If you have multiple Twitter accounts, want to schedule your tweets, want to see stats on your tweets, and want it all in a new user interface, then try Hootsuite. I used to use TweetDeck but have moved to Hootsuite as it offers better stats and integration with Facebook. Here are 10 tips to get the most out of this desktop twitter client.
1. How to add multiple Twitter accounts
To add multiple Twitter accounts (ie profiles), click Settings and then the Social Networks tab.
Enter your Twitter credentials and it will display in a new tab (usually to the right).
2. How to allow an Editor (e.g. friend) to access a Twitter profile?
Once you have added an editor to your account, click the Social Networks tab in Settings. Select the Twitter profiles an editor can have access to.
Click the box next to the editor(s) name in order to grant access to the Twitter profile.
3. How to monitor my brands?
Set up a search column or a keyword column.
Click Add Column and enter the keywords you want to track. This column is displayed to the right of the screen.
4. How to add tabs?
To add a tab, click the [+] Add Tab button next to your current tabs .
Name it and decide how often you’d like that tab to refresh.
Hootsuite gives you 20 tabs – should be enough!.
5. How to add columns to tabs?
Click Add Column and choose which type of feed you’d like to add.
6. How to configure column options?
The Profile Feed lets you add your Home feed, Mentions feed, Pending tweets, Sent tweets, and Favorite tweets.
7. How to use Keyword Tracking
Hootsuite lets you create customized Twitter searches and perform searches like “from:username” or @username
8. How to change refresh frequency?
Click Edit Tab and select the frequency.
The default is 30 min.
9. How to change the user interface layout
Create a new column and click Lists.
Enter an existing list or create a new one.
Here I’ve added a LinkedIn list. This let’s me see all the people I have ‘tagged’ as having useful links/info regarding LinkedIn.
Do you know any other good Hootsuite tricks? If you do, please add them below.