If you’ve never heard of the social media superpower that is known as Facebook, then you must be from another planet; because, here on Earth, the average person spends about 2.5 hours on social media daily. The majority of that time is being spent on Facebook. Currently, Facebook boasts over 2 billion active users every single month. In fact, the total number of registered Facebook users is so large that, if Facebook was a country, it would be the third largest country on the planet!
Social networks like Facebook have come to be such a prevalent part of our culture and our society that business owners have been forced to make social media, particularly Facebook, a significant part of their marketing strategies just so that they can effectively compete for the attention of the consumers. Business owners who underestimate the power of social networks, especially Facebook, are in for a very rude awakening. Now, for those that think that they can get away with ignoring social media altogether, they will find in the near future that they are gravely mistaken, and the consequences of such arrogance for many of them will unfortunately be highly detrimental and irreversible.
If you want to effectively compete, and successfully promote yourself or your business in today’s markets, then you must realize that your business needs social media. Do not allow arrogance, stubbornness, or anything else convince you otherwise. You must also realize that your competition is already utilizing social media for its benefit, so you need ways to set your business apart from theirs and give you the upper hand in the social realm, and their are quite a few tools and resources to help you do this. So that is what we’ll discuss in this post.
Free Tools for Facebook
Being that social media has become such an integral part of our daily lives, and being that it is apparently here to stay, I thought that I would arm you with some tools to help your business compete effectively in the social media landscape that the majority of consumers are turning to today. You may find that not all of these tools are necessary for your particular business or goals, but I feel that I have been able to find something for everyone; so more than likely you will find at least one or two tools in this post that you will be able to use to make your use of Facebook for your business more effective. So here we go.
Add This – turn your visitors into engaged customers with free social share and follow buttons for your website.
Ad Espresso – free Facebook ads compass to analyze your Facebook ads campaign to find out what’s working about it, and what’s not working.
Canva – this is a free graphic design tool that you can use to design the perfect Facebook background for your profile among many other users.
Chat Fuel – the world’s leading chatbot platform for Facebook messenger. You can create a chatbot for free and automate support on Facebook. Free up to 1,000 subscribers.
Connectio – free Facebook ads keyword and interest search.
Creative Hub – create mockups for ads, collaborate with others, share mockups with anyone, and experience your work as though it’s live.
Cyfe – free all-in-one business dashboard that can be used to plan, schedule, and manage your social media campaigns on Facebook and all the other to social networks.
Dlvr It– put your social media posting on autopilot by automating RSS to social media posting. You can also automatically recycle your social media posts, and schedule posts in bulk.
Drum Up – “World’s number one social media and content marketing app.” Curate the top content from your industry, cut your Facebook management time by 90%, add your favourite feeds and link your blog to Facebook, reach more people with hashtag recommendations and repeat schedules, and measure social media engagement.
Ecwid – open your own online store and begin selling on Facebook for free.
Every Post – curate visual content from a variety of sources, customize and schedule posts, and take greater control of your social pages.
Facebook Ad Calculator – get a cost prediction based on millions of Facebook ads.
Facebook Ad Examples – Facebook ad examples from every industry to use for ideas and inspiration.
Facebook Ad Library – provides advertising transparency by offering a comprehensive, searchable collection of all ads currently running from across Facebook products.
Facebook Ad Resources – 78 go-to Facebook ads resources to find out all you need to know about Facebook advertising.
Facebook Analytics Tool – this free tool by Vaizle enables you to see how you compare against your competition on Facebook by comparing the analytics of two Facebook profiles side by side.
Facebook Audience Network – Facebook owned advertising network that helps advertisers extend their reach beyond Facebook onto third party apps and websites. Can be used to monetize your site or app.
Facebook Barometer – find out how your page performances are compared to the performances of the 47k+ pages added to the barometer. Page insights provided include organic reach, viral reach, and paid reach for time intervals of 30 days up to 180 days.
Facebook Benchmarking Tool – discover your performance versus your competitor’s on social media.
Facebook Boost Promotion Tool – free tool by Social Bakers to find out which of your posts are worth boosting.
Facebook Business Manager – manage ad accounts, Pages, and the people who work on them all in one place for free.
Facebook Cover Photo Maker – this free tool from Design Hill enables you to design a professional cover photo for your Facebook page.
Facebook Performance Report – free Facebook performance reports by Social Bakers.
Facebook Timeline Contest – reward your fans and increase engagement by running sweepstakes, quizzes, and photo contests on your Facebook timeline.
Facebook Video Maker – this free tool from Animaker enables you to make quality Facebook videos within minutes.
Fake Book – this is a fun tool by Class Tools that enables you to design fake Facebook profiles for fictional or historical characters.
FB App – here you’ll find an array of free Facebook apps optimize your Facebook presence with custom tabs and branding services to grow your audience and connect with fans.
FB Purity – browser extension/add-on that lets you clean up and customize Facebook, filtering out the junk you don’t want to see, while leaving behind the stories and page elements that you do wish to see.
Freer Pro – free tool from Cyfe that enables you to simplify your business insights with one dashboard.
Giphy – design moving images and stickers to make your Facebook pages more lively.
Google Analytics – free traffic analytics from Google.
Headline Analyzer – free headline analyzer from co-schedule so you can be sure that you’re writing headlines that drive traffic, shares, and search results.
Hemingway App – this free tool helps you ensure that your writing is bold and clear.
Hot Jar – a fast and visual way to understand your users. Collect data from up to 2,000 page views per day for free.
Likealyzer – helps your brand increase Facebook performance and succeed on social media by providing you with actionable insights, not just metrics.
Many Chat – create a bot for your business for free using the number one bot platform on Facebook messenger.
Marketing Persona Template – organize what you know about your audience and create your personas online in one easily shareable template.
Mobile Ads Manager – track results on the go, start or stop ads, and edit budgets or schedules.
Pixel Caffeine – free WordPress plug in to manage Facebook Pixel, and Facebook Product Catalogue on your website.
Postify – free tool to schedule your social media posts, and track your audience engagement so that you can grow your following in real time.
Report Garden – free customizable Facebook reporting tool.
Seekmetrics – free social media analytics and historical data.
Share This – free Facebook share and follow buttons for your blog or website.
Small FB Tools – this site provides several free social media tools including a tool that finds competitors’ posts based on specific keywords, and hundreds of free symbols that you can download and use on your Facebook page or in your profile.
Snitch Name – dubbed “The Social White Pages,” this is a free search tool to find people’s profiles on any of the major social networks.
Social Devotion – the most responsive and dynamic audiences are on social media and they want responses to their questions and concerns; socially devoted brands understand this. Take this short test to find out how socially devoted you are.
Social Searcher – free social media search engine.
Social Oomph – boost your productivity with a advanced post scheduling tools.
Social Widgets – a collection of widgets that enable you to put a Facebook feed or other social media feeds on your website.
Sociograph – analytics for Facebook groups and pages.
Sum All – social media automated. Grow without effort.
Tool Star Facebook Auto Poster – auto posting tool free for up to 50 posts.
Wiselytics – Facebook analytics data history reporting.
Woobox – easily create contests, giveaways, coupons, polls, quizzes, and more.
Traditional forms of advertising are quickly being replaced with internet marketing, and social media is a significant part of that. If you have not incorporated social media into your marketing strategy, then you need to wake up, because you’re probably missing out on a lot of business and growth opportunities.
The tools in this post are great to start with if you are operating on a low budget or no budget, however, there are plenty of paid tools available as well that can really do wonders for your business. If you do have capital to invest, you might want to look into using at least some of it to establish a presence and grow your influence on Facebook and other social media networks, your business will thank you!
Those are all of the free Facebook tools I found that I thought were worth mentioning. If you know of any others that you believe are worthy of this list, please mention them in the comments below.
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