I’ve tried out lots of tools to manage Twitter since I joined over five years ago, but most have left me frustrated.
For the longest time, I used the Twitter website, and later graduated to TweetDeck. And then I finally tried HootSuite.
My main reason for trying it out was to manage all of my Twitter accounts in one place, but I quickly realized it was a dashboard to manage my other social media accounts, too.
HootSuite has a free version, as well as a paid HootSuite Pro option.
The free version works for users checking on their personal accounts, as it’s limited to adding five accounts and it is ad-supported.
But I’d suggest going Pro for any business users that are managing a variety of accounts across Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, foursquare, and more.
HootSuite Pro also provides a free, enhanced analytics report, archiving, as well as integration with Google Analytics and Facebook Insights.
I’ve found HootSuite pro so valuable that I have a second monitor on my desk that is dedicated to it, so I can quickly and easily monitor followers, lists, and hashtags.