SM tools

Blogging and social media go hand in hand. You need various social media tools to help you in promoting your blog. If you are a blogger and are wondering what tools you need, you’re in for a treat. This article will highlight the few social media tools guaranteed to help you in promoting your blog.

1. Floating Social Bar

A floating social bar is a light-weight plugin that adds a horizontal floating share bar to your blog posts, pages, and other post types. The good thing about this plug in is that it doesn’t slow down your site, everything runs as it should.

2. HootSuite

HootSuite is a social media dashboard that allows you to manage all your social media profiles from one location. If you run your account as a team, it also allows for the members to work together and have them update your profile without giving passwords to your accounts.

HootSuite also allows you to schedule tweets, and see analytics for each profile. It supports Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ Pages, FourSquare, Mixi, and WordPress so you can run all your multiple social accouts on one platform.

3. Buffer

Buffer is an awesome social media tool that allows you to easily schedule your tweets and posts  throughout the day. How you can use it as a blogger is by simply adding articles, photos and videos to buffer as you read them. Buffer will automatically send them for you at the scheduled time of day. Buffer also provides analytics so you can know how each post sent out was received or viewed.

4. Bit.ly

Bit.ly is the best link shortner on the web. It allows you an easy way to organize your links, and you also have the ability to create custom keywords. Not to mention, you can have your own branded short urls. Last but certainly not the least, Bit.ly offers analytics for each shortened link.

5. Twitter Search

Twitter search is one of the most useful tools for bloggers.. The advanced feature allows you to really monitor your brand and engage with new users. You get to see who shared your content and what they said making it easy to interact with them.

What other tools and plugins do you think bloggers should have?