Social media is a world in and of itself.
So if you’re still trying to master this world without the help of social media management tools, you’re wasting precious time.
And time is money.
Which Social Media Management Tools Do I Need?
They help you gain control of the huge social media world so you can get back to the work at hand, like meeting with clients or studying SEO trends.
While there are more tools showing up in the market every day, we think the following seven are worth considering for your tool box.
Wait, isn’t Quora a question and answer website?
Yep. And it’s a great place to start gathering ideas when you’re looking for inspiration for your social media posts.
Think about all of the time you’ll save by checking this site and seeing what the buzz is in your particular niche.
And it’s free!
In terms of software management tools in the form of software, Hootsuite is the most well known and has millions of users.
From the Hootsuite dashboard, you can manage over 25 social networks including the big ones like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn, as well as other networks.
You can further customize your dashboard to display only the streams you need, and then utilize it to schedule your content across multiple platforms.
Hootsuite’s free plan includes up to 3 social media profiles. Paid plans start at $9.99 per month, and increase in price based on additional features.
If you’re looking for visual content management, MavSocial is it. This company brands itself as software for visual content management and social publishing.
Like Hootsuite, it comes with the standard tools for managing your social media accounts, but there’s the added visual side.
MavSocial has partnered with Getty Images and BigStock, so along with your owned content, it’s also really easy to find and purchase multimedia content.
MavSocial has a free plan that has basic features and supports Twitter and Facebook. Additional features are available with paid plans.
If you’re in the marketing sector and want access to social media monitoring and reporting, then Sendible is one of the best social media management tools for you.
Sendible is a browser-based platform on which you can compose and schedule content for your social media accounts and blog. Then Sendible suggests the best times to post for optimal engagement.
Along with being able to plan a content calendar, you can also assign tasks to team members and use the Social CRM tool to manage your customer records.
Sendible starts at $59 per month, but they have several levels of service up from there.
If a lot of your efforts are focused on Twitter, then consider using TweetDeck as one of your social media management tools. It’s a free feature on your account.
- log into and manage multiple accounts simultaneously
- customize your dashboard to monitor timelines and alerts,
- add team members to better manage your accounts
- schedule updates
Last but not least, add this browser extension to check the grammar and spelling of your posts.
Nothing says unprofessional like poor grammar and misspelled words.
If you have other social media management tools that save you time and money, we’d love to hear your story. Please feel free to share!