How to best use SocialBro for HootSuite

SocialBro is one of the apps integrated in the awesome HootSuite App Directory! You can have the main information of your SocialBro dashboard within the HootSuite dash. This provides a practical and powerful solution for managing your community on a daily basis with two essential Social Media tools in just one dashboard.

To have your SocialBro account in the HootSuite dashboard you must have a Pro SocialBro account. Want to become a Pro SocialBro user? Try our 15 day free trial.

Step by step

To install SocialBro to your HootSuite dashboard, go to the HootSuite App Directory and find SocialBro there.

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Press Install.

Once on the Hootsuite dashboard, you’ll need to authenticate and connect with the same username and password you use to login to SocialBro.

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The dashboard

The first thing you’ll see is almost the same dashboard that you have on The synchronization in SocialBro ensures that you’ll have the same data you have on on the SocialBro for HootSuite dashboard.

We recommend you select the one stream view (one column) option to see a wider dashboard.

You can select the Twitter account you want to be logged in with using the left drop-down menu:

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Search and filter your community

The SocialBro app for HootSuite allows you to filter and search both within your community and in all Twitter. You can also search in the sources you have added to your SocialBro account.

To start searching in SocialBro for HootSuite, click on the Search icon you’ll find in the top right corner. Then select an account or source you want to search in.

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If you want to search in your own Twitter accounts you can do this in: your community, your followers and friends, the reciprocal follows, followers not reciprocated by you, friends who don’t reciprocate, new followers and friends, and recent unfollows.

If the search is in a competitor’s account, you can search through all its community, its friends or followers, the common followers or friends, and its followers or friends not followed by you. You can do the same with Twitter lists and hashtags you’ve added to your SocialBro Pro dashboard.

To see the dashboard of each source, as you do in SocialBro, just click on the Dashboard icon next to the Search icon, after selecting the source.

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SocialBro for HootSuite offers some filters to let you refine your searches through the app. After selecting the source you want to search in, click on the Filter icon to see all filters and search options.

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You can filter by language, time zone, number of followers and friends, followers/friends ratio, date since last tweet, tweets per day and influence score. The location and bio fields admit the advanced syntax, if you want to combine your searches in different ways.

For example, you want to find your followers from Barcelona, Madrid and London that have in their bio both Social Media and Marketing. Just write in the location field: barcelona+madrid+london (without spaces). Then, in the bio field, write: “social media”+marketing. A powerful tool!

As you do in your SocialBro dashboard, you can order the users by number of followers, friends, tweets, tweets per day, date last tweet and influence. Tip: to hide the filter panel, just click the Filter icon again.

Features overview

  • Know who the new members of your community are and interact with them directly from HootSuite.
  • Check the relationship status between you and each member of your community at a glance.
  • Search both within your contacts and in all Twitter for users you want to reply to or DM via the HootSuite dashboard.
  • Coordinate the campaigns you are carrying out with your followers and friends through HootSuite.
  • Have all lists and other sources you have uploaded to your SocialBro dashboard within HootSuite.
  • Refine the searches you make in your community or in any source you have added to your SocialBro dashboard by using the advanced syntax and the filters.

Go to the next section – Export your Optimal Tweet Schedule from SocialBro to HootSuite