Many people have praised HootSuite as the #1 free Twitter tool. I have used HootSuite for over a year now, but I decided that now was the time to go pro. The 30 day free trial got me interested, but I was also able to take an advantage of a 30 day free coupon, so I ended up getting a 2 month free trial. While there are many features for HootSuite Pro members, I recently became a HootSuite Pro member. In the future, I will write a longer blog post about multiple reasons to use HootSuite Pro, but for now, I am going to share with you the big feature.
The big feature is the Bulk Scheduler. Since I send out 48 tweets every day with links to my blog posts, I tweet the same blog posts twice (actually more than that, but identical tweets get separated by a week). I found a way to make the process faster by having all of my tweets in a document on my computer, and then I would copy and paste them all one by one. This took a large amount of time.
Then came HootSuite Pro and the Bulk Scheduler. All I do now is put all of my tweets in multiple CSV files, I send them to HootSuite, and they do the rest. Although it took me a day to get used to how the CSV files work, they now save me an enormous amount of time. Within 10 clicks, my tweets are scheduled for an entire day. With the free version of HootSuite, it would take much more than 10 clicks to schedule half of a day’s worth of tweets.
If you tweet links to your blog posts and bring your old blog posts back from the dead, the Bulk Scheduler alone is the reason why you should get HootSuite Pro. If you like the Bulk Scheduler, there are several other features that HootSuite Pro users get, and when I get more time to take a look, I will write another lengthy blog post about it.
What are your thoughts about HootSuite Pro? Are you thinking about HootSuite Pro, do you have HootSuite Pro, or did you discover that HootSuite Pro is not for you? Please share what you think about HootSuite Pro below.
Daniel Cleveland (@dpcleveland) says
Hey Marc! I know this post is kind of old, but I just found your blog and have been going through your posts, and found this one.
I’ve been using Buffer to schedule my tweets, and recently upgraded to their Awesome Plan. I like how clean and easy to use it is.
However, since you have written a few times about Hootsuite, I wanted to see if you could point out any direct advantages it has over Buffer. According to your post and what I’ve seen of Hootsuite, it seems like Buffer can do pretty much the same things, plus a few more things (and I love the UI). But if Hootsuite has some advantages, I would definitely switch over.
Anyway, I love your writing, keep up the great work!
P.S. I’m in no way affiliated with either Buffer or Hootsuite. I just love great tools.
Marc Guberti says
Thank you for the idea Daniel. I don’t use the Buffer tool often, but I love the Buffer Blog. I’ll do my research and eventually write an article comparing HootSuite and Buffer. I am a HootSuite Ambassador, but I’ll be honest about the pros and cons of each tool.