Hootsuite is a fantastic tool for managing all your social media platforms in one place. However this single login is not the only feature it has. You should check out my Google Hangout below on how to set up your dashboard to find out what else Hootsuite has to offer!
I made a discovery today that made me very happy. You can format the text in Google+ posts! Being an active Google+ user and advocate this discovery, that may only seem small to you, made my day. It’s the little things in life, after all. 😉
So here’s how you can format your text
*bold* will make it bold
-Strikethrough- will make it
_Italic_ will make it Italic
Setting up your Hootusite dashboard can take time and it’s tempting to pull your platforms in then leave it. However it really is worth spending the time to set it up properly in advance and to learn all the dashboard’s features. Here are my 5 steps to setting up your dashboard which include all my favourite and most effective features of Hootsuite.
1. Pull in all your social media platforms so you can manage all your accounts from one place. (You need Hootsuite Pro if you want to bring in more than 3 social media platforms)
Getting engagement on Google+ is really important as the more engagement you get on your content the more favourable Google looks at that piece of content. So if you are on Google+ you will definitely want to take a look at this Google Hangout I did for Business Training Made Simple about how to create an engaged following.
When ‘followers’ are talked about on Google+ the term circles is used. Lets define what circles are before we start.
What are circles on Google+
A circle is a group of people you are following.
You can have as many circles as you want
Circles are similar to Twitter lists. It’s a way of organising the people you follow
You can give your circles different names (it’s entirely up to you how you organise them)
People will not know what circle you have put them in. This is private.
People can add you to their circles however you will not know what the circle is called. All you will know is that you have been added to their circles.