Post Google-Twitter Launch: How is Google Indexing Twitter Today?

Google Now Can Access All of Twitter. What Is the Impact on Google Search?

Back on February 4th, 2015, the news broke on a new deal between Google and Twitter, and on May 19th the the new deal went live. Back on February 10, 2015, we took a snapshot of how Google was indexing tweets before the deal went into effect. Today, we are releasing data on how Google is currently indexing tweets, now that the deal … [Read more...]

Engaging Your Company in Social Media With Pitney Bowes’ Wayne Kurtzman

Your Company Can't Do It Alone - Interview with Wayne Kurtzman of Pitney Bowes

I recently had a chance to chat with Wayne Kurtzman, Manager of Social Media Marketing Listening and Insights at Pitney Bowes, to find out how an "old school" major brand moves into the social media age. (Get Wayne's full bio at the end of this post.) Eric: Can you provide us with some background as to why Pitney Bowes is active in … [Read more...]

Measuring and Driving Social Media Success with Aetna’s Lauren Vargas

How Aetna measures its social media effectiveness.

Interview with Aetna's Lauren Vargas Eric Enge and Mark Traphagen of Stone Temple Consulting recently chatted with Lauren Vargas about how she measures and drives social media success at Fortune 50 insurance provider Aetna. Lauren is Head of Social Media and Community for Aetna. Learn more about Lauren Eric Enge: How do you measure … [Read more...]

Hard Numbers for Public Posting Activity on Google Plus

Hard Numbers on Google Plus Public Posting

The debate on the activity level on Google+ has raged for years. How many users are really active on it? Is the place a ghost town? Why hasn't Google shut it down already? Well, I decided to put it to the test, so I did a hardcore analysis of 516,246 randomly selected Google+ profiles, and this post has the scoop for you. Sit down … [Read more...]

The Power of Brand Collaboration in Content Marketing

The Power of Brand Collaboration in Content Marketing

At ClickZ Live New York, Playboy's Robin Zucker spoke about "Getting Real With Native: Making Branded Content Programs Work." Her session focused on how to create high-quality branded authentic content that serves the need of promoting a brand — without having any advertising or promotional component to it at all. Robin is Senior … [Read more...]

Why Are Social Engagement Metrics Useful? – Here’s Why with Mark & Eric

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Some marketing insiders say that social media engagement is not a reliable or useful metric. Some point to a lack of evidence that social media engagement correlates to direct sales. In this episode of Here's Why with Mark & Eric, Mark Traphagen will show you why engagement metrics should not only not be ignored, but measured and … [Read more...]

How Does Japanese Twitter Use Differ from Western Twitter Use?

How Different is Twitter Use in Japan?

Here it is in a nutshell: Engagement with Japanese tweets is more affected by Social Authority levels than are Western language tweets. [Tweet This!] Use of Hashtags, links, and longer tweet length have an even greater positive impact than they do in Western language tweets. [Tweet This!] In December we published our study on … [Read more...]