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Best Hootsuite Alternatives You Must Try in 2020

Best Hootsuite Alternatives
Written by Martins Okoi
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Hootsuite is one of the world’s leading Social Media Management Systems. What’s a Social Media Management Systems? It’s a software that enables users to track the activities of their social network channels as well as manage its content from a single dashboard.

The most important features of software like Hootsuite includes the option to schedule and automatically publish Instagram and Twitter posts, respond to messages instantly, and track your business analytics.

Hootsuite is geared towards businesses thus it is not free and its subscription plan is billed annually starting from €25/month. Perhaps you’re managing a blog, agency, or NGO and you want to try out other options as well, here are the best alternatives you must try.

1. SocialPilot

SocialPilot is a simple and cost-effective social media marketing tool for people in teams and business agencies. With over 100,000 dedicated businesses under its belt, SocialPilot aims to help users manage their social media posts and boost user engagement at a cheaper cost.

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SocialPilot offers a free 14-day trial after which it charges $100/month on monthly payments and $83.33/month on annual payments.

SocialPilot: Social Media Scheduling, Marketing and Analytics

SocialPilot: Social Media Scheduling, Marketing and Analytics

2. Agorapulse

Agorapulse is another Social Media Management System that enables users to improve their social media reputation by allowing them to schedule posts, engage with followers, and view report analytics for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn all from within a single dashboard.

Agorapulse offers a free 28-day trial after which you can choose one of several subscription plans that vary depending on whether you choose a monthly or annual charge. The least is €99/month on a monthly plan and €89/month on an annual one.

Agorapulse - Social Media Management Software

Agorapulse – Social Media Management Software

3. Sendible

With Sendible, you can manage and amplify your brand on multiple social media accounts as it enables users to streamline their content to focus on team collaboration and user engagement.

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Sendible features include a free 30-day trial no card required, integration support for several 3rd-party platforms, custom reporting, and white labeling. Sendible charges €24/month or €20/month on an annual payment plan.

Sendible

Sendible

4. Buffer

Buffer is designed to help users manage their social media accounts by scheduling posts to Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Instagram stories, and LinkedIn. Its features include planning, collaboration, engagement-driven content with tailored posts, and a calendar.

Buffer offers a free 7-day trial with the cheapest payment plan giving 1 user access to manage 8 social media accounts and 100 scheduled posts. Pricing starts at $15/month or $12/month when billed annually.

Buffer

Buffer

5. Sprout Social

Sprout Social aims to connect online business owners with lovers of their brand as well as to recruit new followers who will engage with their content. Reportedly trusted by over 20,000 high-ranking organizations, Sprout Social offers users a single platform for publishing content, analyzing user interaction and giving insights on profitable actions.

Sprout Social offers a free 30-day trial after which it charges $99/user/month for a standard package and $149/user/month for a Professional package.

Sprout Social - Social Media Management Solutions

Sprout Social – Social Media Management Solutions

6. SocialOomph

SocialOomph is a social media marketing-centric software that enables users to boost productivity by automating tasks across multiple accounts including Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook. Its features include keyword filtering, content management, post scheduling, webhooks, and team collaboration.

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SocialOomph is free for a single user and one social media account with a maximum of 3 posts per hour, unlimited scheduled posts, and basic posting features, among others. Extra features require a monthly subscription starting at $15/month or $13.5/month when billed annually.

SocialOomph

SocialOomph

7. ViralHeat

ViralHeat offers business owners the ability to monitor their social media account using insightful analytics from a single dashboard. Reportedly pioneering activities in the field of predictive social analytics, it focuses on identifying sales leads using human intent and sentiment analysis.

Viralheat is free for individuals to promote their business while conducting lightweight research. For more features such as in-depth analyses and research tools, it’s pricing plan starts at $29/user/month billed annually.

ViralHeat

ViralHeat

8. Social Clout

Social Clout is a Social Media Management System with a sense of humor seeing its wordplay on the clout word. Coming from the “Klout” brand of the popular Klout.com, Social Clout helps users to get social media analytics based on factors such as their follower count, etc. which it refers to as signals.

Social Clout guarantees a swift and reliable performance when it comes to helping the business grow their business organically and finding the best methods to improve engagement. You can learn more about this service on their website.

Social Clout

Social Clout

So there you have it, these are the best Hootsuite alternatives on the planet so take your time to learn more about them if you want to pick the best one suited for your personal brand, blog, or business.

Do you know any note-worthy Hootsuite alternatives that didn’t make it to my list? Feel free to share your experience and/or suggestions below.

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About the author

Martins Okoi

Martins Divine Okoi is a Computer Science graduate with a passion for Linux and Open Source software. He is studying again for an MSc in Cybersecurity but still makes time to write about the best software the market has to offer.