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TOP SOCIAL MEDIA AND CONTENT DISCOVERY TOOLS

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Click on the links below to jump down the post for the tools you need most:

  1. Time Saving Tools
  2. Content Sourcing Tools

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What You Will Learn:

How to save valuable time on social media strategies

So you only have a couple of hours a week to spend on social media? We know the top tools around to save you valuable time.

How to find the best, shareable content on the web

Social media is great for sharing your own content, but you need to remember to share other people’s too. These tools will help you to find the most valuable content on the web for your niche.

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TIME SAVING TOOLS

Time Saving Tools

Most small organisations  say they have between 1-2 hours a week on social media. So how do you make the most of this time if it’s all you have? We have some tools to help. However, please note that Pinterest works as its own entity, and we would always recommend using Facebook for your Facebook posts as third party apps can make you look very distant from your page.

Hootsuite
  • Sign up using your Twitter account – no confusing logins
  • Scheduling tool – allows you to schedule posts for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn for months in advance, so it’s perfect for planning and implementing social campaigns
  • Auto schedule features – Hootsuite tells you when your audience is most active, and allows you to automatically schedule posts for these times
  • Free use for up to 3 social profiles
  • Basic analytics

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Buffer
  • Post schedules
  • Although you can’t auto schedule here, you can set times when you believe your audience is most active and set posts to automatically go out then
  • Free use for one account per network
  • Basic analytics

 

 

 

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CONTENT SOURCING TOOLS

Content Sourcing Tools

We talk a lot about sharing other people’s content as well as your own. Other than the social networks themselves, here are some other key sites with great time saving features.

Pocket

Pocket allows you to save and categorise articles you see as you work, saving them for later so you can share them when you have time.

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Topsy

Topsy searches Twitter for you to find relevant topics! Get started by searching keywords in the search box.

 

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Scoop.it

You give it topics and keywords to search – it delivers content and tells you how much it’s been shared. What more could you want?!

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TrendSpottr

Click on the home button when you get to the page, then use the search bar to research trending topics within your niche! TrendSpottr even tells you how viral the content is.

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