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8 free social media listening tools everyone should use. There are five steps in social media we always recommend to clients who are just beginning to branch out online.

8 free social media listening tools everyone should use

They are: listen, assess, engage, measure, and refine/improve. Though each step is important, the foundation to any online effort is listening; it’s the one step you can do without any of the others. Before you begin, think about the historically great communicators. They ask a lot of questions. They really listen to what you have to say. These master communicators are better at listening than they are at talking. Social media is no different. First things first. If you don’t know how to do that, this blog post will teach you how to set them up and which terms to use. Now let’s discuss eight free tools to enhance what Google is sending you. 1. 12 Social Media Tools Recommended by the Pros. Are you struggling to make social media work for your business?

12 Social Media Tools Recommended by the Pros

Sometimes a few well-chosen tools are all you need to get your social media marketing working for you. In our recent Social Media Success Summit, there were presentations that covered all the key topics you need to make your social media marketing easy. In this article, I’ll share 12 of those tools that were recommended by the pros. Tools to Refine Your Visibility and Engagement Here are three tools recommended by Mari Smith during her first presentation on increasing your visibility and engagement on Facebook. #1: Socialbakers Get useful stats from Socialbakers.

Check out the useful marketing data on Socialbakers. #2: Kurrently Find out what’s being shared on social media with Kurrently, a free, easy-to-use, real-time search engine for results from Twitter and Facebook. You can search through Facebook or Twitter or both. #3: Blekko Select the sites you want to search with Blekko. Tools to Measure Specific Social Media Goals. 50 New Social Sites College Students Should Try Out.

Beyond Facebook, there’s an entire world of social media outlets worth exploring.

50 New Social Sites College Students Should Try Out

Experiment with sites like Ning or Google Groups that let you create your own social group, or try out travel networks that help you plan your next vacation and meet up with friends around the world. There are also sites for job networking, sharing music, and learning about current events. Here’s our list of 50 new social sites that college students should try out. General These sites can be used however you’d like: for networking, study groups, sharing photos, posting your portfolio, and more. Multitasking This group of social sites works for users who are on the go and interested in playing with multiple features from one site. Friends and Social Expand your network and socialize in new ways on these sites. Networking These professional networking sites will help you make contacts, learn about the profession, and maybe even land a job.

Travel Multimedia Sharing and Learning. Five killer ways to integrate social sharing.