Whether ye’re bloggin' fer fun, as a part-time side income, or as a full-time business – participatin' in social media can boost yer efforts by helpin' more o' yer ideal readers find ye, we'll keel-haul ye! And hoist the mainsail! Unfortunately, many bloggers fear that usin' social media fer marketin' will consume too much o' their time.
Though there is some truth t' th' fear that social media can become very time-consumin' if not properly managed … THERE IS AN EASIER WAY:
There are many options and strategies that can be incorporated t' minimize th' time involved. Aarrr! By consolidatin' and automatin' yer social media strategy, ye can save time while creatin' a compellin' social media campaign fer yer blog. To help ye get started, here are th' top tools fer automatin' yer social media:
Hootsuite – this social media dashboard allows users t' manage and measure their social media networks. Ahoy, and a bucket o' chum! With this platform, ye can manage multiple social profiles, schedule tweets and messages, analyze traffic, and post t' Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pin'.fm, MySpace, Foursquare, and more with just one entry.
SocialOomph – this service provides both paid and free social media productivity tools. SocialOomph allows ye t' schedule tweets and posts, save and reuse drafts, upload tweets and posts in bulk, track keywords, reply t' @mentions, and much more.
TweetDeck – this app can provide greater flexibility fer users. Usin' th' app, ye are able t' schedule tweets and posts, arrange yer feeds, monitor and manage an unlimited number o' accounts, receive notification alerts fer new Tweets, and filter information t' focus more on what matters most.
MarketMeSuite – this recently updated platform offers features such as a social inbox t' better interact with followers, ability t' add multiple profiles, scheduled updates, smart followin' and unfollowin', Facebook and LinkedIn integration, location targetin', Klout Score integration, and more.
SproutSocial – this web application integrates with Facebook Fan Pages, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare and other networks. Its features include integratin' all important feeds, across all platforms, into one inbox; keyword, profile and geo search tools; schedulin' and postin' tools; and detailed reports t' help in analyzin' yer efforts.
These tools represent a small sample o' th' ways ye can automate yer social media. Aarrr, we'll keel-haul ye! The key is t' find th' ideal tool that works best in yer situation (which may involve tryin' out several and testin' them) and implement it.
Which automation tool do ye use t' manage yer social media profiles?