17 comments
Stephen
Stephen

I'm also disappointed to HootSuite pricing. Have to look of other alternatives

Lindsey O.
Lindsey O.

wow. super disappointed in the prices! I really don't know of many who use hootsuite that only have one team member or if they do, they have more than 4 or 5 SM accts. Maybe the 95% who aren't affected are those who signed up with hootsuite and don't use it anymore. super sad panda hootsuite. :o(

Marc
Marc

I was a big fan of them until this, seems like I may be finding a different twitter client.

Guy
Guy

Can I push you towards my Blog, I have written an open letter to Hootsuite. The issue is all about Team Members, for that functionality you need to pay... as a manager of other peoples social media, that functionality is vital... BUT it is not me that has to pay - it will be all the people who use my services, my clients. Not sure where Hootsuite get the 95% remain free model, but for me it will be 5% Free (only me) everyone else will have to pay... The loss is really Hootsuite's as it will be they that lose a lot of accounts, because there is no one to manage them. My Blog: http://ncompass.blogspot.com/2010/08/open-letter-...

Slavik G
Slavik G

Hello Kristi! I liked the post very much! Clean and simple way makes it easy to see what it is all about. Many times it takes too much time to search some sites for their own pricing. Great Job! Keep up the good work! With Respect, Slavik G

Dr Dean
Dr Dean

I am happy with TweetDeck so far, but am still learning the ins and outs. I will try to understand it more completely before I try another product. Learning curves are hell!!

Rajeev Edmonds
Rajeev Edmonds

Hi Kristi, I've used HootSuite earlier. Nowadays I'm hooked to MarketMeTweet. Have you tried it?

Tammy
Tammy

Hi Krisit! have you tried MarketMeTweet at all? I"m the co-founder and would be happy to answer any questions :) tammy

Greg
Greg

Stephen, I know exactly how you feel. Gah. Have you tried MediaFunnel? I'm still using their free service, but the paid features are a lot more reasonably priced.

Kristi Hines
Kristi Hines

I'm a big enough fan that the $4.99/mo plan will have to do. I have way to much setup in HootSuite (which is probably what they were counting on) to go out and learn something different. If I had to pay more, I might be more motivated, but for this amount, I'll stick with it.

Kristi Hines
Kristi Hines

Yeah, there is really no work around for team members which bites, and $99 / month is definitely over the limit for most small business clients.

Kristi Hines
Kristi Hines

The other thing is, if you haven't used the service before, you sometimes end up getting a plan that is more than you need. Hopefully this can guide some people into the right plan for their needs with the right free alternatives to keep the costs down.

Kristi Hines
Kristi Hines

They definitely can be! If you ever find something limited on Tweetdeck though, make sure HootSuite is the next service you try.

Kristi Hines
Kristi Hines

I haven't tried it... up until yesterday, I was just planning on sticking with a free Twitter management tool. :)

Kristi Hines
Kristi Hines

Is there any comparison to your rates and features vs. the new HootSuite plans?

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