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Should We Switch To Crowdbooster?
I learned from a G+ post by +Mari Smith today that Crowdbooster, a Y-Combinator social analytics company with some great investors, went live today after being in private beta since November. Then I found the attached article at GigaOm.

Crowdbooster looks very promising. At FamilyLink we use Hootsuite to manage millions of Facebook fans and tens of thousands of Twitter followers for our various apps and sites, but Crowdbooster seems to offer even more proactive tools for optimizing our campaigns and customer interactions.

What do you think: should we switch? If you have experience with Hootsuite AND Crowdbooster, which do you prefer?

Being data driven may be the single most important factor in the success of online businesses. My personal experience at & and what I know about how Google, Facebook, Zynga, and other insanely successful companies tells me that success doesn't come from luck, it comes from thousands upon thousands of data-driven iterative decisions. And that requires the right tools to get the right data for teams to analyze and act upon. Actionable data is the key. Not data for the sake of data.

Buddy Media seems to be the social media management platform of choice for big brands. They just raised $54 million at a $500 million valuation to grow their sales force. What about for smaller companies? Should they use Crowdbooster, Hootsuite, or SocialFlow?
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Have been using the beta for about a month and really like the graph layout. For me, it has been slow to update but I may be missing a "refresh" option. Scheduling and recommendations for engagement are also very well done. (Interesting use of Klout scores too.)
I've been using CrowdBooster as an early beta tester for several months. I still prefer TweetDeck and CB together over HootSuite.
Thanks +Paul Allen for sharing! I've registered just now an account with CB, and wil give it a try in the coming months. After few minutes playing with CB, must say so far I can tell, CB's free version is much better than Hootsuite's. However, I do like Hootsuite's streams(the way you organize tweets) and tabs(I like the layout).
Hi Paul, Ricky here from Crowdbooster. I am a big fan of your entrepreneurial career. We are positioned a little bit differently from Hootsuite, and as far as doing the required daily management, you may still need to use Hootsuite. What we do well is making sense of the analytics, and giving you real-time feedback about how you can improve your content, timing, and engagement. We also do some of the listening for you so you don't have to always stare at the firehose that Hootsuite brings to you, that way we can help give you some slack as far as knowing when influencers decide to follow you, etc. We work with, not just yet, but using can help us look into your click data to suggest, for example, best places to curate your content. Would love to talk to you more and find out more about FamilyLink!
I'm sure it does much more, but here some quick analysis I've done about how one can use Crowdbooster to help track the users and ReTweets that are giving you possible impressions. (Blog) With their product I learned that I had a possible 650,000 impressions based on just ReTweets since last year.
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