Go-To Social Media Resources & Tools
All my favourite social media and otherwise “geeky” resources in one place! Just click on a name to be taken to the site. Please note, some of these links are affiliate links. If you use them and purchase the product, I may receive a small referral fee.
Social Media Quizzes
Link Shortening & Feature Tools
- urlgenius - ensures your link opens inside the app when served on a mobile device
- Google Url Builder - assists with adding UTM tracking codes to your links
- Bitly - for shortening and tracking link clicks
- Twilert – get e-mail updates on a Twitter search
- Audiense - Manage your follows with advanced targeting
- Click to Tweet
- Twitter card validator - update the image being pulled for your link
- Facebook Debugger - If Facebook isn't pulling the right image from your blog, this tool can scrape a new image for you.
- Create a New Facebook Page - Be sure you are already logged in to your personal Facebook account.
Social Media Management Tools
- IFTTT – (If This Then That) Great for helping with some types of auto-posting. I use this to post to my accounts when my blog is updated.
- Zapier - Similar to IFTTT, but has many more integrations to choose from.
- Hey Orca - a great tool for getting pre-approval of your content when working with agencies
- Meet Edgar
- Social Warfare (Aff) - WordPress Plugin allows you to have more control over social sharing of your content.
- Later / Planoly for Instagram planning and scheduling
- Design Wizard
- Adobe Spark
- DaButtonFactory - Make your own branded graphic buttons
- Biteable's Free Image Resizer - Instantly resize your photo for ALL the sizes you need.
- Photo Repost - There are NUMEROUS versions, all accomplish the same thing, sharing another person's Instagram post on your feed.
- Instaquote/Wordswag / Over - allow you to easily add text to a graphic
- Iconosquare - Instagram analytics and searching
- Candy Camera (Android) - seriously ladies, this has the best beauty filters I've seen!
- Screencast-O-Matic (AFF) - easily narrate a tutorial of how to do something on your screen and share it to social media
- Adobe Spark
- Animotica (Windows 10 laptops only)
- Wave Video
General Business Apps
- MileIQ (phone app) - Tindr for your business mileage. Swipe right and it counts towards business!
- Lastpass - helps me keep track of my passwords
- Sync (Aff) - Cloud storage
- Focus@Will (Aff) - Music for productivity
- Quuu Promote (aff) - Amplify your blog posts
- FireShot - Screen capture plugin for Chrome