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Free Social Media Tools To Streamline Blogging

As a long-time blogger and digital media nerd by day (and night) I’m always looking for new blogging tools. Social media management and monitoring can be completely overwhelming. I get that! As someone who monitors multiple accounts for clients and myself, I am always looking for ways to simplify my social media world.

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Here are 5 free social media tools to check out:

Sniply – This new tool really is rocking my content marketing world. It’s being used by the likes of Huffington Post, Deloitte, and HubSpot, however it’s a powerful content marketing tool for any blogger who wants to share relevant content with their fans AND drive traffic to their own site. Simply use the dashboard to share an interesting piece of content (blog post, article, etc.) on Twitter or Facebook as you normally would BUT add a custom pop-up (I promise it’s not overly obnoxious) that then sends readers back to your own site. Genius! And there is a a free version.

Twitter Analytics - Do not discount the power of this tool. It’s great to see your top Tweets for the month to monitor the content that really resonates with followers. You can track the progress of your tweets and follower activity. I love the monthly breakdown that shows your Top tweet, top mention, and top followers. Simple, easy, and just at a glance I’ve been able to surmise that my top Tweet for both April and March has promoted this post on 2015 blogger conferences. I also love that you can easily promote the top Tweet of the month without leaving the dashboard.

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PicMonkey – I’ve been using the free version of PicMonkey for years. I love using it to create Pinterest friendly images and to optimize past content for pinning.

Feedolu – I use this RSS feed management/reader tool to monitor news in different industries for work. I don’t always look at it daily, but I do use it a few times a week and I love that you can create different page categories to organize RSS feeds (think updates like social media, fashion, content marketing, nonprofit news, etc.)

RebelMouse – This is a new to me content aggregator that will hook up all of your social media channels, or just a few (I have Twitter, Instagram, and blog posts featured) so that readers can see everything on one page. I love all the customization design options! Check my page out here. And thanks to Nashville blogger Scarlet at Family Focus Blog for turning me on to this!

What free social media management tools do you love?

 

 

 

 

I'm Jamie, a 50-year-old Nashville working mom desperately seeking a few moments of Zen and zinfandel. I love to travel, find great deals, and talk with my hands. My husband and I have two daughters, three dogs, one cat and too much laundry. Email me at blondemomblog @ gmail.com.

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