Were you wondering how he could Tweet and speak at the same time? You’re not the only one.
The scheduling and team assignment tools in the HootSuite dashboard are ideal for time-sensitive – and event-specific conversations – on the social web. The LA Times noticed too, have a look:
The president tweeted four times after his 19-minute address — all via automatic tweet feeder HootSuite — the most interesting of which was:
“There were patriots who supported this war and who opposed it. We are united in appreciation for our troops and our hope for Iraq’s future.”
Constant Contact - 6 Reasons to Schedule Your Social Media Life with HootSuite
HootSuite CEO, Ryan Holmes weighs in on the development of HootSuite in this handy and informative podcast. Take some time over your next lunch break to learn more about the the story behind HootSuite with this in-depth interview with this wise Owl.
Social Media Examiner – Is HootSuite Pro a Smart Investment?
The article really got people talking. Be sure to check out all the comments from the folks that offered up their thoughts, and the responses from the friendly owls at HootSuite HQ — we always enjoy talking with others about the dashboard, so post your comment too!
Writer Nichole Kelly caught the power of the Custom URL Parameters and explained how this data can “close the loop” by showing the payoff from a company’s social efforts:
This is a game-changer for tracking return on investment (ROI). It certainly has its limitations in that you must have some mechanism for conversion on your site that you can use to evaluate sales, whether it’s lead forms or actual online orders.
They included a quote from Ryan summing up the tool:
Ryan Holmes, CEO of HootSuite, said, “We designed HootSuite to be a comprehensive dashboard for agencies, enterprises and consultants using social media to monitor brands, manage campaigns and analyze results. We’ve integrated with the leading social networks – including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn– and now look forward to adding mash-ups through our API as well as adding more reports which business users seek.”
Seeking to dig deeper into the HootSuite dashboard? Here are a few sources of handy advice and how-to’s:
Experience Farm – Top 10 @HootSuite #HOWTOs
The friendly farmers at Experience Farm recently cultivated an incredible crop of HootSuite how-to articles — like How to Batch Upload — and next shared a round-up for more how-tos for using the dashboard in this Top 10 list:
- How To Use Hootsuite to Coordinate Your Team and Manage Your Brand
- How to Get the Most Out of Social Media Using Hootsuite
- How to Cancel a HootSuite Account
- 9 Reasons Why Hootsuite Is The Best Twitter Tool
- How to Manage Your Social Media Using Hoot Suite
- How To Use HootSuite & Ping.FM to Publish Your WordPress Blog To All Your Social Media Sites
- How to Create a Twitter List Within Hootsuite
- How To Add LinkedIn To Hootsuite
- How To Add Multiple Contributors To A Twitter Account Using Hootsuite
- How To: 6 Easy Tips to Become a HootSuite Ninja
NOTE: We (try to) include the best user-generated content in the User Created Tutorials section of the Help Desk. If you’ve written something, or found a great article that should make our list, leave us a comment about it below.
Bootup Entrepreneurial Society – Social Marketing Kung Fu, White Belt with Dave Olson
HootSuite Community Director Dave Olson recently conducted a mentoring session with emerging entrepreneurs at Bootup Garage to provide some intro tips and quick-start techniques for social marketing. Maura and Sonya put it all in a helpful post summarizing Dave’s tips:
- Create Lists. Start following the people who care about your product as well as watching your competitors.
- By listening and asking specific questions, you will start to build relationships with your customers.
- Respond and participate in the conversation.
- Each community is different. For example, your customers may act differently on Facebook vs. Linked In. Watch this and communicate accordingly.
- When someone writes an article or post mentioning you or your area of expertise, COMMENT. It shows you are paying attention and care about your community and the people, who are taking the time to write about you and use your product.
- Create 3-4 touchpoints to an article. For example, Dave will comment on an article, social bookmark it and add it to an RSS Feed = juicy, indexable goodness.
- Hashtag everything. Topics, brands, acronyms – be creative and always remember to listen to your audience and be consistent with your message.
Los búhos de HootSuite también ululan en español
The Spanish speaking Hoot-fans of the world make up a huge portion of our user base. In fact, Spanish is in the running to be the next language completed in our translation project. With the diligent work of our Spanish HootSuite community, we’re seeing lots of great posts in Spanish. Below are a few articles for your enjoyment.
Mezcla Confusa – 10 razones por las que elijo HootSuite (10 reasons for choosing HootSuite)
Placer Digital – Por una Web lúdica, entretenida e intuitiva: HootSuite (To a playful, fun and intuitive Web: HootSuite)
Trecebits – Así se ha vivido en Twitter la crisis de Egipto (How Twitter has been involved in the Egypt crisis)
Nexobit – Hootsuite, una herramienta clave para administrar Facebook y Twitter [Audio] (HootSuite, a key tool to manage Facebook and Twitter)
Wwwhatsnew – Cómo mejorar el marketing y la comunicación en redes sociales (How to improve your marketing and communication in Social Media)
ITespresso - Entrevista a Dave Olson, director de Marketing y Comunidades de HootSuite (Interview with HootSuite Director of Marketing & Community)