"A handy roundup of the best social media dashboards and the benefits they can bring your small business, including cost"
1) HootSuite Easy to use and packed with features, Hootsuite is probably the most widely known social media dashboard. It’s also free with basic features, and you can upgrade inexpensively to a pro version.
HootSuite lets you manage your Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn accounts, and you can also toss in Google+, Foursquare, WordPress, and MySpace. The platform offers apps that allow you to monitor and manage Flickr, YouTube, Tumblr, and more — including marketing tools such as MailChimp or Constant Contact.
The free version includes message scheduling and basic analytics. The pro upgrade offers advanced scheduling tools and analytics, including integration with Google Analytics, and HootSuite University, a social media training and certification program.
Cost: The basic version is free for one user and up to five accounts. HootSuite Pro starts at $5.99 a month with a 30-day free trial, and gives you two users and unlimited accounts.
2) VerticalResponse Social