Social Media Round Up
With social media there are so many strategies and plans that you can put into place to help get your business seen by the right people. However, sometimes it can seem overwhelming and confusing trying to impliment those strategies. We’re here to help!
We’ve rounded up a bunch of tools that can help you on your journey towards social media domination or just plain old success. We have used these websites or tools at one point in our journey (or still do!), but don’t just take our word for it, take a look below:
Namechk allows you to search over a hundred social media sites all at once to check if a username is available. Very useful when doing a quick check, but the search doesn’t take into account username character limits, so it will show a username is available when, in fact, you will not be able to use it.
Tag Def (http://tagdef.com)
Do you know what #tbt means? Or #sbw2014? Tag Def is a comprehensive collection of hashtags and their definitions. You can look up a hastag or take a look at popular hashtags to see if they relate to your industry, so you can join in on the conversation.
Keeping social media accounts up-to-date and active can sometimes be difficult when you are a small business. Attaching an RSS feed to your account can be a great way to share relevant information on a consistant basis. The RSS feeds can come from your blog, a news site or another relevant website. Twitterfeed allows you to attach RSS feeds to Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn (profile and company pages) with options about frequency of the posts.
It’s important to keep in mind that RSS feeds should compliment your social media posting efforts, not replace them.
Both Feedage and Feedzilla are excellent directories of RSS feeds that you can use for your social media sites. Feedage has an easy to use search function that will help you find RSS feeds for any topic of your choice, while Feedzilla has a directory of pre-built newsfeeds for a wide selection of categories.
Just Unfollow (http://www.justunfollow.com)
Just Unfollow is a free website that gives important details about people you follow and people who follow you on Twitter and Instagram. It tells you how active people are, if they mutually follow you, and allows for you to follow users by keyword search or by copying similar user’s followers.
TweetDeck is a tool where you can track, schedule, and monitor keywords for mulitple Twitter accounts. If Twitter is your main focus for reaching out to potential customers and leads, TweetDeck is a great tool that can help communicate your message to the right people.
HootSuite is a social media management system. You can set up multiple social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+, to enable you to post to several accounts from one place. It provides analytics, scheduling of posts, and RSS connections. A social media management system like Hootsuite can make your social media efforts a little easier to navigate.
Sprout Social (http://sproutsocial.com)
Sprout Social is another social media management system with added tools to help grow your followers and connections.With features like scheduling, analytics, new follower tools, keyword monitoring, and RSS connections, your social media efforts will have the tools to help you reach your goals.
All of these tools can help you find the right kind of followers and help you engage with them. Successful engagement can make the difference between a person who follows you and a lasting business relationship.
Did we miss out on any of your favourite social media tools?