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How to Use HootSuite Bulk Updates for Your Social Media Campaigns

By November 17, 2014May 13th, 2019

owly-clipboardIf you’ve never used HootSuite for managing your social media profile, I would encourage you to check it out!

HootSuite is a web-based social media dashboard that allows you to manage, update and most importantly pre-schedule status updates to go out at a later date and time…a feature we would be lost without! We started using it about 6 months ago to manage the multiple social media profiles that we have. Now we’re encouraging all of our clients to use the HootSuite platform.

Schedule multiple messages at once in HootSuite

It’s easy to schedule multiple messages at once in HootSuite. . . handling all your posts across Twitter, Facebook, Facebook Pages, LinkedIn, and LinkedIn Company Pages and Groups for the day or the entire week! All you have to do is select a social profile, and upload a CSV file with up to 50 messages, and HootSuite sends them out at the times you specify.

hootsuite-bulk-scheduleBelow is the breakdown of how the messages will need to be formatted and uploaded, courtesy of HootSuite at http://hootsuite.com.

Schedule multiple messages at once by using the bulk upload tool. Simply select a social profile and upload a correctly formatted .CSV file with up to 50 messages and HootSuite will deliver accordingly.

Here’s how to prepare your updates:

  • Format: DD/MM/YYYY HH:MM,”MESSAGE”,”URL”
  • All dates/times are relative to currently selected time zone
  • URLs must contain “http://”

Example message: 16/11/2010 17:35,”Your message here”,”http://website.com”

  • Schedule messages at least 10 minutes from upload time
  • Assign times in 5-minute increments
  • Only one messages per time slot
  • Duplicate messages are not allowed
Larry Levenson

Larry is passionate about inbound marketing and is a HubSpot Certified Trainer. He's learned the "secrets" of leveraging HubSpot to make marketing hyper-effective and customizes that information to help our clients meet their goals. Larry lives in Prescott, AZ, and when not at work, he is hiking or hanging out with teenagers as a volunteer with Boys to Men USA.

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