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3 Social Media Tools For Content Curation

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You have set up your social media pages and you are ready to start attracting your fans. 

If you read my last post on Why Your Fans aren’t Following you on Social Media you will know that on average you should be on 3.4 different social media channels!

So how much time do you have in your day to post new content, find great pictures and engage with your fans?

Sounds a bit hectic and you do have to do your day job - you know running your business?

Well it is not all as bad as it seems...

There are tools out there to help you.

Swayy

You don't need to be the creator of all your content.

There are many tools out there to help you curate content but I found this tool after reading about it on a Jeff Bullas Blog.

Swayy allows you to curate content based on your interests and share it with Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Swayy Dashboard

What I like about this tool it is easy to use and you can pick and choose which of the three channels you share with.

You can select the topics you want and Swayy will give suggestions based on your selections.​

The calendar function is easy to use allowing dates and times to be selected or just select a few hours in advance.

Swayy also offers analytics functions so you can see how your posts are doing.​

Swayy Analytics

Buffer

Buffer was originally set up as a content sharing and scheduling app.  Now it offers suggestions on content to share.

With Buffer you can configure the times you want to post your content.

With the free plane you can have a Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn account.  You can upgrade and have more channels.

Buffer

Buffer also provides analytics so you can see how well your posts are perfoming.

Buffer unlike Swayy has a Smartphone app so you can buffer content directly from your phone.

Hootsuite

Of course most people have heard of Hootsuite.  The free version gives you 3 Social Networks and the Pro plan starts at $9.95 a month.

With the Pro Plan you can set-up multiple teams with up to 50 social media profiles.  Very useful if you are wanting to post to multiple pages and groups.

Hootsuite has the ability to have collaboration with teams and assigning particular social networks to particular teams.  It allows multiple people in the teams, so if you have a VA or others supporting your efforts you can all take part.

Hootsuite provides suggested content that you can share out on the various networks.  Unfortunately you cannot change the channels for each post very easily.

Hootesuite supports:

  • Twitter
  • Facebook Profiles, Pages and Groups
  • LinkedIn Profile, Company Pages and Groups
  • Google+ Pages

Hootsuite has a smartphone app along with the Hootlet for Chrome and Firefox to make it easier to share great content with your fans.

You can use the analytics reports to see how well you are doing.​

Hootsuite Report

Once you have consistently sent out great content you can then start to promote your products or services.

Over to You​

I hope you found this useful?

Which products have you used before and whats your favorite?

Leave a comment below and if you liked this article please share on your social media channels.​

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22 thoughts on “3 Social Media Tools For Content Curation

  1. Hi Andy,
    I use Hootsuite but I will be checking out the other two you suggested. They are new to me. We all need a little help now and then to keep on track and on schedule.
    Thanks for sharing.
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    1. Yes we do and it is always good to understand what else is out there.

  2. I dont care for Hootsuite and I stopped using Buffer because it labels your posts with its name. I have used post planner but stopped when you could no longer schedule to groups. Now I just use Google alerts and schedule manually.

    1. Post Planner is limiting now, but you can use Facebook’s own scheduler if that is your primary platform. Most content curation systems leave there name!

  3. And I definitely plan to check out sway.

    1. I have been using for a few weeks and it seems pretty good, and is bringing some good content.

  4. Great post Andy!

    Of the three resources, I’m currently most familiar with Hoot Suite.

    But I’m wondering what’s the difference between Hoot Suite and Onlywire?

    Because Hoot Suite costs just $9.95 per month, where as Onlywire currently has a cost of $29.99 per month for the particular service that I’m using.

    If they’re basically the same service, it doesn’t make sense to over pay,right? Thanks for sharing an excellent post Andy!

  5. Great post Andy!

    Of the three resources, I’m currently most familiar with Hoot Suite.

    And since I currently use Onlywire, which costs $29.99 per month, for the particular plan that I use.

    And since Hoot Suite is currently only $9.95, what’s the basic difference? I’m wondering what’s the basic difference between the two services?
    I mean, why pay more than I need to? Thanks for sharing an excellent post. And I look forward to your help!

  6. Great reminder Andy – I use 2 of the 3 service you mention and am embarrassed to admit I’ve yet to take full advantage of their functionality. Ironically, spending quality time to learn how to take full advantage of each of these – as well as a couple of others I use – is on my agenda for this weekend. 🙂
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    1. Great, I know I don’t use them to there full capability

  7. I use Hootsuite. I haven’t used it in a while, actually, but I do appreciate being able to schedule some of my social media posts. I’ve scheduled quotes before and certain other posts. I do prefer to be live on the various platforms, though, and even if I do schedule some things, I’m still on live so I can interact.
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  8. Great information Andy. I am going to check on Swayy, It got me interested. I have been using onlywire to some extent.
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  9. Hi Andy!

    I do have Hootsuite, but don’t use it because it just confused me. However, I’ve looked into Buffer lately and it is work the money to me.

    I have not heard of Swayy and I thank you for introducing that one to me.

    My goal for 2015 is to use more of this kind of social sharing and get more organized. Going to check out Swayy right off!

    Thanks so much for this.

    -Donna

  10. Hi Andy, I schedule manually on several of my platforms but I have used Buffer on occasion. I will have to check out Swayy. Thanks for sharing this!
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  11. I like the variety of the 3 tools you chose here Andy.

    I was not familiar with Swayy, but have taken a look and it seems like a cool content finder, I love that it has a chrome extension for easy access 🙂

    Thanks for these reviews Andy!

    Jacs

  12. Good suggestions, Andy, for some very helpful social media tools.
    Social media is so huge, and it can really be overwhelming. It’s just about impossible… for me, anyway… to keep it all sorted out, and make it a productive rather than tedious and pointless exercise, without the help of some kind of tools. There are a lot of them out there, but these are certainly a few of the best.
    Thanks again, Andy. This is sure to make a lot of people’s lives a lot easier.
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  13. Hi Andy! I have been wanting to use a content syndication tool that will work for a few social networks (namely Twitter, FaceBook, and LinkedIn), so I’m so glad you went over a few options for us. I’m thinking of choosing a free one to give it a try. Is Buffer pretty straight forward?
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  14. I have used hootsuite and buffer before but never swaay. Sounds like such an awesome tool and will for sure be checking it out. Thanks!
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  15. I’ve used Hootsuite before, and I’ve looked into Buffer but couldn’t figure out how to use it. Swayy is new to me. I have some things to learn!
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  16. Andy,
    fro sure this is a great list of what we need and it is so nice of you to share it so freely.

    Thanks so much for doing what you do to support so many.

    I do not use any of the above.. I am sure I am missing something.. but since I do not see the need for me at this time, I do my best not to overwhelm my self with more to do or to look after haha 🙂

    Thanks so much for sharing,
    _nickc
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  17. I have Hootsuite and love it. However, I think I am going to look into Swayy! 🙂
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  18. I am posting most myself and schedule in FB,
    but will have a look at swayy, it sounds good
    and seems to be helpful .
    Thank you for this helpful suggestions
    Erika

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