Crowdbooster – Accessible Social Media Analytics


For all those data lovers out there, you are going to love Crowdbooster. It provides business-class analytics and it also has a free version for individual accounts. So plug in and let the data-fest begin.

Targeted Recommendations

Don’t know how to grow your reach and influence and get the Klout score you’ve always wanted? Let Crowdbooster recommend who you should reach out to, what sites to tweet about and when is the best time to schedule your tweets.

I’m a newbie and Crowdbooster is still learning my social profile so it is only giving me what seems to be pretty generic times to get the most out of my tweets. I bet it will change as it gets to know me better (and I become a more regular tweeter).

At-a-glance analytics

This measures potential impressions, retweets and replies in a slick bubble map fashion (and for you data geeks, there’s a table view as well). Use this data to observe which tweets get the most retweets and analyze why.

This is pretty straight forward and not bad for a free service. I would like to see some comparison with tweets from other people who tweet about the same type of stuff or just get tons of retweets. The compare and contrast would give greater insight into how to improve my tweets.

Deep audience insights

This is hyped up, but it’s still useful. It shows your top retweeters so you can easily see who loves your content and shares it with their followers. So in one place you can manage your relationship with your top followers and then try to find more like them.

It would be better if there were a way to interact with those people right there. A static report is nice, but doing something with it is better.

Other Tidbits

Other services have a content scheduler, but with the recommended time to tweet, it’s that much better than other schedulers.

For an individual user, this is pretty cool. It lacks enterprise functionality for it to be a serious business tool, but it’s okay for startups and small companies. That being said, I wish it could track your personal Facebook profile and not just a Page. It’s probably because it uses Facebook insights to get its data and I don’t think that’s available for Facebook profiles.

Question

What do you use to track your social impact?

Domo Tuesday

Feeling depressed at night when you finally leave work and go home? (I know I do since I work at Domo.) Missing the synergistic energy from your co-workers? Are you solving hard problems in the loneliness of your basement?

Well don’t reach for your Prozac. Go to Domo Tuesday!

It’s a virtual Twitter party every Tuesday at 8pm MDT. (I know…some of you are still at work and that’s okay.)

How do you join? Simply follow the #DomoTuesday hashtag starting at 9pm on Tuesdays and you’re there. Join the fun or be one of those freaky observers.

Tweet Grid is a great web app to help facilitate these sort of things.

http://tweetgrid.com/grid?l=2&q1=twitter&q2=%23DomoTuesday&q3=%23DomoSocial

Put #DomoTuesday in the hashtag input box and all your tweets are automagically in the mix.

What are we going to tweet about? That’s up to you. It can be work related, personal or whatever. Just remember not to get yourself fired!

Details

  • What: Domo Tuesday
  • When: Tuesdays at 9pm MDT
  • Where: Twitter
  • Why: Because
  • Who: You know who

Social Media for Business – The Social Domolution

Josh James, founder of Domo, has started a social experiment…a #DomoSocial experiment. I was at the kickoff last Tuesday and I have to be honest, I have mixed feelings.

Analysts have asked, “Is social media for business?”, but the elephant in the room is – What if this explodes in our face? We’re in the middle of working our brains off to get an awesome product out the door as soon as possible and this experiment threatens our ability to focus and get the job done.

SaraJoy Pond, Senior Designer – Infographics, shared her reservations about #DomoSocial. Maybe this isn’t the right way to go about the new social universe.

Or is it?

Here’s what Josh said about #DomoSocial:

The program is designed to get everyone here engaged with and learning from consumer and social technologies. We believe this will help us develop a better product, understand the viral nature of web offerings more effectively, assist in getting the Domo brand out there and enable better customer conversations.

Now I’m getting excited! I love technology and awesome web experiences and this program will help me become more of an expert in this space and therefore allow me to provide better value to our customers.

Heather Zynczak, CMO at Domo, gave her reasons why she is excited:

• Increased Social IQ
• Improved Product Quality
• Leveraging employee voices for brand awareness

Do you feel the energy rising? You know I do!

And Josh means business. He is “instituting a social IQ test into [the] hiring process.” So for all those hoping to work at Domo, you better brush up on your social knowledge.

During this kickoff meeting, the PR part of me kept raising red flags. As we all get more social, someone is bound to say something that will come back and bite us. Julie Kehoe, VP of Communications, put me at ease when she went over the Dos and Don’ts:

…it’s a good tip sheet for how not to get fired.

Let the Games Begin

To answer my analyst friends, social media is definitely for business. So, I want to see how social Domo can really be. We are part of an experiment, so let’s experiment with…

Twitter Tuesday = Domo Tuesday.

It’s a long held tradition to get together Tuesday night on Twitter. So I’m inviting all my Domosapien friends to come join me this Tuesday, May 15th at 8pm MDT at #DomoTuesday.

To help facilitate our first #DomoTuesday, I’ve created a TweetGrid URL you can use:

http://tweetgrid.com/grid?l=2&q1=twitter&q2=%23DomoTuesday&q3=%23DomoSocial

I don’t know how long everyone will want to stay on. This is all brand new. But let’s remember Josh’s tweet on How to Cure Social Media Paralysis – Point 4: Focus to drive relationship-building versus broadcasting.

On our quest to become more social and knowledgeable with technology, I look forward to see what happens and hope to see you all there.

Question: What do you think about the #DomoSocial experiment?