Social media marketing is a great way to get your brand noticed by a larger audience. If done effectively, the results can be astonishing, but it isn’t always easy to do. From balancing client accounts to replying to comments, social media marketers usually have their plates full and tools have a become an integral part of their daily lives.
Here are 10 Chrome extensions that make social media management a breeze:
DrumUp is a great tool to boost your social media marketing efforts. The Chrome extension is extremely useful in researching and curating content as it suggests articles related to the one you’re currently reading. It shows 10 related articles at a time and is useful for discovering new content.
The extension also allows you to post content to multiple social media accounts in a matter of minutes. The web app has a wide range of features including scheduling posts, re-posting, and hashtag recommendations, all of which can make life a lot easier for a social media marketer.
Visual content is taking over on social media and social media managers do not have the time to create their own visuals or scour through the web looking for images. GIFs are perfect for creating a quick and effective visual post. They are great for setting the tone of a post on social media and capturing your audience’s attention.
This is where the Giphy Chrome extension comes in. The extension gives you access to thousands of memes starting from the most popular and trending. Giphy also organizes the GIFs into various categories and trends to make it easier for you to find them. It has a search bar that helps you find the right meme.
RiteTag is a social media toolkit that aims to help you craft the perfect social media post. It is a paid tool but it comes with a free 7 day trial. The Chrome extension works on 14 sites including Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Once integrated, all you have to do is click on the “Auto Enhance” while creating a social media post and it takes you to a separate window loaded with customization options.
RiteTag suggest images, hashtags, emojis and memes with a single click. It also has a Coach that lets you know how you can improve your post and analyzes your hashtags to see which ones suit you best. The tool has a wide variety of other features if you choose to upgrade to the paid plans.
Grammarly can be a life saver for marketers when they’re in a hurry. It detects and corrects over 250 types of grammatical errors even as you’re writing a social media post, email or almost anything else online. The extension detects errors in grammar or vocabulary and suggests words to make sure you’re conveying exactly what you mean.
Making grammatical errors on your company’s or client’s page can be very embarrassing and Grammarly makes sure even the smallest ones are corrected. It also has contextual grammar correction and is great for detecting wrong word usage.
As a social media manager, you tend to have a ton of tabs open – be it social media sites, or content sites for gathering information. Keeping track of all the open tabs can be an arduous task and is often frustrating.
OneTab is a Chrome extension that saves all the links to your open tabs in a list for later viewing. You can then go through the list at your convenience and open up one tab at a time or all of them at once. OneTab also allows you to share these lists with colleagues for easy information gathering. This extension is also a good way to save memory and reduce CPU load.
Social media managers have a lot of accounts to work with and remembering the login details for each site and client can be tedious. LastPass allows you to save all your passwords in a single place. All you have to remember is the main password for your LastPass account and you’re good to go.
You can also save credit card details, shopping profiles, images, text, audio and more to your accounts. You can search through, edit and delete any of your accounts from LastPass anytime. You can sync the extension across multiple devices to keep your data safe and accessible from anywhere.
Riffle is a powerful tool for Twitter. The extension lets you connect with your community better by showing smart, useful analytics about users. It gives a detailed breakdown about users’ activity, engagement, affiliates and mentions.
This helps you find the target audience among your community and makes it easy to identify influencers. It can be a valuable asset for most social media managers who are trying to increase their reach or find out what makes a certain account popular.
8. Nimbus Screenshot and Screencast
Screenshots are very useful for social media managers. They can be used to highlight points, and share information easily. Nimbus allows users to take screenshots easily with its Chrome extension. You can take a screenshot of the whole page or a certain part of the page, edit it and even record screencasts. The extension’s editing interface is very user-friendly and comes with a variety of tools and features that lets you highlight and share what you want.
9. Be Limitless
Most social media managers’ biggest problem is time management – Be Limitless is the solution to this problem. The extension replaces your New Tab page with a page containing stats about how much time you spent on each website. It also has a resourceful notepad that can track your to-dos, reminders and countdowns. To add to this, the page also comes with picturesque backgrounds and inspirational quotes. The extension also has productivity suggestions to stop you from getting distracted.
10. Check My Links
A large part of social media marketing is getting people to buy your service/product. This means you need to have sufficient back links and make sure all of them are working perfectly.
If you can’t check all the links individually then you need to use Check My Links. This Chrome extension checks all the links on your page to make sure they’re working. It can also check for no-follow links, anchor tags and trailing #s. This extension is also handy when you have to edit multiple pages.
These are just a handful of Chrome extensions you could try out. Are using any others already? I’d love to know which ones you like best – do leave your comments below.
Author Bio: Jessica has a keen interest in social media and content marketing, and writes extensively about it. She represents Godot Media, a leading content marketing firm that also offer blog writing services.