9 Social Media Tools Recommended by Marketing Pros

social media toolsAre you looking for new social media tools?

Want to know what the experts are using?

We asked top social media professionals which social tools they’re using right now.

In this article you’ll discover nine social media tools to save you time and improve your marketing efforts.

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Discover 9 social media tools from marketing pros.



Blogging Tools: Apps to Better Manage Your Blog

Do you have a blog?

Want to improve the content development, publishing and promotion processes?

To discover how to streamline your blogging with the best tools, I interview Ian Cleary.

More About This Show

The Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from Social Media Examiner. It’s designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing.

In this episode I interview Ian Cleary, the social tools guy. His blog, RazorSocial.com has placed in our Top 10 Social Media Blogs 3 years in a row. He’s also the founder of the Digital Influencer Club.

Ian will explore marketing tools for bloggers.

You’ll discover tools for your editorial calendar, search engine optimization, social media, email marketing and more.

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Listen as Ian Cleary shares tools and apps marketers need to manage their blogs.

Share your feedback, read the show notes and get the links mentioned in this episode below.

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4 Tools to Build a Social Media Content Calendar

social media how toDo you struggle to keep track of your social media content?

Are you looking for tools to help?

Creating a social media content calendar doesn’t need to be complicated or require a whole new platform.

In this article you’ll find four ways to build a social media content calendar with tools you may already use.

Why Use a Social Media Calendar

Individuals and businesses use social media for community engagement, content promotion, customer support, promoting the latest offers and more.

Managing many moving parts involves multiple people, multiple strategies, and if not handled correctly, multiple problems.

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Discover four tools to build a social media content calendar.



4 Tools to Improve Your Social Media Marketing

social media toolsDoes social media marketing contribute to your bottom line?

Are you looking for tools to boost your ROI?

As social media changes from an engagement-driven environment to a conversion-driven one, new tools are emerging to help you market more effectively.

In this article you’ll discover four tools to improve your social media marketing.

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Discover four tools to improve your social media marketing.



Twitter to Remove Share Counts: This Week in Social Media

social media researchWelcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news.

To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.

What’s New This Week

Twitter to Remove Share Counts: In a recent update, Twitter announced that “Twitter share counts will no longer appear alongside Tweet buttons AND third-party direct access to tweet share stats will be curtailed.”

Blab.im Rolls Out Co-host and Notification Features: The ability to add co-hosts on Blab has been “the most requested feature and an amazing one at that.” Blab also added notification controls, which will “let your followers know you’re on air.”

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The [Co-host] feature is now available for web only right now.



31 Must-Read Social Media Blog Posts

social media reviewsWhat were the best social media articles you read in the last 12 months?

Did you find any particularly useful for your business?

We asked our writers to share their favorite social media blog posts.

Here are 31 blog posts worth exploration.

#1: The 16 Most Important Social Media Updates of 2012

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Kristi Hines

This post includes some major updates to the top social media networks this year. Although I feel I’m usually on top of the latest social news, there were a few things I had missed that were covered in this post for Facebook and LinkedIn.

Although it doesn’t mention the changes to LinkedIn professional profiles, it covers the main things businesses need to know about changes to their social media.

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The 16 Most Important Social Media Updates of 2012.



3 Tools to Simplify Your Social Media Marketing

social media toolsAre you looking for powerful tools to manage your social media efforts?

How do you keep up with blog post comments, responses to LinkedIn status updates and Twitter interactions?

Social relationship management is about managing these relationships. And you need the right tools to help.

In this article, I’ll show you 3 new social media tools to help manage your online relationships and grow your presence on social media platforms.

#1: Engagio—Manage All of Your Online Conversations in One Place

Engagio is an inbox for conversations on the web. It tracks your conversations, your friends’ conversations and you can even track any conversations you’re interested in through the search feature!

With Engagio, you have the functionality to manage, support and encourage conversations.



24 Must-Have Social Media Marketing Tools

social media toolsAre you looking for ways to enhance your social media marketing?

Do you want new tools to simplify your job?

We asked a group of social media pros for the hottest social media tools they use today.

Check them out to see if these social media tools are a good fit for you!

#1: Unlock to Share Plugin

My favorite social marketing tool of all time is the unlock to share plugin. What is it? It’s a simple plugin that “unlocks” additional content when your web visitors share your stuff on Facebook, Twitter or Google+.

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Make your site go viral by requiring the user to share your link to unlock content.



How to Use Social Media for Customer Research

social media how toLooking for a low-cost way to conduct consumer research?

Social media can provide a free treasure trove of data about your customers.

With the right social media tools, you can learn what questions your customers have and which types of content they’re sharing.

This information will help you answer their questions, solve their problems and define your social media and content strategies.

In this post, you’ll learn how to quickly conduct research on social media and put it into action.

Find Out What Questions Your Customers Are Asking

Hearing the questions your prospective customers are asking and problems they’re facing can help you find new customers, support existing ones and outline a content strategy that will appeal to both.

The best products solve problems. If you can solve someone’s problem, they’ll be much more likely to check out your products, because they already trust you as an expert.

Here are three places to easily find which types of questions are being asked.



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