Social networking isn’t easy.
With so many pages and profiles to manage on a regular basis, things can get confusing and time-consuming.
Fortunately, there are a variety of social media tools to help make things a little easier for you. Here are 6 of the best social media tools that will allow you to access and manage all your social networks from one place.
HootSuite is one of the most popular and useful social media management services.
You can manage just about any social network you can think of with HootSuite’s dashboard. Including your WordPress accounts and others.
Hootsuite helps you keep your social networks updated and running smoothly.
Most importantly, HootSuite gives you access to all your analytic data in one place. Hootsuite helps to interpret analytics for you with valuable custom reports. There is a free basic account, but businesses are better off with the $9.99/month pro account.
Planable is social media collaboration platform for social media teams, agencies, freelancers and marketing teams.
With Planable you can preview content before actually publishing it, collaborate and exchange feedback, get approvals with one single click and schedule in a calendar view on all social media pages.
As of now, you can have in Planable:
- Your social content in the same place, perfectly organized and visually rich
- Preview the content exactly like it would look after publishing so no misunderstandings can happen
- Feedback exchange and real-time iteration
- Approvals, with one single click, dead simple
- Schedule, to all your social pages, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn
- Calendar view
It’s Free and the lowest plan starts at $49/month.
Sprout Social is another service that’s especially helpful for your business.
You can update, manage, and track all your social network profiles and pages in the easy-to-use dashboard. Sprout Social keeps an eye on your business and brand for you. It lets you know when someone mentions you, or checking out what your competitors are doing.
Sprout Social monitors and analyzes your data and lets you know the effectiveness and reach of your marketing efforts. The pro plan costs $9/month and includes up to ten profiles. More expensive plans ($39 and up) include more profiles and additional features.
Buffer makes your life easier with a smarter way to schedule the great content you find. Fill up your Buffer at one time in the day and Buffer automagically posts them for you through the day.
It allows you to spend half an hour a week queuing your updates so that you can spend the rest of your social media time allowance engaging with your audience.
Buffer allows you to manage multiple accounts, not only on Twitter but also Facebook, LinkedIn and more.
Simply keep that Buffer topped up to have a consistent social media presence all day round, all week long. Get deeper analytics than if you just post to social networks directly. With Buffer you can manage:
- Facebook: Profile, Page, and Group (for groups you do have to be the admin)
- Twitter: Profile
- LinkedIn: Profile and Company Page
- Pinterest accounts
You can create custom schedules to control exactly when your updates go out, and the analytics feature is pretty useful too.
SocialOomph has a wide variety of features and social media tools.
It will help you automate and track Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn pages. Features are very customizable, so you can get SocialOomph working for you in the ways you need it the most.
Besides scheduling updates, you can integrate blogs (WordPress, Tumblr, and more).
Find information about friends and followers, segment them into lists, make custom spam controls, and more. Many Twitter features are available with a free account. Professional package with total access costs $36/month.
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