Now that online social media has such a strong presence, each and every business should build a complex multiplatform online brand strategy. This strategy should involve fan pages on the most popular social media channels, like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, YouTube etc.
When building a company’s social media profile authority, a deep analysis of your content marketing efforts through the prism of competitive performance is the bottom line. An analysis of your competitors will help you to build your own successful brand strategy. I have taken for analysis a few social media tools that provide competitive analysis of social media fan pages. Our targeted platforms are Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. The key metrics that should be taken into consideration while analyzing fan pages are: growth rate, engagement rate, time of posting, frequency of posting/ day, volume of posts/day, the type of post, the length of post (Tip: don’t forget that on Facebook it should be between 50-250 chars, on Twitter – no longer than 140 chars., on LinkedIn – the visible part of the update counts about 250 chars.), the most utilized keywords and hashtags. So let’s overview the main features of some of the free and paid social media analytics tools.