You’re on our page because you’re curious about Agorapulse – cool! Why don’t we start with a Agorapulse v. Hootsuite comparison of our features and pricing. Then we’ll share experiences of customers who moved from Hootsuite to Agorapulse.
Here we go!
Are you and your teammates struggling to make sense of finding conversations in an endless stream of columns? And columns upon columns that appear on tab after tab?
We don’t have column envy at Agorapulse. We have columnphobia. (That’s a word, right?)
Seriously though, we don’t think sifting through columns is a very effective way to do social. Enter the Agorapulse dashboard.
You don’t have to set up any columns because everything is already set up for each of your social accounts – publishing, monitoring, reporting, etc.
- Laura Noting
Agorapulse has our Inbox so that you’ll never miss a comment on your Facebook posts — whether they’re organic or paid.
Our connection to both Facebook’s Marketing API and Graph API means that comments are in sync 100% of the time.
If you know what an API is, let me get geekier with you. What makes our sync system unique is a combination of simultaneous calls to both the Marketing API (aka the Ads API) AND the Graph API. Other tools, like the one we’re comparing ourselves to here, only use the Graph API of the real time webhook — but this doesn’t provide information on your active campaigns. If you’ve missed some (or many) of your ads’ comments with a tool like that, this is probably why.
- Ashish Mehta
If you’re fine with not getting all your comments for some reason, consider how you want to see these randomly selected comments.
With Hootsuite, you have to click through each post to uncover the comments. If you’re running, say 10 concurrent unpublished posts that get about 50 comments a day, that’s some major clicking through to get to what you want.
Again, we serve you ALL of your ad comments directly in your Social Inbox. Simply filter by ad comments, and BAM! they’re ALL there without crazy clickthroughs or fear that you might have missed something.
To find out how an agency like NewFire Media likes dark post commenting with Agorapulse, read this post.
If you are a good social media manager, you have data to prove your worth on social.
We’d never make you pay extra for that. We’ll even create your reports for you.
Our unlimited, downloadable reports for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram come with every subscription. Our reports are available on the Web and as customizable PowerPoint slides.
Now you can post and respond, then with a click, see and present the results of these efforts all in one place without any sneaky add-ons.
- David Trott
If you want the benefit of downloading your stats — which pretty much every social media marketer does — you have two choices:
One of us clearly has the advantage when it comes to price and flexibility.
No two social media strategies are alike, so with Agorapulse, we’ve made sure your scheduling options are super flexible!
You can use repeat scheduling, schedule multiple times, or select your queue category you’d like your post to be placed into!
With Hootsuite, you can only schedule for one specific time or place your post into SmartScheduling which will be a randomly selected time for you. Now, that’s not much flexibility.
- Wen Huang
Often the biggest hassle of social media management is juggling a closet full of apps that work with your social channels.
We don’t have an “app store” because that too looks like a messy closet. Just like with our Social Inbox, we like to keep things simple.
So we’ve created a customer relationship management (CRM) tool that you can use right away to better engage your audience.
With Agorapulse, you can say goodbye to the added clutter and expense of additional CRM tools.
You have enough on your minds as social media managers. Figuring out the real cost of your social media management tool shouldn’t be a task for you to consider. It should just be obvious.
We love the pricing tool over at Seriously Social and we did a calculation for a client who:
Here is how Agorapulse and Hootsuite meet the need of this client:
Try the pricing tool based on your needs here.
You might be catching the drift that we want to make managing social an easy, seamless job for you.
From our own experience using a gazillion online tools, we know that the best way to master a tool is to have someone at the ready to get you started and answer questions with straightforward, transparent advice.
- Andrea Morgan (former Hootsuite user)
We gave you a lot of things to think about, no? Here is a rundown of what I’ve mentioned so far, in addition to a couple other goodies like customizing content for each social network and bit.ly integration.
Social Inbox to breeze through conversations
Complete Facebook ad comments capturing
Downloadable reports with all plans
Smarter Scheduling Options including Queue Categories
Built-in CRM to build better relationships
Affordable pricing for teams
Ability to customize content for each social network