Both of them are social media management tools, but there’s a lot of differences and in my email marketing group I had several people. Ask me: what is the difference? These are two of the more popular programs that people use and they just wanted to know.
What’s the difference is one better than the other. Is it just a price thing and it really is they’re both really different, and it really depends on what your needs are and I have started a playlist where I’m reviewing several different social media management tools and you can see the link below so you can go In there and look, but one of the things you need to do before you start, your research is decide.
What am I looking for? What is the platform that I’m using how many times a day and my posting and make sure you even need a platform? And then then, as you start looking, then you can see if it’s meeting your needs and one of the advantages of having a tool is that you can post all in one big chunk of time when you first start out with your new business you’re finding out That, oh, my gosh, there’s all these different tasks that I have to do, and we all do this in the beginning.
We try to do all the tasks ourself and we try to do all of the tasks as daily and what I recommend that you do is start chunking your activities. If you can’t hire somebody to help you if you’re not at that point yet then start chunking. Your activities, and what do I mean by that? What you need to do is decide I’m going to take all day one day and I’m going to post everything into a tool, a management tool where I can put all my posts in there, maybe for the whole month.
If it seems daunting, then only do a month, but you might even say you know what I’m going to do two months. It just depends on how quick you are, but you should be able to get 30 days worth of done in a day, but then they’re done for the whole month. Then you go. Do it again for another month and then in another month. Well then, you don’t have to keep on coming up with new content. At that point, you start recycling in so every 90 days, yep the same posts are going out because people don’t remember what they’re seeing they don’t see, every single post that you put out now.
What you can do to keep it fresh is maybe say: okay, I’m going to recycle everything from three months ago, but here and there I’m going to insert something new and current and that’s okay, but it’s not as time-consuming so that eight-hour job might turn into a Two hour job for you and that’s where you start saving time and that’s where you start building your business, but that’s called chunking your time so think about that for all of your tasks that you need to do for your business.
How much of it can I Chum? I know with articles. I remember when I did my first one. It took me all day long and then I got to the point where I could do two into two in a day and then three and then four and I know people that will sit down and do 20 30 articles in a day. I am not at that point, there’s no way, but they do there they’re so good at it. They know how to focus. They know exactly what they want to talk about, and they just knock them out, and then they might send them to somebody else to post them and everything for them or upload them.
But anyway, that just gives you an idea of what that chunking. Your time is and how that can be a time saver and help you be more organized, more productive, so let’s go ahead and do a quick review of what’s the difference between them. Hootsuite and again, I made a article on each of these to tell you these. You know exactly what they were, so there’s more details, go into the playlist and find them, but basically that ten dollars isn’t true anymore.
I forgot to cross it off, but anyway you. This is the best thing about HootSuite. You have an unlimited number of social profiles. You can put this on as many as you want and and there’s several different ones and you can have access for you and a team member, and this is for their pro account, they’re a bigger account. I think now it’s like twenty nine dollars a month when I just look the other day.
So there is analytic reporting, but with the reporting you do get a free one and then, after that you have to start paying for it. They do have monitoring, publishing tools and unlimited apps that go with it, so you can post on the go. Do it from your phone? It doesn’t have to be from your laptop, so that’s just a quick review of what that does. Alright, so sprout social. I consider it an all-in-one kind of like one-stop shop.
If that makes sense, HootSuite is publishing for you, but they’re not really getting into engage and analyzing things like that and helping you track. People that are following you and things like that. We’re sprout social does do that. They’re. The reporting tools are much more comprehensive and they’re they’re helping you become more engaging as well as just scheduling so that it goes. It goes deeper, but there aren’t as many profiles that it or platforms that it serves.
You can see here that they serve Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google, so it depends on what you’re looking for so here I have. What does social sprout social have that HootSuite does not sprout, has a cue button for bookmarking and sharing content kind of like buffer does, or you can literally just keep everything in a queue so that you can recycle it and move it around in things like that, Which I love that feature, because I want to recycle my stuff.
It has a CRM tool, I’m for keeping track of your people. What is that? It’s basically a tool where you have a person’s name, I’m just going to say it in layman’s terms. You have a person’s name and anything that you can keep track of them to help. You get to know that person better so think of all the old fashion days, when people would keep like a an index card and put the customer’s name and all the information to help them be able to serve that customer.
So that’s what CRM is and it keeps track of it kind of like an Excel type sheet. It has a very nice design, who’s sweet does not, and all of the analytical analytics are included. Now, I’m going to say free, but they’re included, you don’t have to pay extra to get extra reports. We’re HootSuite will offer you one report in that pro account and this one you get everything, because this account actually sprout social, the lowest account they have is $ 99, where HootSuite is 29, so it just really depends on what you’re.
Looking for now, the nice thing about HootSuite, if you’re massively producing content – and you really need to get it out there and save time – it’s called bulk scheduling and you can do up to 50 posts at a time just hit that button get them out. So if you’ve got a massive amount to do, this probably would be better. The pro account has an unlimited social profile and ass. It’s the pro account I believe it was $ 29.
99. There is an unlimited social profiles I’ll see. I repeated that because many many many of these social media accounts management tools do not have unlimited profiles a lot of times. They’ll say you can only put 10. Some of them are just 3 and the more you get the more you pay. So they right there at the bottom level, they let you have an unlimited amount, which is amazing visually and they were talking about how sprout social is prettier easier to use.
Here’s an example: now this is a I’m going to compare. It really depends on you, but they have like a single column view of all your posts. Ok, so you’ll see Twitter and then you can see all your Twitter posts, so you can’t really see all of them at once. You can just go into one account at a time where HootSuite. No, I like this feature, you can go in its multi column, but you can go in and see all of them at once.
So you see, there’s two different Twitter accounts, two different Facebook accounts and you can see all your posts. What am I posting today? So you can bring up the day and you can see visually globally everything that you’re posting and being a global person. I like that feature, because I want to make sure: okay, I’m really posting well today. Maybe when you were scheduling you might have missed a day or something so it’s kind of like a double check.
You can go back and pull it up in the morning. Okay, we’re good to go and then you move on and do something else, and that would take you all of maybe three minutes all right. So that’s in a nutshell, the difference. It really depends on what you’re looking for. I do have a link for each of them below and, like I said, if you want more details on each one, a more detailed review go go to my playlist, that’s below as well, and it just says HootSuite review and then there’s the social Pro review.
There’s buffer review, there’s sprout social review, there’s all kinds of different reviews down there, but I just wanted to give you an idea of how these were different. Like I said, people were asking and make sure you hit my subscribe button as well. Every day I put out a article for you that will help you to build your business again. It doesn’t have to be affiliate marketing, any business that you’re doing online, all the tools and tips and tricks, and things that I share are things that you will need for your business as well again, thank you for coming today.
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