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6 Top Social Media Dashboards for Small Business

6 Top Social Media Dashboards for Small Business | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

"A handy roundup of the best social media dashboards and the benefits they can bring your small business, including cost"


1) HootSuite Easy to use and packed with features, Hootsuite is probably the most widely known social media dashboard. It’s also free with basic features, and you can upgrade inexpensively to a pro version.


HootSuite lets you manage your Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn accounts, and you can also toss in Google+, Foursquare, WordPress, and MySpace. The platform offers apps that allow you to monitor and manage Flickr, YouTube, Tumblr, and more — including marketing tools such as MailChimp or Constant Contact.


The free version includes message scheduling and basic analytics. The pro upgrade offers advanced scheduling tools and analytics, including integration with Google Analytics, and HootSuite University, a social media training and certification program.


Cost: The basic version is free for one user and up to five accounts. HootSuite Pro starts at $5.99 a month with a 30-day free trial, and gives you two users and unlimited accounts.


2) VerticalResponse Social
3) Postling
4) SproutSocial
5) Sendible
6) Crowdbooster

 

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

This is a helpful list from Mari Smith, who I've followed for several years now.   Where would I be without my Hootsuite?  It's pretty great.  (Tho' it doesn't always capture every tweet mention.) ~  Deb

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How to use LinkedIn groups to Build Your Business

How to use LinkedIn groups to Build Your Business | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

This post offer five ideas on what to talk about in LinkedIn.


LinkedIn can help you find new prospects and discover more about them before you even think about 'selling'.


Excerpted from | Joined Up Business Networking


What should I say in LinkedIn discussions?

It’s important to add to the discussions in the groups, rather than .. (lurking).


Respond to discussions where you have some knowledge, or experience; maybe answering a question on something you know a lot about, or have tried in the past (whether it worked or not), maybe you can recommend somebody that knows the answer.



What discussions should I start?
If you blog, using some of your blogs (not every blog) as the basis for a discussion 

Putting links to industry news that is related to your business and starting discussions on them. This is great as it doesn’t involve you in writing material!


Finding that material can be quite easy too....



Via Rami Kantari
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Three Ways to Use Pinterest for Business

Three Ways to Use Pinterest for Business | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

Pinterest may be a way to feed our creativity, but it's also a way to provide customers a visual way to share your products and services via these these ideas....


They include:  use of the Pin-It widget, contests and creating a company board.

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7 Steps to Ignite Your Social Media ROI - Infographic

7 Steps to Ignite Your Social Media ROI - Infographic | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

Social Media ROI - how to Ignite Social Media (RT @Lexis_Kreationz:  http://t.co/cYG7w4e0...)...

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Avoiding a Social Media Disaster for Your Small Business | Wasp Buzz

Avoiding a Social Media Disaster for Your Small Business | Wasp Buzz | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

Here's a list of good reminders on social media good or golden practices for small business including, don't ignore negative comments.  Reach out and ask what you can do to help.


Excerpts from the article:

Respond to all negative comments directly, personally, and quickly.
...if someone is reaching out via social media, they are looking for a quick response or action.  


Always, always proofread and edit.
...err on the side of safety when sending responses to customers via social networks.


Only grant access to your profiles to trusted individuals.
Respond to all negative comments directly, personally, and quickly. Generally, if someone is reaching out via social media, they are looking for a quick response or action from the brand or business in question.

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Blogging & Curation, Business Lessons Learned using Traditional and New Social Media Tools | LA2M

Blogging & Curation, Business Lessons Learned using Traditional and New Social Media Tools | LA2M | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

Are you a small to medium business owner?  If so, what are the best choices to leverage  current & NEW social media tools, from blogging mainstays to newer curation tools like ScoopIt, Quora, Pinterest, paper.li & tech.li?


JT & I presented what we've found useful in our paths as independent consultants and business owners.


We have shared our tools and learning to demystify the blog and/or curate process and have provided practical examples as well as what we have each achieved in just the past two years.


Learn how social media "traditional" blogging tools (Wordpress, Twitter, LinkedIn) as well as newer social media curation tools (ScoopIt, Pinterest, paper.li) can help your business grow.


Get first-hand exposure to how these tools are applied. Our videos and powerpoint slides will help you answer:


What would be best for me to grow my business and help me move from an unknown to becoming a true partner to my customers?


Deb Nystrom of Reveln Consulting delivers large-scale innovation, change leadership and organization development consulting and coaching support to executives. Deb leverages her message and brand across multiple social media channels and networks.


Co-presenter, JT Pedersen, is a product strategist and provides management consulting in the software space. He has become a recognized blogger, sought-after book reviewer, and writer for Tech.li.


Presentation Level: Intermediate


Here's the link to our newly archived full presentation:  My YouTube video (at the bottom), UStream archive & slides:

http://la2m.org/events/blogging-curation-business-lessons-learned-using-traditional-and-new-social-media-tools

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