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Best HootSuite Alternatives To Level Up Social Media Marketing in 2018 SOCIAL MEDIA & MARKETING

HootSuite has been a popular favorite for many bloggers and marketers. It was one of the few social media management apps that came to existence in the early 2000s and evolved into today’s go-to tool for scheduling posts to social networks. Like most users, I was immediately drawn to Hootsuite because of the many social networks you can manage in one place. Also, I thought it was pretty cool to schedule posts ahead of time. For me, it was the future of publishing in social media.

What Hootsuite does best: • • • • • • •

It supports popular social media channels like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram as well as lesser-known channels like Mixi, Flickr, Tumblr, and Storify Has a free plan, but offers reasonably priced premium plans Allows team collaboration Has a stable browser-based app and apps for both iOS and Android Content curation is easy by using RSS feeds Basic analytics sent to your email Unlimited scheduling starting with the Professional plan ($19/month)

What Hootsuite can do better: • • • •

A more organized stream Option to use other URL shorteners Better analytics A way to track and engage with fans and top followers

Today, there are many tools just like Hootsuite. While they all are inspired by Hootsuite’s core features, some of these apps go beyond scheduling posts and go as far as provide analytics and automated engagement. Judging by my time spent in trying out these newer apps, I think their creators looked at older apps like Hootsuite and figured out a way to make things better. Whether you’re a solo blogger or part of a social media team who want to explore other social media possibilities beyond what Hootsuite offers, then check out the list below.


Best Alternatives to Hootsuite for Social Media management: Agorapulse

Just like Sendible, Agorapulse is more than just a publishing tool. It also covers competitor research and social listening. With its many features, it is apparent that it was made to be an all-around social media management tool for teams to stay engaged with followers at all times.

Here are some of Agorapulse’s best features: • • • • • • • •

View, reply, or assign comments in a unified inbox Supports Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Google+ and YouTube Automated comment moderation Keyword/hashtag monitoring Free, unlimited reports Fan/follower profiling Visual calendar Excellent customer support

Agorapulse vs Hootsuite While Agorapulse may look like it beats Hootsuite on all fronts, it’s not entirely true. Hootsuite still remains to be a more efficient publishing tool if you want to upload a ton of content. It’s a better tool than Agorapulse with its bulk upload options and unlimited RSS feeds. On all other aspects, however, Agorapulse is a few steps ahead. Similar to Sendible, it uses a unified inbox where you see all interactions with your social channels. It is easier to see unanswered comments or replies and take action. Compared to Hootsuite’s tabbased streams, Agorapulse’s dashboard is definitely clutter-free and easier to use. With Hootsuite, there’s no feature that lets you monitor a competing social channel. If this is something you want to do, then Agorapulse is the best tool. This feature works primarily with Facebook, but you can also do it with Instagram and Twitter. When scheduling a post for the future, Agorapulse provides an option to republish the content in a specific number of days that you specify, a feature not present in Hootsuite. Agorapulse offers a free trial. You can get their Solo plan for $49/month.


best hootsuite alternative  

HootSuite has been a popular favorite for many bloggers and marketers. It was one of the few social media management apps that came to exist...

best hootsuite alternative  

HootSuite has been a popular favorite for many bloggers and marketers. It was one of the few social media management apps that came to exist...

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