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Social Media Tools: 4 Free Post Management Systems

16 November 2016 | 0 comments | Posted by Che Kohler in nichemarket Advice

Free social media management tools

Taking the strain out of the day to day grind of posting is an absolute blessing for anyone managing multiple social accounts, scheduling posts can free up a valuable time that could be put to better use. Being able to plan ahead and taking a day to sort out your social drives provide invaluable time for you to be more strategic, deep dive into your data and really make the most of your social media audiences.

Another important benefit is hitting those posting time sweet spots right on the money without having to manage it from your mobile or get into the office early. There are quite a few tools on the market and doing your research can be such pain. Thankfully, we've done the homework for you and reviewed the features, pros and cons of popular and highly effective SMM tools with FREE accounts.

Postcron

Postcron logoPostcron founded in 2011 offers you a pretty handy free package for social media managers looking to schedule content and should cover most of your needs unless you're a #iger.

Pros

  1. Link up to 5 social profiles
  2. Automatically shortens your tracking links with bitly

Cons

  1. Instagram accounts are only available with the paid subscriptions
  2. You can only schedule up to 10 posts across all your social accounts
  3. Can only schedule posts to one Pinterest board at a time
  4. Customised bity with your own domain only for paid subscriptions
  5. Image watermarks only for paid subscriptions
  6. Multiple members per account only for paid subscriptions

Get it here: https://postcron.com/en/

Hootsuite

Hootsuite logoHootsuite is the most recognisable and widely used social media management tool of any on the list with a lot of handy features, many of which will prompt you to upgrade to their paid version. However, the free version still has enough about it to be worth a shot for many small businesses. Pros

  1. Link up to 3 social profiles
  2. Link your google analytics account
  3. Dashboard analytics
  4. Automatically shortens your tracking links with owly
  5. Free mobile app

Cons

  1. Expensive analytics reports and the point system
  2. Forced to use Owly
  3. Expensive custom URL shorteners
  4. Facebook Image Problems
  5. No data in Facebook insights
  6. Reported lower Facebook reach and engagement
  7. Single users on free profiles
  8. Expensive for team management

Get it here: https://hootsuite.com/

Social Pilot

Social Pilot LogoA social media scheduling and marketing tool for social media professionals, agencies, and businesses and offers users the option of iOS and Android app for mobile and browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox and Safari.

Pros

  1. Up to 3 connected profiles
  2. 10 posts sharing per day
  3. 30 posts in the scheduling queue
  4. Content discovery and suggestions
  5. Connect up to 3 RSS Feeds
  6. Unlimited groups
  7. API access too
  8. Chrome, Safari and Firefox extensions

Cons

  1. No analytics
  2. No contact management
  3. No content management
  4. No conversion tracking
  5. No customer targeting
  6. No keyword filtering

Get it here https://socialpilot.co/

Social Booster

Social Booster logoSocial Booster is built around automation and to make social media marketing easier for users to manage their post while it also allows you the option to claim 500 free Twitter followers from them to help boost your account.

Pros

  1. It enables you to manage Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and so on
  2. Get 24×7 customer support
  3. You get 500 free followers for your Twitter profile
  4. It gives you the opportunity to conduct paid advertisement campaigns directly from the dashboard

Pros

  1. Expensive analytics reports and the point system
  2. Forced to use Owly
  3. Expensive custom URL shorteners
  4. Facebook image problems
  5. No data in Facebook insights
  6. Reported lower Facebook reach and engagement
  7. Only one member allowed paid members can to add more

Cons

  1. You cannot maintain Google+ business pages with Social Booster
  2. RSS feeds for paid subscriptions
  3. Ads manager for paid subscriptions
  4. Advanced analytics for paid subscriptions

Get it here: https://www.social-booster.com/

Reviews Are In

Now that you know what the free SMM tools can do, do you think you would find it helpful? Or will you be investing in a paid alternative?

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