Are you looking for new social media tools?
Want to know what the experts are using?
In this article you’ll discover nine social media tools to save you time and improve your marketing efforts.
#1: Schedule Repins Using BoardBooster
Use BoardBooster to schedule Pinterest. There are several features which you can use daily within BoardBooster, one of the favorite is the “looping” ability.
This feature lets you set a board to repin an older pin from that board, and then delete the original pin or the new pin based on which one performed better.
Whether you’re a community manager, a social media marketer, a PR pro or a digital strategist, chances are good you could use a sounding board once in a while.
Joining a group of likeminded professionals is a great way to bounce around ideas, ask and answer questions and share industry news and tips.
Luckily, there are lots of communities out there where both new and seasoned pros can go to talk shop and get help—whether your preferred network is Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or Google+!
Here’s a list of 30+ of the best groups to check out.
Top Twitter chats
A Twitter chat is where a group of Twitter users meet at a pre-determined time to discuss a certain topic, using a designated hashtag (#) for each tweet contributed. A host or moderator will pose questions (designated with Q1, Q2…) to prompt responses from participants (using A1, A2…) and encourage interaction among the group. Chats typically last an hour.
Imagine a business networking event—but without a dress code and with a keyboard instead of a bar. The same social customs apply—courtesy and respect—and it’s a great way to meet new people with similar interests. There are Twitter chats in almost every industry imaginable. Here are some of the best for marketing and social media.
Wednesday at 2pm EST
Founders: Kelly Lux and Jenn Pedde
Tweets per chat: 400+
This chat’s been around since early 2010, and still going stronger than ever. It’s one of the best weekly chats to talk and mingle with other community builders and managers.
Sundays at 9pm EST
Founder: Mack Collier
Tweets per chat: 1500+
This is another chat that’s been going on since the early days. It’s a fantastic chat to discuss the latest trends and get blogging tips.
Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EST
Founder: Marsha Collier
Tweets per chat: 1500+
Not just limited to social media, this Twitter chat is great for all things customer service. With a ton of loyal regulars who come back each week, it’s a great way to start building relationships with other customer service pros and get inspired to “wow” your customers on and offline day in and day out.
Wednesdays at 11am EST
Founder: Maria Duron
Tweets per chat: 1000+
This is a great chat for all things branding and digital marketing.
Tuesdays at 12pm EST
Tweets per chat: 50+
One of the newer chats out there; it’s a good one if you are interested in enterprise tech, big data, social business and community platforms.
Tuesdays at 8pm EST and Thursdays at 11am EST
Founder: Adrian Segar
Tweets per chat: 2,000+
Social media works at it’s best when it connects the online offline. This is a great chat to participate in to share event planning tips.
Tuesdays at 2pm EST
Founders: Michele Weisman
Tweets per chat: 360+
Started by Likeable Media, a social media agency, this chat is all around social media and digital marketing topics.
Tuesdays at 8pm EST
Founders: Viveka Von Rosen and Martine Hunter
Tweets per chat: 540+
If you are specifically focused on Linkedin, this chat is a great place to go for tips and best practices.
Tuesdays at 8pm EST
Founder: John Sternal and Chrisanne Sternal
Tweets per chat: 500+
While not specifically on social media, this a great chat if you are doing social media or digital marketing for a small business.
Mondays at 4pm EST
Founders: Rachel Miller and Brian Fanzo
Tweets per chat: 150+
Another newer chat; a great one on social business.
Thursdays at 12pm EST
Founders: Daniel Newman and Brian Fanzo
Tweets per chat: 600+
This chat is great for those in the cloud computing and Big Data industries.
Fridays at 2pm EST
Founders: Sherrie Rohde, Dom Garrett and Jonathan Brewer
Tweets per chat: 600+
Part Twitter chat and part Google Hangout on Air, this is another great group for community managers. You can tune into the Google Hangout on Air as well as ask questions on Twitter every Friday at 2pm EST.
Mondays at 9pm EST
Founder: Atomic Reach
Tweets per chat: 3,000+
This is a great chat for both content marketers and community managers, as it dovetails nicely into both areas.
Tuesdays at 2pm EST
Tweets per chat: 1,100+
Hosted by @Paper_li, this is another great chat to check out if you specialize in small biz.
Tuesdays at 9pm EST
Founder: Pam Moore
Tweets per chat: 750+
Started by Pam Moore, this chat aims to separate itself from the whole host of other social media chats by only focusing on the new and freshest perspectives.
Wednesdays at 12pm EST
Tweets per chat: 2,500+
I couldn’t write a post all about Twitter chats without mentioning Buffer’s chat. One of the newer chats on the scene, it’s definitely a great one to participate in.
Thursdays at 10pm EST
Founder: Aaron Kilby
Tweets per chat: 1,800+
This chat focused on the online media side, not-so shockingly from the name.
Wednesdays at 9pm EST
Founder: Kelly Lieberman
Tweets per chat: 900+
The original Twitter chat about Pinterest, this chat shares its passion for Pinterest through discussions of best practices, new uses, tools, personal/professional use and more.
Top Facebook Groups
Facebook Groups make it easy to connect with specific sets of people, like teammates or coworkers. Groups are dedicated spaces where you can share updates, photos or documents and message other group members, which makes them great for networking as well as sharing.
There’s a ton of conversations happening at just about every hour of the day within these Facebook groups, some of the best ones I’ve found.
Group size: 1,500+ members
Started by David Spinks, CMX’s Founder, this Facebook group is the world’s largest, dedicated resource for educating, supporting and empowering community professionals. It’s a great place to meet other community managers, ask questions and share knowledge.
Group size: 500+ members
If you have ever been to a Social Fresh Conference before, you know they create a Facebook group before each of their flagship conferences. Many of these groups have remained fairly active months, if not years, after each conference. It’s a great place to connect with other social media managers and ask questions/share knowledge around social media management and marketing best practices.
Group size: 2,100+ members
If you work in editorial or news media, this group is a must-join. It is a massive community and focuses on all things related to social media in news. Plus, the community moderators make a point to emphasize and enforce all chat is off the record.
22. Secret Team
Group size: 9,200+ members
While certainly not just about social media or community management, this is a great community, founded by Chris Brogan, for any entrepreneur, consultant or freelancer to join. The group only has three main ground rules.
- You can help others be more successful
- You’re open to talking about ways to improve yourself.
- You don’t try to sell the heck out of your fellow teammates.
Group size: 9,400+ members
This is another great hybrid group for both community and social media managers. You can mingle with other CMs, ask questions and share tips in more closed, focused environment.
Group size: 19,000+ members
If you are looking for your next top hire or looking for your next gig, this group is a must-join. The core purpose of this group is to share social media jobs all around the world. However, there is definitely a US biased in this group.
Group size: 8,000+ members
This group is solely for social media managers to assist each other with questions, share best practices and talk about the latest trends.
Group size: 300+ members
The whole purpose of this group is provide a safe space to ask any question related to social media. This group os where you can ask any social media questions you’re afraid to ask elsewhere. With safety in mind, all conversations that take place in this group are considered off the record and confidential.
Group size: 1,100+ members
Who doesn’t like wine and social media? This is the group for all social media managers who either work in food and wine or are just major foodies. Unlike some other groups mentioned in this post, this group skews very international and especially Australian-centric.
Bonus: Social Media Club
Group size: varies
Chances are if you live in a bigger city, you have a Social Media Club. Many of these clubs have their own local Facebook groups. This can be a great group to join to mingle with other pros in your specific area.
Top Linkedin Groups
If Linkedin is more your fancy, here’s a list of a few groups where you can mingle with other social media professionals.
Group size: 140,000+ members
Started in 2008, this one of the most established groups on Linkedin. It’s a great place for social media professionals in all areas to share business tips and discuss the latest trends.
Group size: 12,000+ members
This is a group for both community and social media managers to talk shop and share tips for how they use social media to engage with their respected communities.
Group size: 690,000+ members
This group is for any and all digital marketers. It covers everything from social media and PR tips to online advertising and analytics.
Top Google+ Groups
Last but certainly not least, here’s a list of a few Google+ communities where you can mingle with other social media professionals.
Many Google+ communities are quite active as a place to meet and engage with people on topics you’re interested in.
Group size: 59,000+ members
This is a great group specifically for social media marketers and digital PR pros to mingle with one another, chat about the latest trends and share interesting campaigns and case studies.
32. B2B Social Media
Group size: 1,800+ members
As it sounds, this is a group for social media managers in the B2B space. It’s specifically focused on sharing actionable tips, resources and campaigns relevant to B2B companies.
Group size: 400,000+ members
With more than 350,000 members, this community, which is run by Google, is a goldmine for small business owners looking for tips for how to stand out online. They share a bunch of insider tips and often run AMAs and Hangouts on Air with certified advisors in a variety of topics.
How to get involved
With so many great groups online, it can be hard to decide which ones to join and participate in. Regardless of which groups you end up participating in, any of the ones mentioned above can give you a significant advantage when it comes to networking with others in your industry, staying on top of industry trends and just having a place to brainstorm and ask for feedback.
Here are a few tips for how to get the most out of the groups that you join:
- Start small. Choose 2-3 groups total to participate in so you don’t get overwhelmed.
- Spend 10 minutes about three times per week in each group. That could be reading and “liking a post,” commenting, asking a question, etc.
- A good ratio to strive for is 80% commenting and/or sharing others’ content to 20% your own stuff. Spending too much time in the group talking about yourself or sharing your own content might not work as well to help you make connections as being interested in others.
Add your favorite chat or group!
There are tons of amazing resources online for social media marketer to meet and learn from other pros. If I missed your favorite spot to ask and answer questions and get involved with the social media community, I’d love to hear about it! Share it below so we can keep making this resource even better for all of us.
By the team at SetUpABlogToday.com
WordPress social sharing plugins. WordPress is home to over 35,000 plugins and there are over a few thousands social sharing plugins that you can choose for your WordPress blogs.
I hope you are looking for the best WordPress social sharing plugins for 2015 because in this article, you will find not the top 5 or 10 but 30 of the most popular social sharing plugins and those that you can use today (yes, right now) on your WordPress blogs.
And if you have yet to start a blog or struck somewhere in getting the blog up and running, here’s a guide that will guarantee to solve your blogging problem; How to start a WordPress blog in just 5 steps?
This post is really long, reaching the 2,000 words! To make reading much easier, I have divided this post into three parts (which I truly hope you like them):
- General WordPress social sharing plugins
- Pinterest sharing plugins
- Instagram sharing plugins
As a business consultant myself, I am a firm believer that social media in 2015 (and beyond) will focusing a lot on visual and therefore, I have included social sharing plugins for both Pinterest and Instagram.
General WordPress social sharing plugins
What is the best WordPress social sharing plugin?
These plugins are all-in-one plugins that allows you and your readers to share it across multiple social media platforms in just a few clicks.
1. Digg Digg
Created by Joel and Andrew from Buffer, this is one of the most popular WordPress social sharing plugins out there. It supports many forms of layouts, floating sharebar and major social media platforms as well. What makes Digg Digg super popular among bloggers is because it is extremely easy to setup.
Even for a free WordPress plugin, it comes with many juicy features which are important for many (including me). Shareaholic offers both floating and non floating social sharing buttons and it also has related posts feature inbuilt with it. Creating a free account with Shareaholic will enable you to access to many social analytics reports.
I usually buy a lot of plugins on a monthly basis but this is the only social sharing plugin I bought which is for social sharing only.
When I saw several authority sites using this plugin, I was stoked.
I was wondering what is so good about it and it is on sale on CodeCanyon for $14.
I bought it, took me 24 hours to configure it from scratch and boom, I was one happy kid on the block.
Make no mistakes. Easy Social Share Button for WordPress is one of the most setting extensive plugins I ever seen. You have the ability to configure everything according to your liking. It also has social sharing templates taken directly from Mashable, Upworthy and CopyBlogger. All you need to have those settings up is to select and save (done in 5 seconds).
One of the old timers in WordPress social sharing plugins, Flare is still used by quite a few websites. The main selling point for Flare is that you can configure and set it up under 60 seconds. With the free price tag, you just can’t go wrong with it.
Filament is created by the team behind SlideDeck and Hello Bar. Yes, Flare (above) is apart of Filament as well. This tool serve as a 3-in-1 pack which includes Flare for social sharing, Passport for increasing social followers, and Ivy to make texts shareable directly from your blog.
The attraction point of using Filament is the ability to provide you with analytics taken directly from your blog and by analyzing your followers. I often consider this as a Google Analytics for social.
Probably the top 5 most downloaded WordPress social sharing plugins I have seen until date (yes, with over 2 million downloads from WordPress repository). The developers had put a lot of effort into this plugin as setting it up is easy and this plugin offers social analytics too!
This WordPress social plugin is more than just a sharing tool. It offers content discovery (related articles), analytics and conversation tools to take your social media marketing to the next level. For your information, this plugin is a monster with over 2 million downloads.
Don’t let the name cloud you from the truth.
This plugin works on both floating and non floating section. It comes with shortcode feature (which is awesome) and over 20 different social media themes to choose from.
I call this simplicity at its best!
Handcrafted by the guys behind WPBeginner and OptinMonster, you know that you’re in good hands. This is also one of the earliest social sharing plugins I used on all my sites because the codes are so damn clean, aka faster loading speed.
Even though it has some slight limitations, this is still a powerful and easy to use plugin for any WordPress users.
Looking for social media icons that are supporting retina display functions? This is one plugin you need to try out. It is really light (lighter is better for loading speed), simple and optimized for performance.
This is another popular WordPress social sharing button for many bloggers. This plugin is really slick as it’s easy to configure. Settings are very much straight forward and customization is highly achievable.
Slightly different from the rest, this plugin allows you to place social media icons on the sidebar of your blog. it has 4 popular icon packs to choose from and this is an awesome way to double your followers in no time.
Did you know that this plugin has a whopping, 3.4 million downloads from WordPress repository alone? One of the biggest reasons (for me) is that is looks awesome. The stock feeling and numerous social media platforms to choose from are huge plus points. There’s also a colour panel to customize the plugin colour.
Looking for a cheaper WordPress social sharing plugin? This plugin only cost $9 from CodeCanyon and to be honest, it is one of the cheapest and most affordable ones I have ever seen!
This plugin allows you to create powerful social share buttons and floating share bars on your WordPress blogs.
At the price of $11, you’re getting 24 hours support from the developer team, full responsive social sharing plugin and retina ready display. It also comes with an unique feature CSS3 animated effects for a nice finishing touch.
Created by the guys behind WordPress, JetPack sharing button is definitely one of those tools you need to have if you are a developer. Easy to use and highly customizable, you can’t go any wrong with this.
Created by the StudioPress team, this is a powerful social plugin for WordPress users. What makes it powerful?
- Easily customizable
- Multiple social media platforms to choose from
The only disadvantage? It works as a widget only.
This is a simple WordPress sharing plugin that does the job properly all the time. It creates a vertical sharebar to the left of the blog post to help boost social shares.
SumoMe is already a household name when it comes to it’s awesome plugin. I love working with SumoMe because it doesn’t require a plugin to work (even though you could install it). At this point of writing, it has 10 features which includes social sharing.
Choosing the share icons to be visible before post, after post, floating or mobile view is 100% possible without a plugin thanks to SumoMe. It comes with an even awesome price tag as well, $0.
20. Social Locker
Do you notice some authority sites are using social locker to increase their engagement rate, boost followers and make their posts go viral?
Social Locker is a WordPress plugin that locks your most valuable site content behind a set of social buttons until the visitor likes, shares, +1s or tweets your page. It is a great tool to have especially when you want to double your engagement rate on social media. You can get it from CodeCanyon for only $24.
Another powerful (but highly affordable) social media sharing plugin for bloggers. Social Fans allows you to displaying your social accounts fans, subscribers and followers number on the sidebar. For only $16, you can easily create beautiful (and show off) your followers on social media gracefully.
When you need things to be done correctly (in this case, building a social sharing plugin), WP Social Sharing plugin is what you need. Simple to configure and responsive to mobile devices, this a very simple WordPress plugin that even beginners will find it useful.
WordPress plugins are created to help users like you and me solve our daily challenges. The same goes to social media sharing plugins and this is where Simplified Social Sharing comes into play. With this plugins, your readers can share it across over 50 different social platforms. Need less-complicated settings? Setting up this plugin is easy and it literally works out of the box.
WordPress social sharing plugins for Twitter
Let’s face it, I know there are many Twitter junkies out there and personally, I dig in to Twitter every day.
How about putting some firepower for your Twitter marketing? Here are some WordPress social plugins specially focused for Twitter.
ClickToTweet is managed by the team behind the popular WordPress plugin, CoSchedule. Now, you can start sharing posts into tweetable contents and they can be tweeted out in just one click.
Brainchild of the man behind BloggerJet, TweetDis is a powerful alternative to ClickToTweet. What I really love about TweetDis is the ability to customize the whole Twitter sharing experience. There are 12 different designs you can create and even further customize them.
The examples of TweetDis are used through this blog post.
WordPress social sharing plugin for Instagram
Do you know that there are social sharing plugins created specially for Instagram? With the influence of Instagram as a powerful image sharing platform, here are 5 plugins you can use to power up your Instagram marketing.
This plugins allows you to integrate images from your Instagram account into a widget or into content areas using short codes. It also allows you to display a link back to your Instagram account along with detailed stats of the photos uploaded. Visitors could also view your images using a slideshow which is totally awesome!
If you are looking for a plugin that is optimized for mobile devices, you don’t have to look any further. This WordPress plugin is a flexible Instagram solution that lets you display your images in a grid or a carousel and visitors can also view the images in lightbox mode. Just like Simply Instagram plugin, you can display images using a widget mode or short code.
If you are looking for an Instagram plugin that does all the basic jobs, this is the plugin for you. With this plugin, you can display widgets to showcase your Instagram stats. The best part for this plugin is that it supports WordPress multisite feature.
If you are an Instagram addict and want to take it off to the next level on WordPress, you definitely need this plugin.
This plugin allows you to display images in thumbnail grids, lists, full screen mode, and more. It can pull images from the popular Instagram feed, hash tags, multiple users, and location. Plus, it comes with a responsive design which is plain awesome for mobile devices.
Make no mistake; this is a powerful Instagram plugin that focuses on speed and usability. This plugin caches images on your website to ensure that they are delivered to visitors quickly. It can also pull images from an Instagram user or from a hash tag.
It has supports for high pixel density devices and visitors can brows images using a lightbox gallery. All aspects of the widget including the image size, column count, and follow button can be customized accordingly which increased the usability and features by over a mile when compared to the rest of the competitors.
Do you have a favorite social sharing plugin for WordPress?
Of course, I certainly hope that you find this post useful and you’ll be able to find the best WordPress social sharing plugin that works for you. Feel free to tell me what you think or share your favorite social sharing plugin for WordPress using the comment form below.
Social Media Marketing has become a very critical & unavoidable part of every marketing campaign these days. It’s effectiveness is proven for all sizes of business. However, as your brand & user base grows across multiple social platforms, it becomes really difficult to manage multiple SMO campaigns at higher level.
Variety of Social Media Marketing Tools comes very handy in such situation.
You still have to create high quality content manually (no excuse for that) but these tools can literally take care of many other tasks with highest efficiency and improve your productivity dramatically.
Based on features & ability to perform certain tasks, we have selected these 44 Social Media Marketing Tools that are widely used in market. Let’s have a look at each of them with details:
Social Media Management Tools
These tools allows you to manage small, big & enterprise size SMO campaigns from single application. These are built for individuals & teams to collaborate on multiple projects.
Enhance your social media management with HootSuite, the leading social media dashboard. Manage multiple networks and profiles and measure your campaign results.
Features: Management, Marketing, Social Selling, Customer Service, Team Collaboration
- Pro: $8.99/mo
- Enterprise: on request
Buffer makes it super easy to share any page you’re reading. Keep your Buffer topped up and they automagically share posts for you through the day.
Features: Schedule posts, Short links, Share buttons, Multiple Networks & Profiles
- Personal: $10/mo
- Business: $50/mo and more
Sprout Social is a social media management tool created to help businesses find new customers & grow their social media presence – It’s a management & engagement platform for social businesses.
Features: Engage, Publish, Analyze, Monitor, Social CRM, Collaborate, Help Desk
- Deluxe: $59/mo
- Premium: $99/mo
- Team: $500/mo
Boost your social media productivity — it doesn’t have to be a manual time-consuming process! Easily schedule updates, find quality people to follow, and monitor social media activity!
Features: Schedule posts, Find audience, Follow back, RSS to social post, Submit via email
- Free: 7 days
- Pro: $36/mo
- Twitter Only: $14/mo
Wildfire provides powerful, easy-to-use social media marketing tools for pages, messages, ads, promotions, monitoring, analytics and more.
Features: Social landing pages, Promotions, Ads, Social messaging, Social analytics, Campaigns, Team collaboration, Monitor & respond
- Not disclosed, available on request
Measure your social ROI, identify leads and integrate into existing marketing tools with Viralheat’s unified marketing suite.
Features: Monitor, Analyze, Publish, Sentiments, Workflow Management, Understand Social Leads, Compliance
- 5 profiles: $9.99/mo
- 20 profiles: $29.99/mo
- 40 profiles: 89.99/mo
Netvibes is the all-in-one dashboard intelligence platform for real-time social media monitoring, social analytics, brand sentiment, reputation management, team management, company intranets and community portals.
Features: Monitor, Share, Search, Track, Tagging, Alerts, Analytics, Push publishing
- Basic: free
- VIP: 2 €/mo
- Premium: $649/mo
- Team: on request
Postling is your all-in-one inbox for all social activity about your business. Read and respond to comments left on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other major social networks.
Features: Social inbox, Scheduled publishing, Reply by email, Reputation management, Suggestion engine
- 5 accounts: $10/mo
- Additional: $3/account/mo
CrowdBooster measures and optimizes your social media marketing, providing powerful, easy-to-use analytics and recommendations on Twitter and Facebook.
Features: Schedule posts, Find, engage & follow, Sharing & collaboration
- Bronze: $9/mo
- Silver: $49/mo
- Gold: $119/mo
SocialFlow uses Real-Time data and business rules to determine what and when to publish to your social media properties for both owned and paid social posts.
Features: Optimize, Streamline, Promote, Content support, Engagement, Auto publishing at relevant time
- Available on request
HubSpot’s Social Inbox plugs into your contacts database, color-codes your customers and leads, helps you prioritize your engagement, and delivers real social ROI.
Features: Social InBox, Socialmonitoring, Smart publishing, Manage content, Social ROI
- Basic: $200/mo
- Pro: $800/mo
- Enterprise: $2,400/mo
Social Media Monitoring Tools
These tools particularly help in monitoring your brand in the social world. Real time mentions & discussions about your brand allows you to quickly & directly connect with your audience & maintain your brand reputation by engaging in dialog with them.
Media monitoring made easy with Mention. Create alerts for your name, brand, competitors and be informed in real-time of any mention on the web and social networks
Features: Monitor in real time, React to mentions, Analyze stats, Work in team
- Starter: 29 € /mo
- Growth: 99 € /mo
- Company: 299 € /mo
Social Mention is a social media search engine that searches user-generated content such as blogs, comments, bookmarks, events, news, videos, and microblogging services.
Feature: Search in real time, Analyze
It is a search engine of social networks that searches user-generated content such as news, videos and images on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more.
Features: Real time search
It is a free social media monitoring tool that helps you to measure and track your brand’s magnitude via 36 social media metrics.
Features: Measure mentions, Monitor online reputation
- Free: 12 metrics
- Basic: $9/ 3 months
- Plus: $19/ 3 months
- Max: $99/ 3 months
IceRocket is an Internet search engine which specializes in real-time search. It returns results results from blogs, twitter & facebook.
Features: Mention search, Trend tool
Socialbakers is a popular provider of social media analytic tools, statistics and metrics for Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, YouTube and LinkedIn.
Features: Social analytics, Content builder, Social listening, Ad analytics, Deep analysis for FB, Twitter, YouTube & G+
- Varies from $120/mo to $1,000/mo & more
Nutshell Mail helps you in saving time for monitoring & managing Facebook, Twitter & more. A free summary of your social media activity — delivered to your email inbox on your schedule.
Features: Social updates in email, Mentions, Likes, Comments, Rating & reviews from local websites as well
Heartbeat is one-stop solution for Social Media Tracking, Manage Conversations, Workflow on Facebook, Twitter, Blogs etc..
Features: Monitor conversation, Measure metrics, Engage with influencers
- Start from $500/mo
It’s a Real-Time Monitoring tool for social media with Analytics and Email Alerts. Twitter, Google+ and Facebook Search Without Logging in.
Features: Live updates, Detailed analytics, Sentiment
- Free: 2 email alerts
- Basic: 3.49 € /mo
- Standard: 8.49 € /mo
- Professional: 19.49 € /mo
Social Pointer is Real-Time Social Media Marketing Tool. This tools enables you to monitor your brand, listen to the conversation, and respond in real time.
Features: Monitor, Listen, Respond
Social Media Reporting Tools
When it comes to social media, data is the key. In most cases there is so much of data related to your customers, demographics, bran mentions, cross channel application and signals – that it becomes impossible to make any sense out of this much information. These tools make your life easier by presenting all the data in easily consumable manner.
Simply Measured’s leading social media analytics provide in-depth measurement and reporting across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and many more.
Features: Analysis & bench marking, Monitoring & research, Detailed reports
- Social: $500/mo
- Professional: $800/mo
- Enterprise: available on demand
Get more done with nimble social media reporting. Deliver social media reports that prove value and get the recognition you deserve.
Features: Management, Brand monitoring, Social matrix, Conversation tracking, Team collaboration
- Pro: $99/mo
- Agency: $249/mo
Social Report is social and web analytics dashboard, a place where you can track all of your social accounts, networks, websites, short links, and blogs.
Features: Analytics, Publisher, Buzz discovery, Team management
- Starter: $9/mo
- Standard: $39/mo
- Advance: $79/mo
- Pro: $159/mo
Locowise is the professional’s comprehensive social media analytics and reporting tool of choice for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and many more.
Features: Social metrics, Content analysis, Benchmarking, Publishing schedule
- Insights: $120/mo
- Advance: $300/mo
- Pro: $400/mo
Cyfe enables you to monitor brand mentions, track number of Twitter followers over time, view Facebook demographics, and more.
Features: Social media dashboard, Overview, Analytics, Demographics
Powerful social media management, monitoring and analytics software, chosen by brands all over the world to efficiently engage with their social customers.
Features: Monitor social web, Real time engagement, Analytics & reporting, Teamwork, Publishing, Workflow automation, Social CRM
- Basic: €500/mo
- Professional: €1500/mo
- Enterprise: €3000/mo
Sendible is a social media management, monitoring & analytics platform that helps companies manage their social media presence more efficiently.
Features: Engage with social inbox, Mention monitor, Social CRM, Measure efforts, Multi Posting, Reputation management
- Solo: $9.99/mo
- Startup: $39.99/mo
- Business: $69.99/mo
- Corporate: $99.99/mo
- Premium: $499.99/mo
Talkwalker is one of the most powerful search & analytics engines for Social Media – click here to access the free social search & analytics !
Features: Monitor mentions, Alerts, Analyze campaigns, Benchmark & compare, Reporting
- Basic: 500€/mo
- Corporate: 1000€/mo
- Enterprise: 2200€/mo
Social Media Analytics Tools
Rather then performing a certain task, these tools are more useful for number crunching & data analysis. You can take some critical decision about your SMO campaigns based on the insights presented by these tools. All major social network platforms offer in-built analytics data which gives in-depth analysis of your account.
Social reports inside GA help you measure the impact that social media has on your business goals and conversions. Integrated web and social data provides a holistic view of your content and community.
Features: Network referrals, Social conversion, Landing pages, Social user flow
Platform Insights features analytics with in-depth data about the health of your Google+ Sign-In integration. From measuring user growth to visualizing the viral spread of interactive posts, Platform Insights helps uncover trends and optimize your integration for improved acquisition and engagement.
Features: Users, Post views, Clicks & CTRs
By understanding and analyzing trends within user growth and demographics, consumption of content, and creation of content, Page owners and Platform developers are better equipped to improve their business with Facebook.
Features: General page matrix, Page performance, Likes, reach, clicks, Comments, Engagement, Demographics
With Pinterest Analytics, see what people like from your profile and what they save from your website. Get new data about your audience, too, so you can learn what your customers really want.
Features: Know which pins are working, who are the people saving from your website, audience demographics, device they use, and more.
Measure and boost your impact on Twitter. Measure engagement and learn how to make your Tweets more successful, explore the interests, locations, and demographics of your followers.
Features: Tweeted activity, Followers, Twitter cards
Trackur is a social media monitoring tool designed to assist companies and PR professionals in tracking what is said about brands on the internet.
Features: Analytics & insights, Brand buzz, Influence & sentiment
- Plus: $97/mo
- Premium: 197/mo
- Ultimate: $477/mo
uberVU is a real-time social media marketing platform that shows brands what they need to know, now.
Features: Emerging trends & topics, Real time conversation, Schedule responses, Smart schedule, Find & connect influencers, Sharing volume & stats Sentiment level
- Starts at $499 & more
Features: Track, Benchmark, Optimize, Centralized analytics
- Pro: $99/mo
- Pro Plus: $199/mo
- Agency: $399/mo
Social Media Crowd Promotion Tools
Although it’s always good to execute your social promotions in a natural way, many business owners & marketers prefer to use crowd promotion platforms to boost their social media visibility. If done in proper way, it can get you rapid exposure in your niche and boost your search engine rankings as well. But sometimes you might end up with high ratio of irrelevant and low quality audience on your social profiles, which never converts to lead or customer.
Important Note: Search engines started to track down & punish reciprocal links before few years. Similarly, it’s going to detect reciprocal social activity in near future for sure. Thus, it’s advised to use these services with caution.
Common Features: Social promotion, Boost social presence & reach
FaceBook: Get more likes, shares & followers
Twitter: Get more tweets, re-tweets & favorites
Google Plus: Get more likes, comment & shares
Price: Works on number of credit you buy, you can use each credit to get certain number of likes, follower or shares.
Here we are, with 44 most popular Social Media Marketing Tools & their details. Choose the one that fits in your marketing objectives & budget.
Search engines are now giving very high importance to social signals & it’s actually being used to judge the quality of your content & website, which ultimately results in Higher Search Engine Rankings & more exposure for your website – both on Social Networks & in SERP Results as well.
December 3, 2014 | Categories: Social Media, Social Media Tool | Tags: Social Media Analytic Tools, Social Media Management Tools, Social Media Monitoring Tools, Social Media Promotion Tools, Social Media Reporting Tools, Social Media Tools | Leave a comment
Whenever I come across exceptional Twitter marketing infographics I save them to my hard drive because I know my audience will find value in them as well.
Over the past month or so I have stacked up five quality Twitter tips infographics for you and each of them is included in this post.
1. 5 Surprising Twitter Strategy Tips
An important point that this Twitter strategy infographic points out is that 30.72% of tweets about a brand do not contain that brands Twitter username and only 9.16% of tweets about a brand mention them specifically with an @ reply.
This means if you have a brand you are monitoring you should review a Twitter search stream for that brand’s name to ensure that all conversations around your brand are effectively managed.
2. 10 Steps To Marketing In The Moment on Twitter
Market in the moment on Twitter and engage your audience.
Strive for a large quantity of conversations, it is far better to be a brand that talks to everyone than a brand that talks to no one.
3. Twitter Tips for Time Management
Check out these Twitter facts and stats to gain strategic insights into how to use time to your advantage on Twitter.
4. Twitter Etiquette Tips
These six Twitter tips will keep you from being unfollowed and help you create more good will with the followers you do have.
5. Best Practices for Your Business Twitter Account
The eight Twitter principles in this infographic can guide you in the direction of Twitter PR success.
Take your Twitter reputation to the next level by applying these tips.
What is your favorite Twitter marketing tip from the infographics above? Let us know with a comment below!
Marketing is one of the key aspects for any business. With more than 616,000 restaurants in the United States, you can guarantee that each one of those restaurants are competing for customers. Even mobile devices continue to expand in usage, resulting in yet another space in which restaurants are competing for viewership and time. If you’re a restaurant business owner, you won’t make the grade if you’re not utilizing some sort of digital marketing tool. From loyalty reward tools to custom menus, there are quite a variety of tools available for restaurants.
In order to best aid local restaurants, we’ve put together a list of the top 25 marketing tools restaurant owners should try. We guarantee that at least one of these tools and resources will boost traffic to your website or place of business.
Read on for our list of the top 25!
- Bridg – Bridg allows you to get more customers, engagement, and revenue the simpler way. For your multi-unit business, you can conduct relationship management, track analytics, and more!
- ChowNow – Get your online orders made today with ChowNow! Create your own custom app to integrate with your brand, and allow Facebook ordering from your restaurant.
- Delivery.com – Let your customers see who delivers in their neighborhood with Delivery.com. You can acquire more sales by enabling orders for delivery!
- Eateria – Eateria is a digital marketing tool that offers a whole new way for owners in the food and hospitality business to operate their marketing. Create promotions, send campaigns, share offers, and collect user data to become the most informed and optimized restaurant in town!
- LoyalBlocks – Keep your customers coming back for more when you have all of your marketing tools in just one app. LoyalBlocks gets you more foot traffic and social media exposure.
- Moment.me Places – Have your local business be seen from anywhere! Spread awareness regarding your events and promote special offers from your business through Moment.me Places!
- Must Have Menus – If you want your menus designed, printed, and online, head over to the folks at Must Have Menus! The menus are mobile-ready for easy access for your customers.
- Main Street Hub – Do you want to be in control of your restaurant’s marketing in order to achieve maximum growth. Main Street Hub helps you to motivate your customers’ purchases and strengthen relationships for years to come.
- Offerpop – Make no mistake, your customers are always on the go; therefore, you have to reach them on their most portable devices in order to keep them loyal. Offerpop is a mobile-social solution enabling you to post content and drive revenue for your restaurant.
- Posiq – Learn how to build a profitable relationship with your customers using Posiq! This software provides a fully-integrated POS (point-of-sale) solution that works with your restaurant.
- Privy – All the data you need to know on your consumer base is at your fingertips! Privy allows you to gather specific information on your customers so you can deliver actionable results.
- Qwikon – Are you looking for a solution to providing mobile offerings? Qwikon offers you more customers through instant limited offers, generating same day profits from your client base.
- Relevant – Relevant builds apps that transform your company for the better. Address customers the same day right after a purchase to increase their chances of loyalty to your brand.
- Seamless – Have your restaurant brand’s menu and reviews consolidated all in one place! No matter which platform your customers use the most, Seamless give a platform to promote on.
- SeenMoment – Launch, promote, and measure Instagram and Twitter photo campaigns in an instant with SeenMoment! Your restaurant’s food will go splendidly as a photo campaign.
- Signal Engage – To grow your consumer base, you have to engage with your followers on a much deeper level. Signal Engage provides text and email messaging tools that aids you in receiving traffic from day one.
- SimplyFocus – SimplyFocus is a terrific way to engage businesses locally. Combine all of your email, social, and analytics capabilities in this smart tool.
- SinglePlatform – SinglePlatform helps showcase the most important information on your business to the local market. Engage customers and publish your expertise wherever your audience goes!
- Swipely – Your business can increase its marketing potential, sales, and financials with the help of Swipely at your side.
- Talk to the Manager – Using texts can be quite beneficial to improving your restaurants customer service. Talk to the Manager gives you the power of user feedback, offering the leverage that comes with anonymous reviews and comments via a dedicated text-message phone number.
- Unoapp – Unoapp allows you to manage all of your digital marketing needs on one platform. Drive sales to your bottom line by delivering the right message to your audience at the right moment.
- Yelp – Your home of reviews is the most populat site for testimonials and checking reputation in the world! Yelp is one of the mainstays and top review sites in the web industry; get listed today!
Did you enjoy our top 25 restaurant marketing tools and resources? After using these tools we’re certain that you’ll make quite an impact on your customers! Let us know if you have any extra suggestions in the comments section below.