HootSuite – How To Manage Your Follow Friday Followers


Thanks to Shane Gibson, I’ve recently made the switch from TweetDeck to HootSuite last week and I couldn’t be happier. This is the best Twitter client I’ve used to date. It has many advantages over Tweetdeck, the most important of which is that it’s browser based.

Being a browser based Twitter application means I can use HootSuite from any computer and not just my own. HootSuite also uses way less resources than TweetDeck but offers additional features like timestamp tweeting and stats so you can find out how many people clicked on your links.

With HootSuite, you can manage all your Twitter followers and accounts in a single application. You can create as many columns as you want in order to separate your followers into groups. You can add new tabs to track keywords or other Twitter accounts. Add your Ping.fm application key (and a Group, if desired) to send new tweets from HootSuite to your Ping.fm account. Add your blog RSS so it sends out a new tweet when you have a new blog post. HootSuite even allows you to add editors in case you don’t want to write the tweets yourself. I can only see celebrities and the President of the United States using that feature.

If you’re running TweetDeck, or any other Twitter client, give HootSuites a try. I think you’ll like it a lot.

33 thoughts on “HootSuite – How To Manage Your Follow Friday Followers”

  1. Miran says:

    Thanks for sharing, I definitely try this. Because twetdeck works a bit slow for me…

    1. HootSuite is completely different to TweetDeck. HS is much more suited for IM’s and such.

  2. Jammy says:

    I would really give it a try,
    Was just thinking to find an alternative for tweetdeck, and here comes the HootSuites..!!

  3. Pheak Tol says:

    this looks more organized! tweetdeck is slow tho gonna check it out

  4. Da Mooney says:

    I just trying and using the tweetdeck, and then, I found this post. Since hootsuite is a browser based, I am switching to it. It also looks better.

    1. Da Mooney says:

      When I signed up, I tried the regular version. It’s not so great but when I upgrade it to HootSuite 2.0, it’s another story.

  5. Ian Fernando says:

    i do ike teh desktop app a lot tho

  6. hospitalera says:

    I am using Nambu and I am quite happy with it, I don’t need a browser based app 😉 SY

  7. this looks pretty good i will check it out. thanks for the post

  8. EarningStep says:

    nice . i will absolutely try this for sure.

  9. Desert Greetings! I made the switch to HootSuite a few weeks ago myself. I really do prefer it to TweetDeck. I especially love the taps for different things. With TweetDeck I had to scroll to the side to keep track of everything.
    Wishing you a scent-sational day!
    Patty Reiser

  10. Raju says:

    I was using twitterfeed but I gonna give it a try, Thanks

  11. Just wait a month or two and there will be ANOTHER Tweetdeck clone 🙂


  12. That is good, I’ll try with it.

    Thank for your post.

  13. Sounds awesome. This is one of a couple times I want to jump on a new twitter tool the second I read about it.

  14. Yup I just signed up for it,and got the upgrade. I like this a lot, because I have three Twitter accounts so this will truly be helpful.

  15. Elastic Zone says:

    Sounds great, for me until now tweetdeck give me an opportunity for understand twitter. I will check this new program.
    Thanks for the information

  16. I never really used Tweet Deck so this tool is new and refreshing for me.

  17. I have also made the switch. Very happy with it so far. Smooth, quick, and simple. A+

  18. Owhh this is twitter manager software… Thanks for share 🙂

  19. Smart Boy says:

    Thank you for the thoughts on HootSuite. I’m definitely checking out this client shortly.

  20. robert says:

    Got the same issue too… twetdeck software works a bit slow..

  21. fas says:

    Looks like 3rd party applications are making more money than what twitter is themselves.

  22. Hi,

    I’ve never been able to get TweetDeck to work right. Will definately be checking this site out.

  23. Sarge says:

    Thanks JC for sharing this great new Twitter client with us all. It’s fantastic. Does a lot more than TweetDeck can do. I only need to use this client now, nothing else!

    Free too 😉

  24. My friend Andy B recommended Hootsuite over Tweetdeck months ago. I went with tweetdeck but Andy was right again!

  25. Will check this out. I’m currently using Titterfon on my phone. Wonder whether HootSuite offers a iPhone apps version. C K

  26. Michael says:

    maybe i should switch to this one too.

  27. I like HootSuite a lot. It will be increasingly important as the number of people I follow increases!

  28. BLOGERCISE says:

    Great spot, this is my new favourite twitter client. Thanks.

  29. Glad you have converted John! I used hootsuite from the beggining, their latest 2.0 app is much better.

  30. Great spot, this is my new favourite twitter client.

  31. hi2azy says:

    I am using hootsuite from last more than 6 months and yes new version is more organized and easy to use especially its column option.

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