GroSocial helps businesses and professionals expand their customer base. The application does exactly what the name states: helps users grow their business socially. Users can create custom Facebook tabs, timeline covers, Twitter backgrounds and other visual items. The application offers professionally created templates as well as an editor that lets the user work from scratch. The interface features a drag and drop campaign builder so the user can easily assemble contests, sweepstakes, promotions and other excitement-generating events. Analytical tools are built in so the user can monitor the success of campaigns and make adjustments as necessary to ensure maximum return on each investment. The user can see a variety of stats, including follower sharing and form submission.Show more screenshots »
GroSocial has caught the attention of a number of users and reviewers on the web. The application has earned high marks from those who have tried it. Many appreciated the way the application streamlines social media marketing, even for those who are not marketing experts. Each tool is effective and offers plenty of flexibility so it works with any type of product or service.
GroSocial gives users everything they need to build social media marketing campaigns from the ground up. The use can create a whole new template for Facebook tabs, covers and Twitter backgrounds or can choose one of the professionally designed templates. The drag and drop interface is very appealing to those who aren’t tech savvy. Along with building contests, promotions and other key events and activities, users can also track success through the built in analytic tools.
The GroSocial interface combines professional elements with a touch of personality. The dark grey and blue color scheme works well against a white background without becoming a distraction to the user. The interface is very clean and organized so anyone can easily figure out how to get around. New users should devote a few minutes to exploring GroSocial before implementing it.
New users can give GroSocial a try for free for 30 days by clicking the orange “Try It Free” button near the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. The form on the next page asks for a first and last name, email address, phone number and password. The user is asked if they would like to connect to their Facebook profile (if they are logged into one). This step can be skipped if the user prefers. After submitting the form, the user is automatically logged in to their newly created account.
GroSocial offers users two subscription options to choose from. The user must select one after the 30 day free trial period has ended. The first subscription option is the Professional plan which costs $29.95 per month and includes unlimited Facebook tabs, unlimited timeline covers, analytics, support, content management tools and removal of the GroSocial banner ad. The White Label plan costs $59.95 per month and includes removal of the GroSocial footer as well. Each option includes one publishable Facebook page. The user can add additional pages for a fee to both subscriptions.
GroSocial is a helpful tool for anyone who wants to grow their brand online. The application offers many appealing features and the price is reasonable, although a startup or small business operating on a shoestring may be reluctant to sink nearly $30 or more per month into the service initially. Users are given access to highly customizable tools; however a baseline account with a lower monthly fee might be a good way to accommodate those with a tight budget.