So Many of you have contacted me and said how excited you are that you have started to get your social networking up and running and want to use it to help create an Android app successfully but feel that it will take up too much time to log into each and every social network one by one. I have a little secret for you. There are tools online that help you manage all your social networks in one place such as Hootsuite.
Today I want to show you how you can juggle all your social media accounts in one place to help you keep an eye on everything without having to open a million and one tabs and go from page to page every instant when you hear that bleep.
How to get started:
Hootsuite is very good at helping you get started. Once you have set up your account and logged in, it will guide you through setting up the basics of all your social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and even Linked in.
What is the HootSuite Stream Menu
You don’t have to watch every aspect of your social media sites, the stream menu allows you to choose what aspects of your accounts you would like to view, such as your timeline, your mentions and your scheduled tweets and posts. Remember that each social network works differently, so decide what you think is important to view on your page.
HootSuite Basic and Pro
As with many online programs there are free versions and pro versions, to be totally frank with you, I still use the free version as it gives me the basic tools I need to ensure I keep upto date with my work profiles. I am able to follow the AppsGeyser Google+ feed, Facebook feed and also our Twitter feed, including scheduled posts to all these places and mentions on Twitter.
The free account limits each tab to just three streams, but you can open multiple tabs, so that is not a problem at all. You can edit the tab’s name and control the program from here.
It is even possible to use the hashtags to find topic related chats and get involved in what is happening on Twitter in your field, you certainly won’t miss being logged into your twitter account, all can be done via Hootsuite including searches so you can be confident that you know what is trending in the world.
Posting to Your Social pages
It is so simple to post one message to all your pages at once. Click on the compose button and place your message inside, then click on which networks you would like to see this post appear in. You can even schedule your messages to appear at a later time. Yes guys, when you see me post on our social networks, I am not always there, some of my messages are scheduled, but not all.
You even have the option to place URL links. Place your link in the box and click on shorten, this will allow you to utilize more of your word count.
There is plenty more you can learn about this platform but the basics are all you need in order to get started. When you want to create an Android app successfully and use social media networks to help your marketing, creating a hootsuite account makes sense to help you save time and manage your accounts more effectively.