Social Media – 3 Tools You May Not Know About

Always on the prowl for Social Media Tools? 

Well here are a few that could help you optimize your social media efforts that you may have overlooked.

Google+

Do you use Google+?  Maybe you would if you knew you could find other buddies using it.  Here’s a simple tool that will help you do exactly that.  Using keywords, refine your search by relationship, geography, occupation, employer, college, age and gender. You can also find influencers and thought leaders in your industry using this tool.  Check it out.

FindPeopleOnPlus

Social Media - FindPeopleOnPlus

LinkedIn

Perhaps you’re focused on B2B and LinkedIn.  If that’s the case, then you may not be aware that you can export your LinkedIn Connections – along with their email addresses. Go to your Connections page, scroll down to the bottom until you see “Export Connections”.  You can download a CSV file into Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Yahoo or Mac OS.

 

Social Media - LinkedIn ConnectionsFacebook

You can also export your Facebook Friends along with their email addresses.  You need a Yahoo account.  Simple import your contacts into your Yahoo Address Book and then export the contacts into a CSV file.

Social Media - Yahoo

What are some free tools you use to optimize your efforts on Social Media?  You should share them below in the comments section.  Come on.  Sharing is a good thing.

Special thanks to Zeke Camusio of Digital Aptitude for share these tools.

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Sheila Hibbard

Sheila Hibbard takes the fluff, hype and confusion out of marketing and social media. She provides small business owners with straight forward, no nonsense marketing guidance and techniques that produce results based on her 35 plus years in advertising, communications, research, strategic planning and social media. Author of Marketing Online Made Simple - WHO.

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