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My Favorite Online Marketing Tools

Posted by Allison Semancik
You've probably heard of Oprah's Favorite Things.  Every year, she picks her favorite products and announces them to the world on her show.  All of the lucky attendees  of the show get every one of Oprah's Favorite Things (like iPads, diamond jewelry and even a car!) and they all cry and jump for joy.   If you watch the episode, you're usually green with envy, which I am every time I see it.  

But this year, in addition to feeling envious, I had an idea.  What about presenting my Favorite Online Marketing Tools to my blog readers?  As a bonus, each of my favorite tools is free, so you can all have one without paying a cent!

So in the spirit of Oprah's Favorite Things, I present my Favorite Free Online Marketing Tools.

1. HootSuite

Since I manage multiple Twitter accounts and Facebook business pages, HootSuite is my go-to tool to manage my social media accounts.  I use it on my PC, iPad and Android phone (also available for iPhone and Blackberry).    

They recently switched from an all-free account and now have a free, more limited account or you can pay a monthly fee for more bells and whistles.  I think most people will find that the free account is sufficient.

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Tags: Social Media, Online Marketing Tools