Tutorial Top 5 Social Media Automation Tools

Zirkon Kalti

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Social media automation tool can help you to save a lot of time by automating your social media chores every day. With social media automation tool, you don't have to sit in front of the computer to update your Twitter. The following is a list of the 6 top social media automation tools.

1. Crowd Booster

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CrowdBooster allows you to schedule your posts to social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter. The analytic report provides information on how many times the post is shared, comments from readers and new followers. The measurement of your social media performance is seen in the chart. CrowdBooster features a user friendly interface where first time users will have no problem locating all the buttons. CrowdBooster Con is that it does not support any other social media network other than Facebook and Twitter.

2. Social Flow

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SocialFlow is a social media automation tool designed by Frank Speiser and Mike Perrone in 2009. It is useful for guiding you to publish your post on the social media accounts at the right time which is also the peak time of your audience usage. There are graphs that measure the quality of your social media posts. Many large websites such as The Economist, and Washington Post use Social Flow to increase the user engagement and maximize the growth of the audience. It enables you to optimize your content based on the audience's interests. You will be able to view your followers' conversation with you in real time.

3. Dlvr.it
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Dlvr.it allows you to share your blog posts on Facebook, Twitter and Google +1 at one time. You can connect the RSS feed of your blog to automatically share on the three social media accounts. It has an analytics dashboard that show you how your social media posts are performing. You can include the blog owner name, hashtag, snippet of the post description and URL in the post. You can use Dlvr.it to ensure that there are some activities on the social media accounts when you are on a busy schedule. You can also easily engage with your followers in conversation via the Dlvr.it dashboard.

4. Sprout Social

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Sprout Social is another popular social media management tool that features a well organized dashboard. Sprout Social features 6 sections including messages, tasks, feeds, publishing, discovery and reports. In Messages, you will find all the messages you get in the inbox of your Twitter, Facebook and Google +1. There is a feature that let you filter the messages by the social media profiles. In Tasks, you will see the tasks you assign to other social network administrators. In Feeds, you can connect to the RSS feeds and include the fees into your posts. In Publishing, you can schedule up to 10 posts to publish in the preselected time frame. In Discovery, you will see a list of followers or people whom you have engaged in conversation or mention in the tweets. In Analytics, you will see a detailed analytics of your social media profiles including new followers, and audience demographics. In Reports, you will see detailed analytics including interactions, unique users, and impressions.

5. Postplanner

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Post Planner is one of the best social media marketing tools for Facebook. In Post Planner, you can schedule the posting time for the posts as well as the status updates. You simply need to spend 1 hour or so to automate your posts for the whole month. The app lets you target your audience based on country. You can display the whole image instead of the post link. Post planner also allow you to automate the publishing of the RSS feed to your social media profiles. The status idea engine enables you to post a quick idea from a large collection of ready questions and status ideas.

6. Zapier

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Zapier allows you to monitor your social media campaigns without having to pay for expensive social media monitoring software. You can save your tweets onto a Google Spreadsheet, Evernote and Dropbox. You can create a zap for each new social media task for example you can create a zap to send an email to your team whenever you add a new post so that they can share it on their social media profiles. Zapier can be set up to connect to multiple social media accounts, for example 2 or 5 Facebook/Twitter accounts. You can set up Zapier for any combinarion of social media accounts including Facebook + LinkedIn, Instagram + Buffer Queue, Instagram + Facebook and YouTube/Vimeo + Buffer.
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