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Create A List Using Your Own CSV On SocialRank

We just pushed a new feature to SocialRank that lets you create a list using your own CSV file. This has been frequently requested and we are excited to add it under SocialRank’s Premium features.

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First you need to click the ‘Lists’ filter (or find it under Save & Export) and then click ‘Create A New List’. Enter a name for your list and then choose ‘Import Twitter / Instagram handles from CSV file.’

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Then simply attach the CSV file. Be sure to attach a single column CSV file with no header column and case-sensitive @handles only. It will take a few minutes depending on the size of list, but once you upload it you will now have a list based on your CSV.

As always, hit us up at hi@socialrank.com if you have any questions, comments, requests, jokes, concerns – we want to hear it all!

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Word Search On Instagram

One of the most popular filters on SocialRank for Twitter is the word search. As of today we’ve added the same functionality to Instagram. You can now search your audience on Instagram for certain words they use (on top of hashtags they use).

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This is useful for finding followers who have included  certain words in their Instagram posts. This gives you some important context that is missing when using only the bio keyword search.

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For example, if I’m looking for dog lovers to invite to an event in NYC, I want to find all of my followers on Instagram that have used the word “dog” in their posts. I can easily search which of my followers are talking about dogs.

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You can enter multiple words and either look for them as “Search for any words” (the equivalent of looking for X OR Y OR Z) or “Search for all words” (the equivalent of looking for X AND Y AND Z).

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There are a lot of amazing things you can do with your audience once you find the right people. The Word Filter helps you better segment and find them.

As always, hit us up at hi@socialrank.com if you have any questions, comments, requests, jokes, concerns – we want to hear it all!

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Welcome Shahnaz to SocialRank

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We are excited to welcome Shahnaz Akther to the SocialRank team! She will be providing account management for our clients.

With more than 6+ years experience in customer relations, Shahnaz is joining us from Apploi, a marketplace for jobseekers and companies looking for talent. We’ve been growing very quickly in the past six months and helping our clients get the most out of SocialRank is our top priority. If you are currently using SocialRank Market Intel and need help on anything, Shahnaz will be there for you.

We are hiring at SocialRank, specifically Full Stack Engineers. If you are interested in joining our team – please email us at Jobs@socialrank.com.

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Feature Alert: Most Engaged Context & Corresponding Posts on Instagram

In January we released a feature that lets you see the context and corresponding tweets for your Most Engaged and Best Followers. It is one of the most useful and appreciated features, so we’ve brought the same functionality to Instagram. Today we added the ability to pull “context” for Most Engaged and Best Follower sorting options on Instagram.

We frequently receive questions at SocialRank about the algorithmic sorting options: Most Valuable, Most Engaged, and Best Follower. While there are definitions in our FAQ – we took  Most Engaged and Best Follower to the next level by pulling in the content that your followers engaged with (thus, giving you context.)

Here is what it looks like for Most Engaged and Best Follower.

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For Instagram, when you look at “Recent Engagement” you’ll see the number of times that follower commented, liked, or tagged your account in the last 14 days.

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Once you click “Show Engagement Photos” the content will drop down.

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You can scroll through it to see the context.

And that’s it. Now you don’t need to go out of SocialRank to figure out why someone is considered an engaged follower and what they engaged with.

As always, hit us up at hi@socialrank.com if you have any questions, comments, requests, jokes, concerns – we want to hear it all!

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Account Privacy Filter for Twitter

We try to keep feature parity across the SocialRank for Twitter and Instagram products. One feature that has been on Instagram (and not Twitter) for the past year has been the Account Privacy filter. As of today, we’ve added this filter to Twitter as well.

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SocialRank’s main goal is to help you identify, segment and do things with your audience – so filters that help you find the right people more easily are the type of tools we want to empower you with. Simply put, this filter let’s you look at just public or private accounts that follow you. Naturally, the content of the private accounts are rightfully not available. The main use case here is if you are a brand looking for people to invite to an event, seed a product to or some other public facing gesture; picking followers that have their settings on public will net more public discussion than private ones.

As always, hit us up at hi@socialrank.com if you have any questions, comments, requests, jokes, concerns – we want to hear it all!

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Share Lists on SocialRank Teams

SocialRank for Teams has been a key product for bigger organizations when using SocialRank and Market Intel.

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One of the most useful features has been Creating Lists. Lists help curate the results you are looking for. Instead of saving a query (Saved Searches), this lets you control the accounts present. You can also build Lists across multiple accounts.

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Now, in SocialRank Teams, you can share your list with your teammates. This can be useful so you don’t have recreate Lists as a team. For example, if someone from your company builds a list and you want to use, just by having them click share, you can have access to it.

As always, hit us up at hi@socialrank.com if you have any questions, comments, requests, jokes, concerns – we want to hear it all!

Introducing SocialRank Premium

Today is a big day at SocialRank.

We’re excited to announce a new product called SocialRank Premium.

SocialRank Premium helps brands and agencies take action with their audience. For the past two years SocialRank has helped brands identify and segment their audiences. Now we help them take that pivotal next step, action, inside of SocialRank.

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We’ve found that brands and agencies want to do more with their audience but don’t have the tools to figure out who they should work with. On top of that they don’t have software to manage it (all currently done on spreadsheets). So we, basically, built software to not only find and identify the right people in your audience (what SocialRank has been till now) but also to do things with them once they’re found.

Let’s jump into the new features:

Account Summary (Available on Twitter and Instagram)

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A few months back we removed something we had called the SocialRank Dashboard. We didn’t love it and knew we could do better. We are bringing back many of its components in a new feature called Account Summary. In your account you can click a blue “Show Summary” button and see macro data on your audience. We have data, such as, Total Followers, Verified Followers, Follower Activity, Follower Distribution, Top Follower Location, Popular bio words, Popular words in posts, Popular hashtags in posts, and then Most Valuable, Most Engaged, and Best Followers.

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The neat piece to Account Summary is the ability to make queries and have the data change. For example, if I want the account summary of only my followers that have the word “Engineer” in their bio, I can rework the Account Summary for that query.

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Export to PDF (Available on Twitter and Instagram)

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This feature lets you take out Account Summary in a PDF. This is perfect for sharing with your team or printing out and bringing to a meeting.

DM Campaign (Available on Twitter only)

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This is our favorite new feature. DM Campaign gives you the ability to DM a group of people, individually, at the same time. This can be very useful when looking to invite multiple people to a special event, seeding a product to select group of followers, and more.

You can find the DM campaign button in the top navigation bar. Once in, you choose a name for your campaign, select recipients using a list or by entering the handles and enter your message.

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We have the ability to add tags (like a mail merge) to personalize the DM Campaign to the individual accounts (i.e. “Hey {firstName} as opposed to something generic). This lets you scale your one to one relationships in a meaningful way.

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Once you send the DM campaign, you can review it by clicking View Campaign.

New Filters + Other Features

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We have been releasing improved filters (new and existing), as well as making other feature advances for the past few months and they are a big part of the release today.

They range from the Word/Hashtag Search, Location, and Compare Accounts Filter to Building Lists, Seeing Context of Engagement, and tons more. Each item has a link to a blog post that corresponds with the release. You can find them all on the SocialRank Blog.

SocialRank vs. SocialRank Premium vs. SocialRank Market Intelligence

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SocialRank Premium costs $49/mo and is a self-serve subscription service.

As of today, there are three pieces to SocialRank:

SocialRank Basic (or just SocialRank) is a free service that lets you log in with your Twitter or Instagram account, pull in all of your followers, and slice and dice them by Sorting and Filtering options. All sorting and filtering options are available to use as much as you’d like. Account Summary also comes with SocialRank Basic.

SocialRank Premium is a paid subscription ($49/mo) that lets you take action with your followers. The ability to Export to CSV, Save to SocialRank, Direct Message, Follow, Build Lists, Export to PDF, DM Campaigns, and more.

SocialRank Market Intelligence is the third piece. Market Intel lets you run any account on Twitter or Instagram as if it is your own. For this product you need to reach out to us for pricing as we work to tailor it for your organization. For this product you also get SocialRank Teams, a unique URL and environment to collaborate as a team.

You can find more info about each of these at SocialRank.com/Pricing

Discount Pricing for Individuals, Nonprofits, Startups and More

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The pricing for SocialRank Premium is meant for social media managers. If you are a nonprofit, startup, journalist, celebrity, individual and have budget constraints – reach out to us at business@socialrank.com.

What’s Next?

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When we released SocialRank Teams, we wrote about the future of SocialRank.

We’ve been mostly quiet the past 6 months building some awesome new things. We’ve really hit our stride here at SocialRank, growing every single month by over 30%.

The release today helps organizations unlock and extract all this untapped value from their audience to get the most out of social.

We will continue to build out functionality that helps brands, agencies, advertisers, better connect with their audience. We are also thinking about the next networks to add, as SocialRank works for any network where you can follow or be followed. The future of SocialRank is bright.

If you have any questions, comments, feedback – please don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly at Alex@SocialRank.com.

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Request Beta Features

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We have been building new filters and product updates at SocialRank for the past few months. When demo’ing the product, potential customers see some of the things in beta that are coming soon. Normally we do this internally but we decided to turn on these “Beta Features” for select users so they can play with them before they are properly released.

There are a few new filters including a Gender Filter (filter by Male or Female), Device Type Filter (what device your follower is using), Language Filter (what language your followers are using), Profanity Filter (filter out people that use profanity in their content) and more. We also have some updates around products like Direct Messaging and displaying a macro view of your account.

All of these new features let you really dig into your followers, segment your audience in new ways and more effectively run campaigns.

If you’d like to request beta features turned on for your account – please email us at business@socialrank.com and we will do our best to give you early access to some of the new stuff that will be rolling out soon.

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Multiple Hashtag Search For Instagram

We’ve pushed a new change for the Hashtag search for Instagram on SocialRank. You can now search for multiple words in the hashtag filter. Before you could only search for one hashtag at a time but now, with the update, you can search for as many hashtags as you want.

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With the new change you have two options: Search for “any words” (default) or search for “all words.”

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“Any words” is the equivalent of putting “OR” between words – the results being accounts that have used one of the hashtags you’ve searched for.

“All words” is the equivalent of putting “AND” between words – the results being accounts that have used all of the hashtags you’ve searched for.

As always, hit us up at hi@socialrank.com if you have any questions, comments, requests, jokes, concerns – we want to hear it all!

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Another Location Filter Update

Two weeks back we pushed some updates to the location filter on SocialRank. Today we added another piece to the filter, the ability to search just by where you self-identify (i.e. Location Field) as well as where you have recently posted (i.e Geo-tagged Tweets). This allows you to take a more granular and intelligent approach to finding the right people for local events or location-based rewards.

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All you need to do is click “Show search options” and use the drop down to determine what you would like the results to show.

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As always, hit us up at hi@socialrank.com if you have any questions, comments, requests, jokes, concerns – we want to hear it all!