Hootsuite is a great tool to use to help you manage all your social media networks from one dashboard. Here are a couple of tips to help you use it effectively.
- Create streams in Hootsuite to monitor Twitter mentions, retweets, inbox messages, keywords, competitors, and much more. Check your streams daily and reply to mentions, thank people for retweeting, respond to messages, see what your competition is up to, etc.
- Use the “Quote tweet” feature in Hootsuite. When you choose to retweet it comes up with an option to “Quote.” Use this feature periodically and add a relevant comment to the retweet quote. This will also allow you to add 116 characters of commentary in addition to the 140-character limit of the quoted tweet. This can also be done directly from Twitter. When you click the retweet icon, simply add your comment in the box that appears.
Hootsuite has just integrated Instagram as well. Please share your tips on how to use Hootsuite below in the comments section.