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Top 10 Social Media Tools of 2017



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Top 10 Social Media Tools of 2017

Even though I'm an SEO and I haven't written something in the Social Media section in a long time now I'm not totally indifferent to what happens with social media marketing. In fact, I'm actually pretty engaged in social media and I have a few colleagues with which I bounce ideas around as well as advice and most importantly TOOLS.  

So here is a list of the top 10 social media tools you need to use in 2017 if you want to have success with your social campaigns! 


1. Hootsuite 
Main advantages:

  • Equiped with real time analytics. 
  • You will have completed up to 10 social media profiles.
  • You can schedule posts on any of your connected social media profiles.
  • It can be a free tool or you can pay a starting price of 20 bucks.
2. KeyholeMain advantages:
  • Can track hashtags; keywords; accounts as well as create reports of everything.
  • Real time updated dashboard which will show you the number of shares, retweets, likes or impressions your posts gets.
  • Can be used to track people you are interested in from a professional point of view.
  • Free trials are possible and the standard packages start from 130 bucks per month. 
3. Google AlertMain advantages:
  • Can track exact keywords on the internet and notify you when such keywords are posted anywhere. 
  • Great free service I use it for multiple keywords, names, and queries. 
  • The best part is the email notification. 
  • Some customizations can be made.
4. Twitter Counter Main advantages:
  • It can track tweets, mentions over twitter and other data.
  • Offers insights comparing your tweets with your competitors. 
  • You can create reports with it.
  • Pretty cheap, starting at 8 bucks per month.
5. DigimindMain advantages:
  • Can handle multiple social media platforms and track certain conversations. 
  • Insigts into your post performance by giving you an analytics.
  • Generate reports.
  • Free but the paid service costs about $500 per month. 
6. Zoho Social
Main advantages:
  • Sharing content across social media website will be easy.
  • Advaced and detailed monitoring tools.
  • Analytics and reports easy and fast
  • Free trials are possible and the basic services start from 10 up to 50 bucks per month. 
7. Klout
Main advantages:
  • It has a scoring system that allows you to figure out which influencers are best for you. 
  • Give notes to social media interactions and engagements. 
  • A few more monitor options. 
  • Don't know much about the price, I guess you will have to contact them yourself. 
8. Sprout Social Main advantages:
  • Can be used for multiple social media profiles.
  • Will help you increase engagement with the help of analytics.
  • Cool and customized reports.
  • Starting prices go from $100 to $250 per month. 

9. Buzzlogix
Main advantages:
  • It has a tool for monitoring keywords. 
  • Works on over 20 languages.
  • Can help you find people that may be interested in your content.
  • A free version is available but the paid version starts at $20 per month. 

10. Mention
Main advantages:
  • If you have certain keywords you are interested in, this tool can provide fast and accurate updates. 
  • Auto reports.
  • You can gather data and results in accordance with the keywords you are interested in. 
  • $25 per month 

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TommyCarey

I love some automation when it comes to social media, and that's why hootsuite is my favorite in your list lol Top 10 Social Media Tools of 2017 I like that I can set up a month of work by sitting at my laptop and scheduling everything in a single afternoon. I do this for clients as well, and they are usually amazed at how frequently I am posting for them, but they don't know I'm just scheduling everything within hootsuite lol. I do get back to the posts and manually comment, but that's not always needed for some of my clients because they like to be the ones who talk to their clients (which I don't mind at all).

Google alerts are also really good for online reputation management purposes. You can track your own domain name and see when someone is talking about it. You can then log onto whatever website the content is on, or register an account, and comment back in a professional way either thanking the user or defending yourself without getting angry Top 10 Social Media Tools of 2017

I remember a long time ago I was watching a documentary about indie games and one of the guys had a load of Google alerts set up for his up coming game. He would get an alert and log in or register, then comment, within 30 minutes of the post. I remember they said something along the lines of "His Google alerts must have been strategically set up because he was always commenting back, no matter the website, within 30 minutes of the post going live" lol Top 10 Social Media Tools of 2017



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Corzhens

I think the Google Alert is very important for maintaining a good reputation for a celebrity. But from what I know, most of the celebrities here have their so called “admin” who handles the social media chores like replying to comments particularly when there are questions that relate to controversies. I know of one admin who handles the Facebook Page of her idol who was an action star. When the question is difficult to answer then the admin would text the action star for a personal answer.



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anwebservices

Nice suggesstion of great social-media marketing tools. I am very familiar with some of these but to be honest i first time heard of 3 of these tools so i have to try it for my daily digitalmarketing campaigns Top 10 Social Media Tools of 2017

Thanks for sharing



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augusta

Thanks for adding this bogus knowledge to be my lean knowledge of social media tools I think the one I knew so far was hootsuite.And I have been trying to use it for all the popular social media.

Will try to use the other social tools and know which will be the best for me.



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galegatling

Good list Cristian! This will surely help those who are into social media marketing and advertising. I have seen a lot of people here in SEOclerks who wish to promote their products and services online but seem to not find the right way in doing so. Social media is truly a great source of traffic when it comes to promoting and advertising your products or services online.



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DarthHazard

HootSuite is probably the best, to be honest with you. It comes with almost everything you would ever need from a social media management tool and the fact that it has different plans is great as well. A problem with some of the other plans is that they offer paid membership only which means you cannot try it out. But with HootSuite, you can try out the free plan and if you like it then you can upgrade if you wish.



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JoeMilford

Great suggestions here, and I have not yet seen a lot of these options! I love how every time i visit this site that i learn something totally new! I guess HootSuite is dependable and free, so that could be the best option to consider initially. I am wondering if Sprout is worth paying that much for every month? Does it pay back, relatively, what you put in to it? No matter what, you posted a great set of references here!



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overcast

Zoho social was free. But it seems they are now charging. So I am back to using the hootesuite. And that is solving some of the problems there as well. I think Zoho social and buffer is something that can be a good tools. That being said, if you want 3 social media to be used and automated then that's possible with the hootesuite. It makes it really easy to use that tool. And free plan is a good starter point.

Another good tool is the meet edgar. And it can be good for the use and management of such tools can be really good in many ways. I think in future many things can be easily automated there as well.



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Jerry98

Another fine article by 'Cristian'. very informative.



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wiseagent

Although I already know about most of these social media tools (I know 7 out of 10) the tutorial is very complete and informative. It's a great read for anyone who needs this kind of information. Lots of good information concentrated in just one place.

P.S.: Google Alert definitely one of the best when it comes to social media tools.



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Henrywrites

I'm quite surprised that most of these tools exist in the social media space. I've heard of HootSuite, Google alert and keyhole, but I've not heard about many of the other tools you mentioned. I'm quite happy to have stumbled on this and I'm looking forward already on the way that I can use these tools to better my social media experience and by that ensure that the products sold by my firm are marketed online effectively. Thank you for the 10 tools which I am going to try to use all.



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Joannagrace

I am new to use these tools. I will use all of that tools and soon post a comment about tools.



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obtlyne

Great list!
I would add one more tool of 2017 - Snoopreport https://snoopreport.com. It tracks Instagram user actions on Instagram as likes, comments and follows. It provides weekly and monthly reports with metrics that help to research user insights and update a marketing strategy.



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vinaya

Sadly, I have not heard about most of these tools. I know hootsuit, however, I have never used it. I have an account on Klout. I created this account in 2013, however, I have not used this tool for a long time.
I am interested in trying Google Alert and Twitter Counter.



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Corzhens

I think I have come across Sprout Social before and I’d say it is an encouraging tool to use. However, you need to have multiple social media accounts. And speaking of social media, I guess you can do the marketing yourself if you have the time for that. With Google Alert, I am kind of curious because it is like monitoring your keywords. Am I right on this? And if that is the case then probably you can use it more often but you need a long list for your keywords.



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