HootSuite Enhances LinkedIn Integration, With A Catch

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Hootsuite is enhancing its integration with LinkedIn to allow users to include posts to LinkedIn Profiles, Groups and even allow the set-up of job searches by keyword.

However, this good news comes with a catch. Currently the new integration is only available for Hootsuite Enterprise users that apply for the LinkedIn beta program — and for those that are wondering, the Enterprise program starts at $1,499 a month.

So, although this long-awaited integration of being able to post directly to a LinkedIn Group from Hootsuite is making progress, it is still not fully complete since many businesses that use Hootsuite don’t use the enterprise platform.

But — for when the integration possibly comes more widely available, or for those of you that do use the Enterprise dashboard — here are some features that you can expect to see:

LinkedIn Company Pages- This feature will provide users to post status updates to the new LinkdIn company pages from HootSuite, view company updates and view company details through pop up profiles on the dashboard

LinkedIn Groups- At last — the ability to monitor, schedule and post discussions in LinkedIn groups, as well as save comments as a stream to follow conversations and share discussions with others by email.

Job Search- Provides the ability to create a list of jobs based on search results and preview job listings.

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