We are all aware of the many useful social media outlets that we can use. For maximum effectiveness though we need to coordinate all aspects of Social Media and pull them together.

Hootsuite is a great one and there are others here to use for total effect. These five I recommend.


Going forward no platform is excellent by itself. It is the overall management that puts together a complete and powerful package for effective business social enhancement!



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GiuliaB Premium
The one I have trialled is TweetDeck, Mike, and I can certainly vouch for it: it is very good. But, I should look into the others as well, just for comparison purposes. Thanks for wrapping them up all in one chart for us.

Giulia
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jp230382 Premium
Great options shown to us.
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DrFraser Premium
Great resource , Mike. Thanks for sharing
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PatrickM1 Premium
I'm using the free version of Hootsuite right now. They just revised their terms of service to limit 30 posts at a time. Like you pointed out, no platform is perfect by itself, so mix and match as required.
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Droseh Premium
I wasn't aware of any of these, so this is a good resource. I haven't developed a social media presence yet, but can see why these resources would be helpful. Thanks.
Debbie
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MKearns Premium
You're most welcome Deb!
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jtaienao Premium
Thanks for sharing these resources Mike.
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ZEGU Premium
Pulling them together is something I was not doing consistently. Thank you for sharing.
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Khy Premium
I came across Hootsuite while i was researching for info regarding Instagram yesterday! And yes I came across Yandex in Russia while I was there. Wow the more we learn the more we find out. Thanks Mike!
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MCrim Premium
Thanks for sharing, Mike!!

mitch
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Stevo55 Premium
Good post, Mike!

Steve
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PatsyC Premium
Hi Mike, I've never heard of any of these before.
I guess they are the social media for other parts of the world.
This may be a dumb question, but are they universal? for anyone to use. Thanks
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MKearns Premium
Many are specific. Yandex for instance is Russian based!
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MikeBertuben Premium
Hi Mike! Thanks for sharing. This is useful stuff.
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nelsonrosa77 Premium
Thanks, Mike, for sharing.
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DawnaL Premium
Great post but I heard WA doesn't support IFTTT? With our sites anyways.
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Happy2Learn Premium
This is great thanks Mike. I have used the older applications like Hootsuite and Tweetdeck, but I hadn't heard of the newer ones like buffer or IFTTT. I will take a look at them. Thanks for sharing Mike. Also is Pictocgart a free info graphic tool?
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Sftat Premium
Very powerful material on a critical topic, as I expect from you Michael.

Sadly, I'm hesitant to dig into it, as I've still a poor feel for what and how to post on most of these social media channels. I'm confident in writing in general, but the world of social media communication is still a bit alien to me.

I would sure love a "promotional social media communications for dummies" type tutorial that could give me the confidence to post on facebook, tweet, pin, etc. Whenever I go there, I get as far as seeing how to put it out, then stall out in fear that I'm violating all sort of unwritten rules of the channel.

Any suggestions for social media laggards like myself?
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MKearns Premium
Here is great training from PT Germaine one of our best.
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MKearns Premium
Loes also gives great training here!
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Sftat Premium
Many thanks, Michael. I do appreciate the help.
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Sftat Premium
Both of these are great, Michael, with Powerful Strategic steps and a slick tip from PT Germaine, and detailed aff-link methods from Loes. Unfortunately, I'm not at the level to benefit from them just yet - I found this guide to help me with facebook "baby steps":
https://blog.kissmetrics.com/facebook-marketing/
I just need to find something similar for linkedin, G+, etc. and I'll be all set to use the others you just provided.
Thanks again for your help
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boomergp08 Premium
Steve, posting on social media is no different than posting on WA. The only difference is that you self promote and include a link. You do so once or twice per day. It is as simple as that.

When starting out on social media it is best the start with only one network and build that up first. Then when you feel comfortable to go further, start with another network. Never try to start with all of them at the same time.
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BobbyCorno Premium
Really useful stuff, thanks Michael!
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GayleneNepia Premium
I've tried Hootsuite and TweetDeck a few years ago, when it was free, but I use Social Jukebox now Mike, it works for me. Thanks for sharing :-)
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MKearns Premium
You're most welcome Gaylene!
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mikewood1975 Premium
I need to try this. I have noticed much larger traffic increases when I promote one of my sites on Facebook.
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subcpo14 Premium
Thanks again. More great info. Jay
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DMcGowin Premium
Really informative stuff. Thanks!
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MKearns Premium
You're most welcome!
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