Ranking Tools: This Week in Social Media : Social Media Examiner

social media researchWelcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up-to-date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.

What’s New?

Multiple Google+ Page Managers Now Possible: There are a few new features on Google+ Pages including multiple admins, or page managers.  You can now have up to 50 page managers for your business page.  There are also notifications for page managers to stay in the loop.

Learn More About Facebook Ads: After recently announcing Sponsored Stories will show up in the news feed in early 2012, Facebook published a page for learning more about Facebook Ads.

facebook ads

It's easy to find out how Facebook Ads work.

Here are a few social media tools worth noting:

Shareaholic’s Top Posts App: This app shows bloggers their most popular content, keywords, traffic sources and demographics for 2011 by leveraging Google Analytics. Check out the Top Posts in 2011 on Social Media Examiner:

shareaholic app

There's an embeddable app available for wider blogs.

ZoomSphere: This nifty tool ranks the top brand pages on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.


Discover the brand pages leading on Google+.

incentiBox: This is a free community rewards program solution to allow e-commerce stores to create their own social media–based customer rewards program.

Frrole: This allows you to follow locally relevant social news on Twitter.


Frrole currently gives you the news from 20 cities and is expanding to 50+ in the next couple of months.

Here’s an interesting infographic:

Friends and Frenemies: Why We Add and Remove Facebook Friends:

facebook friends infographic

Learn more about your Facebook friends.

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What social media news caught your interest this week? Please share your comments below.

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