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71 Percent Say They Can’t Live Without Facebook

Posted by Neil Vineberg on July 22, 2009

whisperFrom MEDIAPOST:

Could you survive without your social networks? Perhaps underestimating their own ability to adapt — or pick up a telephone — just 29% of Facebook and LinkedIn users say they could “probably do without” the popular networks, according to a new study by Anderson Analytics.

Apparently a somewhat less vital recourse, 35% of the 5,000 U.S. social media users surveyed in May said they could do without MySpace, while a more modest 43% thought life still worth living without Twitter.

Under 35, people rely on social networks for “fun” and contacting friends, while older consumers increasingly view them as indispensable for staying in touch with family and close friends.

Correspondingly, the majority — 75% — said Facebook was their most valuable network, followed by 65% who cited MySpace. Only 30% said the business centric LinkedIn was their most valuable network, followed by the 12% who gave it up to Twitter.

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8 Twitter Analytics Tools

Posted by Neil Vineberg on July 1, 2009

twitter-tools1Here are 8 Twitter analytics tools suggested by Social Media Today:

1. Twitalyzer: a unique tool to evaluate the activity of any Twitter user and report on relative influence, signal-to-noise ratio, generosity, velocity, clout, and other useful measures of success in social media.

2. MicroPlaza: a way to discover relevant and interesting items from the people we follow on Twitter. MicroPlaza delivers the filtered links from our Twitter timelines. It’s a discovery engine and a personal newswire.

3. Twist: a way to see trends of keywords or product names, based what Twitter users are tweeting about. See frequency of a keyword or product name being mentioned over a period a week or a month and display them on a graph.

4. Twitturly:  tracks the URLs flying around the Twitterverse and provides a quick, real-time view of what people are talking about on Twitter. Each time someone tweets a URL to their followers on Twitter, Twitturly takes note of it and applies it as a vote for that URL. The more votes a URL has in the last 24 hours, the higher it ranks on Twitturly’s Top100.

5. TweetStats: shows tweeting behavior of Twitter users. It consolidates and collates Twitter activity data and present them in colorful graphs.

6. TwitterFriends: explore the hidden network of Twitter contacts that are really relevant for you, see who among your Twitter friends are online at any moment, read stats about your own Twitter account and identify the Twitterers posting the most links.

7. Quickrate / Thummit: harvests the rich content of the Twittersphere to synthesize opinions on hot topics of the day (recent movies, buzzing memes).

8. TweetEffect: enter your twitter name and analyze your 200 latest updates and flag those up that made people follow or leave you.

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Tracking Twitter

Posted by Neil Vineberg on July 1, 2009

imagesTracking Twitter is a tool created by Electric Artists that lists major brands using Twitter in various business categories, including: brands, media, television, celebrities, and electric artists. For additional information on brands using Twitter, visit the Tracking Twitter blog.

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Web Analytics Tools Should Measure Social Media

Posted by Neil Vineberg on June 19, 2009

refresh_analytics_screenshotAlbert Gouyet, VP of Marketing, Quantivo, writes in Direct Marketing News, “Most Web analytics tools today were designed for Web 1.0 — a world where visitor behavior did not change in a flash.  As such, they rely on inflexible segmentation definitions, predictive models that take long to build and roll out and narrow analytics capabilities that fail to provide in-depth insight into behaviors.  In the modern Web, to get reaction time within the window of opportunity dictated by these fast-paced changes, a new approach is required. The solution starts with recognizing that behavioral analysis is fundamentally different from standard Web analytics.”

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In-House Analytics Skills: Not a Luxury

Posted by Neil Vineberg on June 19, 2009

According to the Serengeti Agency, for digital marketers, analytics is like breathing.  Nothing else in the body functions in the absence of breathing.   No matter how hard you try, breathing cannot be outsourced.   This is true regardless of whether digital marketing is accomplished by an in-house team or outsourced to an agency.

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