Save time! Free account works perfectly!
August 15, 2013

Save time! Free account works perfectly!

Douglas Mauro | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Hootsuite Free

Overall Satisfaction with Hootsuite Free

  • Our primary use case is publishing and we post to various social media sites: Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Facebook, and WordPress.
  • I love the ability to automatically schedule posts in advance. This allows me to build a good cadence of posts. Sometimes we have content for several posts and it's much better to schedule these posts so that there is some elapsed time between each post which allows us to build a steady drumbeat of content.
  • The product gives a nice layout of current social media accounts. When I login, the homepage presents a very clear dashboard containing streams for each social media channel and I can see at a glance things like retweets, mentions etc.
  • Posting to personal WordPress sites. The issue here is that I can post simultaneously to multiple social channels (Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Facebook) but cannot include WordPress in this group. I have to go to WordPress separately to post. This is an issue for us because our website and blog are built in WordPress and I want to be able to post content to our blog at the same time as posting to other channels. HootSuite is aware of this issue, and is working on it.
  • There is an issue posting images. When we post images (screenshots of new features, etc.) to LinkedIn, it sometimes posts a link to the image instead of the actual image. We have to then go into LinkedIn to fix the problem. This does not appear to be an issue with other channels. Again. HootSuite is aware of the issue and is working on it. This is almost certainly a symptom of having to keep on top of the constantly evolving social channel APIs.
  • Hootsuite allows us to save a lot of time going to all the different sites to post the same entry. Instead, we can post once to multiple sites. In addition, we can schedule posts in advance which also increases our efficiency. We use the free version of the product, so this is a big win.
Great online software. There are a couple of minor bugs as already mentioned:
- posting to WordPress
- posting images to LinkedIn
Overall though we love using the product and are very happy with it..

Using Hootsuite Free

Works very well!