Buffer Alternatives for Social Media Management

Buffer is a 'Social Media Tool', designed to boost engagement and grow your audience, with the help of a publishing, engagement enhancing, and analytics platform. From lining up your content for publishing, to analyzing the reach and performance of the same, Buffer allows you to convey your story, create reports, and helps you get insights to grow your audience. It is a unique platform and there aren't many alternatives to Buffer, although here we are going to discuss some other applications which come close in functionality and performance.

Buffer offers a plethora of features such as planning and management of social media campaigns, insights and in-depth analysis of your campaigns and performance, engagement with potential customers through social media, along with many others. You get to plan stories, hashtags, social media tags, and other social media strategies with customer reports. However, not every social media page has similar requirements. There are different reasons why Buffer wouldn't be the best suited tool for you, including pricing, unnecessary features or anything else. If that is the case, we have got you covered as here we discuss five alternatives to Buffer, that you can use for Social Media Management.

Hootsuite

Hootsuite Social Media Management Tool
Hootsuite Social Media Manager

Hootsuite is one of the perfect platforms to schedule, manage and post content on social media efficiently. It allows you to schedule more than one posts and stories all at the same time, on any set time, ridding you of waiting for the exact moment to post. Moreover, handling social media isn't all about scheduling and posting content and stories but so much more. Finding good content is one of the most important tasks that Social Media handlers and managers have to keep in mind. This is another domain that Hootsuite excels in and helps you curate content, to get the best engagement out of your audience.

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Features Offered by Hootsuite

  • Social media post scheduling offers to schedule posts and stories on your social account, and relieves you of the compulsion of being online every time  you need to post content.
  • Curation of reliable and engaging content is one of the most important aspect of social media management, and Hootsuite offers pre-approved content to post.
  • Strategic tagging, searching, and usage of social media resources contributes no less in social media management.
  • Insightful reporting helps you analyze the impact that your social media campaigns cause, and where more work needs to be done.
  • You also get to monitor your ROI(Return on Investment) on self and paid social media, and get customer feedback through keywords, hashtags, and location.

Pricing of Hootsuite

Professional Plan Team Plan Business Plan
Costs Rs1915 per month, annually for 10 social profiles and single user Costs Rs7540 per month, annually for 20 social profiles and 3 users Costs Rs45000 per month, annually for 35 social profiles and 5 users
Offers everything included in the free plan with automated post scheduling Offers everything included in professional plan with message assignments and custom analytics Offers everything included in team plan with flexible workflow and an hour of one-on-one onboarding
Insights into your campaign performance and an ad limit of Rs6000 per month for better posts Extractable reports with ad limit of about Rs30000 Get 5 social media certifications with 24/7 support

MeetEdgar

MeetEdgar Social Media Scheduling Tool
MeetEdgar Social Media Scheduler

MeetEdgar is one of the most talked about and user friendly social media management tools, and for good reason. Social media management may not sound like it consumes a lot of time, but at times, it does. MeetEdgar is the perfect tool to resolve this issue by automating tasks such as putting up stories and posts on your handle with great ease. It offers suggestions and strategies on how and when the best time to post a story is, and how you can have the most engagement out of your posts.

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Features Offered by MeetEdgar

  • MeetEdgar not only offers suggestions for strategies, it also suggests captions and 'quote-worthy' texts to post on your social handle.
  • MeetEdgar furnishes you with a browser extension for creating a pre-written social media post whenever you find a relevant article on the web.
  • You get to create color-coded categories for social media posts which you can schedule on regular intervals.
  • Save your every new content and post, such as videos, single and multi image posts, and stories.
  • MeetEdgar also offers A/B testing social messages, weekly reports on performance, and an exclusive link shortener.

Pricing for MeetEdgar

Edgar Lite for freelancers and side hustlers Edgar for entrepreneurs and small enterprises
Costs $19 per month and lets you manage 3 social accounts Costs $49 per month and lets you manage 25 social accounts
You get to schedule unlimited posts but only 10 recurring time slots per week You get to schedule unlimited posts and 1000 automatically recurring time slots per week
Offers only 4 content categories Offers unlimited customizable content categories
Automation of all social accounts with unlimited content library Automation of all social accounts with unlimited content library

SocialOomph

SocialOomph Social Post Scheduling Tool
SocialOomph Social Post Scheduling

Built for both individual handlers and social media teams, SocialOomph is an advanced post scheduling tool, with features way more than what the name suggests. The social media platforms that SocialOomph encompasses include Discord, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter among many others, while also offering blog services on Shopify, Tumblr, and WordPress. Never let your social media run on empty with post queues, where the posts can be automatically created using webhooks.

Features Offered by SocialOomph

  • Specific post scheduling with a set time, date and timezone along with bulk uploading from any device.
  • SocialOomph allows you to create post which erase themselves after a set period of time, or after a particular date and time.
  • Post and publish only your authentic content created and sourced by you, without any additions or changes.
  • Flexible and affordable pricing plans for different customers to cater to different needs.
  • Tag your posts with your team for easy recognition by team members and better collaboration.

Pricing for SocialOomph

Personal Suite Advanced Suite Professional Suite Business Suite
Free of cost and offers to operate one social profile Costs $15 per month with 10% discount on yearly payment with individual and team domains Costs $25 per month with 10% discount on yearly payment with individual and team domains Costs $55 per month with 10% discount on yearly payment with individual and team domains
Offers basic posting features with unlimited scheduled posts Offers for 1 team, 1 social profile and 1 blog Offers for 1 team, 10 social profiles and 5 blogs Offers for 1 team, 20 social profiles and 10 blogs
Has a limit of 3 posts per hour and no additional profiles can be used Offers 1 queue with 60 posts per hour per social profile Offers 5 queues with 60 posts per hour per social profile Offers 10 queues with 60 posts per hour per social profile
Offers free support Cannot add additional teams and social profiles Cannot add additional teams and social profiles Can add additional teams at the cost of $5 per month per team

SocialPilot

SocialPilot Social Media Scheduling Tool
SocialPilot Social Media Scheduling

SocialPilot makes social media marketing look like a child's play with robust publishing, insights, analytics, and collaboration. SocialPilot lets you add all your accounts and post updates without worrying about limits, to enhance your social media engagement and activity. With the help of data driven insights, SocialPilot helps you come up with strategic decisions and reply to all the potential customers and regular audience on multiple social media pages and recognize yourself as a trusted brand.

Features Offered by SocialPilot

  • Connect over 50 social profiles and post content on a daily basis, from a single scheduling tool.
  • Analyze your social media campaigns with insightful reporting and monitor your social media growth and performance with a simple PDF report.
  • With the help of Social Inbox, communicate with all your audience via comments, chats and messages.
  • SocialPilot lets you not only manage your social media accounts, but also your teams for better work management and review.
  • Posting relevant content is the most important aspect when managing social media account. SocialPilot helps you curate and engaging content, for better audience interaction and reach.

Pricing for SocialPilot

Professional Plan Small Team Plan Agency Plan
Costs $25.5 per month with annual billing Costs $42.5 per month with annual billing Costs $85 per month with annual billing
Manage and operate 25 differnet social media accounts and get analytics and reports Manage and operate 50 differnet social media accounts and get analytics and reports Manage and operate 100 differnet social media accounts and get analytics and reports
Get 2 Facebook ad accounts with bulk scheduling Get 5 Facebook ad accounts with bulk scheduling Get 10 Facebook ad accounts with bulk scheduling
Offers content curation and discovery with 3 team member support Offers content curation and discovery with 5 team member support Offers content curation and discovery with 10 team member support
No client management or concierge setup Offers unlimited client management but no concierge setup Offers both client management and concierge setup

In addition to the above mentioned plans, SocialPilot also offers a White Label Setup with custom plans, for which you will need to contact the developers of SocialPilot.

Loomly

Loomly Social Media Manager
Loomly Brand Success

With a humongous customer base of over 67,00 clients, Loomly is one of the best social media management applications that helps clients face intense competition by influencers and build a reliable brand. With the best post ideas and suggestions, your very own content library, optimization tips, and ad mock-ups, Loomly helps you develop and deliver engaging content while also managing your team and making sure all the members are on the same page. Moreover, with automated publishing and advanced analytics, you get to focus on where your campaigns need improvement as well as the strong suites of your campaigns.

Features Offered by Loomly

  • Manage both, organic posts and ads with a single platform. Moreover, get notified anytime someone on your team interacts with your posts.
  • Never run out of ideas with Loomly when it offers fresh ideas based on trends, RSS feeds, and updated events and important dates to suggest relevant content.
  • Store, organize and put your assets including photos and videos to good use in your posts through Loomly.
  • From ideas of posts to their subject, optimization and ad preview, Loomly guides you step by step to deliver the best content.
  • Along with auto-generated posts and ad previews, Loomly also helps your team collaborate with each other to approve workflows and version log.

Pricing for Loomly

Base Plan Standard Plan Advanced Plan Premium Plan
Costs $25 per month and allows 2 users and 10 social accounts Costs $57 per month and allows 6 users and 20 social accounts Costs $119 per month and allows 16 users and 35 social accounts Costs $249 per month and allows 50 users and 10 social accounts
Offers an ad budget cap of $500 and with unlimited content, core features and hashtag suggestions Offers an ad budget cap of $1000 and with unlimited content, core features and hashtag suggestions Offers an ad budget cap of $2000 and with unlimited content, core features and hashtag suggestions Offers an ad budget cap of $5000 and with unlimited content, core features and hashtag suggestions
Does not offers advanced analytics, content exports, custom roles or branding Offers advanced advanced analytics and content export but no custom roles or branding Offers IM Integrations and custom roles but not branding Has everything to offer including custom roles, branding, content export and advanced analytics

Loomly also offers an Enterprise plan for macro enterprises and businesses, that offers all features of the premium plan and more. To inquire about the plan, customers need to contact the developers at Loomly.

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