Ever since the downfall of Topsy, we’ve been on the search for new and free alternatives that provide the same quality of analytics, insights and content to replace your beloved tool. Here’s what we’ve discovered.
One of the aspects that’s most exciting about the evolution of social media marketing is the shift towards more responsive and intelligent campaigns based on data and audience insights. But while most now understand there's a heap more data available, not many know how to locate the signals and utilize them to best effect - here are some tips.
Social media analysts mine vast amounts of social data for insights that can both show ROI and drive strategy. They' re often tasked not only with informing and measuring social media efforts, but with using social data to determine the best courses of action across the entire organization.
What's a good number of Likes per post? It's a common question, and one that's difficult to definitively answer, but one reference we can look to is big brands. As such, I’ve had a look through the research we ’ve conducted on brands for our Big Brand Theory column over the last year and put together a listing of some of the findings from their stats across the major social channels. These engagement and activity figures may help provide some context on what you can expect from your social media presence, and what metrics you might consider in your own measurement.
You can't do social media, content, email, or any type of online marketing effectively without setting clear business goals and measuring your activities to see how you’re tracking towards achieving them. With that in mind, here are some of the more commnoly asked questions around analytics and their relevance.