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:
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
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:
!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
? 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.