Would it shock you to find out that there are about as many social media tools as there are photos of the Kardashians floating around the Web? Seriously, you can get a migraine trying to learn which of these tools you need to use, and why.
Let’s take a peek at several of the best tools out there currently, and just how they can aid you with managing your social media.
9 Amazing social media tools and what they do
The very first thing to do is determine which of the many social networks you are wanting to try and utilize. Then we can dive into which of these tools may be best for your business.
Tweetdeck - A excellent tool for Twitter that organizes all of your Twitter activity onto one “deck”. This gives you the ability to see at a glance what’s going on.
SharedCount - Ideally you’ll want to see how popular your content is. SharedCount can deliver this information quickly and accurately. Showing you how widely your content was shared.
TweetReach - This Twitter tool will show you the reach and exposure of each tweet you send out, and delivers data reflecting who retweets you and their influence.
LikeAlyzer - This Facebook analysis tool comes up with stats and insights into your Facebook pages and tells you what you may want to do with them.
Klout - What’s your Klout? This tool assigns a score based on your social profiles and reach, and spits out a number between 1 and 100.
Mention - Mention tracks absolutely anywhere that your name or your company may be mentioned online, and delivers them to you in a daily email.
IFTTT - This automation app can do everything from text you tomorrow’s weather to automatically updating your Twitter with content from your other channels. IFTTT currently makes connections with more than 90 channels, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
Buffer - Buffer is an automation tool allowing you to schedule social media posts and updates to your accounts. Buffer currently covers Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn Twitter and more.
Hootsuite - Hootsuite is a social media management tool that helps you monitor, measure and manage up to 100 Social Profiles on sites such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ Pages, all from one convenient dashboard.