Social Media Management using free tools

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Hello, i just wanted to share something that i found its probably been mentioned here before but thought its such a cool thing to share if you missed it in a previous post.

Over the last few years I have found it a real pain trying to promote little ventures as I mainly used social media as a way of marketing. Having to update each social media account was a pain I found it real hard work.

There are lots of tools and services on the internet which allow you to easily manage all your personal social media profiles. They allow you to connect across Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Foursquare and Google Buzz to name a few enabling you to update all or just a few with the same status at one time. The only problem with services like this are they charge you to be able to link more than 'x' amount of social media accounts or charge you a monthly fee.

A few weeks ago I came across a fantastic service named IFTTT which is 100% FREE. Using IFTTT you can easily link all of your social media accounts as well as emails if you wish to and many other things.

Using IFTTT I can now easily manage many different social media accounts to promote things especially my instant site (affordable Wordpress website design and hosting).

Now all I do is post on Facebook and the rest gets done for me. I simply schedule messages on my Facebook page and then each time something new gets posted by the facebook scheduler IFTTT then shares the new post to my other social media accounts. An example how this happens is below

To enable me to publish to 8 social media accounts I have set-up recipes (rules like below) for each of my accounts.

My recipes do the following logic-

IF my Facebook page gets a new post THEN post it to Bitly.
IF my Bitly gets a new post THEN post it to Delicious
IF Delicious gets a new post THEN post it to Twitter etc..

Over the last few weeks i have not only gained followers, likes and re-tweets but have seen a real growth in my google analytics. This is a fantastic tool and could help save you and your business lots of money and time!

- To sign up for or find out more either search for IFTTT or go to their site which is ifttt.com
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  • Profile picture of the author franktwin
    Thanks for the resource, I will certainly check it out!
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  • Profile picture of the author dkbrown
    Originally Posted by vivrichards View Post

    Hello, i just wanted to share something that i found its probably been mentioned here before but thought its such a cool thing to share if you missed it in a previous post.

    Over the last few years I have found it a real pain trying to promote little ventures as I mainly used social media as a way of marketing. Having to update each social media account was a pain I found it real hard work.

    There are lots of tools and services on the internet which allow you to easily manage all your personal social media profiles. They allow you to connect across Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Foursquare and Google Buzz to name a few enabling you to update all or just a few with the same status at one time. The only problem with services like this are they charge you to be able to link more than 'x' amount of social media accounts or charge you a monthly fee.

    A few weeks ago I came across a fantastic service named IFTTT which is 100% FREE. Using IFTTT you can easily link all of your social media accounts as well as emails if you wish to and many other things.

    Using IFTTT I can now easily manage many different social media accounts to promote things especially my instant site (affordable Wordpress website design and hosting).

    Now all I do is post on Facebook and the rest gets done for me. I simply schedule messages on my Facebook page and then each time something new gets posted by the facebook scheduler IFTTT then shares the new post to my other social media accounts. An example how this happens is below

    To enable me to publish to 8 social media accounts I have set-up recipes (rules like below) for each of my accounts.

    My recipes do the following logic-

    IF my Facebook page gets a new post THEN post it to Bitly.
    IF my Bitly gets a new post THEN post it to Delicious
    IF Delicious gets a new post THEN post it to Twitter etc..

    Over the last few weeks i have not only gained followers, likes and re-tweets but have seen a real growth in my google analytics. This is a fantastic tool and could help save you and your business lots of money and time!

    - To sign up for or find out more either search for IFTTT or go to their site which is ifttt.com
    I joined this and so far I'm liking all the linking I have done. Thanks for telling us about it!
    Deb
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  • Profile picture of the author arsen buya
    This is a very good tool !
    I have been using it for sometime now and it is great....
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  • Profile picture of the author vanhoogy
    Incredible tool! Thanks so much
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    Thanks for the sharing so nice and so use full information
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  • Profile picture of the author multimastery
    looks simple & useful, thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Fenshon
    Thanks a lot. Cool tool. Huge time saver
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      Great tool!
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    Your welcome - Happy new year all!
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    • Profile picture of the author MarkR
      Thanks for the IFTTT site. I've seen it before. Looks great.

      One question. In your example, if I just go to my Bit.ly account to create a link (without going to facebook first), would that automatically get shared on Delicious then Twitter? What if I didn't want to share the link? Or if I wanted to post to facebook, but not automatically to the other sites?

      Thanks again!
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      • Profile picture of the author randyh
        Sorry, I just don't get it. What does it do?
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      • Profile picture of the author vivrichards
        Originally Posted by MarkR View Post

        Thanks for the IFTTT site. I've seen it before. Looks great.

        One question. In your example, if I just go to my Bit.ly account to create a link (without going to facebook first), would that automatically get shared on Delicious then Twitter? What if I didn't want to share the link? Or if I wanted to post to facebook, but not automatically to the other sites?

        Thanks again!
        Hi MarkR - in my example if i had posted to Biy.ly it would automatically go to Delicious and then Twitter. You can specify though the recipies (rules) and i dont think theres a limit to to how many recipies you can setup per service. If you didnt want to share the link you would need to switch off the recipie or it would automatically get sent to the other sites if you have specified these rules in active recipies. - Hope i've made sense - sorry ive only just brushed the surface of its capability not sure if they have a forum or something?
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  • Profile picture of the author kaytav
    I have started using it today. Seems pretty interesting and I will make the most of it. Thanks for sharing this.
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  • Profile picture of the author Majin
    Same thing with Onlywire.com but it's not free, you get lots of traffic and shares tough.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shellyannr
    This is interesting. As a marketer, I really need these kind of platforms. And if they're free...
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    Thanks for the sharing tool. very simple...
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  • Profile picture of the author ucables
    I was using twitterfeed but this is only for facebook, twitter and linkedin, IFTTT looks much better! Thank you!
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  • Profile picture of the author betsyanne
    I am using several free services too, but this one definitely sounds promising! I will also go to check it out. Thanks for sharing it with us! It is most appreciated.
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  • Profile picture of the author luisgab1
    I did the Social Media Manager course, soooo this will certainly help me out when dealing with clients...

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author HorseStall
    I have found Hootsuite great for managing multiple social media campaigns/platforms.
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