
In this article I’ll show you how to get access to Twitter Analytics and find the data you need to track your campaign success.
Access Twitter Analytics
[Editor's Note: This article was written before a recent update to Twitter's Analytics Dashboard. We've updated the article with new information and screenshots.]
Like Facebook and LinkedIn, Twitter’s analytics feature is designed to be used by the company’s potential paying customers. In other words, only accounts with Advertiser status can access Twitter analytics data.
Do you know which tools you need?
In this article you’ll discover five benefits of social media dashboards to get the best return on your efforts.
Why You Need a Good Dashboard
Managing your social media accounts can be a time- and resource-intensive endeavor.
Are you struggling to form a social media connection with your audience?
Have you found that the recommended “getting started” tips and tricks for social campaigns just haven’t resonated with your followers?
The truth is, while there are plenty of audiences that respond well to social media marketing attempts, there are others that don’t for a number of different reasons.
In this article you’ll find out how to recognize the variables that could result in an audience-marketer mismatch and how to work around them.
Why Your Social Media is Not Working?
If you feel like you’ve tried everything to connect with your audience, but it’s just not working, you’re probably looking to social media experts for advice. Maybe you’ve followed that advice, but your audience still isn’t responding. What’s going on?
Are you tracking and leveraging your target customers’ path to buying your product?
Collecting fans and followers is one thing, converting them to paying customers can be quite another. That is, unless you have a customized sales funnel in place.
In this article you’ll discover how to put together a marketing and sales funnel with the right channels and key trackable metrics. You’ll also find advice on how to test and tweak your funnel for maximum boost.
Why Is Your Marketing and Sales Funnel Such a Big Deal?
Social media marketing is about using social networks and tools to guide prospects through a series of steps–a funnel–to get them to take the actions you want (e.g., becoming a fan, sharing their email address or buying your products or services).
There are tons of social media tools, networks and options that include everything from Facebook and Twitter to landing pages and email marketing to SEO and ads. Each of these social marketing channels is one more way to guide your prospects through your sales funnel.
Do you want to know which social network drives the most leads to your website?
There are many social media statistics you can track, but it’s important to track the data specific to your business’s use of social media.
Track the right metrics for your community and you’ll better understand how and when to share information, as well as what type of content drives the most traffic to your website.
In this article, you’ll learn how to track and measure four important social media metrics to help you improve your social media marketing.
#1: Determine the Best Times to Post Updates on Twitter and Facebook
Because Twitter moves at such a rapid pace, tweets get buried quickly. Knowing when your followers are online plays a crucial part in your tweet’s visibility and success.
Luckily there are some great tools to analyze the activity of your followers.
Tweriod looks at the recent tweets of your followers and provides you with analytics and data that show when your followers are the most active.
Once you connect your Twitter account to Tweriod, it runs an analysis and summarizes the best hours of each day for you to reach your followers with your tweets. The report is delivered to you by email or a DM when the results are ready.
Do you want to get more people inside your organization to support your social media activities?
If so, you’re not alone. Small businesses to Fortune 500 companies find themselves facing these challenges.
In this article, I’ll show you how to create an internal social media structure that will help you develop an effective long-term social media presence.
#1: Define the End Goal
First, identify how and why social media will be used to meet specific business and brand goals.
Have you had trouble giving an exact number to explain your ROI or even set quantitative goals for your social media?
25% of marketers said that their biggest marketing challenge was finding the ROI of their marketing activities.
In this article, I’ll show you how to tweak some of your social media actions with your business goals in mind and make them easier to tie to your ROI.
#1: Use Social Media to Promote Your Offers
Social media is an important channel to promote any content you create. Whether you’ve created an ebook, blog post, webinar or white paper, you should promote it through social media.