We all (hopefully) back up our computer data on a regular basis, but what about online data? How would your business and marketing activities be affected if you lost your Facebook contacts, blog posts, marketing videos, tweet history or online bookmarks?

A backup of information across your social networking accounts can save you time, stress and potentially lost business. Here is a list of tools to give you a starting point for creating your social media backup plan.

All-In-One Social Media Backup

Backupify: Automatic, secure backup of your data on sites including Twitter, Facebook, WordPress, Delicious, Flickr, Google Docs and others using Amazon S3.

Socialware Sync: A social archive for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn that includes search capability and activity statistics.

Blog Backup

BlogBackupr: A backup service for WordPress and Blogger than includes posts, comments, pages, categories and media.

WP-DB Manager: A WordPress plugin that allows you to backup, optimize and restore your database.

Facebook Backup

ArchiveFacebook: A Firefox add-on that allows you to save content from your Facebook account — including photos, messages, activity stream, friends list, notes, events and groups — directly to your hard drive.

SocialSafe: A tool to backup your friends, profile, photos and status updates and then travel back in time to see how your profile has changed.

Flickr Backup

Downloadr: A Windows app that lets you download photos from Flickr to your computer.

FlickrEdit: A Java-based desktop app that allows you to download/backup or upload your photos to and from Flickr.

Twitter Backup

BackupMyTweets: A service that provides daily tweet backups and allows you to view all of your tweets on one web page, or download in HTML, XML or JSON.

Tweetake: A tool to back-up your followers, people you are following and tweets.

TweetBackup: A tool to export and backup your tweets and friends list.


Free YouTube Download: Software that allows you to download a single YouTube video or batch download all of the videos of a selected YouTube user or channel.

YouTube Downloader: Software that allows you to download videos from YouTube, including HD and HQ videos, and convert them to other video formats.

Do you backup your social media accounts? What do you use? Have you ever needed to restore or recreate your profiles using your backed up data?

Tags: data backup, social media, social networking, social networks
Alyssa Gregory is a small business collaborator and the founder of the Small Business Bonfire, a social, educational and collaborative community for entrepreneurs.

  • Laurie

    Awesome tips!

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  • Niubi

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    You can also download your facebook stuff with Facebook’s service. It doesn’t schedule it or anything, but it means not signing up for anything, not giving more people access to your account, and it’s free and convenient. http://on.fb.me/omnYXZ

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