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A Catalogue of Social Media (and Related) Tools

February 7, 2012, 5:07 PM
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I have assembled a catalogue of 85 tools to help you run a more effective social media program for your campaign, organization, or business. Most of these are free. A lot are for Twitter. Many help you leverage Facebook and other social media too. Some help you find the best content to share via social media.

Some of these tools are more useful than others. But I expect you will disagree over which are the most and least useful. That is why I have included such a wide range of tools.

You will find tools for measuring, monitoring, and engaging your social media audience.

If you know of more tools worth adding to this list, I encourage you to post them in the comments.

Have fun exploring these. There are some real gems in here.

Name

Function/Description
Act.ly Creates and manages Twitter petitions.
Addictomatic A little different than the others , you type in a keyword, topic or phrase and out it goes searching the top blogs, news sites, Google, Technorati, Ask, YouTube, Flickr, Digg, Topix and more. You'll be given a personalized results page to bookmark with everything it finds related to your topic. 
Alexa Comparative site traffic reports, includes est reach, rank reports and page views
Archivist The Archivist is a service that uses the Twitter Search API to find and archive tweets.
Attentive.ly Attentive.ly tells you what your supporters are saying on social networks.
Bit.ly Bit.ly helps you shorten and share links, as well as track slick statisitics.
BoardTracker Simply type in your name or company name and receive daily emails of results found. They do the work, you receive the links. Free and nice. 
Compete Provides free information for every site on the Internet including site traffic history and competitive analytics; a list of available promotional codes across thousands of online retailers; and site-specific trust scores based on up-to-the-minute data from Compete and third party security services.
Contax.io Social CRM that allows you to easily and quickly manage your relationships on Twitter.  You can also review new contacts from your Facebook pages.  Contaxio will evolve to support other social networking sites. 
CoTweet CoTweet helps companies of all sizes engage, track and analyze conversations about their brands across Twitter and Facebook
Destroy Twitter Destroy Twitter is a single account, single column app (but does allow for multiple columns in the expanded view) that has a simple yet powerful groups feature that supports groups of users or groups of multiple keywords
DiscoverText DiscoverText combines software algorithms with human-based coding to provide accurate analysis. Unlock the power of text.
FollowerWonk Analyze Twitter friends and followers. Compare Twitter friends/followers for up to three accounts.
Free Key Words Displays average daily search volume of a given keyword.
Friend of Follow Breaks up followers into those mutually following, who's following and who isn't
Google Blog Search Google's index of blog posts. Advance search allows the user to search based on term; very good for searching between dates
Google Groups Searches usenet discussion groups.
Google Insight With Google Insights for Search, you can compare search volume patterns across specific regions, categories, time frames and properties
Google Scholar Search scholarly papers.
Google Trends With Google Trends, you can compare the world’s interest in your favorite topics. Enter up to five topics and see how often they’ve been searched on Google over time. Google Trends also shows how frequently your topics have appeared in Google News stories, and in which geographic regions people have searched for them most.
Hashtagify Explore twitter hashtags and their relationships
Hashtags.org Hashtags.org traces the popularity and live streams public tweets with the searched for phrase.
HootSuite Social media dashboard and client.
HowSociable Measures brand and name visibility across 22 metrics
Ice Rocket Real-time search for the social web.
Jive The Jive Engage platform combines the most powerful features of community software, collaboration software, social networking software & social media monitoring into the leading Social Business Software (SBS) solution.
Klout The Klout Score is the measurement of your overall online influence using a multitude of social media types.
LikeButton Like Button is powered by the Facebook Like Button and Social Plugins. It is a great way to see the popular posts, globally and socially, on the internet right now. 
Listorious  A directory of Twitter lists sorted by category.
Lithium Whether they are on Facebook, Twitter, or your own branded community, Lithium helps find them, listen to their conversations, and respond in an intelligent way. We help you understand their influence, engage their passions, and turn them into superfans—which means they'll contribute to your company's marketing, commerce, customer service, and product development activities.
Loudtwitter Twitter keyword search engine.
Meltwater Buzz Meltwater’s new Engage Module helps businesses and brands communicate directly with individuals on the Social Web. Engage extends and enhances the capabilities of the core Meltwater Buzz platform. Find new voices. Identify the influencers. Engage them directly.
MuckRack Muck Rack tracks thousands of journalists on Twitter and social media.
NameChk Check to see if your desired username or vanity url is still available at dozens of popular Social Networking and Social Bookmarking websites.
Omgili Omgili Buzz Graphs let you measure and compare the Buzz of any term
Paper.li Turn Twitter, Facebook and RSS feeds into online newspapers.
PeerIndex Measures your influence on Twitter and Facebook.
Quantcast Measures audience demographics for social media
Refollow You can do cool things like quickly view info about friends and followers, explore other’s friends and followers, filter, sort, bulk follow/unfollow/block, tag users, add user comments, and lock relationships.
Reputation Reputation.com helps businesses and consumers control their online lives.By drastically expanding the scope of freely available information, the Internet has fundamentally altered the concept of privacy as well as how people form opinions of anything and, perhaps more significantly, anyone. 
Retweetrank Retweet rank is a representative of the number of times a user have been retweeted by others recently on twitter.
RowFeeder Track keywords, hashtags, or usernames from Twitter and Facebook. Exports to Excel.
Seesmic Desktop Twitter client that features support for unlimited Twitter accounts and columns, a smattering of URL and photo options, hands down the best Facebook integration we’ve seen, and unlimited saved searches. 
SimplyMeasured Simply Measured helps you aggregate social media data and create beautiful reports in Excel.
Social Flow SocialFlow is the only platform that dynamically publishes your content when it will resonate most with your customers and audiences on Twitter. 
Social Mention Real-time social media search and analysis
SocialOomph SocialOomph.com is a service that provides free and paid productivity enhancement services for social media users.
SocialPing Socialping helps you monitor Twitter for anything you desire. Whether it's just a group of keywords, who mentioned you, or you want to see who is Tweeting links to your website, even if it has been shortened. We help you do it.
Technorati Allows the user to search for blogs rather than just posts based on tags
Thrive A social CRM that helps you engage your organization’s stakeholders to take action for your cause – whether that’s building awareness, donating, attending a conference or becoming a member.
Timely.is Timely.is queues up your tweets and publishes them at the optimal time.
Topsy Real-time search for the social web
Trackur Monitor your reputation, your news mentions, your PR campaigns, your employees, or your competition.
Trendistic Visualizes trends in Twitter
Trendsmap Trendsmap.com is a real-time mapping of Twitter trends across the world.
Twazzup Conglomeration of top links, live stream of tweets, community, and highlights of a searched phrase
Tweepi Tweepi helps you make sense of your Twitter social graph, with stats. Manages your Twitter followers.
TweetBe.at Builds Twitter lists for targeting outreach.
TweetBeep TweetBeep is like Google Alerts for Twitter. Sends alerts via email.
TweetBurner Tweetburner lets you shorten links and track what happens with the links you share on Twitter. 
TweetDeck Twitter client providing a columns to organize multiple Twitter accounts.
TweetMeme TweetMeme is a service which aggregates all the popular links on Twitter to determine which links are popular. TweetMeme categorises these links into Categories, Subcategories and Channels, making it easy to filter out the noise to find what you're interested in.
TweetProgress Directory of progressives on Twitter.
TweetReach You search for a url, Twitter name, phrase or hashtag, TweetReach analyzes the tweets that match your search, and TweetReach reports the reach and exposure data for those tweets. Full reports cost extra.
TweetScan Twitter keyword search engine.
TweetSpinner Web based tool that Automatically de-spam/archive your DM inbox, Schedule rotation of Twitter profiles & designs, and has a Sophisticated Follower Management & Analytics
TweetStats Provides the statistics to tweets for any user
Tweetvite Tweetvite makes it easy to create invitations for events you're hosting or to find local Tweetups in your area
Tweriod Tweriod will analyse your followers' streams, work out when they are online the most and let you know the best time to post your tweets! 
Twiangulate Twinagulate finds intersections between users and analyzes them
Twilert Twitter alerts via email for any keyword
Twit Cleaner Analyzes the people you follow and who follows you
Twitalyzer Twitalyzer knows who is in your social network and where they live, allowing you to be more targeted in your outreach efforts.
Twitition Create petitions on Twitter.
Twitrratr Discover what people are really saying on Twitter. With Twitrratr you can distinguish negative from positive tweets surrounding a brand, product, person or topic. 
Twitter Advanced Search Advanced search by keywords, location, people, sentinment, etc. on Twitter.
TwitterFeed Auto-feed RSS content to Twitter.
Twitter Local TwitterLocal allows you to filter Tweets by location.
TwitterCounter Twitter Counter provides statistics of Twitter usage and tracks over 14 million users and counting. Next to that it offers Pro Twitter Stats for even more powerful statistics and sells featured spots on its website to people who want to gain more followers
Twitterfall Live streams searches
Twopcharts Twopcharts, tracking Twitter users by language and by city 
TwtPoll Create polls and surveys for Twitter.
WeFollow Find new followers based on Your inputted keyword.
WhatTheTrend Monitor trending topics on Twitter.
WhoRetweets.Me This site analyses up to your last 300 retweets, it looks for who retweeted you the most, and shows them all in order.
 

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