Our favorite social media tool

hootsuite logoThis month, we’re featuring some of our favorite e-marketing tools that help you to streamline the process and easily create professional looking materials. Today, we’d like to tell you about Hootsuite, a website that helps the user create posts for multiple media sites at once.

Key features include:

  • The ability to post to multiple social media sites, such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ Pages, Foursquare, MySpace, and WordPress, all from one place.
  • Message scheduling – get your posts done ahead of time
  • Bulk message scheduling – *our favorite feature! Upload a .csv file with dates, times, messages, and links to schedule multiple posts across multiple social mediate sites. Upload up to 350 distinct messages all at once!
  • Ow.ly link shortener – get those long urls shrunk for shorter, twitter-friendly posts
  • Custom analytics – monitor stats across several different social media sites all within one program.
  • Custom streams that show what has been scheduled, who is responding to your posts, and what your friends and followers are posting.

Best of all, Hootsuite is FREE with limited features and only $9.99 a month for a professional account. Check it out today.

Meanwhile, go “like” our EBS Facebook fan page and follow Tya on Twitter to see how we use Hootsuite and get more awesome e-marketing tips!

Next week: Our preferred email creator, MailChimp.

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