Using social media management tools to help you post to your social media accounts can be a great way to be more efficient, connecting with customers and staying ahead of the competition. But with so many different automation solutions available, it can be hard to decide which one is right for you. One of the most popular solutions is Hootsuite. We want to compare Automate My Social vs Hootsuite as we firmly believe our software is one of the best Hootsuite alternatives. Both offer similar features but have some very distinct and important differences. In this blog, we’ll discuss the similarities and the differences and see if we can make a compelling case for you to choose AMS over Hootsuite.
What is Automate My Social?
Automate My Social is a social media management tool that has a variety of features. Many of the features are shared in common with other almost all social media management tools:
- Allow connection to various social media networks.
- The ability to create social posts
- Publishing of social media posts
- Data analytics of your connected platforms
- Providing you with a social media calendar.
Automate my social offers all of these features within our software system. The biggest difference AMS offers that others including HootSuite do not is its automated social media creation & distribution features.
This feature by itself is worth the price, as it is the one feature offered in the marketplace that truly saves you time & money. It also solves a huge problem that most small businesses face, which is that in order to really have success along social media channels you need to post consistently. The average small business may not have either the time to post consistently or the money to pay someone to post. With AMS creating is a breeze. All you need to do is is input your URL, and the software will create a post from that URL. It does it for RSS feeds or entire site maps. You can import hundreds of pages in just a few minutes and add them to your social queue. That is going to save you a ton of time trying to create each post manually.
What is Hootsuite?
Hootsuite is a social media management platform that enables users to track all their social media channels in one place. It has been around for a long time, having started back in 2008. Aside for the previously mention “standard” feature set, Hootsuite allows users can see who’s talking about them, what they’re saying, and engage with them directly from the platform. They call this feature “social listening”.
Hootsuite gives users the ability to post & monitor all key social media channels, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+, in one place. This saves users time by eliminating the need to switch between different platforms to track conversations and engage with followers.
In addition to social media monitoring and engagement, Hootsuite also provides powerful tools for analyzing social media data. With Hootsuite Insights, users can track vital metrics such as reach, impressions, and engagement for individual posts and across all their channels. This data can be used to improve future content strategies and make more informed decisions about where to allocate resources.
Which Social Media Accounts Are Offered on each?
AMS allows you to publish to 10 different social media networks. These are Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Telegram, Reddit, Google My Business, Pinterest, TikTok, & YouTube.
Hootsuite allows you to publish to 7 different social accounts. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Youtube, Pinterest, & TikTok.
Which is best for small business owners?
AMS, as an alternative to Hootsuite, is a great social media tool for small business owners as it solves the most difficult issue small businesses have, creating social media posts. Hootsuite like most social media management tools, have no feature that will create custom posts and add them to your list of scheduled pots. Both do have the ability to connect RSS Feeds but with Hootsuite there is an extra charge to connect and use it.
When it comes to social media management, there are a lot of different options out there. And two of the most popular platforms are Automate My Social and Hootsuite. Both have some good features that will help you in organizing and track your social media activities. This will save both time and allow you to understand the outcome of your efforts on the various social media platforms you have. But which one is right for you and your business?
Here’s a look at the some pros and cons of Automate My Social:
1. Automate My Social is a great platform for managing multiple social media accounts. If you have multiple Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram accounts, Automate My Social can help you manage them all from one central location.
2. Automate My Social also offers a wide range of features and tools to help you organize and measure you social media activity. For example, you can use the platform to schedule posts in advance, track your social media analytics, and more.
3. Clean easy to use interface making getting around and being productive very easy.
3. Automation, automation, automation. Let’s face it the most time consuming aspect of social media is creating posts. It isn’t REALLY having to post along 4 or 5 social media sites. It is in that creative process of choosing what to say and then selecting the image to go along with that message. With AMS you can save tons of time by importing content to create hundreds of posts. So that you can reduce the need to try and blast out the next weeks posts.
1. Being new to the market we haven’t YET developed some of the extra features that Hootsuite has. It’s been in the market for more than a decade so it has a head start.
The Pros and Cons of Hootsuite
Hootsuite is a social media management platform that allows businesses and individuals to manage all their social media in one place. It’s a great tool for those who want to save time and be more organized with their social media. However, there are some pros and cons to using Hootsuite that you should be aware of before you decide if it’s right for you.
-Allows you to manage all your social media in one place
-They have a publishing calendar
-Can help you track your analytics and performance
-Gives you the ability to post content ahead of time
-Allows “social listening”
-Can be very expensive once you add on features
-The interface can be confusing to use
-May not work with all social media platforms
Which is the better platform?
There are a lot of social media platforms out there, and it can be hard to decide which one is right for your business. Automate My Social and Hootsuite are two popular options, but which one is the better platform?
Automate My Social is a great platform for businesses that want to automate their social media posts. It’s easy to use, super simple pricing model, and you automate the creation & scheduling of your posts. So you don’t have to worry about creating and posting every day. You can save both time and money.
Hootsuite is the industry leader, it has been around the longest and has the most users. There are addons that allow you to extend the functionality of the system. like social listening and the ability to boost posts on Facebook (for an extra fee). Though we have the Facebook ads feature set to launch in Q2 2023. They also allow for multiple social media account in one account. So while they only offer access to 7 platforms you can connect to up to 10 accounts.
Which Social Media software would work best for your business? In our opinion the clear winner for any small business is our AMS software. Your time is valuable and you may not have the extra marketing budget to pay someone to create posts for you.
Although both Automate my social and Hootsuite are great platforms to help automate your social media presence, each one has its own unique features. Here is a breakdown of how AMS will save you time and money while being effective in your social media marketing compared to Hootsuite.
If you sign up for the Hootsuite at the $49/month you will need to create your social media posts, right? If you post only once a day then you need to create 30 posts in a month. Even if you were effective and efficient at creating SM posts it would still take you 7-8 hours to create, then schedule 30 post in Hootsuite. If you simply take $30/hour as what your time is worth, now you are adding another $210-$240 to the cost.
Automate my is definitely more budget-friendly when taking into account the ability to have your posts created for you from your website, other websites, and pulled automatically from any RSS feed across the web. We offer a wide range of powerful tools for automating post scheduling, analytics tracking, rpost creation and more. Ultimately it is up to you which platform best suits your needs – but no matter what you choose; automating your social media posting is the way of the future saving you time so that you can focus on creating an audience and more importantly, running your business!