36 Social media tools


A selection of the most popular tools for social media are listed below – with links. This is not a complete list, but hopefully it will help you and inspire you to look for more. Most are free.

If you’d like to add to the list do so through the comments at the bottom.

Listening & monitoring:

Topsy – Real-time search for the social web Topsy.com allows you to search the global Twitter stream for mentions of names and phrases, as needed.

Twitter alerts via email by Twilert Twilert.com is a similar tool with options on searching in a geographic location.

Real Time Search – Social Mention allows you to search current mentions across many social media sites.

Addictomatic: Inhale the Web create a custom web page with the current mentions for your topic

Facebook Search – Inside Facebook searches Facebook

Icerocket blog search – search for blogs and more

Klout The Standard for Influence – the key influencer score



WordPress.com A key blog creation tool, free for most uses

Canva.com A treasure chest of easy to use image creation tools

Tumblr – Free short picture and graphic posting uber-cool blog creation

LinkedIn – The business to business social media site

Blogger – Free Google blogging creation

Twitter – the gold standard in short blogging

Checkthis – create a web site in a few clicks

Facebook –  the number one social media site world wide

YouTube – the number one video sharing site worldwide

Flickr – the number one picture sharing site worldwide

Pinterest – the number one picture/style/fashion sharing site

Google+ – Google’s answer to social media


Management of multiple social media sites:

Buffer – schedule Twitter & Facebook posts & track click through’s

TweetDeck by Twitter – schedule, monitor and manage Twitter feeds

Social Media Management | Sprout Social – schedule. monitor and manage

Social Media Management – HootSuite – schedule, monitor and manage

XeeMe – create a single identity for all your social media identities


Insight & analytics:

GoogleAnalytics – a lot of new analytics coming through here

bitly | shorten, share and track your links – shorten links, then see how many use them

Twitter Stats by Twitter Counter – track your Twitter growth

Crowdbooster Dashboard – Your Network – analyse your Twitter network

Viralheat | Social media analytics – serious social media analytics



Services4Authors My comprehensive marketing support service for writers

FollowFriday Helper – FFHelper – picks out your best followers

Flush & Follow Twitter users: Tweepi – follows & flushes people 20/40 at a time

TheBookPromoter.com – book our book promotion services

Who Unfollowed Me on Twitter: Twitter Unfollowers – see who stopped following.

Over to you!


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