Social marketing can be an incredibly time consuming task for bloggers who have to juggle several different hats from blogging to networking and promotions.
Why not fast track your tasks by using social marketing tools?
Over the past few years after social media started taking off, thousands of tools began flooding the market to help you with everything from social monitoring to online storage for your social content.
I’ve narrowed down these tools to bring to you the top 9 social marketing tools for bloggers.
9 Social Marketing Tools
Eventbrite is an online social marketing tool for creating events and selling tickets. This makes selling tickets to events easy for bloggers who want to hold seminars, workshops and so on. Customize their templates to create your own unique event page, embed the widget onto your website, and use their promotion tools to help you get the word out.
Google alerts is essential for any blogger engaged in social media. All you need to do is set which keyword you want to monitor and Google will email you new pages it indexes based around these keywords. You can monitor any keyword that is important to your website from your name, blog name and brand to similar bloggers and the latest industry news.
Unlike Google Alerts, SocialMention monitors and tracks mentions of your blog, name, industry and other important keywords across a multitude of social sites, rather than all websites that are indexed. It provides you with accurate, real-time information about these keywords including sentiment, strength and passion analysis so you can monitor the popularity of your blog.
Hootsuite is a social media dashboard to help you manage your Facebook, Twitter, Google +, YouTube & LinkedIn accounts from one platform. This is a free social media tool as it allows you to perform the most important activities such as reply, post, view searches etc you would usually do in each individual social site in one simply to use platform.
SocialMotus is a free all-in-one social media platform for bloggers who are serious about creating real value and increased ROI from social media. You’ll have everything you need to manage, monitor and analyze your social communities. Its targeted Twitter follower’s tool makes it a must for those looking to grow their Twitter communities.
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Clipboard looks like Pinterest, but its functionality is similar to that of Dropbox and Evernote. But unlike Pinterest, you can clip a range of items including slideshows, audio, a functioning web app, online game etc which can be accessed right within the clip. Think visual Dropbox. This is great if you prefer to view your content with visuals over words.
Gravatar has become a must have for any blogger trying to establish their presence in the social media arena. You simply link your Gravatar photo to your email address. Now every time you comment on a website, the image appears next to your name so you don’t have to manually upload an image.
There is little point in tweeting if no one is going to see your tweets. But how do you know when the best time to post is? Enter, Buffer. Just add your post to Buffer and it will automatically post it at optimal times throughout the day. Make sure you add the twitter tool as your browser extension for Firefox, Safari or Chrome, so you can tweet right then and there.
WordPress is the best social marketing tool for blog. The best part is it is actually optimized 80-90% already for the search engines, placing you in the best position to have your blog posts rank for target keywords. One of its strengths is the sheer number of plugins on offer to assist with your social media marketing such as social site share buttons, advanced commenting systems integrating Facebook and Twitter and so on.
There you have my top 9 social marketing tools to help bloggers fast track their social media efforts. Do you have any tools you want to recommend? Let me know in the comments below!
Thank you to my Guest Post Author: Siv Rauv
Siv is a Marketing Executive at SocialMotus, a free social management dashboard. Now with our advanced social marketing tool, you have everything you need to get Twitter followers fast, handle priority messages quickly, track conversions and stats from Twitter, Facebook posts and much more, WITHOUT paying hundreds of dollars.