Top 20 Social Media Marketing Articles From 2012

social media reviewsHave you kept up to date with the best social media marketing practices?

Are you looking for actionable tips you can apply to your business?

Here are our most popular articles from 2012.

7 New Facebook Changes Impacting Businesses

Did you follow all of the changes on Facebook in 2012?

Facebook made many changes that impact anyone with a Facebook Page.

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The new timeline cover photo for Macy’s.

Several of these changes emerged from Facebook’s fMC 2012 Conference.

The overall message was that Facebook is looking at Pages as a “mission control” point (which is where the MC comes from in the conference title).

Read more for an overview of the changes and how brands can take advantage of some of the new features.

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How to Better Manage Your Twitter Relationships

social media toolsDo you feel that you’re missing out on engaging with valuable members of your Twitter community due to the noise?

Or worse, do you wonder who the most valuable members of your Twitter community are?

If so, you’re in need of a relationship management tool for Twitter.

Twitter Relationship Management

There are a lot of people who simply do not have the time to figure out who to engage with on Twitter. These people include:

  • Solopreneurs or small-business owners who need to spend most of their time managing their business, not their social media accounts.
  • Social media consultants who find it difficult to remember who they have engaged with among all of their various client accounts.
  • Social media community managers and teams who have to backtrack to see engagement made by other team members.

Even as an individual with a blog, I find it difficult to keep up with my mentions and direct messages on Twitter. No matter how much you want to talk to people, you simply can’t figure out where to start or you just don’t have the time.

Instead of taking you to an overwhelming dashboard of status updates and analytics, Commun.it puts the focus on the most valuable part of any Twitter community from the moment you log in: people.

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5 Twitter Tools to Enhance Your Marketing

social media toolsAre you looking for new and creative ways to use Twitter?

Here are 5 lesser-known Twitter tools that your business should be using.

Each of these tools has unique capabilities that may help your business get an edge over your competitors. Oh, and all of these tools are free.

#1: Commun.it—Manage Your Community Efficiently

Commun.it is probably one of the best relationship-management tools out there. It helps you to cultivate your followers on Twitter and make important connections to build your business.

My favorite function is that it will look into your most up-to-date feed and organize your followers into three groups:

  • Influencers
  • Top supporters
  • Engaged Twitter users
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Cultivate your relationships on Twitter based on groups.

By grouping your users, you’re able to focus on not only influential users but people who have previously shared your content and have taken the time to engage with you.

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5 New Twitter Tools to Boost Your Marketing

social media toolsAre you seeing the results you want from your Twitter activities?

There are over 1,000,000 different apps for Twitter and a new one is added every second.

This means it is often quite easy to get confused finding those that actually add real value to your day-to-day tweeting.

I took a look at some of the latest and most promising Twitter tools to get you tweeting like a pro.

So, if you think it is time to up your game with some new tools, keep reading.

Here are 5 tools to help you power up your Twitter marketing efforts.

#1: Twylah—Make Your Tweets Live Longer

One of the tools that can make a huge difference to your impact on Twitter is Twylah. Their tagline is “Make Your Tweets Shine” and that is exactly what it does.

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3 Twitter Browser Extensions for Better Social Management

social media toolsDo you have more than one Twitter account?

If you use social media for your business or to promote other companies, you probably have many different accounts to keep track of.

Dashboard apps can help you keep tabs on various networks at once and update multiple accounts.

However, when you want an enhanced Twitter experience from your browser, these three free tools can help.

#1: Silver Bird

A feature-packed little extension, Silver Bird offers a multitude of Twitter features in a smart pop-up box.

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4 Useful Twitter Automation Tools and How to Use Them

social media toolsSocial media is about engagement, so there’s often quite a large debate about adding any automated elements to a social media campaign. Because let’s face it—no one wants to follow an account that’s essentially a bot. Or do they?

While some automation tools do nothing but make your social media profile look like an announcement board, other tools can be used to sync right into your normal engagement to give it a helpful boost.

Here are some Twitter automation tools, services and tips, which when used the right way, can be a valuable addition to your social media strategy. And when I say the right way, I mean that you should be using these to supplement your regular social engagement and not only using these tools to give your account the look of activity.

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22 Hot New Social Media Tools Worth Exploring

social media toolsAre you looking for the hottest new social media tools and services? We asked our team of Social Media Examiner writers to share their best new social media discoveries.

What follows is an amazing list of social media tools you’ve likely never heard of—covering a wide range of categories:

  • Tools for pictures, video, audio and screen capture
  • Tools to measure and track results
  • Tools to manage content
  • Blogging tools
  • Twitter tools
  • Other social media tools

Try them out. And be sure to report back here with your thoughts.

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7 Twitter Strategies for Growing a Great Following

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You’re likely on Twitter. But are you connecting with the right people? Do you want to build a quality Twitter following? If so, keep reading.

In this post we will explore sometimes obvious, yet seldom implemented, techniques of building a following on Twitter as well as few methodologies you may have not considered but should find quite useful.

The inspiration for this post came from the book Twitter Power by Joel Comm.

Let’s get started.

#1: Look for people you already know

This one is a no-brainer but it often goes unexecuted.

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Top 5 Most Indispensable Twitter Tools for Marketers

social media toolsWhat’s more important? The quantity of your Twitter following or the depth of your relationships with your followers?

The answer is BOTH! Having hundreds of thousands of followers must be nice. But we all know that the depth of the relationships you maintain with your tweeple is paramount.

This article will reveal five great Twitter tools that will help you find and engage with quality Twitter followers.

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