Snapchat lets users create short-lived ‘stories’ for user interaction. Snaplytics takes regular snapshots of your Snapchat account and offers insights and benchmarking, plus a library of previously created content to view engagement levels and for republishing.
Snaplytics supports scheduling stories for later publication, organised by tags for easy tracking. Its elegant dashboard displays marketing performance on a platform-by-platform basis.
Brandwatch eavesdrops on information that could be crucial to your company from Facebook, Twitter, blogs, forums, news and other diverse web sources.
Social sentiment analysis shows the tone of data collected from profiles you’ve connected with, so you can include pertinent trends and emerging themes in your conversations.
10. Simply Measured
Simply Measured (by Sprout Social) is a more expensive, in-depth social media analytics tool.
It offers free reports on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and sophisticated subscriber reports, including date and time engagement analysis and content type analysis. This allows you to publish the types of content that work best, at optimal times for your community.
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Social Media Guidelines
Whilst the above platforms are excellent tools for raising profile and driving sales, be aware of Social Media basics to ensure your efforts yield positive results (see Social Media Basics):
Quality – Publish content that people want to share, and that will last (see Content Marketing).
Quantity – Quantity is critical as new material will quickly override yours. Be consistent with posts, and re-post new content several times.
Posting – Social media audiences vary, so use data to determine how and when to post. Experiment with different times to identify the most effective to reach your customer types.
Hashtags – Be strategic with hashtags, @mention those that matter on each post. If creating a branded hashtag, make it easy to spell and say, eye-catching and memorable.
Goals – Know what follower behaviour you are trying to drive, so what channels and activities to concentrate on, and what metrics to measure to track success. For example: