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10 Social Media Tools for Entrepreneurs

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[LEFT][COLOR=#252525][/COLOR][/LEFT]1. EditFlow
[URL="http://editflow.org/"]EditFlow[/URL] is a plugin from open source[URL="http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/222837#"][/URL] content management system WordPress that allows you to manage your editorial team seamlessly.

2. TweetReach
This tool allows you to see how far your tweets travel. [URL="http://tweetreach.com/"]TweetReach[/URL].

3. ArgyleSocial
[URL="http://argylesocial.com/"]ArgyleSocial[/URL] offers a single dashboard to monitor Facebook and Twitter that allows you to delegate tasks to your team. It also offers easy reporting on the ROI of your social media efforts.

4. HootSuite for iPad
HootSuite users should be happy with this iPadapplication[URL="http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/222837#"][/URL]. It includes a stationary column in the sidebar that keeps track of all streams being tracked.
Among the other things HootSuite says you can do with this [URL="http://hootsuite.com/ipad"]iPad app[/URL] include checking in using a Foursquare account, scheduling messages to send at a later time, examine click-through statistics, add geo-location coordinates to messages and shorten URLs with a built-in Ow.ly tool.

5. TweetLevel
You might be thinking you don't need another Tweet metric tool, but [URL="http://tweetlevel.edelman.com/"]TweetLevel[/URL], allows you to specifically search for hashtags, which can lead you to insights on who to follow based upon conversation versus person.

6. ReFollow
When it comes to Twitter, numbers might not be as important as the people you follow and who follows you.[URL="http://refollow.com/refollow/index.html"]ReFollow[/URL] is an application that allows you to lock in those followers that you've connected with and make sure they continue to follow you.

7. TwitterSearch
You've probably heard of [URL="https://twitter.com/#!/search-home"]TwitterSearch[/URL] but, more than likely, you aren't using it correctly.

8. Traackr
One simple way to find and follow people who are influential in your space is to use [URL="http://traackr.com/"]Traackr[/URL]. It allows you to identify the "authorities" in your industry who can mean the most to your business or your client's.

9. SocMetrics
The Topical Influencer platform by [URL="http://socmetrics.com/"]SocMetrics[/URL] is a web-based tool that allows you to identify influencers, understand who these people are, interact with them and then monitor your campaign.

10. Social Scope
For BlackBerry users who've longed for an app that combines Twitter and Facebook on one screen, such as TweetDeck for your desktop, consider trying [URL="http://www.getsocialscope.com/"]Social Scope[/URL].

For more on these tools and applications, tips and why you should use them, see [URL="http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/222837"]Entrepreneur.com[/URL].

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