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…and here’s your list of super-ninja tools:
TweetDeck – Free and easy to manage and customize your Twitter feeds from your laptop or other device.
Klout – New and Improved! The new Klout not only helps you track the progress of your online influence, but if you don’t know what to say just yet, it will give you relevant content based on your niche and allow you to easily schedule posts across most of your networks. And, it’s free!
TweetAdder – This is one of my secret weapons for building a HUGE following on Twitter! Use it for following and unfollowing lots of people on Twitter or when you need to do some bulk/fast account management. You can process hundreds of follows and unfollows in a few minutes, and sort your Twitter account to see who has unfollowed you, who is not following back, who you should follow based on who they are, where they are, what they are talking about, etc. This is a powerful tool to build a community on Twitter that cares about your message. I highly recommend it! And yes, there is a free trial.
TwitterFeed – A super-simple free tool to connect your blog (or anyone’s blog or a newsfeed) to your social media accounts via RSS feed. This is how I stream news feeds to my Twitter account around the clock. It can feed to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn (personal profile or company page), and more.
SocialOomph – This is the best automation tool I know of for Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. It allows you to pre-schedule and randomize various posts/tweets at either precise times, or via randomized drip campaigns. The free version is great, or upgrade to Pro for a reasonable fee.
HootSuite – Great tool for managing Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instragram, Google+, and more, all from one dashboard! The pro version allows for bulk-scheduled posts, analytics, and more.
SproutSocial – This is a higher-end tool that major brands are using to monitor keywords, #hashtags, and to watch the conversation being had about their brand. You can do the same on an individual scale, or have your entire team use it to collaborate on managing your online presence. They offer a 30-day free trial if you want to play with it for a while…
RoboForm – …and, for Carolyn Ringo: How on earth are you going to manage all the passwords for these social media accounts, online tools, and everything else? This is how! I use this tool to manage over a hundred highly secure (difficult and hack-proof) logins to various sites, and they are all stored under one single password on my computer (or a thumb drive, tablet, cloud, etc.). This is a huge time-saver because you can just click on the site you want and the software will log you in automatically. No more typing your login info! It also fills forms for you and more if you want it to…
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