25 Social media tools to help grow your brand

Do you find it challenging to know which social media tools to add to your social media toolbox?

There are literally thousands of tools to choose from.

How do you decide which social media tools you need to help with your social media efforts?

Today I’m going to cover 25 social media tools you need to be using to help you grow your brand.

Aren’t all social media tools the same?

When using social media to grow your business, you can’t just focus on knowing how to use the networks.

That’s important; however, if that is all you focus on, you will spend a lot of time just learning the mechanics and not really know if you are making an impact when you post content.

This is where it is important to have a few social media tools available to help you quickly figure out this information.

To help you out, this list of 25 social media tools is broken down into the following categories.

1.  Social listening tools

Social media tools to help your business learn about conversations happening about your brand, your competitors, and keywords.

2. Social conversation tools

Tools to help you locate and respond to customer inquiries and comments.

3. Social marketing tools

Tools to help you create campaigns and contests for your business.

4. Social analytics tools

Tools to help your business measure and analyze the performance of your social media marketing efforts.

5. Social influencer tools

Tools to help identify social media influencers.

Now that you know how the social media tools are broken down, let’s take a look at 25 of the best social media tools.

25 Social Media tools

Which tools should you start with?

Just because I’ve listed out 25 social media tools doesn’t mean you need to all of them.

Instead, I recommend picking an area you want to focus on first and then try out some of the tools listed.

If you find one you like and think you might want it permanently in your social media toolbox, add it and go to work with it!

If you try some of the social media tools and they don’t meet your needs, switch them out for other social media tools.

List of 25 Social Media tools

Here are links to all of the social media tools mentioned in this infographic so that you can easily access them.

Social listening tools

Meltwater Buzz

BrandWatch

Trendrr

ViralHeat

Social Mention

Social conversations tools

Argyle Social

Hootsuite

Spredfast

Sprinklr

Postling

Social marketing tools

EngageSciences

Buddy Media

AgoraPulse

Shoutlet

ShortStack

Social analytics tools

Simply Measured

Socialbakers

Crowdbooster

SproutSocial

Source Metrics

Social influencer tools

Appinions

GroupHigh

Klout

PeekAnalytics

Kred

Final thoughts

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Besides this list of 25 social media tools, what other tools are you using?

Leave a comment and let me know which tools you plan to try out from this list and share one tool you use that wasn’t mentioned.