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Comprehensive List of Social Media Links: Tips, Tools, Apps and Guides

  • November 22, 2010

I’m on a LinkedIn Group called Social Media Marketing and for the past nine months or so, Colin Welch, a Training Manager at Silicon Beach Training, has been compiling a comprehensive list of Social Media Tips, Tools, Apps, and Guides. More than 733 people participated and the list is enormous — both in length and usefulness.

It’s nicely compiled here. And I have it below as well. My personal favorites: HootSuite to combine all your social media in one place, Just Unfollow for Twitter so that you don’t block out non followers, and Listorious for building specific niches of followers. I wouldn’t have known about any of these nifty tools on my own, but luckily, my good friend, Capability:Mom, clued me in. With this list, it’s like having hundreds of good friends advising you on their favorites which is helpful because the tips, tools, and apps seem to increase exponentially daily. What are your favorites? Please leave a comment!

Tips & Guides

Mashable – Twitter Lists, Resources & How-Tos
http://mashable.com/2009/01/01/twitter-user-types/

How To Blog: A Beginnerʼs Blog Publishing Guide
http://www.masternewmedia.org/independent_publishing/blogging-how-to-blog/guide-to-publishing-first-blog-20071104.htm.htm

10 Things to Do Before Launching Your Blog
http://ow.ly/wZ3K

Writing for Bloggers – A Quick Guide on Style, Substance and Strategy
http://kendallcopywriting.co.uk/2009/01/06/writing-for-bloggers-in-blog-form/

Creating a web presence – why bother?
http://kendallcopywriting.co.uk/2009/01/14/creating-a-web-presence-why-bother/

Search engine optimization – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Search_engine_optimization

SEOmoz | 21 Tactics to Increase Blog Traffic
http://www.seomoz.org/blog/21-tactics-to-increase-blog-traffic

How to optimize website images from a SEO perspective
http://blog.avangate.com/optimize-website-images/

The Bloggerʼs Guide to SEO
http://www.seobook.com/bloggers

Methods of website linking
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methods_of_website_linking

Linkbaiting for Fun & Profit
http://www.searchenginejournal.com/linkbaiting-for-fun-profit/2541/

Web analytics – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_analytics

My list of tips for getting the most out of Twitter
http://www.joshrussell.com/2008/10/07/my-list-of-tips-for-getting-the-most-out-of-twitter/

Free Twitter backgound template download
http://www.siliconbeachtraining.co.uk/free-resources/download-free-l-twitter-background/

ʻMemeʼ explained on Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meme

Know Your Meme
http://knowyourmeme.com

What Social Media Is and What Social Media Is Not
http://blog.louisgray.com/2009/01/what-social-media-is-andwhat-social.html

List of social networking websites on Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_social_networking_websites

Google Social Search Launches, Gives Results From Your Trusted “Social Circle”
http://searchengineland.com/google-social-search-launchesgives-results-from-your-trusted-social-circle-28507

Boolean Searching on the Internet
http://www.internettutorials.net/boolean.asp

Tools & Analytics

Google Alerts
http://www.google.com/alerts

Technorati
http://technorati.com/

FeedBurner
http://www.feedburner.com/fb/a/home

Google Analytics
http://www.google.com/analytics/

Woopra
http://www.woopra.com/

Social Mention
http://www.socialmention.com/

Trending Tools

About Ask.com: IQ
http://sp.ask.com/en/docs/iq/iq.shtml

Digg
http://digg.com/

Google Trends
http://www.google.com/trends/hottrends

Popular Bookmarks on Delicious
http://delicious.com/popular

Twitter Search
http://search.twitter.com/

Yahoo! Buzz Index – Todayʼs Top 20 Overall Searches
http://buzzlog.buzz.yahoo.com/overall/

Tweetmeme
http://tweetmeme.com/

WordPress Plugins & Themes

WordPress › WordPress Plugins
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/

WordPress › WordPress Themes
http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/

ShareThis
http://sharethis.com/

Stop Comment Spam and Trackback Spam « Akismet
http://akismet.com/

All In One SEO Pack WordPress Plugin
http://semperfiwebdesign.com/portfolio/wordpress/wordpressplugins/all-in-one-seo-pack/

Audio Player WordPress plugin
http://wpaudioplayer.com/

Challenge
http://lordchaos.dominatus.net/wordpress-plugin-challenge

Favicon Manager
http://www.digitalramble.com/favicon-manager-wordpress-plugin/

FeedBurner
http://blogs.feedburner.com/feedburner/archives/2007/05/feedburner_adopts_twoyearold_r.php

Google Analyticator
http://cavemonkey50.com/code/google-analyticator/

Google (XML) Sitemaps Generator for WordPress
http://www.arnebrachhold.de/projects/wordpressplugins/google-xml-sitemaps-generator/

PXS Mail Form
http://www.phrixus.co.uk/pxsmail

Simple Tags
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-tags/

SRG Clean Archives
http://www.idunzo.com/projects/clean-archives/

Wordbook Facebook
http://www.tsaiberspace.net/blog/2007/07/29/wordbook/

WordPress Automatic Upgrade
http://techie-buzz.com/wordpress-plugins/wordpress-automatic-upgrade-12-release.html

WordPress Database Backup
http://www.ilfilosofo.com/blog/wp-db-backup

Wptouch: WordPress on iPhone
http://www.bravenewcode.com/wptouch/

FaceBook Share
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/facebook-share-new/

Facebook Connect
http://www.sociable.es/facebook-connect/

TweetMeme
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tweetmeme/

Topsy
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/topsy/

The Social Web

Delicious
http://delicious.com/

Last.fm
http://www.last.fm/home

Facebook
http://www.facebook.com

Flickr!
http://www.flickr.com/

FriendFeed
http://friendfeed.com/

LinkedIn
http://www.linkedin.com/

MySpace
http://www.myspace.com/

Twitter
http://twitter.com/home

Google Buzz
http://www.google.com/buzz

Digg
http://digg.com/

Seesmic
http://www.seesmic.com/

Stumbleupon
http://www.stumbleupon.com/

NingCreate Your Own Social Network
http://www.ning.com/

Squidoo
http://www.Squidoo.com

Diigo – Social Bookmarking
http://www.diigo.com/

Social Tools & Apps

Ping FM – Update multiple Social Networks at once (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc…)
http://ping.fm/

Amplify – Another really useful tool for updating muliple Social Media Networks
http://amplify.com/

Brizzly – Twitter web app
http://brizzly.com

Where is your Username registered
http://usernamecheck.com/

KnowEm – Check your username
http://knowem.com/

Alltop, all the top stories
http://alltop.com/

Topsy
http://topsy.com/

Firefox web browser
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/

j.mp - URL shortner with stats
http://j.mp/

TinyURL – URL shortner
http://tinyurl.com/

Listorious
http://listorious.com/

Yoono – Firefox Plugin to Monitor all Social Media Accounts
http://yoono.com/

Flock – Social Web Browser
http://flock.com/

The Conversation Prism – Monitor multiple Social Media channels
http://theconversationprism.com/

Twitter Tools

Our guide to Brand monitoring on Twitter – 5 top tools
http://www.siliconbeachtraining.co.uk/blog/twitter-brand-monitoring-tools/

Our list of 50+ apps for Twitter marketing
http://www.siliconbeachtraining.co.uk/free-resources/twitter-marketing-best-twitter-apps/

Mr. Tweet – Your Personal Networking Assistant!
http://mrtweet.net/

Hootsuite
http://hootsuite.com/

Twitterfall – a way of viewing the latest ʻtweetsʼ of upcoming trends
http://twitterfall.com/

Seesmic – Twitter & FB app
http://seesmic.com/

Twitterrific – Mac & iPhone app
http://iconfactory.com/software/twitterrific

TweetDeck – Twitter, FB & MySpace app
http://www.tweetdeck.com/beta/

Power Twitter – Firefox Add-on
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/9591

Twufferschedule tweets for later!
http://twuffer.com/

TweetBeep
http://tweetbeep.com/

Jim Grygar’s list of 60 Twitter tools
http://jimgrygar.byethost12.com/60-twitter-tools-to-track-tweets/

Monitter
http://monitter.com

We’ve also made a more extensive list of our favourite Twitter tools if you’re looking for more.

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