Feb 15, 2011

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ValueVine Brings Location-Based, Review Site Analytics To Franchise Tool

Seattle-based ValueVine, a social media management solution for franchise and multiple-location businesses, this morning launched a powerful new version of their tool that expands focus beyond Facebook and Twitter and positions the company as a social media management, engagement and analytics solution. The new product, called ValueVine Connect, has such a wealth of new data and analysis functionality that CEO Neil Crist told me, “This will now be our lead product.”

That’s pretty impressive considering their previous management solution was solid.

ValueVine Connect not only adds Location-Based Services like Foursquare and ratings and review sites like Yelp to its management console, it completely turns the service around and presents a more complete analytics picture in its dashboard. There, you not only see a more complete picture of your business’s social outpost pages, even ones you may not have been thinking of before like CityGuide, but you have analytics around them that give you insights into each within location and geographic context.

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http://www.socialmediaexplorer.com

Article Two

How to Create Your Own Social Networking Community

If you have a medium- to large-sized online network, you might have noticed some of your contacts have been developing their own communities in the form of private groups, forums or social networks that are a mixture of free or paid memberships.

The Pros of Creating Your Own Community

So with all of the existing communities out there, what’s the benefit of creating your own?

Driving Traffic to Your Site – Let’s say that you start a forum on your own domain. If you’re successful in creating a popular community, you’ll be driving a lot of traffic to your website. The traffic, in turn, will lead to the next benefit.

Increasing Your Income – There are several ways to monetize a community. The direct approach is to actually charge your community membership fees for entry into the community or advanced privileges, such as the ability to promote themselves more within the community and premium content.

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http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/how-to-create-your-own-social-networking-community/#more-7763

Article Three

HOW TO: Turn Your Facebook Profile Photo Into a Video

Some Facebook users — myself formerly among them — are obsessive profile tweakers. We edit our list of interests. We reorganize our photo albums and experiment with awesome profile photo hacks. We weigh carefully whether we want to “Like” this Page or that, because we wonder how that information will be inferred. And we’re always just a little bit, well, bored with our profiles.

Enter FlipYourProfile, a new Facebook app slash browser plugin that allows you to replace your profile photo with a video. That’s right. You no longer have to have a boring still image in your profile photo box. You can have a moving, breathing, sound-generating profile video on loop.

Read the full story…

http://mashable.com

Article Four

Social media ad spend to hit $6 billion worldwide in 2011

Ad spend across social networks is to reach almost $6 billion USD in 2011
eMarketer has released a report predicting the global advertising spend across social networks will reach $5.97 billion USD in 2011.

This figure represents a growth of 71.6% from social media ad spend in 2010, which will translate to 8.7% of total online ad spend this year.  In the United States, marketers will spend in excess of $3 billion on social networks this year, which represents 10.8% of total digital ad spend.

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http://www.socialmediaportal.com/News/2011/01/Social-media-ad-spend-to-hit-6-billion-worldwide-in-2011.aspx

Article Five

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