6 Awesome Social Media Tools the Pros UseMonika Jansen
I’m constantly looking for new and useful social media tools beyond the powerful features and analytics that are baked into social platforms. I also love social media dashboards that let you increase productivity and efficiency. But sometimes, you just need new “gadgets.”
After doing some research on the latest and greatest, I compiled a list of six awesome social media tools the pros use (including one clever hack!).
What it is: A tool that allows you to put your words and photos into social graphics and animated video.
Why use it: Because it was made for non-graphic designers.
What it is: At its most basic – a social media hack that involves connecting your AdWords and YouTube accounts.
Why do it: You can create lists of people who have subscribed, commented, shared, or liked a YouTube video.
How to do it: Open up your YouTube account. Click on Channel > Advanced. Scroll down and click “Connect to AdWords” (you’ll need your customer identification number).
What it is: A content discovery tool.
Why use it: It aggregates top Facebook and Twitter stories and delivers them to you, making it easier to curate awesome content.
What it is: An app that lets you create animated social media posts in a short video format.
Why use it: It’s ridiculously easy to use – and it lets you create custom video content!
What it is: A browser plugin that helps you optimize your YouTube videos.
Why use it: To improve your search ranking in YouTube.
What it is: Access to IBM’s Watson via its developer platform, Bluemix.
Why use it: Once you’re connected to this artificial intelligence platform, you can analyze pretty much anything (social media feeds, your blog, etc.).
What are your favorite social media tools?
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