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5 Free Social Media Tools I Use Everyday

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I use a lot of different tools for a lot of different clients in a lot of different ways.¬† I just wanted to give a quick shout out to those tools whom I use every day and couldn’t live without. Most of you probably use these already, but for any of you that don’t – I’ll be here all week ūüôā

1. TweetDeck¬†– For awhile there TweetDeck had me worried as it seemed like I was having issues with old mentions and DM’s for a solid week about¬†6 months ago.¬† Then came version 34.2 and I fell in love with the dashboard all over again.¬† It’s ease of use and simplicity had me at hello and I’ve been an avid user ever since.¬† I¬†have a girlfriend on the side in¬†HootSuite,¬†for some clients, but have never fallen for¬†her like I did with TweetDeck.¬†

2. Social Mention¬†– I can search user generated content across all social channels for free? Yes, please. I’m a big fan of anything that makes me more efficient and Social Mention analyzes content from almost all social media platforms and even offers up some basic insight and statistics.¬† It may not get the job done for extremely specific tasks but it sure does cut down on time for others.¬† And it’s fun!

3. Alexa РThis site is sort of like the Griff Tannen of these five sites but it can sometimes be the most helpful in a application sense.  Alexa offers up a ton of great insight on any web properties you own and even some on ones you dont.  I especially love the comarison tab and top queries data.  I treat Alexa along with Google Analytics like they were part of the family.

4. Addict-o-Matic РNot only an awesome aggregate of social information, but it lets you create custom pages of the terms you are searching for! I love the name because this site is just that Рaddictive.  I view it as  my morning paper for each of my clients as I have that first cup of coffee.

5. YouTube¬†– That’s right I said it – YouTube. I said this list was 5 Free Social Media Tools that I use everyday and to me it is a very valuable tool.¬† Just because it isn’t some site used only by social media nerds like myself doesn’t mean it isn’t worth a daily visit.¬† Whether it be for humor, ideas, tutorials or old sports clips – I’m there.¬† I think YouTube wears many hats and I am certainly an avid watcher.

What 5 Free Social Media Tools do you use everyday?

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