Social Media Management Tools
Social media management tools allow various social networks to monitor at one place, Sharing and Posting one by one on every social network takes a lot of time. With social media management tools, you can publish your content to all major social network platforms at once upload photos on Facebook and automatically post it on Instagram and Pinterest, respond to tweets and likes, monitor multiple YouTube channels all in one dashboard and get analytical reports on user engagement on your social profiles.
Hootsuite is the most popular Social Media Management platform. It lets you manage and monitor all your social media channels at one place. You can reply to comments on Facebook, tweet on twitter, monitor and watch your YouTube videos all at once through the Hootsuite dashboard. The free plan includes 3 social profiles and 2 analytical reports. Hootsuite analytics gives a detailed report on how your social networks are doing.
Buffer is another most popular social media management platform. Its dashboard is simple and easy to use. Buffer is mainly built for publishing content on social networks. It automatically publishes your posts at regular intervals on various social networks. The free plan allows one social profile per platform Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Google plus.
Sprout social is another top social management tool. It is more expensive than other social management tools but provides in-depth details. Sprout social starting plan is 59$ per month. The starting plan includes monitor profiles, keywords, and locations, scheduling and drafting, unlimited CSV exports and 5 profiles.
IFTTT stands for If This Then That it is a powerful web app automation tool. It is completely free. It let you connect to various internet-connected apps. If you upload a photo on Facebook it shares automatically on Pinterest and then Instagram. It lets you backup new WordPress posts to google drive or Dropbox. With IFTTT you can turn off your Philips hue lights remotely when you leave home.
IFTTT alternative is Zapier it is mainly built for business apps, the Zapier free plan comes with 2 step connection and the paid plans comes with 3 step connection and multi-step connections depending on the plan selected.