7 Social Media Tools to Start Using
A tool that allows you to browse a number of different websites at the same time on the same page, allowing you to gather important information in a quick and an efficient way. You can sync Panda 5 with your Twitter account, resulting in the site recommending and firing up certain websites depending on the accounts that you follow and interact with on Twitter. You can also add Panda 5 as a chrome extension, and through this method you get the option to personalise your tab with 9 different options including a notepad and a to-do list.
A fantastic tool for companies who are all about utilising user generated content for their Instagram page. Through the site you can set up a feed of photos posted by your customers, and from there you can then select the pictures you think help promote your business or sell your product best. Yotpo also makes it extremely straightforward for you to get the permissions you need from customers to use their photos. Their advanced search function means you can make your search as specific or as broad as you want.
Rocketium is all about creating engaging videos using text and other forms of media in a really simple, effective way. With as many as 75% of people now watching videos without sound, having text on videos is important and through Rocketium you can provide your audience with just that. There are three steps to creating a video on Rocketium – adding your content, creating a theme and customising the video with filters, fonts and animations. These sorts of videos do especially well on Facebook, where videos automatically play as you scroll through your newsfeed.
The purpose of using Pixabay is to find free pictures and videos to go with content you’ve created. With over 1 million images and videos on Pixabay, you’ve always got a good chance of finding the image you want within the Pixabay database. All images can be used for free, with no credit to the image provider needed, meaning that by using Pixabay you’ll never get in any sort of copyright trouble. The categories section of Pixabay makes it easy to find the best possible images and videos for your content, if you’re not sure of which keywords to search for.
Rebrandly provides a way to make your URL branded whilst shortening it at the same time. This not only helps when posting a link on social media, where you don’t want a long link taking up loads of characters, but it also allows you to keep the link relatable to your business. It makes the link/website look credible and improves the click through rate by 39%. Rebrandly is also available as a browser extension, making it very easy for you to shorten and brand a link whenever you’re on a page that has a long URL.
Yala is a bot that you can add to either Slack or Messenger that knows the optimum times for posting on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Considering more people have Messenger than Slack it makes more sense to explain how it works in Messenger. Once you pop up to Yala on messenger she’ll ask you to add your Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts. From there you’ll then send her posts that you want to go out on Social Media, specifying which platform you want to use. From there, Yala will then work out when your audience is most active on that social media site and post accordingly. It’s a really clever tool that is going to become a must have for Social Media Managers.
I’m sure you can guess what this tool is all about from the name alone. Snapchat analytics. For whatever reason, Snapchat don’t offer analytics to their users within the platform itself, so there has always been a need for a tool that provides insights into how well your snaps are doing. Once you’ve connected your Snapchat account with Snaplytics, all your metrics will appear on a dashboard detailing information on the number of opens, screenshots, completion rate, estimated followers and follower growth. If you work with influencers, Snaplytics will also track how well they are doing too.