You might (or might not) be aware that Youtube is not the only social video site out there. Vimeo is a very worthy alternative. Both sites allow users to upload and distribute their videos. There are however some differences. Vimeo looks cleaner and more streamlined: the video you’re watching is really the center of attention. Youtube on the other hand shows more ads and recommended videos but it reaches a larger audience. Two similar sites, yet very different at the same time. It’s up to the brands to decide which social video site they want to be present on and, in case they choose both, which type of content to post where.
SoundCloud?SoundCloud is a social sound platform (its name kind of gives it away) where people not only share music but also create it. It was built by a Swedish sound designer and a Swedish artist. They were annoyed at how difficult it was to collaborate on a piece of music. That’s why they created SoundCloud, which started off as a platform where musicians could share their recordings. Pretty soon it became a more public social network musicians use to distribute their music. And that’s what it’s used for today: musicians (both the very famous and the bands performing in the local pubs) distribute their music and “regular” users can follow their favorite artists and discover new favorite artists! To give you an idea of how big SoundCloud has become: it has millions of users all over the world and some of the biggest artists have embraced it: Beyoncé, Snoop Dogg, Rihanna.
Monitor SoundCloud profiles with EngagorWith Engagor you can track all activity on SoundCloud profiles, be it your own or those of other musicians. All new tracks, comments and likes are shown in your Engagor Inbox. We also analyze these SoundCloud profiles: top posts, users most actively interacting with the profile, follower growth, Applause and Engagement rate etc. You can also keep track of the evolution in number of playlists, followings and favorites. Based on all these analytics you can use Engagor to monitor and compare different artists to each other.
Manage your own SoundCloud profilesOn top you can also manage your own SoundCloud profiles from within Engagor. You can like and comment on tracks (on both your own and other profiles) and delete comments from the tracks on your own SoundCloud profile. What’s also pretty cool is that you can play the tracks right there in your Engagor Inbox. More information on the SoundCloud analytics and the management possibilities can be found in the support articles. After Mixcloud, SoundCloud is the second music site (social network, as you wish) Engagor has integrated. As for video sites Engagor already allows users to track and manage Youtube channels but stay tuned: pretty soon a second video site will be added!
The Engagor energy drinks have proven to be a great success. Thanks to its sugar and caffeine boost, the Engagor team has been working even harder than before. As a result Engagor just keeps growing! Over the last few months, we have had the honor of welcoming several new people to our team: support ninjas, web developers and customer success managers. Currently we are looking for several new Account Executives and Web Developers, both in the US and Belgium.
Account Executives US and EUEngagor Account Executives are at the heart of Engagor’s growth. They demonstrate Engagor to prospects that are on a free trial. They are in charge of developing and managing the relationship with these prospective clients. As an Account Executive, you will assess the prospect’s needs and help them find the perfect Engagor account plan and setup. Account Executives also represent Engagor at tradeshows and networking events. Apart from these ‘concrete’ responsibilities, we want your input and ideas on what our users need and want. That way Engagor can continue to be an innovative and efficient tool for all medium and large-sized companies. Sound perfect? Check out the benefits and desired skills and apply to become part of our awesome team! Account Executive EU Account Executive US
We know many of our users will be very happy when learning you can now upload pictures in your Twitter and Facebook posts from within Engagor! Visual content is one of the best ways to engage with your fans and have your fans engage with you. As a social media management tool Engagor allows its users to manage a large variety of social profiles from within Engagor: Twitter profiles, Facebook pages, Google+ pages, Instagram accounts, LinkedIn groups, etc. Sharing text and links was already possible but now users can also upload photos to Twitter and Facebook! You can upload pictures both to a tweet and to a status update on your company page. On Facebook pages you typically have several albums and from within Engagor you can immediately choose the album you want your picture to be part of. If required, you can also create an entirely new album. Thanks to this new feature Engagor confirms its status as the one and only tool brands need to manage their entire social media activity. No more logging in to 5 different social networks, this can all be arranged from within one and the same social media management tool. For more practical information on the uploading of photos on Twitter and Facebook from within Engagor, have a look at the related support article.
We have integrated a new data provider in Engagor: Trendiction! This means we are now covering even more data sources. Trendiction is similar to Moreover, the data provider we were already working with. Both cover sources like news sites, forums and blogs but reinforce each other. This way our source list is instantly bigger and growing more rapidly since both data providers are continually adding new sources. Our third data provider, Omgili, is focused on forums. The combination of these three providers makes our data coverage even completer!
Engagor monitoring: via a keyword search and monitored profilesEngagor monitors in two ways: via a keyword search and via monitored profiles. If you set up an Engagor topic (to monitor your brand, competitors, industry, etc.) you can:
- Add a keyword search (define keywords, exclude keywords, filter on country and language, etc.) based on which Engagor is going to monitor all data sources at its disposal. For most of the social networks, we can directly access them via their API. For news sites, forums, blogs and other sources we use our data providers: Moreover, Omgili and our latest addition: Trendiction. We search their data based on the keyword searches our users insert into Engagor.
- Add monitored social profiles. This means you connect Twitter profiles, Facebook pages, Youtube channels and more to track all activity on those profiles. We process all messages and extract analytics to enable our users to report on their social media activity.