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5 Free Tools for Automating Social Media

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 by | Filed Under: Free Downloads, Social Networking
 
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We can’t deny it, social media has become a big part of our lives. Whether we use it just for fun, or as a necessity for our business, social media’s great impact on our lives has also made it extremely time-consuming. How can we be active on social media, grow our online presence and our businesses, but also save some time while doing this? The answer is simple: automation!

There are plenty of social media automation tools out there, but we decided to share with you, our top 5 picks. These are all free tools for automating social media and work for multiple types of websites, such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and more.

These free tools will help you schedule posts, make your content recurring, post on social media at the best possible time, engage with your followers and fans, get monthly reports, and more!

1. Recur Post

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With Recur Post you only have to add your content once! Then, it will continuously share it on social media at a perfect frequency. This will keep your audience aware of and engaged with your brand.

You can edit your content library at any time. The free version allows only 100 posts in your library, but if you need more than this, you can upgrade to a paid version. This tool also allows you to set up your own schedule and gives you reports so you can see what kind of content works best. It works for both Facebook and Twitter!

This will save you an incredible amount of time! Just don’t forget to update your content library every once in a while, so the posts won’t repeat that often.

2. Socialoomph

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If you want to boost your social media productivity, this is the tool you’ll need. No more manual time-consuming processes, you can automate Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Tumblr, RSS feeds, blogs, and even Plurk with this tool!

You can schedule post updates, monitor your social media activity and even find people you can follow! The free version offers more than enough features for personal accounts and small businesses as well. Check it out!

3. IFTTT

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IFTTT is not exactly focused solely on social media, as it can automate so many other types of tasks. Its purpose it to help you do more with the services you love. and connect them together.

IFTTT uses recipes. You can use the recipes created by other people, or you can create your own. There are plenty of already-made social media recipes you can use, such as telling the app to post your Facebook photos on Twitter as well or connect your Instagram with your Facebook page, and so on. Connect Amazon Alexa, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Fitbit, Slack, Skype, and hundreds more.

Give it a try! It’s fun to use and you can use it to automate all kinds of tasks.

4. Buffer

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Buffer it’s an extremely popular social media scheduling tool. It’s targeted to marketers and agencies, but the free version has plenty of features for personal or small businesses.

Buffer is a great social media tool which shares your content at the best possible times throughout the day. This way, it will make sure your followers and fans see your updates. You can even share a post to multiple social media accounts, with just a click! No more separate scheduling, this tool incorporates all your social media accounts into one and makes managing them a lot easier.

5. Hootsuite

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Hootsuite is very similar to Buffer. It helps you save time by managing all of your social media accounts from a single dashboard. This platform automates your social media efforts and helps you effectively schedule all your social media content.

Think about it, you can schedule the content for ALL of your social media accounts for a whole month, in just a couple of hours!

~ Ruxandra Micu

2 Responses to “5 Free Tools for Automating Social Media”

  1. Jadesqr says:

    Wow! Ruxandra Micu – Great Portfolio and super addition.

  2. Patricia says:

    I have no business to run, so I have no social media obligations. So far, I’ve managed to avoid the plague. I have zero social media accounts and zero interest in same.

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