We’ve covered a lot ground in the last 9 articles, and the most common question I get asked is “how do you find time for all these platforms, followers, blogs, updates “ etc etc. This month we look at 4 tools for Managing your Social Media. LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google+… logging in to so many accounts can be daunting and time consuming. Let me introduce Social Media aggregation and dashboards, apps to help you manage your Social Media, BufferApp and Hootsuite.
BUFFERAPP.COM – If you are relatively new to social media, bufferapp is a nice, easy to understand, easy to use introduction to managing your social media. Buffer users a straightforward, intuitive interface to schedule tweets, and gives some simple analytical data.
SOCIALOOMPH.COM - A cloud based twitter (and facebook / blog if you subscribe) management tool. Social oomph will also help you schedule tweets, but it has some clever extra functions like helping you vet new followers, spot keywords people use to find you, analaytics and you can set up ‘auto responders’ to automate thank you’s / replies when someone follows you etc.
TWEETDECK.COM – is a social media dashboard for twitter and facebook, very useful for quick overview and monitoring of multiple accounts, or running continual searches. Easier to use than Social Oomph, but with fewer features, and FREE.
HOOTSUITE.COM - If you are more experienced with Social Media, you should look at Hootsuite. A social media dashboard that helps you monitor, post and explore ALL of your social media activity and only needing to login to one place. Comprehensive connectivity with just about every social media resource you could wish for, and custom analytics that can tell you how things are going. A basic hootsuite account is FREE.