5 Essential Tools You’ll Need to Manage Your Social Media

There are a select few tools that I use that allow me to excel on social media these days. Since Twitter and Facebook are the main social media platforms I focus on today, (although mobile platforms like Instagram & Snapchat I have my eye on), the tools I mention below are primarily used for those two platforms.

Take a look at the 5 tools I find essential to your social media marketing needs:

1. Crowdfire

Crowdfire is a tool that I mention in my book Get 10K Followers In less Than 5 WeeksIt’s a terrific tool for gaining more followers through the strategy of following & unfollowing, which is fully explained in the free ebook.

Simply put, you follow lots of targeted people on Twitter and if they don’t follow you back, you unfollow them. Crowdfire’s functionality keeps track of this and turns this process into a piece of cake.

The problem is, too many marketers, business people, and even social media marketing “gurus” don’t understand where the power of this strategy lies. The point of this entire entire system, and really my entire Twitter marketing system in general, is to find more people to engage with.

If you’re not engaging with people and building relationships consistently on Twitter, you’re wasting your time. It’s called “social” media, not “broadcast” media. So be social.

A big problem that a lot of businesses and entrepreneurs are running into is lack of time to spend on platforms like Twitter for engaging. I get it. It takes a lot of time and effort to stay up to date with all the relationships you’re building on social media. But I suggest either making time, finding someone who can represent your business to handle the social media engagement, or hiring professionals, like the Alex Hamm Social team, to handle this aspect of your business. Staying on top of this aspect of your business is powerful…if done right.

Via TechNews.co

Via TechNews.co

2. Hootsuite

Hootsuite is probably the most well known social media marketing software there is. It the is the ultimate software for scheduling posts, tweets and updates and sending them across multiple social media accounts.

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3. ManageFlitter

ManageFlitter is another tool like Crowdfire. The difference between ManageFlitter and Crowdfire is that ManageFlitter has the functionality that allows you to schedule tweets, and it allows you to schedule tweets based on the times that your followers are most active, based on previous records.

I used to use this tool, but switched over to Crowdfire for a couple reasons. One being that Crowdfire had a functionality that allowed me to input auto direct messages, and the other had to do with the fact that I signed up for #4 on this list. But if you’re looking to keep your budget low, ManageFlitter may be a good place to start growing your audience a little. Again, check out my free eBook here for a little more information on how you can use these tools.

Via Renga3.com

Via Renga3.com

4. MeetEdgar

I love this tool. It allows you to schedule tweets ahead of time…like WAY ahead of time! And not only does it allow you to set a weekly schedule for when you want tweets to go out each day, but it allows you to fill up a library of tweets and posts [that are evergreen] and will be sent out based on the schedule you set.

It’s pretty cool, because considering less than 5% of your followers see each individual tweet, it’s important to send out that content multiple times. And if the content is evergreen, say a blog post, then it can be consistently reposted for more and more people to see over time.

This service does cost $49/month to use, but for me, it was well worth the invest due to the amount of time it saves me.

NOTE: MeetEdgar also has the exact same functionality for Facebook.

Via TheOffRoadMillenial.com

Via TheOffRoadMillenial.com

5. Tweetdeck 

Tweetdeck is a tool that I personally do not use. The reason I am adding it to this list is becuase I have heard amazing things about it, and it appears to be an amazing resource for organizing data and collecting analytics for your market.

I’m checking it out later today, and I suggest you do the same.

Via Telegraph.co.uk

Via Telegraph.co.uk

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Leave A Reply (18 comments so far)


  1. Mary Jackson
    3 years ago

    Great information on some really useful tools! Thanks!!

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Thank for the comment Mary 🙂


  2. Lauren
    3 years ago

    I can’t keep up with social media. It may be time to hire someone.


  3. Silviu
    3 years ago

    Very good pointed. Thank you for sharing these precious information and show us how to use the tools to have maximum effectiveness. I took Twitter like a game, and it is a beautiful game, but without this tools you’re lost. I asked myself how do I know who are the people that unfollow me?! It’s very hard to keep track of people who follow and unfollow you. This post helped me so much.

    Thank you Alex and congrats! I look forward for interesting articles.

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Tools are always helpful Silviu. And there are lots of good ones out there, you just have to find them. Glad this article was of value to you! Thanks for all your engagement 🙂


  4. Steve Dawson, CFE
    3 years ago

    Thank you for your thoughts. As a small business owner, public speaker, and author the transition to social media needs to be exactly what you said, “social”. So many of the businesses and thinkers I see are in the broadcast realm and I am looking for thoughtful, engaging conversation. Keep up the good work!

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Agree with you Steve, Good luck with your business!


  5. GetLifeRight
    3 years ago

    Hi Alex,

    Thanks for the follow on Twitter and for letting me know about your blog.
    You’ve got a good thing going on with this.

    Best Wishes

    Dave

    • Alex Hamm
      Alex Hamm
      3 years ago

      Thanks for the support Dave 🙂


  6. Oma Graves
    3 years ago

    #2 Hootsuite has a grammatical error at the beginning of the 2nd sentence.


  7. Steven
    3 years ago

    Great post with a wealth of information. I can’t agree more to these tools with exception to hootsuite which cannot connect to google plus personal profiles only google plus pages. Thanks for the helpful information. Great blog.


  8. Linda Veno
    3 years ago

    Good article.


  9. Cliff
    3 years ago

    I think this is great information! Keep it up.


  10. Patrick McColley
    3 years ago

    These are great tools.


  11. Marc_O
    3 years ago

    Thks Alex for all theses interseting tools I didn’t know and I already suscribe.
    Your site is very useful. I push it as favorite.
    Have a good day


  12. Ashley
    3 years ago

    Great article! You did a very good job explaining and comparing these tools. Thanks.


  13. MRSKRAINTZ
    3 years ago

    Hi Alex,
    Great blog post! I do enjoy using Crowdfire. I haven’t set it up to automate thank you’s for following yet. Do you think it’s a good idea to do that?
    Thanks,
    Melanie


  14. Shannon
    3 years ago

    Very informative!

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