With such an overwhelming number of businesses turning to social media as a way to grow their business, it’s no wonder that there are so many tools on the market today to help you optimize and organize your social media efforts! Deciding which tools to use to help you drive your social media strategy can be complicated. A good social media strategy also means using the right tools to help you execute and measure success.
We’ve simplified the arena to show you how some of these different types of social media tools could be used together to maximize your results. Please review our attached infographic and see how social media can work for you and your business.
A glimpse into the social media cycle:
- Create – You create relevant content then post it on sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. This is easy to do and these accounts are all free to use. Your goal is to come up with offers or information that is useful for your audience and something that has an inherent socially sharing component. If your users like it they are more likely to share it and it grows from there.
- Share – Once you’ve created your content, you want to share it with sites like StumbleUpon or Digg. This will help you create excitement about your brand and people that might be interested in your business will be able to discover you.
- Manage – So now you have your content in many places. You need tools to help you manage and also to be able to understand and respond to your customers. Tools like HootSuite and Pluggio can help you plan when and how often you want your content posted. There are also tools to help you manage conversations with your audience. For this, you can use a tool such as MarketMeSuite.
- Measure – Since you’ve put so much effort into your strategy so far, you’ll want to analyze your efforts to see the results! Analytical tools such as TweetReach and SysoMos help you identify how far your message traveled and how you can monitor your brand across all of these social media platforms. Once you understand your metrics you’ll be able to plan better for the future!