The social contacts management panel is shown on the homepage. It shows the current state of your contacts usage. See how many contacts you currently use and the total available in your plan in the bottom right of the panel.
Social contacts in Audiense are the sum of:
- The users who follow you (followers) and the users you follow (following) of your account(s).
- The contacts (followers + following) from any account(s)/source(s) you add to Audiense.
For example, if you have 2000 followers and you follow 150 and you are also analysing a competitor with 10 000 followers and following 5000 (users they follow), your total social contacts = 17 150.
A reciprocal relationship counts as two social contacts because we have to analyse the relationship from both perspectives, both as a follower and following, in order to provide you with accurate information.
The amount of the social contacts for each account is subject to their allowance based on each contract. In case the social contacts be consumed, the user can delete audiences that had created and a part of their allowance will be returned. Otherwise, there is also the chance of purchasing more social contacts (i.e. allowance), in order to proceed successfully with their projects.
The different types of sources use different colours. Mouseover over each section of the management panel to see a breakdown of the accounts/sources you have added.
Click add new to add a new account or source of that type.
If you are getting low on available contacts with your current plan mouseover the available section of the management panel and click upgrade account. This takes you to the payment plan tab of the settings menu where you can modify your plan.
If you try to add a source but your plan doesn’t allow for the increase in social contacts you will need to upgrade.
Also, as you near the limit of your social contacts a message will appear, to the right of the social contacts management panel, asking you to upgrade.
Click upgrade now to go to the payment plan tab of the settings menu where you can modify your plan according to your needs.
Tip: Remove sources and/or accounts which you are not interested in to create free space and avoid the need to upgrade.