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Social Media Marketing for Business

Jane Hurst


June 14, 2016

Spice Up Your Business with these 9 Social Media and Productivity Tools

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No matter how well your business is doing, there are always ways to make it even better. All you need are the right tools to help you with productivity. You also need tools to help you with one of the most important aspects of business today: social media marketing.

The problem is, there is so much happening on social media that you could spend several hours every day working on it  and end up ignoring other important aspects of your business. Here, we will discuss a number of tools that you can use to increase productivity, and make the most out of social media marketing.

1. Tweepi

This is a great organizational tool that lets you search and find users by interests, followers, friends, tweets, company names, locations, and a whole lot more. Whatever you enter as a search query, Tweepi will give you a list of the users you should be following. You can use this tool to engage targeted users, get more followers, follow through email notifications, and a whole lot more.


2. Procrastination

We all tend to procrastinate from time to time, and we make the excuse that we work better under pressure. All procrastination really does is keep you from doing what needs to be done, until it is almost too late to do it. You can learn a lot about procrastination, and how it affects your business, by checking out this article. The more you learn, the more likely you’ll try to stop procrastinating so much.


3. Edgar

There are so many ways that Edgar is going to help you save time and money. It is the tool you need to ensure that you get all you can out of social media marketing, without having to spend a lot of time at it. You can create categories for posts, design a posting schedule, add social updates (including text, photos, and links), and more. Edgar does all of the posting for you, and it is ideal for Twitter and Facebook, as well as all of the other social media websites you use to promote your business.


4. WordSwag

If you want a tool that will create images to be shared on the Twitter hashtag, this is a great tool to have in your arsenal. This typography design creator is easy to use. All you have to do is type in the words, and WordSwag will add quotes, tips, do overlays on photos, and more, so your words look incredible. If you only use one new tool this year for this type of work, make sure this is the tool you are using. Your words will pop, and they will get noticed a lot more than those that do not take advantage of this great tool.

word swag

5. Slack

Slack lets you have all of your communication in one location, all in real-time, with messaging, archiving, and search. You can find all of your messages quickly and easily, swap files, documents, images, etc., and enjoy instant messaging. Slack even integrates with a number of other tools, including Dropbox and Asana. This is the ideal tool for conversations with team members, and it is often used by contractors who need to communicate with clients.



Throughout the day, you have a lot of tasks that tend to get repeated over and over again. Just think about how much time this wastes. Why not use a tool that will take care of a lot of these little tasks, and give you more time for more important jobs. IFTTT lets you create your own social media recipes, or you have the option to select from a large number of recipes all ready to use. You can use this tool to build Twitter lists for certain hashtags, get email notifications when your business is mentioned in Tweets, and more.


7. Cold Turkey

There are loads of things that distract us from the work at hand, particularly on the Internet. For instance, you may only be logging into Facebook to check messages, but you end up spending an hour chatting with people when you could be doing more productive things. Cold Turkey solves this problem by blocking these sites during the time periods when you would normally start to become distracted. For instance, you may start getting bored of work later in the afternoon, and turn to social media. You can set this tool to block that time period, so you can’t access those sites.

cold turkey

8. BuiltWith

How many times have you seen websites with apps that you would like to have on your own blogs? Well, now you can have those apps. All you have to do is use BuiltWith, a browser extension that lets you get lists of all of the apps that are on any website. Sure, you can look for them yourself, but why waste the time when this tool does it for you?

built with

9. Feedly

Here is a tool you can use to read, organize, and share the content you like on various websites. It is a tool that offers a variety of layout options, and it will auto-mark items as read, tag them, and do advanced sharing. You can organize blogs, podcasts, and more, all in one place, and access them easily. You can even sync Feedly with Google Reader. No matter where you are or what device you are using, this tool is accessible.


Have you been putting any of these productivity tools to use? Are there any you can’t live without that aren’t listed? Let us know in the comments below!

Jane Hurst


Jane Hurst is a freelance writer from San Francisco. You can find her on Twitter and Linkedin!