Scoop.it Now Runs on HootSuite’s Social Media Dashboard


Author: Scoop.it

Social Media is easy. But only in theory.

When you get down to the practical things Social Media requires, you realize that a lot of them take time, require some special skills or are simply too complex to bother. While blogging and social networks have now been around for years, the truth is that for a lot of people, using Social Media in a professional way is still anything but a no-brainer; whether your job consists of running a business, pitching new customers, fundraising for a cause, educating students or coaching clients, it usually takes a good 100% of your time, so how can you “do Social Media” on top of that?

The key to solve this includes working on smarter workflows. At Scoop.it, for instance, we realized that having a suggestion engine combined with a bookmarklet for 1-click publishing greatly helped our users. And by adding features like the connections to the social networks they wanted or the ability to rescoop one another’s content, we have taken – and continue to take – steps towards making the whole Social Media Publishing workflow much simpler.

HootSuite is another company that has worked extensively on this workflow problem. By combining monitoring and cross-posting, they’ve built one of the most popular Social Media platforms to date with millions of professional users.

We’re therefore thrilled to be partnering with HootSuite today and to introduce the Scoop.it App for HootSuite. From now on, HootSuite users can combine the powerful stream layout that enables them to monitor various sources of content at once with Scoop.it’s easy content curation capabilities.

This means more relevant content but also more visibility for this content when it’s published to your Scoop.it pages, whose topic-centric nature drives on average 3 clicks per visitor and greater discovery from Social and Search.

Scoopiteers who already leverage topic-centric content curation to develop their visibility online can now diversify their sources of content by using HootSuite to monitor various content streams, including the topics they follow on Scoop.it or some specific Scoop.it searches to closely monitor their interests.

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Hootsuite está de celebración: supera los cuatro millones de usuarios, infografía


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Interesantes las cifras que ha hecho públicas Hootsuite. El popular cliente multiplataforma, del que hemos publicado por aquí algún tutorial, ha hecho públicas sus estadísticas, que no pueden ser más positivas: más de 4 millones de usuarios se han registrado y, en total, desde 2009 se han enviado más de 1.000 millones de mensajes a través de su aplicación.

Lo mejor de estos datos es que, como muestra la infografía que han preparado a tal efecto, el crecimiento cada vez es mayor. Hootsuite incluso está viendo cómo un gran porcentaje de usuarios (36%) se registran desde dispositivos móviles. Además, este crecimiento se está reflejando en sus cuentas Pro y de Empresa. Sin duda, los ejecutivos de la compañía tienen hoy razones para estar contentos.

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No por ser PYME podemos prescindir de un Social Media Plan: 5 claves para hacerlo más fácil | por: Eleonor Estévez



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La mayor parte de PYMEs no pueden invertir en crear y mantener un buen Departamento de Marketing y Comunicación, pero ello no es excusa para descuidar las tareas de dicho ámbito. Al igual que el empresario realiza planes estratégicos sobre la venta o distribución de sus productos, debe realizarlos para explicar “al mundo” lo que hace y, sobre todo, “lo bien” que lo hace. Para ello, podemos utilizar herramientas tradicionales de publicidad (como puede ser la inserción de anuncios) y comunicación corporativa (ya hemos hablado en alguna ocasión sobre las notas y dossiers de prensa) o podemos valernos de las posibilidades 2.0, con diferentes medios de difusión online y redes sociales.

Disponer de una estrategia previa en redes sociales (también conocido por Social Media Plan) es imprescindible para cualquier empresa que actualmente esté presente en Internet: tendremos una visión mucho más clara de dónde queremos llegar y cómo queremos hacerlo. Por este motivo, a continuación expondremos los cinco puntos esenciales que debe tener cualquier Social Media Plan…() Leer más “No por ser PYME podemos prescindir de un Social Media Plan: 5 claves para hacerlo más fácil | por: Eleonor Estévez”

HootSuite adds Instagram, SlideShare and more to its App Directory


 

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Less than ten days after Social media management dashboard HootSuite announced4m users, the Canadian company has revealed the latest additions to its App Directory, with Instagram and SlideShare among the new recruits. Document-focused app Edocr, and engagement app Zuum have also been added.

Launched in 2008, HootSuite is a platform that lets users manage multiple social networks through a single dashboard, and the Vancouver-based company has grown into a global social media brand used by individuals and companies alike. Earlier this year, we reported that HootSuite had released its Engagement API and reeled in the likes of Digg and Trendspottr to its App Directory.

With these new apps, HootSuite edges closer towards providing a single, solitary dashboard for its users to manage all their online communications.

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Instagram and SlideShare were among the top requested app integrations.With the Instagram inclusion, users can view and search Instagram photos, filter the stream to view key feeds (Home, Popular, My Photos, My Likes), view and add comments, ‘Like’ photos, and share photos to social networks. As for SlideShare, you’ll be able to view, upload and share SlideShare content. Leer más “HootSuite adds Instagram, SlideShare and more to its App Directory”

Cómo desarrollar una rutina en redes sociales


Por: Víctor Martín, emprendedor, empresario y editor del blog victormartinp.com
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Las redes sociales se han convertido en ungran  escaparate en el que podemos promocionar nuestros servicios, tanto si somos empresas como si somos profesionales freelance. Así pues, utilizando las redes sociales podemos incrementar de forma increíble nuestra visibilidad creando así nuevas posibilidades de negocio y nuevas vías de comercialización.

Sin embargo no basta con tener presencia en estos medios sociales. También hay que tener definida una estrategia y una rutina para llevarla a cabo.

Por lo tanto con el objetivo de desarrollar una rutina de Social Media, te recomiendo seguir los siguientes pasos:

  • Recopila fuentes

La esencia del social media es compartir contenidos y crear conversaciones. Para ello no siempre vas a hablar de ti mismo. Si algo está mal visto en las redes sociales es lo que se denomina “autobombo”. Recopilando fuentes de contenidos relacionados con tu ámbito o nicho, podrás compartirlos y harás que tus seguidores los difundan de nuevo, cosa que te dará mucha visibilidad. Leer más “Cómo desarrollar una rutina en redes sociales”

17 Little Known Social Media Tools You Should Be Using (and Why)

To make matters worse, for every social site launched, there seems to be two or more services created to measure, track and monitor that service. What’s a marketing professional to do?

To help you cut through the clutter I thought I’d share with you 17 must-use social media tools that have helped my clients and their businesses. You’ll also get my reasons for why you should be using these tools, too.
1. EditFlow

An open source project led by Daniel Bachhuber, Mo Jangda and Scott Bressler, EditFlow is a WordPress plugin that allows you to manage your editorial team seamlessly.

Get a snapshot of your month-to-month content with the calendar:


 

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Everywhere you look there is social media. It’s in our homes, businesses, places of worship and schools. And everywhere you look people are using it and talking about it. And it seems that every week there is a new social site launched.

To make matters worse, for every social site launched, there seems to be two or more services created to measure, track and monitor that service. What’s a marketing professional to do?

To help you cut through the clutter I thought I’d share with you 17 must-use social media tools that have helped my clients and their businesses. You’ll also get my reasons for why you should be using these tools, too.

1. EditFlow

An open source project led by Daniel Bachhuber, Mo Jangda and Scott Bressler, EditFlow is a WordPress plugin that allows you to manage your editorial team seamlessly.

Get a snapshot of your month-to-month content with the calendar:

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Improved content status beyond WordPress’ default draft and pending review: Leer más “17 Little Known Social Media Tools You Should Be Using (and Why)”

How Industry Marketers Can Save Twitter’s Ecosystem

The Demise of the Ecosystem

Until this year, twitter had plenty of feature gaps. I remember when it wasn’t unusual to go to Twitter.com or text 40404 to share my thoughts with my followers. Over time, new companies were formed to take advantage of what Twitter wasn’t doing on its own. Smartphone apps, analytics, scheduled tweets, pictures and video, among others, were integrated into the service through third-party development efforts to make Twitter easier and more useful to its rapidly growing user base. This trend gave us a new wave of social media household names, such as HootSuite, TweetDeck, UberTwitter and Topsy.

The market for enhancing Twitter was robust and growing … which his probably what caught the company’s attention.

Though Twitter has dabbled in closing its feature gaps in the past – e.g., with the 2008 acquisition of Summize – it approached the task in 2010 with unparalleled vigor. Kicking off the Chirp developer conference in April with the acquisition of iPhone app developer Tweetie, Twitter introduced new features, applications and revenue models at a rapid pace, much of it coming at the expense of the ecosystem that fueled its popularity. Then, with the “new Twitter” rolled out, it almost looked as though the company was truly going head-to-head with its own application ecosystem.

And, it makes perfect sense.

Twitter is ostensibly eager to demonstrate the legitimacy of its sky-high valuation, estimated to be around $4 billion recently, especially if a liquidity event is in the cards. In the near-term, it’s prudent for the company to consolidate user interaction and traffic to increase revenues, widen margins and cultivate end-user loyalty. Consequently, what’s good for Twitter isn’t necessarily good for the companies that have tied their future to the platform – leaving the ecosystem exposed to considerable risk.

The Standard Coping Mechanism

The prevailing wisdom for ecosystem companies has been to pursue broader reach. It’s a straightforward diversification play, in which Twitter ecosystem companies expand their services to other platforms. HootSuite, for example, lets users publish to LinkedIn, Facebook and WordPress, as well as Twitter.

This tactic does reduce platform-related and strategy risks, but it fails to provide an opportunity for differentiation. Social media content and analytics management is already well on its way to commoditization, leaving little room for the rapid growth that Twitter ecosystem companies (and their investors) likely crave. The only ways to compete are on usability, insight and cross-platform reach. The barriers to entry are low – as Twitter has demonstrated in triggering this problem for its ecosystem – making differentiation virtually impossible.

For the ecosystem as a whole to recapture its momentum, a fundamentally different approach is necessary. Finding a way to cut through the endless tweets to help users with specific interests monitor and participate in a targeted manner could provide a wide range of opportunities to a sector that’s watching its future shrink.


The future of the Twitter ecosystem is uncertain, to say the least. A wave of enhancements this year has allowed Twitter to take traffic share back from the third-party application developers that helped accelerate Twitter’s growth. And, this appears to be a significant part of Twitter’s strategy going forward.

As Twitter looks to shore up its position, particularly as suitors reportedly bring multibillion dollar offers for the company, the ecosystem could suffer. Many of these companies are looking for ways to survive, yet they don’t seem to be looking in the right places: a great opportunity could be slipping through their fingers. For this sector of the social media market to regain its footing, it should look back to an approach that’s been around in the marketing world for decades. Leer más “How Industry Marketers Can Save Twitter’s Ecosystem”