5 Reliable Social Media Management Tools That Won’t Ask You for Money
I only have three important factors to consider if I’m going to use a social media management tool — functionality, practicality, and of course, it should be free.
Although most of these social media management tools have premium option, I don’t want to instantly subscribe. I have to experience first if it’s functional, efficient, and practical to use.
The Top 5 Free Social Media Management Tools
In the span of my professional blogging career, I have used many social media management tools which have helped me in lessening the burden of handling multiple social media accounts at the same time.
Among the many I have tried and tested, these 5 tools emerged as my favorites not just because I use them for free but because they really deliver what they promised.
If This Then That or IFTTT lets you automate the publishing of your blog articles from one platform to another. You only need to set-up one trigger and voila, every time a new content is published, it will automatically get syndicated.
Aside from social media management, this tool also lets you pair your apps and devices. Here are the rest of the things you can expect when you use IFTTT:
· Build a smart home that responds to every cue — from locking your front door to welcoming the delivery guy.
· Help social media play nice together. Never tweet a link instead of a picture again!
· Help you stay in-sync across systems as you go through your day.
To use it for free, visit https://ifttt.com/.
Works well in scheduling social media posts across multiple platforms. They’ve just recently fixed Instagram integration which is really great.
What I really love about HootSuite is, it is very simple to use and their customer service is superb.
Here are the things they promise to their users:
· Save time by scheduling your social posts
· Manage social content with ease
· Track and prove social ROI
· Surface the conversations that matter
Start using HootSuite by checking this link — https://hootsuite.com/.
Same with HootSuite, this allows you to manage all your social media accounts in once place. Scheduling social media posts and producing performance report for each of your post are among my top favorite feature of this tool.
Here are the things that they promise to their users:
· Schedule your social media posts for later
· Manage all your social accounts from one simple dashboard
· Schedule content as you discover it
· Analyze the performance of your posts
· Get a complete overview of how you’re trending on social
Visit Buffer by checking this link — www. buffer.com.
Unlike IFTTT, HootSuite, and Buffer, TweetDeck is a social media management tool that focuses only in managing Twitter. From your tweet stream, followers, following, hashtags, trending topics, and everything inside Twitter, you can manage them with ease using TweetDeck.
Here’s what they promise to their users:
· Create a custom Twitter experience
· Find exactly what you’re looking for
· Manage multiple accounts
You can start using TweetDeck by visiting this link — https://tweetdeck.twitter.com/.
In the past, Socialoomph only let its users manage multiple twitter accounts by allowing them to follow new people and unfollow those users who are not active.
Nowadays, users can manage social media account from different platforms such as Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Plurk.
You may check Socialoomph at www.socialoomph.com.
Having all these tools make my social media marketing tasks organized, trackable, and saves me time and effort from doing everything manually.
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