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10 FREE Social Media Marketing Tools for a Dropship Business

 
social media dropship businessIf you aren’t harnessing the awesome power of social media marketing to grow your dropship business, you’re missing the boat!

Social sites such as Facebook, Twitter and now Pinterest are HOT. Internet stats have shown over and over again that social media marketing can definitely help an ecommerce or other business, so you definitely need to get on board with your dropship business right away.

There are a wealth of tools available online to help with your dropship business social media marketing and many of them are free, which makes them even better.

Here are 10 FREE social media marketing tools for your dropship business:

1. Social Mention: You need to know what is being said about your dropship business and products online! With this handy free listening tool, you can keep an ear to the ground and find out exactly who is saying what, where. You can get real time alerts about not only your own business, but your competitors as well----very useful info!

2. WordPress: Since a blog for your dropship business is social media, treat yourself to a tour of WordPress and check out all the fabulous free apps they have to make blogging easy as pie!

3. Tweet Deck: Tweet Deck by Twitter is a wonderful dashboard social media marketing tool. You can arrange your feeds into customizable columns, schedule tweets, monitor and manage unlimited Twitter accounts, stay up to date with notification alerts for new trends.

4. Disqus: This great tool helps you manage your blog comments. It’s all in real time, which can be a tremendous help in responding to comments quickly and interacting with your readers. One of the main benefits of a blog for your dropship business is interacting with readers, so being able to do it in real time is a boon, indeed.

5. Tweet Reach: Tweet Reach can help measure the impact of your social media marketing and campaigns on Twitter. You can generate reports based on almost anything, including keywords, user names, tweet texts, URLs and more. Quite useful in getting an idea of how far your tweet traveled.

6. Hoot Suite: This social media marketing tool has been around for a while and is a tried and true way of helping you with your dropship business efforts on the social scene. There are paid plans and a free plan. Basically, it seems that the free plan has everything a small ecommerce home business would need. You get free reports, message scheduling, 5 social profiles, 2 RSS/atom feeds, unlimited apps and more.

7. Facebook Insights: This free tool can be a huge help in seeing and understanding who is a fan, tracking your growth and impact, as well as helping you to reach the right audience for your niche.

8. Twitalyzer: As with HootSuite, there are pad plans and a free version of this great tool and the free version should suit your dropship business purposes nicely. There are a variety of analytics that will come in handy, plus demographic data and more.

9. Topsy: Love this free social media marketing tool! Simply type what you want to know about into the search box and find out what’s trending. A good way to keep your finger on the pulse of social media.

10. Google Analytics Social Reports: If you are already using Google Analytics, consider this a bonus---a nice and very helpful bonus. According to Google, here’s the scoop on this handy tool: “Social reports help you measure the impact social media has on your business goals and conversions. Integrated web and social data provides a holistic view of your content and community.”

Use these 10 free social media marketing tools to help build and grow your dropship business!
 

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