Saturday, 10 August 2019

8 Tools for Social Media Automation

These days, social media is one of the most important tools for online marketing and branding. Managing social media is not an easy thing as it is time consuming. But, thanks to the various tools that are now available helping one manage many social media accounts at the same time.

Here are 8 social media automation tools you can use to manage your social media accounts very well;

• Hootsuite
This is a well-known name when it comes to social media automation. Hootsuite is available to all sizes of business and it is user friendly too. With Hootsuite, you can schedule your posts to be published at any time of the day. It works with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google +, YouTube and LinkedIn. 

• Socialpilot 
Do you own an ecommerce business? This is another social media automation tool suitable for mostly ecommerce or online stores. With Socialpilot, you can schedule up to 30 posts. It works with Instagram and Pinterest.

• Buffer
Buffer has both paid and free version. With it free version, you are limited to the number of posts you can schedule. It can be run on iPhone or Android device. It works well with Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google +. 



With a browser extension, you can schedule posts directly from the page. You can track your posts to see the engagement so as to enable you know how your post engage with your audience. With the analysis tool, you will then know the right time to post. 

• MavSocial
This is also another social media automation tool that works with different platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram and YouTube. It free version allows you to schedule the post on only 6 social networks and up to 50 social profiles.

It also have a dashboard for tracking your post to see it level of engagement. You can get customer service support via email. With MavSocial, you have unlimited storage asset and ability to replenish your posts. 

• IFTTT
IFTTT is an acronym for "if this then that". It works just like it name implies. You can create "recipes" with IFTTT. It allows you to synchronize your online profile with Google Calendar so you don't forget important dates like your birthday. 

IFTTT has many ready-made recipes you can choose from. 

• Brand24
This is a very powerful social media automation tool with many features. With Brand24, you can track and engage. You can use this tool to follow up with your customers/audiences. 

Just like other tools, it also comes with an analytics dashboard where you can view engagement. Brand24 helps you know what is happening with your potential customers so you know what to do. 

• SocialOomph 
This tool is perfect for social media marketing. It integrates with Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Tumblr, RSS feeds, blogs, Plurk and App.net. You can operate up to 5 Twitter profiles to schedule tweets and track watchword with it free plan. 

If you are on Pinterest, you can schedule your pins on your boards. SocialOomph comes with a URL shortening. 

• Post Planner
With Post Planner, you can post and share pictures, articles, and even status. It is integrated with Facebook and Twitter. As far as you have something wise to share, post planner is the tool for you to plan that post. It is efficient for attracting the client to your business and site. 

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