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HootSuite Auto Scheduling using Google Docs #twitter

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I like using the HootSuite bulk uploader, and round the time I posted the post HootSuite Bulk Uploads I had set up a Google Docs file to produce the csv file it requires as input. It can simply be made by uploading the example provided by HootSuite to Google Docs and using that as a template.

Google Documents Validation

As I was explaining the features of HootSuite to my mother, including the bulk uploader, I suddenly realized that I could make my spreadsheet more valuable for myself and others by adding a check to see whether it has 140 characters. I wasn’t able to use the regular Docs Data Validation, so I decided to roll my own in the script editor, which meant adding a Trigger to the script so it is called after the spreadsheet is edited. Read the rest of this entry »

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

February 26, 2012 at 9:53 pm

HootSuite Bulk Uploads #twitter #facebook

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In December of 2010 HootSuite enabled bulk scheduling[1] of messages to FaceBook, Twitter and the other services it supports. This was during my HootSuite hiatus, which means I missed it. I think it’s such a cool feature that I wanted to spend some time on it. It’s so easy to schedule future messages by creating a .CSV file, as the example below:


18/05/2011 12:00:00,Your message here,http://specialbrands.net/
25/05/2011 12:00:00,Your next message here,http://specialbrands.net/

Go to the compose message and press the calendar icon, which opens the calendar (image on the left). Press the Schedule in Bulk button to open the uploader (image on the right). Here you can select a social profile and upload a correctly formatted .CSV file with up to 50 messages. HootSuite will schedule these messages for this profile. Any errors are concise, they usually relate to problems in the file due to invalid input or duplicate messages.

  1. Batch Scheduling and Feature Trials ~ HootSuite Release with Something for Everyone

Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

May 17, 2011 at 8:14 pm

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