What are the best social media scheduling tools (like Hootsuite)?

by toys4tots 32 replies
Hey everyone...

I used Hootsuite a couple years ago. Now I'm gonna dive back into the social media world and want some tips on what's the current state of the art. What are you all using?
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    Hootsuite is probably the most advanced, and Buffer is good too - easier to use, just has less features.
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    • Profile picture of the author toys4tots
      Are there any limitations on Instagram? I remember having issues with that a couple years ago when first looking at social media automation, it seemed like they wouldn't let you do any tricks.
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      • Profile picture of the author Marcus W K Wong
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        Check out knackmap. Josh White is the founder and he lurks here from time to time.

        It's a solid content calendar system with a discovery section. If you start crowdsourcing/outsourcing - you can setup tiers of people contributing to the calendar and you just approve them to post.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sofor Ali
      Is Hootsuite free?
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      • Profile picture of the author tritrain
        Originally Posted by Sofor Ali View Post

        Is Hootsuite free?
        Yes. Buffer and Hootsuite are free. You can pay if you want.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tekkiweb
    I am using HootSuite and Sproutsocial both are the best tools for social media marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marcus W K Wong
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    HootSuite and Buffer are great too as Michael mentioned.

    With social media, what's your end goal deeper than just success? Brand Awareness, Traffic, Conversions, engagement, influence, authority.... what are you seeking primarily and what goals are supplementing?
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    • Profile picture of the author toys4tots
      I suppose ultimately the goal is to drive sales. We have articles about pegging that we share and getting them in front of more people would be ideal. And announcements about new products and product discounts too.
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  • Profile picture of the author KevinWillis
    The best social media scheduling tool are HootSuit, Buffer, MeetEdgar, TweetDeck, Sprout Social.
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  • Profile picture of the author lakshmi kanth reddy doma
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    optindatabase.in is the leading cheapest Bulk Email service Provider in hyderabad and across India offering send bulk emails online,Bulk email marketing, optin email database and pan india database..
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    • Profile picture of the author bola oyetunji
      Originally Posted by lakshmi kanth reddy doma View Post

      optindatabase.in is the leading cheapest Bulk Email service Provider in hyderabad and across India offering send bulk emails online,Bulk email marketing, optin email database and pan india database..


      Hey! Did you read the title/op? This is not about email marketing tools, but about social media scheduling tools.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alangile
    Buffer
    Parasite
    DoShare
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryan Tom
    Thanks for sharing useful informative post
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  • Profile picture of the author Intuz
    Buffer is a good alternative option to Hootsuite.
    Other suggestions for tools are as below:
    • Sprout Social
    • Agora Pulse
    • Sendible
    • Everypost
    • Social Pilot
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  • Profile picture of the author sidrawat
    So far I have only used Hootsuite. So no other option as if now
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesjennifer
    Still I am searching these type of tools.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Henry01
    Hootsuite, Buffer is mostly used by everybody due to its user-friendliness.
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  • Profile picture of the author st0nec0ld
    For what social media sites specifically? I am using buffer and hootsuite or the social media itself like facebook has its own scheduled posting.
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  • Profile picture of the author lbakassi
    Have you tried DLVR?
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  • Profile picture of the author toys4tots
    Wow this was an overwhelming response.... looks like Buffer and Hootsuite are getting the most praise. I'll have to do some comparisons on these two.
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  • Profile picture of the author antennaexperts
    I think, you should try Hootsuite alternative – SproutSocial.
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  • Profile picture of the author eluminousva
    Similar to HootSuite you can use Tweekdeck, Buffer for scheduling social media posts.
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  • Profile picture of the author Arvind Kumar
    you can use buffer..it is the best for scheduling post in social networking sites...i am using it and works really great
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  • Profile picture of the author bola oyetunji
    HootSuite top the list. But the choice is yours.
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  • Buffer is nice and easy and cheap to start with at only $10 for 10 accounts but after that it is very expensive.
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  • Profile picture of the author ajeetwebbrain
    Accounting me, Socialoomph is the best social media scheduling tool. I use regular. You should also try this.
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  • Profile picture of the author guitarprince
    Buffer is a smart and easy way to schedule content across social media. Think of Buffer like a virtual queue you can use to fill with content and then stagger posting times throughout the day. This lets you keep to a consistent social media schedule all week long without worrying about micro-managing the delivery times. The Bufferapp also provides analytics about the engagement and reach of your posts.
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  • Profile picture of the author AlfredHurley
    yes dude HootSuite and Tweekdeck are the best among i used .
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  • Buffer,Parasite,DoShare are the best social media scheduling tools..
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  • Profile picture of the author Afshana Rahman
    I'm using CoSchedule for my client brands since last few years. I have used Hootsuite, buffer and more. Although CoSchedule is not free, it's comparatively best option around and also fulfils my needs.
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