Everyone knows social media can be time-consuming. But from a small business point of view, we also know its importance and its power. In this day and age, there’s no escaping the significant impact social media can have on brands and small businesses. In order for you to better manage your social media platforms, and stay sane, here are five amazing tools that have been specifically designed to save you time.
If Instagram plays a big part in your social media strategy, you need to get the Planoly app. A popular Instagram scheduling tool, Planoly allows you to plan and schedule all your Instagram posts in advance. Their grid function ensures you have all your posts beautifully laid out and you can save some serious time each day, thanks to their auto-posting feature.
Searching for the latest trends and topics on the web? Buzzsumo has got you covered. This smart tool has been designed to help you save time researching stories and trying to identify the hottest new content. You can find out exactly what pieces of content are popular, even broken down by the time of year and different channels. If you’re looking to craft a serious content strategy, this is the perfect research tool for you.
If you’re after a real time saving app, download Hootsuite. This social media scheduling tool can do it all – schedule, publish and even monitor conversations, all from your mobile phone. Not only that but it can work with multiple social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn. It’s also a great tool if you have a team of people contributing to your social media accounts as you have the ability to approve posts straight from the app.
SocialCount is a great tool if you’re looking to improve your SEO ranking or do a little bit of competitor analysis. Simply by entering a URL, you can see what is the most shared content across a website. Put in your on URL to determine what content has resonated with your audience in the past or check out the competition. You can also see what your competitors are ranking for, in order to plan out your content calendar.
Thanks to Captiona, now you don’t need to spend hours crafting compelling captions day after day. This handy tool will help you do just that, with caption suggestions for both Instagram and Snapchat. Enter keywords to describe your image and the app will suggest descriptive phrases to help get those creative juices flowing.