40 Social Media Tools & WordPress Plugins - a4uexpo Presentation
Today I presented at a4uexpo London on 40 Social Media Tools and WordPress Plugins. This was split equally between the two sections and I’ve shared the slides and individual links, plus provided a very quick summary for each below.
a4uexpo – 40 Social Media Tools & WordPress Plugins
Top 20 Social Media Tools
Hootsuite – manage your social media accounts online and link up with your traffic stats in Google Analytics.
Untweeps – tidy-up your Twitter account by finding the accounts you’re following which have gone stale.
Klout – find influencers based upon Klout score and find ways to improve the influence of your own account.
Topsy – find the top influencers to connect with and help retweet your messages, based on a keyword query.
Wikipedia Traffic Statistics – view how much traffic an individual Wikipedia webpage has generated.
Flowtown – customer insight tool to find which social media sites your customers and contacts are using.
Social Mention – online reputation management tool to show brand mentions and overview of topics.
Scout Labs – view recent stats on brand mentions, plus all information from blogs, news, YouTube, Flickr and Twitter.
KnowEm – protect your brand by claiming the social media profile handles to stop other people from registering them.
Pitchengine – promote your press releases to social media channels.
Journalisted – find top UK journalists based on a search query – recommend searching for industry name. SWix – comprensive tracking and reporting to pull together a range of social media profile stats into a single dashboard.
Domain Superstar – find new domain name opportunties based on a keyword query.
StumbleUpon advertising – give social media campaigns a boost with some extra paid visits.
Skimlinks – quickly and easily convert external links to affiliate links, when there is a merchant available. ad.ly – advertise via Twitter and MySpace to promote your content by paying per tweet/message.
oDesk – find freelancers online to hire for a wide-range of web-based tasks.
Fiverr – build Facebook fan pages and Twitter followings, amongst many other small tasks.
Omgili – search just for forums and find new discussions based on a keyword query.
TubeMogul – distribute your videos to all of the top video sharing websites via a single upload.
Top 20 WordPress Plugins
Sharebar – useful WordPress plugin to display all popular social media bookmarking buttons alongside blog posts. Blackbird Pie – easily share your favourite tweets by embedding them directly into blogs posts.
su.pr – encourage StumbleUpon votes when using URL shorteners to send links out on Twitter.
Backtype – pull together the latest discussion around a blog post from social media websites.
Subscribe to comments – encourage the continuation of blog discussions, with email alert messages to commenters.
All in One SEO – automatically optimise title tags, description and noindex/follow meta tags. Yet Another Related Posts – automatically build internal links to related content from each blog post.
Google XML Sitemaps Generator – great way of automatically generating an XML sitemap to keep your blog up-to-date.
Redirection – easily manage the redirection of a blog from one URL to a new version.
SEO Smart Links – automatically create internal/external links when keywords are mentioned within content.
Feedburner FeedSmith – automatically forwards any RSS URL’s to use a single Feedburner version.
RSS Footer – add copyright, external links and promotions for subscribers and scraper sites using RSS feeds.
WordPress Database Backup – make sure you have a backup of your site incase the worst happens.
WP Super Cache – make sure your blog is running as quickly as possible, looking to keep users and search engines happy!
A/B Theme Testing Plugin – split test two different WordPress designs or layouts alongside each other simultaneously.
Zemanta – get inspiration to brighten up posts, with images and external links recommended to bloggers.
WP Robot – automated plugin for important Amazon and eBay products into a blog automatically. Be careful with this one!
WP125 – ad management tool to rotate ads and manage the expiry date for direct advertisers. Geolocation targeting – try targeting your ads specifically for your most popular audience locations.
WP-e-commerce – convert your WordPress site into an e-commerce store so that you manage the buying process.
Also if you have any questions from the session, please ask – happy to answer either in the comments or via