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Blogger, Batchbook Among Four New Apps Added to HootSuite’s App Directory

By Jordan Behan | 2 years ago | 10 Comments

Twelfth App Directory

The HootSuite App Directory Team can’t stop, won’t stop – adding new applications into the HootSuite App Directory. Today we announce the next wave of new apps to be added to the Directory, taking the total to 49 apps, as we premiere these four new gems:

  • Blogger: The popular blog publishing platform is now available in the HootSuite dash.
  • Batchbook: A social CRM tool that helps your whole team build great relationships with the right people.
  • Appboy: A customer engagement platform for mobile apps that helps you understand, segment and message your mobile audience.
  • StoreYa: A leading Facebook-commerce platform designed to automatically import web stores into Facebook.

This latest batch of applications is part of a plan for a major expansion of the App Directory in 2013. Have you tried any of the Apps yet? They make it easier to manage all of your social media needs from the comfort and familiarity of the HootSuite dashboard.

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By Popular Demand: Now with Blogger for the Bloggers

Haven’t discovered the power of the App Directory yet? Let’s look at the example of one of the latest additions, Blogger. Google’s popular blogging platform (one of the most requested by our users) is now available in HootSuite and allows you to monitor your Blogger pages and posts, create and edit posts, view comments, and of course share your pages and posts to the social networks and profiles in your HootSuite account. Because it’s in HootSuite, publishers using Blogger can manage their entire publication workflow from a single domain, from anywhere in the world. If you haven’t tried this already with any of our apps, you’re missing a ton of value from the world’s leading social media management system. And no one wants that.

Blogger in App Directory
Blogger in the HootSuite dashboard. Click to enlarge

Deep into Social CRM Territory with Batchbook

Batchbook is a social customer relationship management (CRM) tool that helps your whole team build great relationships with the right people. The Batchbook app for HootSuite allows you to view your Batchbook contact details, access your most recent comments and to-do’s, import new contacts into Batchbook and more. Use the app to create new contacts in your Batchbook account, see the full history of a contact, discover your most active communicators, coordinate follow ups across your team, save the best posts to Batchbook, and more.

Viewing a Batchbook profile  in the HootSuite dashboard
Viewing a Batchbook profile in the HootSuite dashboard. Click to enlarge

You can send Twitter and Facebook posts directly into Batchbook from the HootSuite dash. Why would you want to do that? These days, every touchpoint with existing and potential customers matters, and social media mentions like Tweets and Facebook posts are no exception. Imagine every exchange, every ping, every Tweet with that customer as part of the profile you keep for them. That’s the value of social CRM, and it’s the new standard for doing business on the web.

Use Appboy to Build Stronger Relationships with Your Mobile App Users

Mobile app developers will appreciate the addition of Appboy to the Directory. Appboy is a customer engagement platform for mobile apps that combines audience segmentation, automated messaging and customer support on one dashboard.

Appboy’s integration with HootSuite adds a major social component to the mobile app experience. App developers can now create special social streams within HootSuite’s dashboard to surface chatter about their mobile app and quickly identify recent users. They also have access to enhanced users profiles that add more context to their interactions with customers.

Heya. If You’re Selling on Facebook, Check out StoreYa

StoreYa.com is a leading Facebook commerce platform, designed for automatically importing web stores into Facebook, fully customizing them to fit both the Facebook arena and the original store look & feel. StoreYa is proud to have built a convenient way to discover new products in the Facebook ecosystem. StoreYa is an official partner of all the major eCommerce platforms, and has thousands of merchants using its platform on a daily basis. With StoreYa installed into HootSuite, you can manage your featured products from the HootSuite dashboard, share products with your fans, view traffic analytics and more.

StoreYa and Appboy in the HootSuite dashboard
StoreYa and Appboy in the HootSuite dashboard. Click to enlarge

As the App Directory continues its growth, HootSuite’s close to six million users will find more and more value within their dashboards and fewer reasons to go anywhere else. If any of the 49 apps can help you with your social media management, turbo-charge your social by installing some of them now:

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Carlos Alberto Ayc Campelo
Carlos Alberto Ayc Campelo

Quero muito participar deste blog e receber noticias sobre ele e como proceder.

Atenciosamente

Carlos Alberto Ayc Campelo

Nancy Myrland
Nancy Myrland

Danny, Jordan's suggestion of ramping up your Twitter presence is a good one. It is the best "breaking news" site out there, and allows you to attract those interested in real-time events. You mentioned "young people," but I would think you would want to attract social media users of all ages. The demographics of Twitter are good for you because it is attracting all ages now. Many young people are spending time on Twitter these days, as well as their new-found love for Instagram. I would suggest you spend some time there, too, as you want others to share photos with you (as you mentioned in your query). Hashtagging your events will help Instagram and Twitter users join your discussion.

mark
mark

Hi, we run a Wills and Probate company which is in my opinon hard to market due to the product we are trying to sell.

I try hard not to bombard people with suggesting about their wills etc its a bit negative.

So this might be a more content based question how do you suggest doing this, i use hootsuite for twitter and our FB and linkedin page but how can i increase followers and therefore customers

Danny Hinson
Danny Hinson

I am the Emergency Management Director for Nassau County, NE FL. I am looking for apps which allow me to push info out relating to weather, terror, and if during a storm opportunities to receive photos from those who have signed up. How can I beat publicize this effort and or do you have an app I can add other than Facebook to gain interest in young people? Thanks

Jordan Behan
Jordan Behan

Hi Danny,

Thanks for your question; it's a great one. If you ask me, Twitter is your best bet to get the word out when it counts. It's the fastest way to dispatch your message (or links) and can quickly get "picked up" by news media and other influential tweeters. Here's an article about how one power company used HootSuite to monitor and send updates during Hurricane Isaac: http://ow.ly/i2D0v And here's a Case Study about how New York became a "digital city" including emergency prep: http://ow.ly/i2DBs.

We also help governments and utilities stage "crisis simulations" with social media, to prepare BEFORE a disaster happens. Here's a Case Study that explains better: http://ow.ly/i2DOl

Hope this is helpful!

Jordan