I love Hootsuite for my social media dashboard (affiliate link). Not only do I use it for Twitter, but nearly all my social account accounts are integrated with it. I use the pro version of Hootsuite to accomplish what I need in my small business operations.
Hootsuite Status UpdateWriting an update in Hootsuite is much like other Twitter clients. You compose your status update, can schedule when it is published, and once you’ve connected multiple social media accounts, you’ll be able to select which destinations get that message.
Hootsuite TabsStaying organized in your social accounts can be a daunting task, but Hootsuite’s use of tabs makes this a true social media dashboard.
Hootsuite StreamsInside each tab are streams, or various columns depending upon the platform. I use a tab labeled “Home” to handle most of my normal Twitter needs. The Home Feed is everyone I’m following, then Mentions, a search for my username and web address, and Direct Messages. My second tab I call “groups”. These simply lists I’ve created in Twitter. I have organized my Twitter lists based around how I know these people. Some are people that live near me that I network with, others are core contributors to my industry, some I’ve attended conferences with, and others are authors and speakers that I like to Retweet. Organize your Twitter lists as you’d like. When you create a new tab, Hootsuite will prompt you to add streams to that tab. You can add in Twitter lists:
Or Twitter searches and keyword phrases:
I have additional tabs to manage various Facebook business pages, including their updates, scheduled updates, messages, and even related groups. You can build your tabs based around what works for you. Note: At this time, Google+ does not support any 3rd party apps interfacing with personal profiles. However, Hootsuite is among the limited platforms that can interface with Google+ Page (business accounts)
Hootsuite AppsIf you’d like to connect with Instagram, Youtube, Mailchimp, or even Pinterest, you can do that within Hootsuite. To interact with any other platforms not in the list of accounts, go to “Apps” to browse and select the accounts you’d like. Then go to the stream where you want that app to display:
Note: to integrate with Pinterest, you’ll need to connect your Pinterest account to Reach.li then add Reach.li to your Hootsuite dashboard.