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The 7 Most Interesting Social Media Studies And What To Learn From Them

The 7 Most Interesting Social Media Studies And What To Learn From Them | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

One of the first things I’ve learnt, close to 2 years ago when taking the plunge into Social Media with Buffer, was that things aren’t yet very defined.

 

Guiding metrics and studies in this space are really just in their beginning phase and a lot is still quite vague. To help make things a tiny bit more clear, I thought it might be helpful to collect 10 of the most interesting social media studies and see what we can best learn from them.

 

So without any further ado, let’s dig in and talk about the most important social media stats out there:


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Great set of takeaways from this selection of social media studies. For example, did you know that the first 60 minutes of your posts is the most important from an engagement point of view? . . .

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Nine0Media's curator insight, March 12, 5:59 PM

#DIYSEO #Nine0Media #SocialMediaTools

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5 Questions to Ask When Writing Content | Jeffbullas's Blog

5 Questions to Ask When Writing Content | Jeffbullas's Blog | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
The web was dominated for a decade by two key elements. Search engines and content. Then social media turned up. Content creation on a smarter and social web requires intelligent and creative thinking.
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Can you answer Number 1 with a definite "No"? Great post from Jeff Bullas . . .

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Graph Search: Facebook’s Way of Keeping You Inside of Facebook (Video)

Graph Search: Facebook’s Way of Keeping You Inside of Facebook (Video) | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Facebook aims to be your own personal Internet, one search at a time.
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Faceboogle? Facebook launch social search as a serious challenge to Google. Is this the future of search? . . .

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yeohyc's curator insight, January 16, 2013 7:29 AM

Facebook has unveiled 'Graph Search' - a new Social Search feature - which is likely to increase competition with review websites such as Google and Yelp. Is this the future of Search? 

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Help Customers Find You: How to Use Keywords on Your Social Networks

Help Customers Find You: How to Use Keywords on Your Social Networks | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

In this article, KISSmetrics demonstrate step by step, some of the places and different ways you can use keywords on your social media pages . . .

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Twitter Opens Up To Search Engines

Twitter Opens Up To Search Engines | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

Twitter recently updated its robots.txt file and, though the change opens up millions of pages to being crawled, there’s no guarantee that the main search engines want what Twitter is offering . . .

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5 Social Media Lessons 'Small' Business Can Learn from 'Big' Business | Social Media Today

5 Social Media Lessons 'Small' Business Can Learn from 'Big' Business | Social Media Today | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Small companies have unique benefits that help them in social media. They can be more personal, more intimate, move faster, and be more flexible. Big businesses have problems due to their size, organization and bureaucracies.
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8 Ways to Track YouTube Video Performance | Social Media Examiner

8 Ways to Track YouTube Video Performance | Social Media Examiner | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
YouTube video strategy: How to use YouTube Insights to learn how to increase the reach of your videos and get more out of your video marketing.
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64 Pinterest Marketing Tips and Tactics - in an infographic!

64 Pinterest Marketing Tips and Tactics - in an infographic! | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

Great visual summary of Pinterest, the channel that offers an ecosystem to experiment and play with images as a means of marketing and engagement and even selling . . .

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Why Google new semantic search will be a game-changer - Telegraph

Why Google new semantic search will be a game-changer - Telegraph | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Google's shift to semantic search will be a game changer if successful.
Businesses need to take advantage of every opportunity this makeover
provides, writes Emma Barnett.
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How to Optimize Your Brand for Social Search | Smedio

How to Optimize Your Brand for Social Search | Smedio | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

Brand optimization for social search is becoming an increasingly crucial part of the overall social media strategy for any business. Douglas Idugboe from Smedio gives some good "how tos" . . .

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Foursquare goes Google with it's new Explore search feature . . .

Foursquare goes Google with it's new Explore search feature . . . | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

Foursquare has added an ‘Explore’ function to its website, which effectively turns its billions of check-ins into a social search engine . . .

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Google Search Gets Personal . . .

Google Search Gets Personal . . . | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Google’s search results are undergoing their most radical transformation ever, as a new “Search Plus Your World” format begins rolling out today.
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Introducing Google+ Sign-In: simple and secure, minus the social spam - Google+ Developers Blog

Introducing Google+ Sign-In: simple and secure, minus the social spam - Google+ Developers Blog | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Official source of information about the Google+ platform
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Google+ now have a social sign-in that promises to be secure and help cut down on social spam. Here's the griff . . .

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Twitter Itself Will Soon Decide the Value of Your Tweets

Twitter Itself Will Soon Decide the Value of Your Tweets | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it
Twitter will soon attach value ratings to users' tweets. Here's why.
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Positive noise filter? Potentially scary? Whatever you think, your tweets will soon be valued by Twitter themselves . . .

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Gaurav Pandey's curator insight, February 17, 2013 8:51 PM

Smart move from guys at Twitter. Let's see how it pans out. 

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7 Effortless Ways to Find New Ideas for Your Blog

7 Effortless Ways to Find New Ideas for Your Blog | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

Blogging strategy: How to find new and interesting content ideas for your hungry business blog that will keep your readers engaged and wanting more . . .

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5 Ways to Improve Your Facebook News Feed Exposure

5 Ways to Improve Your Facebook News Feed Exposure | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

Facebook Edgerank: What you need to know to improve your Facebook marketing. Discover how to calculate your reach and grow your audience . . .

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Love your graphic - will be sharing, great pin!
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Social Trust Factor: 10 Tips to Establish Credibility | The Marketing Nut

Social Trust Factor: 10 Tips to Establish Credibility | The Marketing Nut | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

Do you lack the trust factor? Are your communities are reluctant to engage with you.10 tips to increase credibility and trust . . .

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9 Awesome Things You Can Do With Google Analytics 5

9 Awesome Things You Can Do With Google Analytics 5 | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

Google Analytics 5 took the best features of their analytics program and made it even easier to use with new organization and visualization features . . .

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Three Content Super Powers that Will Transform Your Social Media, Search, and Sales

Three Content Super Powers that Will Transform Your Social Media, Search, and Sales | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

You don't want your content marketing efforts to go unnoticed like the quiet kid who sits in the back of the class. Learn how to transform your content marketing with super powers via its integration with social media, search, and sales . . .

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Google Announce Launch Of New Social Media Measurement Tool - Social Reports

Google Announce Launch Of New Social Media Measurement Tool -  Social Reports | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

Speaking at SES New York, Google shared the news of the immediate, incremental launch of their new Social Reports.

 

“The new social reports take into account the total number of conversions that happen to visitors that had touched a social media channel connected with the account.”

 

Find Out More: http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2161938/New-Google-Analytics-Social-Reports-Measure-SMM-Value-View-Streams


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How To Boost Your Facebook EdgeRank Score (via SnapApp Blog)

How To Boost Your Facebook EdgeRank Score (via SnapApp Blog) | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

Great article on how understand and to use Facebook's Edgerank to boost your succes on Facebook . . .

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Doing The Business With Social Media . . .

Doing The Business With Social Media . . . | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

Here's a great low-down on the essential social media tools for your small business via Tone Agency

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And now with correct spelling too! Many thanks to Tone Agency for a great post . . .
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Twitter vs. Google - the gloves are off! . . .

Twitter vs. Google - the gloves are off! . . . | Social Media Bites! | Scoop.it

As google starts to unroll it's new intergrated Google+ search, Twitter weighs in with some serious criticism . . .

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David Blundell's comment, January 12, 2012 3:20 AM
Hi all - thanks for your thanks and re-scoops. It's all kicking off! . . .