Social Media Salaries: 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 This Week?

Infographic on Social Media Salaries: Interested in finding out how much social media professionals earn?  Click on this infographic by the 2.0 Adoption Council to discover salary averages for director level social media positions.

This survey shows an overall median salary of $114,750 for director level positions.

LinkedIn Goes Public:  LinkedIn started trading at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) this week and announced an initial public offering of 7,840,000 shares of common stock at a price to the public of $45.00 per share.

linkedin goes public

Evan Gottlieb share's the news.

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SocialOomph Adds Tweet Via Email Feature: Businesses with a SocialOomph Professional account may find this new feature useful as it allows you to send emails to generate social updates.

socialoomph email updates

The ability to send in social updates via email is useful when you want to allow several people to contribute updates with minimum disruption of their work routines and maximum efficiency.

Facebook Introduces New Login Approvals: This new login approval feature is optional. It enhances security with “a Two Factor Authentication system that requires you to enter a code”  which Facebook “sends to your mobile phone via text message whenever you log into Facebook from a new or unrecognized computer”.

facebook login approvals

This new Login Approval feature provides extra security for your Facebook account.

Here are a few social media tools worth a look.

Vrank: A free tool to grade brands with a series of web indicators (web mentions, SEO performance, social media activity).


There were a few glitches when running this report for Social Media Examiner. Vrank did not pick up all of the blog pages and Facebook mentions in the statistics below this initial graph. But it might still be worth a checking out.

Amazigg: A mashup service providing a mix of and data (and not connected with either of those companies). Amazigg lists products from the Amazon store which are submitted to the social bookmarking service Digg. Although this book selection is driven by Digg’s social community it’s a concept marketers may be interested to note.


Follow trends from Digg users on Amazon products here.

Likester: A Facebook application to discover what people like.


You can search by different categories: your own likes, your friends, everyone and what's trending.

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

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