The July 2010 "How Social is Your State DMO?" rankings have been completed and they are published here. A few notes on the rankings:
-Michigan used an aggressive Facebook presence to break the April tie for the number one spot with Tennessee and separate from the rest of the top five. The current top five are: Michigan, Virginia, Tennessee, Oregon and Colorado.
- We are starting to see stabilization in the rankings, as the biggest movement was only three spots- up or down - by a DMO.
- All but seven states had their social media sites linked and visable from their homepage.
- The measurement formula was tweaked a bit in July. First we elevated the bar in terms of numbers for scoring and we also replaced the Hubspot tools for Twitter and Facebook with Klout and Virture scores.
To view the full rankings for July 2010 with a sharing friendly link, visit: http://budurl.com/HowSocialStateDMO6
Please keep the comments and feedback coming, as we will continue to consider them in future measurements.
The next state DMO study will be done in October. For more info on social media and tourism, be sure to follow Dave Serino on Twitter: @GammetGuy and fan Gammet Interactive on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/Gammet
We would also like to announce the official location for the Inaugural Social Media Tourism Symposium on November 17-19, 2010. It will be held in Loudoun County, Va. Visit the fan page at www.Facebook.com/SoMeTourism to learn more about the program. Registration information will be posted this week on the Facebook page.