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    5 Social Media Tools for Your Business




    As a business owner you wear a large number of hats, so the idea of adding social media manager to the mix can be a bit daunting.

    The following are 5 social media tools for business to make your job a bit easier

    1.  Hootsuite

    Hootsuite is a social media management tool.  It allows you to monitor several social networks, including Twitter and Facebook.  Other benefits include scheduling posts to Twitter and Facebook.  You can even respond to questions all without leaving Hootsuite.  We like it because it’s in the cloud, meaning you can use it several different devices like your iPhone.   Best of all, it’s FREE.

    2.  WordPress

    In addition to being a blogging platform, WordPress is considered a content management system.  Entire websites have been built around the WordPress platform.  If you’re considering blogging for the first time you can start one for free at or integrate it into your existing website.

    3.  StumbleUpon

    StumbleUpon is a social bookmarking service that allows user to “stumble” upon web content.  By submitting your content here, people interested in the topics you discuss on your blog are able to find your content.

    4.  Social Mention

    Social mention is a search engine for conversations.  Search forums, Twitter, Facebook and other social networks for your keywords of choice.  You can also use Social Mention to discover conversations about your business.

    5.  Google Analytics

    Google analytics allows you to see how people are finding your website.  You’ll be able to see if what content is the most popular, how long visitors stay on your site, mobile tracking, and location.  You can even create custom reports based on your own requirements.

    There are plenty more tools for managing social media, however, if you’re just getting started with social media for small business, these are 5 worth taking a look at.

    What would you add to the list?


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    Billy Strawter Jr wrote 16 articles on this blog.

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