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Score 6 out of 100

Hootsuite

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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Crowdbabble

You can evaluate and solve problems connected to clients' social accounts in real time. You are able to show not only the issue but why something is an issue in the first place. The benefit is that our clients are fully informed and aware of our transparency.
Chandler Elmore | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hootsuite

The Hootsuite free version is great for small businesses that do not need extremely detailed tracking. It can easily publish content across multiple social media formats. I have not had any issues in content failing to publish because of software error. The at-a-glance analytics provides a lot of information when targeted a specific age range or the time when subscribers are online. It has worked well for my private business.
Trish Lofton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Listening/monitoring

Crowdbabble
Hootsuite
7.0
Boolean keyword searches
Crowdbabble
Hootsuite
6.9
Filtering out noise/spam
Crowdbabble
Hootsuite
6.1
Sentiment analysis
Crowdbabble
Hootsuite
6.6
Broad channel coverage
Crowdbabble
Hootsuite
8.2

Publishing

Crowdbabble
Hootsuite
8.1
Content planning and scheduling
Crowdbabble
Hootsuite
9.2
Audience targeting
Crowdbabble
Hootsuite
7.4
Content optimization
Crowdbabble
Hootsuite
7.6
Workflow management
Crowdbabble
Hootsuite
8.1

Engagement

Crowdbabble
Hootsuite
7.8
Automated routing and prioritization
Crowdbabble
Hootsuite
7.6
Customer interaction histories
Crowdbabble
Hootsuite
7.6
Bulk actions
Crowdbabble
Hootsuite
8.1

Marketing

Crowdbabble
Hootsuite
6.8
Lead generation
Crowdbabble
Hootsuite
6.9
Content marketing
Crowdbabble
Hootsuite
7.2
Paid media management
Crowdbabble
Hootsuite
6.5
Campaigns and promotions
Crowdbabble
Hootsuite
6.6

Channel coverage/integration

Crowdbabble
Hootsuite
8.5
Twitter
Crowdbabble
Hootsuite
9.4
Facebook
Crowdbabble
Hootsuite
9.1
LinkedIn
Crowdbabble
Hootsuite
8.9
Google+
Crowdbabble
Hootsuite
8.8
Instagram
Crowdbabble
Hootsuite
7.5
Pinterest
Crowdbabble
Hootsuite
8.1
YouTube
Crowdbabble
Hootsuite
7.5

Reporting/analytics

Crowdbabble
Hootsuite
7.1
Campaign success analytics
Crowdbabble
Hootsuite
7.3
Real-time tracking
Crowdbabble
Hootsuite
7.4
Competitor analysis
Crowdbabble
Hootsuite
6.6

Account management

Crowdbabble
Hootsuite
8.0
Role-based user permissions & privileges
Crowdbabble
Hootsuite
8.2
Mobile access
Crowdbabble
Hootsuite
7.8

Pros

Crowdbabble

  • You are able to come up with engaging content that appeals to social followers. This helps increase the organic reach of our clients on their social channels.
  • Reports are really customizable, easy to share with clients.
  • Tremendous customer support. I had a skype call with the founder!
Chandler Elmore | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hootsuite

  • When it works, the ability to write ONE post and apply it to multiple platforms is great. Huge timesaver, and ensures consistency of content across your platforms.
  • The customizability of streams is a cool feature. You can really dial in a dashboard that fits your unique needs, instead of trying to adapt yourself to a default vanilla setup. Whichever content streams (both existing and scheduled) are important to you can be placed front and center and edited as needed.
Brock Ross | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Crowdbabble

  • Pinterest support is lacking, could be more robust.
  • Reports could offer more customization, sometimes elementary.
Chandler Elmore | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hootsuite

  • I personally don't like the way Hootsuite displays multiple social channels on the interface. It's very utilitarian and it does have a modern look, but there's just something about the multiple column look that really bugs me. It feels a bit dated and cluttered.
  • I've used both the free and the pro versions before. Pro is somewhat overpriced for the value that it provides and the free version limits you to too few social profiles which puts you in a position to either overpay or go to another option like Buffer which is cheaper but isn't as reliable. I'd say somewhere around $12-15/mo. would make the single-user Pro tier more palatable.
Garrett Genest | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Crowdbabble

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Hootsuite

Hootsuite 8.4
Based on 73 answers
At this time we are satisfied that Hootsuite offers the most of what we are looking for at the most reasonable price point. As the social media landscape and monitoring/scheduling software changes, so do our needs. We re-evaluate our tools semi-annually or as new tools emerge onto the market. If we find at any point that we aren't gaining an advantage, then we are open to switching products.
Laura Pence | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Crowdbabble

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Hootsuite

Hootsuite 9.3
Based on 27 answers
The layout of horizontal columns for each stream or search is a very cumbersome way to display information. There isn't an easy way to sort, filter, or otherwise re-organize the streams to limit the current view to relevancy. This is one of the primary reasons why we plan to move to another platform.
Matthew Hardesty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Crowdbabble

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Hootsuite

Hootsuite 10.0
Based on 18 answers
Gliches have made it a bit of a bind, particularly when you just want to 'click and send' a web article after you have read it - and then you have to deal with support (a great team but not always able to solve the problems with the gliches). Gliches with it loading properly, gliches with 'double ups in FB on the posts (the personal page and the business page if both clicked will lead to 2 lots of postings to each page!)
Michael Royal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Crowdbabble

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Hootsuite

Hootsuite 10.0
Based on 16 answers
HootSuite does everything it is designed to do very well: the product's performance is very reliable and efficient. Like other tools, there is always a room for new developments and updates, and the HootSuite team recognizes this and focuses on new development as well.
Igors Skute | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Crowdbabble

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Hootsuite

Hootsuite 7.4
Based on 49 answers
The system is pretty self-guided so I haven't had much need for support. The support forum and could be better, chat feature and email work when needed without too much time to wait for help. You'll know if they are online to chat or not. I find chat is the fastest way to get questions answered
Matthew Veil | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Crowdbabble

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Hootsuite

Hootsuite 10.0
Based on 8 answers
HootSuite offers all the necessary online materials, including guidelines on how to use and also optimize usage of the tool. There are numerous video trainings and lots of webinars, so there is no lack of basic training information. Users that want to use HootSuite for professional purposes, like market segment analysis or competitor analysis might need to request private training options.
Igors Skute | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Crowdbabble

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Hootsuite

Hootsuite 10.0
Based on 43 answers
One person of the organization must take the time to understand the product throughly. Next that person should work with the Hootsuite team to maximize the architecture of your platform and mitigate any problems that may crop up. Also, if a team members voices a concern or is having a problem roll your sleeves up and help them if not it can kill support for the product and end any chances of a renewal. Lastly, set aside enough time to allow for training and refresher training. Solve all problems ambiguity can not be permitted
Edgar Carpenter IV | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Crowdbabble

Buzzsumo shows you the most shared links and key influencers for any topic or website. Crowdbabble is more about overall account health and reporting.
Chandler Elmore | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hootsuite

Main other tool we looked at was Buffer. While I like both of them, the free version of Hootsuite allowed us to connect to 3 social media platforms and we prefer the calendar and stream layouts for management of activity.
Ed Hart | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Crowdbabble

  • It can be seen as redundant to the in-house reporting done by most of the social platforms.
  • Its enterprise costs more than some clients might be willing to cover.
Chandler Elmore | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hootsuite

  • It enables me to spend less time worry about posting and I'm able to schedule and walk away. Saves time, which increases productivity.
  • Being unable to tag companies and people on LinkedIn impacts the reach and engagement of my posts, which impacts monthly success, which negatively impacts my social efforts overall.
  • Having an easy, formal review process between us and client is a huge help in saving time for us and the client. Saved time = saved money/productivity.
Jarad Matula, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Crowdbabble

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Hootsuite

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Crowdbabble
8.0
Hootsuite
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Crowdbabble
Hootsuite
8.4

Usability

Crowdbabble
Hootsuite
9.3

Reliability and Availability

Crowdbabble
Hootsuite
10.0

Performance

Crowdbabble
Hootsuite
10.0

Support Rating

Crowdbabble
Hootsuite
7.4

In-Person Training

Crowdbabble
Hootsuite
6.0

Online Training

Crowdbabble
Hootsuite
10.0

Implementation Rating

Crowdbabble
Hootsuite
10.0

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