Why use HootSuite when you’re already using Buffer? Is Hootsuite better than Buffer and vice versa? Hootsuite and Buffer are good services that can Auto Share Posts. When it comes to social networking support, HootSuite has wider coverage.
- Pricing: Free / Pro (From $8.99 a month) / Enterprise
- Post through: Chrome extension / Firefox extension / iPhone app / iPad app / Android app / Even if you’re not on Chrome, you can just drag and drop their icon to your browser.
- Set up buffering patterns for different days of the week. For instance, on Mondays through Fridays, you post an update every 4 am 5 pm and 6 pm. And on weekends, you can publish update every 4 hours.
- Find out the times of day that your post gets the most engagement and the type of topics your audience like the most.
- Track which updates get the most engagement. Analyze which of your updates get the most reshares/retweets, mentions, clicks, and favorites.
- Shorten or not shorten your links. Available shorteners: Buff.Ly/bit.ly / j.mp
- Use Google Analytics to see how much traffic you get from social media posts.
- Buffer adds content suggestions that you can post to your social networks.
- (through RSS feeds) to your social networks. Take a look at this example. See how I was able to distribute the feeds of my favorite sites? Every time they post new content, my social accounts will automatically update with the link + title (and the author as well) to their new posts:
- It’s the promoted stories feature where you can pay $1 for a story that you want to spread to a wider network base. For such amount, your story will be delivered to search engines, like Google, Bing, and Yahoo! Your content will also reach top news sites and feeds, such as ABC News, Boing Boing, etc. Of course, it’ll reach your social networks. However, the $1 is only applicable to your first story. The next time you promote another story, you’ll have to pay $10-$30 (depends on your plan). It’s still a good deal though. Click here for more info.
- You can filter it by categories, body content, title, and URL. It’s a useful tool if you only want specific authors or categories that you want to be shared.
- Plus, you can set up your Google Analytics’ custom tracking codes to effectively track your click-throughs and conversions, among other things.
6. RSS Graffiti