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Sysomos MAP and Heartbeat Updates: Tumblr, YouTube and Facebook

Let’s just say we’ve been busy. Very, very busy. 

At Sysomos, we’re always working behind the scenes to make our technology better. Whether it’s delivering greater speed and accuracy, or more data and more potent analytics, our ongoing mission is to provide you with the best social intelligence out there — so that you can make the kinds of business decisions that drive future success. With that in mind, we’d like to share some of the major enhancements we’ve made lately, including the addition of Tumblr to our ever-expanding data set.

We’ve put Tumblr on the MAP. 

Earlier this year we announced our partnership with Tumblr. Today we’re thrilled to announce our all-new Tumblr integration, which gives you the ability to glean insights from the full breadth of Tumblr’s data, has been added to MAP. In fact, you can search for mentions using text-based queries among all eight Tumblr data types — from photos, text, audio and video, to quotes, answers, links and chats. And you can evaluate those mentions using Overall Sentiment, Word Cloud and Buzzgraph analytics. Perhaps best of all, you can get started right now.

Sysomos MAP - Tumblr Search Results

Sysomos MAP - View Tumblr Posts

Sysomos MAP - Tumblr Buzzgraph

 

You’ll love (not just ‘Like’) more Facebook results in MAP.

Enter search terms as usual and you’ll notice something right away: a lot more Facebook results. Why? We’re now pulling in tons more Facebook data. More data = more results. And that’s the kind of math everyone loves to do.

Run YouTube Analytics without skipping a Heartbeat.

You can now view no less than 17 of the most popular YouTube Channel metrics — including Geographical, Playback, Traffic Sources and Device, as well as Basic and Daily metrics — right from within the Heartbeat platform, without having to log in to YouTube.  All that’s required is a one-time permissions process in which your YouTube Channel administrator (maybe that’s even you) grants Heartbeat access to retrieve the metrics. Here’s a sample of how some of these new metrics will look in your Heartbeat:

Sysomos Heartbeat - YouTube Views

Sysomos Heartbeat - Youtube View Duration By Country

Sysomos Heartbeat - Youtube View Duration by Device

 

As always, if you’re already using MAP or Heartbeat please contact your account team with any questions.

If you’re not already using MAP or Heartbeat, please feel free to contact us to learn more about these great new updates and our software overall.

Product Updates: Influencer Bio Searches, Google+ Fan Pages and More

Today we have some great product updates and a big announcement

In our continued pursuit of excellence here at Sysomos we have some exciting developments to share with you today. As usual with these emails, we have some great updates to both the MAP and Heartbeat software that we think you’re really going to enjoy. But first, we have something even more exciting to tell you about…

Sysomos is now officially a Twitter Certified Partner!

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Being a part of the Twitter Certified Partner Program solidifies the benefit we provide in helping businesses learn and act upon what their customers are saying on Twitter. Being part of this program allows us to take full advantage of the Twitter platform and innovate to solve business needs. Essentially this means that our products will be constantly improving to make sure you are getting the best possible information and insights from Twitter to do your job better.

 

And now, here’s our latest round of product updates:

  

Twitter Trends

With brands always looking for ways to benefit from real-time marketing, it’s important for them to know what’s going on and what people are talking about at all times. That’s why we’ve added a new section to both MAP and Heartbeat that shows you what is currently trending on Twitter. These trending topics can be viewed on a worldwide basis, by country or even as specific as major cities around the world. So whether you’re a global, national or local business, you can see what the people who matter to you are talking about.

In MAP, this feature can be found in the left-hand column of the dashboard. In Heartbeat you can find it on the right-hand column of the Twitter tab.

Updated Tutorial Videos

As part of a continued commitment to our clients, you will notice updates to the Help section of both Heartbeat and MAP. In the Heartbeat Help section you can find 11 new tutorial videos and 5 new downloadable cheat sheets. In MAP there are 11 new tutorial videos and 2 new downloadable cheat sheets. The look and layout of the help section in Heartbeat and training section in MAP has also changed to make it easier for you to find the information you are looking for. Continue to watch for more updates in the coming weeks!

 

Twitter Influencer Bio Search

Not everyone talks a lot about their work or interests on Twitter, but that doesn’t mean they’re not influential to others about those things. With our new Twitter Bio Search you can now search directly in people’s bios for ways they describe themselves.  The Bio Search also allows you to look for people with certain numbers of followers and apply country filters to your search. So now, you can find moms from Toronto with more than 500 followers, but less than 1000. Or you can find dentists in Chicago with over 5000 followers.

 

Analyze A Google+ Fan Page

With Google+ being the latest social network to get its feet underneath it, it’s important to know what’s happening with your company’s page. Now you can link your Google+ Fan Page directly into your Heartbeat so you can always know exactly what is going on. Just like Facebook and LinkedIn pages in Heartbeat, the addition of Google+ will show you the latest activity on your page, a buzzgraph of what’s being said and the overall sentiment of the page. If you’d like to attach your Google+ Fan Page to your Heartbeat, your account manager would be more than happy to help you do so.

Edit Email Alerts

We’ve made it easier to edit your email alerts that come from Heartbeat. The importance of things that you monitor can sometimes change from not important to very important, or from very important to not so important, so your update frequencies will need to change as well. Rather than starting from scratch on the alert, we’ve made it easy to go in and edit how and when you receive them. Simply go into the Email Subscriptions tab in your Settings and you can quickly change the settings to any of your email alerts.

New User Roles

As social media teams expand within companies, we’ve discovered a greater need for different roles and what they can do in Heartbeat. Because of this we’ve added two new roles that you can assign to people on your team; Supervisor and Director. These are in addition to the roles that already exist; User, Manager and Administrator. These changes can be made in the Manage Users section of Settings.

Sysomos Product Updates: We Snuck In A Few Extras For You Before The Year Ended

 

Find hashtags, compare Twitter users, add influencers to your media set quicker and more!

Just in time for Christmas! We have a few presents for you, in the form of product updates!

Today we’re very happy to introduce a few new and great features to make both MAP and Heartbeat even better than before. Some of these are features that we’ve received a lot of requests for, while others are a few extra stocking stuffers that we thought you would enjoy.

Some of these new features include:

  • a way to compare two or more Twitter accounts, side-by-side
  • an easy way to see what hashtags are being tweeted in conjunction with your search terms
  • an easier way to interact with your top influencers
  • new publishing permissions for users.

To find out more about these and all the other new updates, just keep reading.

   Top Twitter Hashtags
Our industry-leading text analytics have always been able to tell you what words people are using when they talk about your brand, your competition, or any other search terms you were interested in. But have you ever wondered what hashtags people were using to connect their conversations? Well, wonder no more. We’ve added the ability to pull the top 10 hashtags being used in any Twitter conversation.

You can now see what hashtags are associated with your brand, then use those hashtags to join in their conversation. Or maybe you notice that a #help hashtag is appearing a lot with a search for your company name. You can now know what people are looking for and respond accordingly. Knowing any hashtags associated with your topic of interest will give you a brand new way to make sure you’re on top of  conversations.

To find this new feature in MAP, head over to the Twitter section and find the “Hashtags” tab down on the left-hand side. In Heartbeat, this feature can be found under the Measure tab in the “text analytics” section.

Compare Twitter Users
Have you ever wanted to compare your Twitter handle to your competitor’s? Want to know if your followers also follow someone else? What your followers have in common? What the difference is? With this latest feature in MAP you can now know all of these things.

Simply head over to the Twitter section of MAP and click on the Compare Users tab. Then you can enter up to eight different Twitter handles to compare at one time.  Once you’ve entered the handles you’re interested in, hit “compare.” We’ll show you a breakdown for each account that includes their basic profile information, their authority ranking, the average authority of their followers, how many new followers they receive a month, a word cloud of their followers’ bios and a breakdown of their followers gender and country of origin.

As well, we will show you a venn diagram of how the followers overlap with the first account in your search and information about those overlapping followers.

 

 

New Compare Pages
We’ve made some minor updates to MAP’s compare section as well. You can now compare the sentiment of two or more search terms from Twitter, as well as the geography between searches in forums and online news.

 

Correlation Diagrams
Under the “Compare” tab of Heartbeat, we’ve now given you the ability to compare certain aspects of the terms that you’re already comparing.

For example, let’s say you’re comparing mentions of Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts and you want to know how many of their mentions came from Twitter, or from just males, or even what percentage of those mentions were negative. These are only a few of the areas you can compare. You can take a much deeper dive into a number of other areas available in the drop down menu.

 

Publishing Permissions
There is also a new way to assign publishing permissions from within Heartbeat. Now both Facebook and Twitter accounts are linked directly to a Heartbeat (previously, Twitter accounts were only linked to a specific users’ login). You can then define which team members/Heartbeat users can publish updates to either Facebook or Twitter.

Just head into your Heartbeat’s settings and down to the “Publish Permissions” tab. Choose to allow every user in a Heartbeat the ability to publish, just the Admin users, or just a selected few people.

 

Influencers and Most Mentions Usability Update
It’s also easier to do things with the users that appear in your Influencers or Most Mentions sections of Heartbeat’s “Measure” tab. If you click on the “edit” tooltip to the right of a user, you can quickly remove the user from ever showing up in the section again, or add them to one of your existing media sets so you can keep a close eye on them.

Lastly, you may have noticed sometimes that when you exported a page as a pdf some charts would occasionaly get caught in the middle of page break. We’ve made sure that isn’t going to happen anymore, so feel safe when creating pdfs for reports again.

If you are already a Sysomos subscriber and would like further information on these exciting new features for Heartbeat and MAP, please contact your Sales Representative or Account Manager. 

If you are not already a Sysomos subscriber and would like to find out more about MAP or Heartbeat, please feel free to contact us.

Have a wonderful holidays and we’re looking forward to bringing you many more great updates in 2013!

Product Updates: We Tell You The Best Time To Tweet and More

The year may almost be over, but we’re not slowing down.  We have a ton of new features for MAP and Heartbeat that we’ve recently added and are excited to share with you. A lot of these features make your social media data easier to access, view, understand and, of course, give you insights into your online communities.Some of these new features include a way to see when the best time to reach your Twitter followers, quick access to data around spikes in conversations, and aggregated data for companies using multiple Heartbeats. Just keep reading to learn more about these and other exciting updates.
   Best Time To Tweet
Over the years, multiple studies have been done to show when Twitter users are most active. We even released some statistics around this a few years ago. The problem with these stats is that they’re a generalization of the entire Twitterverse, but may not necessarily be true of your specific Twitter audience. As of right now, we have a solution to that problem for you.

Now in both MAP and Heartbeat you can see when a specific Twitter account’s followers are most active. This chart looks at when the account’s followers tweet and colour codes the activity by date and hour. The darker blue a square is, the more activity is happening in that hour. This will give brands the knowledge to know when their communities are most engaged on Twitter, which is likely the best time to tweet to them. The chart will also show you averages for weekdays and weekends.

The Best Time To Tweet chart can be found under the Twitter User Details tab in MAP and the Analyze tab of Twitter Engagement Central.

Highlights of Activity Spikes from Popularity Charts
We’ve made it easier to see what’s causing an activity spike in MAP’s Popularity Charts. Previously, you would highlight an activity spike to narrow in on specific dates and spike, then refine your entire query to look at data from the spike. Now, when you highlight an activity spike in the chart, highlights of that spike appear underneath.

When you highlight an activity spike, we now show you a word cloud and buzzgraph to show you highlights of the conversation causing the spike. As well, the highlights section shows you demographic data about who’s talking to cause the spike.

See More Data Around the Most Retweeted Tweets
Have you ever wanted to know more about who’s retweeting popular tweets? Well, MAP now gives you a way to see more data around the people retweeting. Under the Most Retweeted Twitter tab, hover over a specific popular retweet and you’ll now see options to click on more information about the Reach of the tweet in question and the Demographics of the retweeters.

Analyze A LinkedIn Page
MAP now gives you the ability to analyze the activity on any companies LinkedIn page. This could be your page, a competitors, or any company you might be interested in knowing more about. Simply put in the company’s LinkedIn page’s URL and click analyze.

MAP will then bring up information around what’s happening on that page. You’ll see information around how many people follow that page, number of posts, number of likes for posts, product information and recommendations, latest updates, a word cloud of the activity on the page and sentiment.

New CSV Formatting
Content search CSV exports will be updated to a new enhanced format on Friday, November30th. Currently, different media sources each have their own format for content CSV exports. With this update, a single unified format will be used across all sources when exporting search content. New CSVs will also include local time in addition to EST timestamps.

If you are not ready for the new CSVs, you can temporarily switch back to the existing format by navigating to the Settings page. The current format will be available till Jan 31, 2013 for compatibility before being retired.

 

New Activity Summaries for Click-Throughs on Charts
On the Heartbeat dashboard we give you a high view of all the information that you can find as you make your way through the platform. But sometimes you want that information even faster. We heard you ask, and have now made all the charts in the dashboard clickable to take you to a summary page for that specific information.

For example, if you notice a spike in Twitter activity for a certain day on your dashboard, simply click on that spike in the activity summary and you’ll be transported to a summary page for that information. The summary page will show you a 24-hour breakdown of the Twitter activity on that day. You will also find other Sysomos leading analytics, such as sentiment and text analytics, for the specific data you’re looking at on the summary page.

More Aggregated Data for Heartbeat Enterprise View
Some of the larger brands that we work with require more than one Heartbeat to keep track of all their data. That was why earlier this year we released Heartbeat Enterprise View. As of today, it’s now easier to see all the information you need from these multiple Heartbeats together in one place.

First, we have updated the Enterprise View measure page. You can now compare your Heartbeats side-by-side to see how different aspects of your social business are stacking up. In addition to this, we’ve also given you the ability to see the information from multiple Heartbeats combined.

Second, we have added advanced filtering to the Enterprise View measure tab. This means that you can get very specific with the aggregated data that you’re looking at. For example, you can now look at the data from multiple Heartbeats together, but only in the USA and all data but not Twitter.

Lastly, we’ve also updated the email updates for Enterprise view. You can now get email updates sent to you that compare your multiple Heartbeats, or see all the data combined right in your inbox.

If you are already a Sysomos subscriber and want to learn more about any of these updates, please don’t hesitate to contact your account reps.

And if you’re not a Sysomos subscriber but would like to learn about these and other features of MAP and Heartbeat, please feel free to contact us.

New Look, New Sentiment Languages and More Updates. Oh My!

Lots of updates to Sysomos products including sentiment in Spanish and German, a new look for the MAP dashboard and more engagement features 

We updated our Sysomos software just a little over a week ago by introducing Engagement Central and we’ve already made some more great updates to both MAP and Heartbeat. In this update we’ve added sentiment analysis in two more languages, Spanish and German. We’ve also added a few more bells and whistles to Engagement Central in Heartbeat to make engaging with your audience a better and richer experience. As well, we’ve given the Dashboard in MAP an all new (and pretty snazzy looking) makeover. Keep reading to learn more about all our new updates.

  

Multilingual Sentiment 

Earlier this year we started to expand on the languages that our industry-leading sentiment analysis engine could understand. In February we started analyzing sentiment in French, on top of English. Now we’re pleased to add two more languages to our capabilities; Spanish and German. We put a lot of hard work into creating new sentiment engines for each language and not just doing basic translations of our English engine to ensure that you get the best possible results.The multilingual sentiment will be automatically turned on in MAP (please note that, because you may see changes in your reporting right away). For Heartbeat, the Multilanguage sentiment is still opt-in and can be turned on with the help of your Account Manager.

Edit Your Word Cloud

Every once and a while a word gets mentioned a lot in conjunction with your query, but it doesn’t quite fit in with what you’re reporting on. Heartbeat and MAP now give you the ability to remove words from the word cloud to help make your reporting more accurate.

New Features for Engagement Central

Just a few a weeks ago we unveiled Engagement Central, a useful way to engage with your Twitter and Facebook audiences without ever having to leave the Heartbeat program. We got a lot of great feedback on Engagement Central and are excited to say that we’ve already managed to make it better and more useful. The new features include:

  • Post Rich Media to Your Facebook Fan PageHeartbeat has allowed you to post new status updates directly to your Facebook Fan Page in the past, but now you can add rich media and links. Simply add the link to your status update in Engagement Central and it will show up with the full preview right on your Fan Page.
  • See Conversation History on Twitter Have you ever gone to respond to someone on Twitter, but couldn’t remember earlier parts of the conversation because they were hours or even days before? That’s no longer a problem as we’ve added conversation history between you and the person you’re talking to right in the tooltip below the message box.

You’ll find the conversation history directly under the response box in the Engage tooltip

View Workflow History inside the Tooltip

Just like knowing the past of a conversation is important, so is knowing exactly what you or a team member has done in the past. Engagement Central now allows you to see the workflow history of interactions with your audience. For example, if one of your teammates gave a coupon to a Twitter follower in their last interaction, you will know about it in subsequent interactions and can leave notes for the next teammate as well.

 

Compare Facebook Fan Pages

The Compare tab in Heartbeat now allows you to add Facebook Fan Pages into your list of items to compare. If you have multiple Facebook Fan Pages (for instance different pages for different countries) you can now compare the activity from each of these side-by-side. As well, you can compare your Facebook Fan Page activity (wall posts and comments) against each other or any other of your tags in Heartbeat.

Please note that this feature is only available to Facebook Page Central subscribers.

 

As well, we’ve now made the Sentiment Measurement tab information exportable to a CSV for your reporting purposes.

Analyze a Google+ Page

MAP now gives you the ability to analyze a Google+ page just like it does for Facebook. Simply enter the URL of yours or any Google+ page in the Analyze A Fan Page Section of the Google+ tab. Inside you can view sentiment for the page and a buzzgraph made up from recent posts.

 

Brand New Look for the MAP Dashboard

The last update we have to tell you about today is probably the most exciting. As of today the Dashboard in MAP has an all new look. Not only does the dashboard look nicer, but we also give you more top level information about blogs, Twitter, online news, forums and videos right off the bat. See the screenshots below to see the new Dashboard look.

You’ll also find that the Most Authoratative page under the Twitter tab has a new look too.

If you’re already a Sysomos subscriber and have any questions or require assistance with any of these new updates, please feel free to contact your account manager who will be happy to assist. If you’re not already a Sysomos subscriber but would like to take a look at our software, please feel free to contact us.

Sysomos MAP Update; Extended Video Coverage and More

Our development team has been hard at work this summer to make sure that we’re constantly providing our customers with the very best in social media monitoring and analytics. Today we’re proud to say that we have yet another big update to our MAP software focusing on online videos.

MAP now searches more than just YouTube

There’s no doubt that YouTube is the largest and most used and trafficked site when it comes to online videos. For that reason we had given YouTube most of our video attention in the past. However, more and more different video sites have been gaining ground recently, especially with B2B organizations, and we haven’t let that go unnoticed. With our latest update, MAP now scans over 20 different video sites to help you get the entire picture of the social video sphere. Some of the video sites we now scan include vimeo.com, blip.tv, snotr.com, dailymotion.com, 5min.com, ebaumsworld.com, and myspace.com.

Under the Social Media tab in MAP you can now chose to either continue a search with the YouTube search page or use the Video Search to expand beyond just YouTube. You can even use the Domain Filter to only search a video site specific to your needs.

 

Analyze a YouTube Channel

Another exciting update to our video capabilities is the ability to analyze a YouTube channel. Previously we helped to scan and provide analytics on specific videos, but now we help you to get a larger picture around an entire YouTube channel.

Summarized in report format is total video views, a summary of the channel profile, a list of most recent/relevant/popular videos, a list of comments on the five most recent uploads and a BuzzGraph based on the comments.

 

Twitter sentiment UI

Sometimes negative and even positive tweets can adversely affect strategic decision making or your campaign planning process. However, you previously weren’t able to remove certain tweets for reporting purposes in the Twitter sentiment section of MAP. We’ve now updated the UI so that you can remove undesired positive or negative tweets.

On the Sentiment Summary page in MAP, hover the mouse over a select tweet to reveal an ‘X’ in the top right corner. Click on the ‘X’ to temporarily remove the tweet from the display before doing a screen capture to include in reports and presentations.

That’s all for this update. But as I said above, our developers have been working hard this summer and have more excellent product updates coming soon.

As always, if you’re a Sysomos customer and have any questions about these latest updates, please don’t hesitate to contact your account manager who will gladly answer your questions.

What is “Pointless Babble” on Twitter?

There’s clearly a lot of chatter on Twitter that could be described as uninteresting. Things like “My cat is sick”, “I’m going to Starbucks for a latte” or “so what nonsense will go on today?”.

For many people, these kind of updates have little value and attract no attention. You may even wonder why people make these type of updates given they offer little to the overall conversation.
That said, is it fair to describe these updates as “pointless babble” as a recent study proclaimed?
It depends on how you want to define “pointless”. One person’s definition of “pointless” may be another person’s definition of “personal insight” that may be interesting to family and friends.
To categorize 40.5% of the updates on Twitter as “pointless babble” is certainly provocative but it dismisses a lot of updates that many people see as important, insightful or interesting.
For more thoughts on “pointless babble”, check out Chris Matyszczyk’s post on CNet’s Technically Incorrect blog.