Social media has been a dominant force in the marketing world for many years. In addition to posting and interacting with connections, the platforms are valuable tools for finding stories, news gathering and research. These websites can help you sift through the noise to discover what you want to find.
Analyze what content performs best for a topic or competitor by viewing the shares on the top social platforms.
If you want more accurate search results on Facebook, try the graph search from your Facebook accounts.
Gramfeed uncovers images on Instagram by location, keyword, or hashtag. Several of them are located by geography, so you can find out what people are posting from specific events, etc.
Discover news stories about or by your LinkedIn and Gmail contacts with Newsle.
Nuzzel connects to your Facebook and Twitter accounts so you can find out what news is trending among your friends and contacts.
If you want to find out if an image has been shared before, right click on it and select “search Google for this image.” You can also submit the URL of the image to TinEye for more information.
You can search the Internet for a specific topic by Twitter posts, links, videos, photos and Influencers. You can view the number of tweets on a specific hashtag or term from the past 30 days.
To learn what is trending on Twitter in your country, your city and around the world, you can do a free basic search and see the trending hashtags at a glance.
The information you collect with these online tools can help shape a web strategy for your business. Social media can be a useful channel for your business planning and market research.
The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.- Marcel Proust
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