Hootsuite Tutorial with Bonus Tips and Tricks

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  1. 1. Hootsuite.com HOW TO USE
  2. 2. What is Hootsuite?
  3. 3. Hootsuite is a social media management tool that allows users to schedule and post updates to any pages or profiles
  4. 4. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram, WordPress and others from one place
  5. 5. I will teach you
  6. 6. How to log in How to sign up How to connect your Social Media accounts How to schedule a post
  7. 7. Lets start
  8. 8. Open your Web Browser
  9. 9. Enter Hootsuite.com in the search bar
  10. 10. www.hootsuite.com
  11. 11. Click Compare All Business Plans to see your options
  12. 12. You have 3 Plans to choose from 1. Free 2. Pro 3. Business
  13. 13. For now we will choose the Free Plan
  14. 14. Type your Full name
  15. 15. Type your Email Address
  16. 16. Type your Password
  17. 17. Click Create account
  18. 18. Or Sign up with a social network
  19. 19. Just pick from any of these options
  20. 20. Welcome to the DASHBOARD !!!
  21. 21. Once you have set up your account
  22. 22. You can download the app in your iPhone
  23. 23. your tablet, android phone or to your iPad
  24. 24. The convenience of managing your social media accounts using Hootsuite app
  25. 25. Since we have the FREE plan We are only allowed to have 3 social profiles
  26. 26. To add a social network
  27. 27. Click Add Social Network
  28. 28. For Twitter
  29. 29. For Facebook
  30. 30. For Google+
  31. 31. For LinkedIn
  32. 32. For WordPress
  33. 33. For Instagram
  34. 34. Now lets try to add an account
  35. 35. Instagram
  36. 36. Click Connect with Instagram
  37. 37. Enter your Username
  38. 38. Enter your Password
  39. 39. Click Log in
  40. 40. Click Authorize
  41. 41. Congratulations !!! Successfully connected Instagram account
  42. 42. You can see in the Dashboard that it was successfully added
  43. 43. Now lets add another account
  44. 44. WordPress
  45. 45. For WordPress
  46. 46. Once you key in your details it will automatically go to your Dashboard so dont be shocked!
  47. 47. To see your accounts Just Click the drop down curser
  48. 48. To Add a Stream
  49. 49. For Social Media Manager a Tab or Stream corresponds for one client which means you decide on how many tabs you want to create or you can rename it whatever you want
  50. 50. Click Add Stream
  51. 51. Click the + for the pages that you want to manage
  52. 52. You will see a message Stream added!
  53. 53. This is now your Dashboard
  54. 54. Lets rename it
  55. 55. Type the Title
  56. 56. Press Enter and its now updated
  57. 57. If you want to Delete a tab just click the X sign
  58. 58. If you want to change the tab position just click drag and release
  59. 59. One of the good things about Hootsuite is you being in control of your posting schedule
  60. 60. at the same time you can create a content plan in advance
  61. 61. and target the ideal time to post your content
  62. 62. To schedule a Post
  63. 63. Click on the Compose message
  64. 64. You will see this
  65. 65. In Instagram there is a limitation on what your going to type same as twitter so always double check
  66. 66. If you want to attach an image
  67. 67. Click Select files to upload
  68. 68. If you want to add a Link and shorten it you can use this portion
  69. 69. For adding a Location
  70. 70. For Targeting options
  71. 71. For Privacy and sharing options
  72. 72. For Scheduling a Post
  73. 73. Just pick the date and time and Click Schedule
  74. 74. Click this if you want to receive an email that your message has been sent
  75. 75. This is one of the advantage of using Hootsuite
  76. 76. They have this Autoschedule option wherein they will analyze your followers and figure out what is the best time of the day to put out any given message
  77. 77. If its On you will see this message
  78. 78. If your done with your message just click Schedule
  79. 79. Then Click Send Now
  80. 80. Clicking Publisher will show you the updates in all your Hootsuite post
  81. 81. You will see this options
  82. 82. I also suggest that you do this in your account
  83. 83. Go to Settings
  84. 84. Click AutoSchedule
  85. 85. I recommend to change the schedule from 5 days to 2 days
  86. 86. Because we dont want to irritate our audience for 5 post a day and bother them during their work or any activity that they are doing.
  87. 87. According to statistics 2 post is enough for them to read.
  88. 88. Additional tip for you is to click Sunday for scheduled messages
  89. 89. Again Hootsuite can do the calculation for the best time to post for your specific audience
  90. 90. Then Click Save Settings
  91. 91. You will see a prompt that it is updated
  92. 92. To Sign out
  93. 93. Click Sign Out
  94. 94. Congratulations !!!
  95. 95. With GOD all things are possible Matthew 19:26