Would it surprise you to know that there are about as many social media tools as there are photos of the Kardashians circulating the Web? Seriously, you can get a headache trying to learn which of these tools you need to put to use, and why.

Social Media Overwhelm

Yet we’re going to make an effort to help you do just that, as besides a great strategy, dedicated personnel and a few bucks, to manage your social media it really takes a few tools.

So let’s have a look at some of these social media tools, try to provide a clear picture of what they do, and if you need them.

9 Social media tools and why they’re remarkable

These tools cover many different areas and tasks. Assuming you’ve worked out the social networks you’re concentrating on, there are some great tools here to help!

Tweetdeck – This tool for Twitter allows you the ability to track, organize, and engage with your followers, quickly seeing activity from different followers, hashtags, and more.

SharedCount – Just how popular is your content? This tool will show you exactly how much play your content is receiving and where it’s being shared.

TweetReach – Another Twitter tools that shows you how far your Tweet is reaching, showing you data such as who is retweeting you and what their influence and reach is as well.

LikeAlyzer – A pure Facebook analytics tool, this one gives you the ability to take an in-depth look at your Facebook pages and even gives suggestions on what you can do to improve them.

Klout – What’s your Klout? This tool assigns a score based on your social profiles and reach, and spits out a number between 1 and 100.

Mention – Mention tracks anywhere that your name or your company may be mentioned online, and delivers them to you in a daily email.

IFTTT – This very unique automation app works with over 90 different channels including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram to automatically update your services using “formulas” you concoct. (If this, then that)

Buffer – Buffer is an automation tool allowing you to schedule social media posts and updates to your accounts. Buffer currently covers Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn Twitter and more.

Hootsuite – Hootsuite is a social media management tool that helps you monitor, measure and manage up to 100 Social Profiles on sites such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ Pages, all from one convenient dashboard.