Our Top Five Social Media Scheduling Tools

With so many different social media scheduling tools available, how do you choose which one is the best? Depending on the tool you use, you've got a variety of options for scheduling and planning your social media strategy. Below we take an indepth look at our top five picks.

1. Buffer

Buffer is well-known in the social media marketing sphere, and it's no surprise why. It's an easy to use tool that's all about scheduling. It allows you to create a schedule for posting on each of your accounts and add content to your queue, so that your posts can automatically publish in the time slots you have allocated. Other highlights include a useful browser extension, so you can share any image, link or video you encounter whilst searching the web, and analytics to improve your social media updates as your business develops and grows.

2. Agorapulse

Agorapulse is a brilliant option if you want an all-in-one social media scheduling tool. However, that’s not all it has to offer! It has some very helpful scheduling features, especially if you post quite frequently. This tool allows you to do it all under one roof: scheduling, queuing, engaging, monitoring and analytics.

3. Zoho Social

Zoho Social will help grow your business by allowing you to manage a variety of social media profiles, work with other team members, research relevant keywords, and of course schedule posts from one convenient dashboard. Zoho Social has many of the same features and tools as other platforms, but it also has Facebook lead ads, CRM integrations and a SocialShare browser plugin.

4. TweetDeck

TweetDeck may not be a multi-channel social media scheduling tool, but it's all you will ever need to dominate your Twitter. It's the bread and butter of your social media strategy in our opinion. This tool will allow you to use custom timelines, manage and create Twitter lists, monitor engagement, notifications and searches.

5. HootSuite

HootSuite is the crème de la crème of social media scheduling tools. It's a tool that really can do it all. Its free plan offers you the ability to manage three social profiles in one dashboard, schedule up to 30 posts in advance and create leads with social contests. It also includes analytics for measuring various content and growth statistics alongside followers, and two integrations with RSS feeds. It's a fantastic all-around system that provides you with everything you need, and is definitely our preferred tool, so fly, fly, fly away and try it!

With so much choice in the market, these five stand out as the top social media scheduling tools on offer.

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