25+ Helpful Mac Keyboard Shortcuts for Social Media Managers

I know they’re out EverLesson .

I know that hiding right in front of my fingers are shortcuts & secret keys you can press.

I have searched. I have asked. I’ve read.

From skipping the boring parts of YouTube videos to razor-sharp searches in Twitter, there are the best social media Mac keyboard shortcuts I can find.

Just print out the keyboard & keep by your desk. If you would like to see this as an actual keyboard cover in our Hootsuite Store, Wish we had a PC version of this keyboard? Tweet us at @hootsuite & let us know.

I have borrowed some of the Mac shortcuts in this post from AdWeek’s social media shortcuts guide.

BEFORE: Your recognisably average keyboard

AFTER: Your helpful—beautiful—social media keyboard

Other helpful shortcuts & filters

I have included a few other shortcuts that can help you find cleaner data, uncover new blog post ideas and become better at social media listening.

Is the shortcut not working? The most public mistake is to put a space between the: (so to:Pepsi is correct NOT to: Pepsi).

Shortcuts for Hootsuite

Go to Hootsuite.com. Click “Add Stream.” Click “Search.” Enter those filters in the search bar with the keyword you want to track.

Find real humans, not spam & sales messages

To filter out posts with links, use:



coffee -filter:links

Seek social posts with links—filtering out chatter

To seek posts with links, use the following filter after a keyword:


Seek customers near you


near:Liverpool to seek posts near you

Search social posts by language

Use ‘lang:es’ for causes in Spanish

Shortcuts for Google

Find related sites for content partnerships & link building



in Google to seek similar sites which helps locate niche influencers

Ex: related:cnn.com

Seek less competitive SEO keywords

Seek other sites targeting your SEO term in Google with

intitle: “search term”

Want to add a guest post?

Seek opportunities in Google by searching:

social media + “be a contributor”

Shortcuts for DuckDuckGo

!YouTube + Keyword in DuckDuckGo to search results.

Also works with eBay & Amazon.

Here’re a few examples of the benefits of using these shortcuts:

D (DuckDuckGo)

!YouTube + Keyword (Ex: !YouTube Cat Social Media Guru)

One of the good ways to get inside the minds of clients is to read product reviews. By using !YouTube  Keyword in DuckDuckGo you could pull results from YouTube. Or eBay & Amazon—for instance: !Amazon Surfboards. Now, you can read reviews and swipe real customer language to use in emails, Tweets, landing pages, and blog posts.

-filter:links in Hootsuite

Social media is filled with spam & vendors selling products, making it hard to see actual client conversations. Use this filter (-filter:links) in Hootsuite to cancel all posts with links. This reveals actual human conversations—like people talking about what fashion products they like, car enthusiasts sharing what accessories they would buy and other little communities.

Use -filter:links to filter out posts with links as they’re often promotional


coffee -filter:links

? in Hootsuite

In Hootsuite, add a”?“to your keyword (Ex: real-estate?) and you will only see posts with questions. If you need a quick idea for a blog post or are looking to understand your customers better, this filter reveals gold.

More Hootsuite templates to save you time

Whether you liked my social media keyboard, the templates below will help you get more done on social media.


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