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Ten steps to becoming a Twitter power user with Hootsuite #3

on Oct 08 in hints and tips, tools, Twitter posted by

Here is the third of 10 blog posts on using Hootsuite to become a Twitter power user.

For details about Hootsuite, including a screenshot of the dashboard, see Tuesday’s introductory post. Here’s today’s recommended step:

Step 3. Use multiple profiles
If you have more than one Twitter profile you can manage them all from the Hootsuite interface. No switching between browser sessions and having to login or off. You will need to set up the separate profiles in Twitter first. Then add the profile to Hootsuite. To add a profile, click “Settings” at the bottom of the page and click on the “Profiles” tab. Click “Add profile” and enter your Twitter profile information. You can select one or any number of profiles for your Tweet.

When you’re ready to Tweet, type in your 140 character or less message, and schedule it, and include a shortened URL if needed. Click on the profile you want the Tweet to be posted to and click “Submit.” If you want to check, you can go back to your Twitter.com home feed and see the Tweet posted in the Sent feed. 

Step 1. Schedule Tweets

Step 2. Shorten links

Next: Step 4. Track multiple Twitter feeds

2 Comments Leave a comment

  1. So, what are some reasons a person might want to have multiple profiles on Twitter?

    Comment by Clay Myers-Bowman — September 30, 2010 @ 2:06 pm

  2. Hello Clay, sorry I only just caught your comment. The answer to your question depends on why you use Twitter. If you just use it for professional connections or just use it for personal interaction, you might not need more than one Twitter profile. But if you use Twitter for both, you'd probably want to have two accounts. You'd most likely want to keep professional and personal tweeting separate – different purpose, audience and content. Your wife might want to know that you want pizza for supper, but your boss wouldn't. For social media managers, they might need to manage clients' Twitter accounts – I manage several. Hootsuite means you can do all that in one place.

    Comment by Roger — October 7, 2010 @ 5:54 pm

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