Ning Social Communities Added to HootSuite Dashboard

By Dave Olson | 4 years ago | 7 Comments

Social community ding added to Hootsuite

Idea to Reality

In just six short weeks, we crafted an idea and turned it into a reality. In early November, we embarked on a mission to provide more new tools to help HootSuite users manage more social media activities and networks through a new API. Last week, HootSuite announced integrations with the popular Salesforce Chatter & Lead Scoring apps which will be included in the forthcoming App Directory.

Time for Ning

social community ning at hootsuite

Today, we are excited to share the latest addition to the HootSuite nest: Ning. We worked closely with the engineers at the popular social network platform to develop using our API, and our collaboration has allowed us to release Ning into the dashboard just in time for the holidays!

Ning is the leading online platform for the world’s organizers, activists and influencers to create social experiences that inspire action. For brands and organizations of all shapes and sizes, Ning span categories like politics, entertainment, small business, non-profits, education and more.

Example of Ning in the HootSuite Dashboard
Ning in the HootSuite dashboard (click for large version)

With Ning, you have the ability to engage your most passionate customers by creating social websites where you can create and manage direct relationships, encourage feedback and sharing, and turn your most valued customers into brand evangelists.

A Match Made of Millions

With this integration, the 1 million HootSuite users can now broadcast to Ning’s participants – which number upwards of 70 million users across 80,000 social websites – and connect with them about the topics they are passionate about. So, get social with Ning today!

Once you sign up for a Ning account, simply add it to your HootSuite dashboard, and you’re ready to start posting messages, monitor conversations, plus view profiles and images in-dash and more… in much the same way you do with your other social services.

Now, all HootSuite users can add Ning to their dashboard free of charge for 30 days as a preview of what’s to come as we continue in the development of the forthcoming HootSuite App Directory. You can also enjoy a 30 day free trial of Ning to see how these tools can work wonders together.

Flying Forward Faster

App Directory Owl Logo IconWe surprised ourselves by releasing Ning much earlier than anticipated as the directory is still in development. Stay tuned to the blog for more app details leading up to launch early 2011.

If you have an idea for an app to add to the HootSuite dashboard, share it with us in the Community Feedback Forum. For early launch consideration, developers can apply for API Access plus follow @HootSuite_Apps to Q&A.

Additional Information

For more info about HootSuite, please visit the online media kit where you’ll find logos, contact information and additional resources. To learn more about Ning, please visit about.ning.com.

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5 comments
Bonnie
Bonnie

Can't get the Ning Stream to add. It keeps saying Unable to Verify credentials. This feature would really be a tremendous help. I'm currently a free hootsuite user, but with all the additions would consider getting the Pro. Can you get me working with this trial Ning app first? BTW, would also LUV feature to hoot to my WordPress blog that is not on WordPress.com.

Dave Olson
Dave Olson

Hi Bonnie, please check the Help Desk for an article about how to connect your Ning account - you have to adjust some settings on your Ning side. As for wordpress sites, we require an API connection to add a network. Wordpress.com has one but not all self-hosted Wordpress.org sites do.

Steven Groves
Steven Groves

really like the idea of including my Ning site(s) as well - too bad it just does not work; seems like it may have something to do with adding the domain to my Ning, so it does not read http://.ning.com - please come back around on this when it is working properly, but right now it's a #fail

Dave Olson
Dave Olson

Please check the help desk for an article about adding Ning. In brief, you have to make some adjustments on your Ning settings and then voila!

Jason Hatch
Jason Hatch

Won't allow me to add Ning. Verified my Ning credentials and still will not go through. LOVE this add on (in theory) just can't get it to work.