HootSuite vs Sprout Social


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HootSuite
The leading social media dashboard to manage and measure your social networks. Manage multiple social networks. Schedule tweets and messages. Track brand mentions. Analyze social media traffic. HootSuite free alternatives are Tweetdeck and SocialOomph.
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Sprout Social
Sprout Social is a social media management tool created to help businesses find new customers & grow their social media presence. Create an exceptional brand experience across networks. Sprout's collaborative environment ensures smarter, faster and more efficient social communications.
Comparing HootSuite vs Sprout Social is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Sprout Social has more user-friendly interface than HootSuite because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that HootSuite is more popular than Sprout Social

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Hootsuite acquires Snapchat analytics tool (in 2017)
- Hootsuite acquired social media analytics provider LiftMetrix (in 2017)
- Hootsuite acquires AdEspresso, relaunches Hootsuite Ads (in 2017)
- Hootsuite integrated with Youtube and social video sites (in 2016)
- Hootsuite acquired social selling app Sales Prodigy (in 2016)
- Hootsuite now works with Instagram (in 2015)
- Hootsuite adds content suggestions in mobile app (in 2015)
- Hootsuite launches ads management tool for Facebook (in 2015)
- Hootsuite buys social telephony platform Zeetl (in 2014)
- Hootsuite acquired Brightkit and launched Hootsuite Campaigns (in 2014)

Looks like HootSuite was recently more active than Sprout Social (at least in our news).