How to set up your social media tools in HubSpot

Last Updated: November 19, 2014

Before you begin using HubSpot's social tools, you will need to connect your social media accounts to HubSpot. Bear in mind that each social network allows different types of interactions between their platform and HubSpot.

Instructions

Follow these steps to integrate your social media accounts with your HubSpot account.

1. Navigate to Social Media Settings

Go to Social > Social Settings.

2. Add accounts

You can connect the following social media accounts to HubSpot:

If you have already connected your accounts, you can skip ahead to read about configuring options for each account.

2. Add accounts

Before clicking the Connect an account button, first make sure you're logged into the social accounts you're about to integrate with your HubSpot.

We must connect with your personal Facebook profile in order to detect which business pages you're an administrator of. Once you connect with your personal profile, you will be able to enable social media integration options with your connected business pages. We will not enable any integrations with your personal profile without you specifically opting in.

How to add a Twitter account

Click the Connect an account button and choose Twitter.

How to add a Twitter account

Click the Authorize on Twitter button. HubSpot does not store your password, but if you change your Twitter password, you will need to re-add your Twitter account to HubSpot.

Click the Authorize App button.

You'll then see a confirmation message for the Twitter account you just added.

How to add a Facebook account

Click the Connect an account button and choose Facebook. You can alternatively, click the Facebook icon at the top of your Social Settings.

How to add a Facebook account

Click the Authorize on Facebook button. If you are not already logged in to Facebook, you must login with your personal Facebook credentials. If you are an admin on a Facebook business page, that page will be connected to HubSpot as well.

Facebook requires you to log in with a personal Facebook account, in order to detect which business pages you're an administrator of. Once you connect with your personal profile, you will be able to enable social media integration options with your connected business pages. We will not enable any integrations with your personal profile without you specifically opting in.

You'll then see a confirmation message that you successfully added a Facebook account.

How to Add a LinkedIn account

Click the Connect an account button and choose LinkedIn. You can alternatively, click the LinkedIn icon at the top of your Social Settings.

How to Add a LinkedIn account

Click on the Authorize on Linkedin button.

LinkedIn requires you to log in with a personal LinkedIn account, in order to detect which business pages you're an administrator of. Once you connect with your personal account, you will be able to enable social media integration options with your connected business pages. We will not enable any integrations with your personal profile without you specifically opting in.

Click on the Allow access button.

You will then see a confirmation message that the Linkedin account was added.

How to add a Google+ account

Click the Connect an account button and choose Google+. You can alternatively, click the Google+ icon at the top of your Social Settings.

How to add a Google+ account

Click Authorize on Google+.

If you have multiple Google accounts, you will need to select which account to authorize.

Click Accept.

You'll then see your Google+ profile picture and any associated Google+ pages display on your Social Settings screen..

How to add a Xing account

Click the Connect an account button and choose Xing. You can alternatively, click the Xing icon at the top of your Social Settings.

How to add a Xing account

Click the Authorize on Xing button.

Enter your Xing credentials and click the Log In button.

Click the Allow button.

You will see a confirmation message at the top of the Social Settings page and your Xing account listed.

How to add a YouTube account

Click the Follow Me Module link from your Social Settings page.

How to add a YouTube account

Enter your YouTube page's URL into the input, under Additional links, and then click the Add button.

You will see your YouTube account saved in the YouTube section of Follow Me Module.

How to add a Blog account

Click the Follow Me Module link from your Social Settings page.

How to add a Blog account

Enter your blog's RSS feed under Additional links. If your blog is hosted on the COS, you can get your RSS feed by adding /rss.xml to your blog's url. Once you've selected your option, click the Add button.

You will see that the RSS feed URL for the blog is displayed in the Blog account section of Follow Me Module.

How to add a Pinterest account

Click the Follow Me Module link from your Social Settings page.

How to add a Pinterest account

Enter your Pinterest profile's URL into the input, under Additional links, and then click the Add button.

You will see your Pinterest profile saved in the Pinterest account section of Follow Me Module.

3. Configure the options for your connected accounts

Once your account is connected, you'll have the option to establish the types of connections you want between HubSpot and your pages. To enable these actions, simply check off or switch on the action next to each listed profile.

The options available for a Social Media account will vary based upon what that platform's API allows for. If an option is not listed for a social media site, than it is not available at this time. For example, at this time, you can only publish to Google+ pages, not Google+ personal profiles.

Follow Me

You can insert a Follow Me module into HubSpot pages and embed it on non-HubSpot pages. It includes icons for your different social network pages so that those who view your pages can click on them and be linked right to them.

To display an icon for a connected account in the Follow Me module, click on the Follow Me Module link within your Social Settings Page and select the desired accounts.  

Follow Me

If you are interested in customizing the social media icons that are in the Follow Me module, check out this article to learn how.

If you add the Follow Me module or embed code to a page, but you have not selected any social media accounts to display in Follow Me, the module will simply be invisible to your visitors.

Reach

You can track the growth of your audience over time by enabling the Reach option.

Reach

Switch the Reach button to ON next to any account to start tracking it.

Auto-Publish

You can configure your connected social media accounts to automatically post a link to a blog article when it is published. If your blog is hosted on HubSpot's COS, go to Content > Content Settings > Blog. Choose the blog that you would like to modify, and then under the General Blog Options, check the box next to Enable social media auto-publishing.

Auto-Publish

Then go to Social > Social Settings and switch the Auto-publish button to ON next to the social media accounts for which you want to enable auto-posting.

If you're waiting for your website to be migrated, wait until the migration is complete to turn this option on. Otherwise you might accidentally post test blog posts by HubSpot's migration team!

Allow posting to personal accounts

By default, HubSpot's Publishing tool will only list your connected social media business accounts. Certain social media platforms allow you to post directly to personal accounts as well. To enable this option, click Allow posting to personal account. This option will only show under accounts where this feature is available.

Allow posting to personal accounts

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