From Twitter to Facebook, LinkedIn to Google+, managing the social media presence of your business is a complicated task. Fortunately, there are plenty of tools available to help manage all your social media accounts in a single dashboard platform. Here are a few of the top social media management tools and promo codes. Each tool listed is affordable; free or low-priced for a small business budget, scalable; able to grow with company’s needs, and supports the top three networks; Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
HootSuite is a social media management tool for professionals and small businesses. Integrated social media networks include Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, WordPress and more. You can preschedule posts across all accounts, load the posts in bulk, check user profiles, add team members, and add video or photos to posts. With integrated social analytics, you can review social media campaigns for success and improvement. Unlike other tools you aren’t able to view new followers in real-time and the free version of HootSuite does have its limitations; it only supports one user and five social profiles, which is geared more to a small business.
Integrated with Twitter, Facebook fan pages and LinkedIn, SproutSocial is a web application for social media management and monitoring. Easy to navigate with its user-friendly interface, it has an intuitive dashboard that collects all your social network activity into one stream. A notable feature is the “discovery” option, which suggests who to follow or unfollow based on accounts, who follows you and keyword searches. In addition to communication tools, it offers contact management, lead generation, competitive insight, analytics and reporting. Although SproutSocial only supports Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, they now have free apps for iPhone and Android.
Sendible is a platform for social media management, monitoring and marketing. Monitoring social media for keywords relevant to your business and managing your social networking presence are two tasks easily integrated with Sendible. Users can create custom email alerts for keywords, such as your business name, and send emails from within the tool. Options for targeted marketing areas include monitoring analytics, discovery management, distribution, CRM, email and SMS. Improve marketing campaigns by monitoring the data and analysis collected. Save time on specific tasks with drill down ability for posting Facebook photos or notes, as well as updates to LinkedIn status or groups.