FREE Social Media Tools You Can Use!

By
Services for Real Estate Pros with CyberSunshine, Inc.

This is going to be a very short yet very sweet post about some great social media tools that you can use that are not only easy but FREE. I'm watching the NFL kick off and really need to get back to the game!  :)

1. HootSuite

http://www.HootSuite.com

This great (and cute) little application lets you manage multiple Twitter accounts, view your retweets, mentions and statistics all within one very easy to use web application. There is even a "shrink it" box that you can paste long URLs into and it will shorten it for you automatically so you can fit it into your Tweet. I was amazed at how simple it was to setup and how great it is for managing my accounts. You can even schedule tweets - so convenient for those of us that are time challenged!

2. Bit.ly

http://www.bit.ly

You may have already seen this floating around the internet. This is another URL shortening service but this one really rocks.  Let's say you want to Twitter the URL to one of your property listings but it's really long. All you have to do is copy and paste the url into this site and it generates a new, shorter version for you. BUT (and this is the great part) it also gives you TRACKING tools on these links so you can analyze information about who clicked your links. Great marketing tool!

3. Twhirl

http://www.Twhirl.org

This one is for the more "intense" Twitterer or what I would consider a "Twitterholic" but it's a great program none the less. You have to download a copy of Adobe AIR to use this but they provide a link for you to do so on their website and it is FREE. This application does a wide variety of things from managing your multiple Twitter accounts with an expanded integration with other services such as TwitPic, FriendFeed, Ping.fm and Seesmic. A great thing about Twhirl is that it is available to Windows AND Mac users. There is a Tweet spell checker, instant notifcations, tracking and more.

 

I just had to share these great tools with you as they have been very helpful and effective for me and I know they will be for you too. Thanks for stopping by!

 

Happy Socializing!

 

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Comments (4)

Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Cassandra,  Thanks for the information.  Right now TweetDeck is my favorite.  It has really helped organize things and I love the translate feature.

Sep 10, 2009 04:13 PM
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

I've been using tweetdeck also. Which ways are you using Twitter the most?I had the idea to do #somdbrokeropen and #somdhouse tours...quick entries for all agents to look up Broker Opens or House Tours in Southern Maryland!

Sep 10, 2009 04:38 PM
Ken Tracy
Coldwell Banker Residential - Naperville, IL
Helping clients buy and sell since 2005

Hi Cassandra.  Nice picture!

I have enjoyed your writing and am excitedly awaiting for your next 10 facebook business page tips.

No pressure!

Ken

Sep 13, 2009 02:33 AM
Cassandra Engeldinger
CyberSunshine, Inc. - Fort Myers, FL

Hello everyone!

I'm so glad you are enjoying my posts and thanks so much for the other ideas.  To Ken...I'm on it! I will post my final 10 this week. Maybe I ought to make it an ongoing series. It seems that there is a lot of demand for ideas. We shall see!

~Cassandra

Sep 14, 2009 04:08 AM