Want to streamline your social-media functions? Want to know more about your followers, your competition, and your customers? Want to attract more customers? Try a few of these.

I know a little about social-media tools, like how to get more leads and referrals on LinkedIn, how to find awesome LinkedIn groups, how to optimize your LinkedIn profile so other people can more easily find you, and how some people use the power of LinkedIn to irritate the living crap out of others.

But since my knowledge tends to be mainly LinkedIn focused, that means I don’t know a lot about the myriad of social-media tools available for businesses.

So I asked for help, and Kevan Lee of Buffer, the tool that lets you schedule, automate, and analyze social-media updates, rode to my rescue.

He’s tested over 100 different tools and narrowed the field to the 60 he likes best. The list is broken down into categories: Twitter tools, Facebook tools, analytics tools, visual-content tools, monitoring tools…

 

 

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