How to Use Hootsuite for Social Media Management

In this introductory course, learn the fundamentals of using Hootsuite for social media posting and management.
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  • Lectures 9
  • Length 43 mins
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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Published 2/2014 English

Course Description

In this course, you will learn the fundamentals to using Hootsuite to manage your various social media accounts. This is a great tool for anyone managing social media for a company or organization, or for anyone that has a large amount of personal social media accounts. First, you will be taught how to set up a free Hoosuite account, as well as how to install your current and future social networks. Then, you will be instructed on how to post and schedule posts using the program, how to utilize the analytic tools built into the program to measure your social media success, and how to use other great features of the program.

What are the requirements?

  • a computer
  • the internet

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand how to set up and use a free Hootsuite account
  • Understand how to use Hootsuite to post and schedule posts on social networks
  • Learn the basics of Hootsuite analytics to measure your social media posting
  • Learn how to use Hootsuite to monitor social media activity on networks like Twitter

Who is the target audience?

  • social media specialists
  • small business owners
  • social media enthusiasts
  • digital marketers
  • content managers

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

Learn what will be covered in this course.

Section 2: Setting Up and Using A Hootsuite Account

Learn how to sign up for a free Hootsuite account.


Learn how to add additional accounts to your Hootsuite dashboard.


Learn how to add specific streams to your Hootsuite dashboard in order to monitor specific social media activity.

Section 3: Posting and Scheduling Social Media Content On Hootsuite

Learn how to post and schedule content for social networks.


Learn how to use Hootsuite's bulk upload feature to save time on scheudling posts.

Section 4: Using Hootsuite's Analytics Tools

Learn how to utilize Hootsuite's analytics tools to measure your social media success.

Section 5: Additional Hootsuite Tools and Uses

Learn about the many Hootsuite app plugins available for use.


Learn how to use the streams on Hootsuite to monitor social media activity taking place accross the globe.

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Instructor Biography

Chris Wilkey, Amazon FBA Master

Chris Wilkey is the founder and CEO of Hosskey Consulting; a social/digital media consulting agency. Over the past five years, Chris has worked for companies such as RE/MAX, Apple, Barnes & Noble, and the Indianapolis American Marketing Association (Indy AMA) and has helped them create communities online. Chris now serves on the board of the Indy AMA and also runs a DJ company on the weekends. He is a serial entrepreneur who has a passion for helping small businesses succeed.

Instructor Biography

Austin Hostetter, Digital Media Expert

Austin Hostetter is the co-founder and COO of Hosskey Consulting, a digital consulting agency based out of Indiana, and co-host of the Kick Ass Marketing podcast on Stitcher Radio. Austin also serves as social media specialist for Fishers, IN, a high-growth community in the Indianapolis area, voted 8th best place to live in the country by Money Magazine. With a degree in marketing and digital media, Austin has helped multiple clients in the Indianapolis area find digital success through implementing strategic digital use. To find out more about Austin, you can visit, check him out on Google+, or view his LinkedIn profile.

Hosskey Consulting is social/digital media consulting company helping small businesses achieve digital success through the use of social media, SEO web development, email marketing, blogging, digital video, and digital communication tools. Hosskey utilizes their five keys to digital success to help companies achieve their businesses goals, starting with developing and implementing a digital strategy and ending with training support. For more on Hosskey, visit

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