A list of the top 5 FREE social media tools every social media manager needs to know about:
Hootsuite – a complete social media management system. From posting content to multiple channels, to measuring analytics to monitoring what people are saying about your brand. This platform is go-to social media platform and is one of the top rated free social media tools. Schedule your posts in advance, manage and listen to online chatter, and measure your results. Hootsuite is available for free, but if you upgrade to pro it included 50 social profiles, advanced message scheduling, and one additional team member all for $8.99/mo.
Canva– an amazingly simple graphic design software program. This is the ultimate tool for social media mangers that need to create engaging images but aren’t experienced in Photoshop. It’s absolutely free to use and very user friendly.
Topsy– A free platform that allows you to search and analyze the social web. Everything from links, tweets, photos, videos, and specific influencers. This platform allows you to find influencers on a specific topic, find sentiment scores for a brand over time, and detailed analytics tracking for keywords or sites.
Follower Wonk – a free platform that helps you explore and grow your social graph. This platform helps you dig deep into Twitter analytics. Who are your followers? Where are they located? When do they tweet? Compare your followers with competitors, find and connect with new influencers in your niche, and create reports and interactive charts.
Iconosquare – This amazing platform for Instagram lets you manage multiple accounts, browse important statistics, analytics on how to optimize your posts for increased engagement, search for users and hashtags and monitor competitor and hashtag feeds.
I hope these 5 free social media tools help! Which ones work best for you? Leave a comment below.