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Best site or tool for managing multiple social media accounts?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by CyclingTribe, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    I've recently started using Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites to get my forum threads out to a wider audience, but with six forums (multiple accounts for each) it's a bit cumbersome logging in/out all the time.

    Is there a site or software tool that you can use to manage multiple accounts? Something that remembers the login details (or keeps you logged in) for all the accounts, so you can bring them in/out of focus and manage/post on them?

    Shaun :D
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    If you use Chrome, you can create profiles and log in to them (using a gmail) account.
    Each profile is separate so you can be logged in to Facebook/Twitter/etc. on each one with a different account.

    You can add a shortcut for each profile to the desktop/start menu which will launch a browser session for that profile.
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  3. Pavle123

    Pavle123 Active Member

    I have been using Hootsuite for my social media (I have multiple sites).
    You can use it for free for up to 5 social media accounts.
    It allows you to post from one place, shedule your posts, answer messages etc. It is the #1 thing I recommend to anyone even considering a social media campaign.

    And yes, its free, but it can cost 90$ per year if you want more then 5 social media accounts. From your post, I think you would be amazed with the tool and that it will do exactly what you need.
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  4. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Thanks - I've just registered a free account and it looks very comprehensive; I especially like the idea of unlimited RSS feeds. I'll play with it some more when I get a bit of free time. (y)
  5. Pavle123

    Pavle123 Active Member

    You are welcome. If you have less than 5 social media accounts free one is amazing tool. Paid version is for more accounts : For example if you have 2 FB, 2 TW, 2 G+ for different sites. I have 3 different sites and I manage all of my social activity via Hootsuite. I never enter Facebook or Twitter. It is a game-changer for me.
    You can also take a look at other solutions just google "Social media management tools".

    It will take a while until you get used to Hootsuite it has a bit blunt UI.

    Found one post that list few of alternatives as well https://blog.dashburst.com/best-social-media-management-tools/
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  6. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Having had a better look under the bonnet I'm not sure I want to go "Pro" with it - all your RSS feed links get shortened to ow.ly links - I'm not keen on that, I'd rather have the full URL to my sites in the posts. I've researched what happens to the ow.ly links when you close your Hootsuite account, and it appears they will continue to work, but it still means that potentially tens of thousands of your social media posts could be rendered ineffective should the ow.ly service stop working or close down.

    Any other options?
  7. Pavle123

    Pavle123 Active Member

    You can contact their support, I think that you can have your own shortlinks or something different with a pro. Hit them on twitter, they reply fairly fast.

    Sorry do not know any other, as hootsuite is the only one I have used, but you cna take a look at the link I shared previously with a list of other options.
  8. WhoIsDo

    WhoIsDo Active Member

    For Twitter, I like Tweetdeck a lot. Their web app is great & I literally have that open on one monitor while I'm working on my websites. Makes it easy to track notifications, DMs, & everything else for each account separately or all together.
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  9. HWS

    HWS Well-Known Member

    Actually it is only 3 accounts.

    You can select from 4 url shortening services in their dashboard. However there is no option to not shorten an url.

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