Social media, when done right, is a time-consuming proposition.
Between the crafting of posts, editing of images and creation of videos, you may feel spent before you even begin interacting with your social media followers.
To help you get more out of your social media, here are five powerful tools that will save you time on our platforms.
#1: Google Alerts
Scouring the Internet for social media content can eat up hours every day. And, it’s not the best use of your time.
This is where Google Alerts comes in.
You definitely want to share curated content on your social media pages – this is the content generated by influencers, experts, and industry leaders. Their content should match your overall marketing strategy.
But, how do you find it? Sign up for Google Alerts, and let Google do the heavy lifting.
Simply type in the keywords that suit your purposes, and Google will send you emails when your keywords are uses.
You can also set up alerts for mentions of your company, your competitors and the major brands you sell.
Don’t have your own image editing software? Perhaps you’d like to add text and graphics to your images?
Canva is the perfect tool for your graphic design needs.
No more waiting on designers to craft the perfect graphic – you can do it on your own.
You don’t have to be a skilled designer to use Canva. It’s easy to use, and even the free version allows you to create designer-quality images.
Canva also comes with its own photo editor so you can edit your individual images and add your message and your logo.
These images then turn into shareable posts on your social media accounts.
When managing social media, SocialCount comes in handy because it tracks social media shares for your content.
In other words, this tool shows you how well your content is spreading.
All you need to do is plug your social media URL into SocialCount to see your results. You’ll see the top shares for each unique article on your site.
It pulls results from Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
You’ll find that IFTTT (If This Then That) applets are another time saver, allowing you to automate your social media posting tasks.
For example, let’s say you own a local business. You can set an IFTTT alert to let you know when people are tweeting in your area so you can jump into the conversation.
Or, you might have a group of Instagram posts that you’d like to sync to a Pinterest board.
With IFTTT, the time-saving options are truly limitless.
Collecting reviews from your customers is good marketing, but requesting them can be time-consuming and difficult.
With Spectoos, you can request testimonials and connect the feedback to your social media profiles.
You can also consolidate all of your reviews from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Yelp and more and display them on your website with the Spectoos Faceboard widget. Finally, you can make the same widget appear on your Facebook page.
Your time is valuable, and you can’t afford to waste a minute of it. If you utilize these five powerful tools, you’ll save time on social media and maximize your work output.
The single, best help for saving time on social media is managing all of your accounts from one dashboard.
So, if you’re looking for an all-in-solution that also takes the social media management off your hands, think of us.
With our social media dashboard, not only can you see the posts we make on your behalf, but you can easily publish and schedule your own content as well.
Engage your customers with a social media marketing strategy that drives growth. If you’d like help crafting posts that persuade and engage, we can help. We’ll provide customer-focused and engaging posts that encourage trust and a connection with your business.
We are here for you when it comes to your social media posting. We’ll study your brand, and create posts that work with your overall social media posting strategy. Learn more about our services and how we can create engaging content that your customers will enjoy and appreciate.