on 23-06-2016 11:54 AM
Try using Hootsuite. Its an app that combines all your core social media apps and allows you to save time by posting on all platforms via one app.
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on 23-06-2016 11:55 AM
We find managing Social Media much easier using Buffer. Buffer allows you to manage multiple accounts across various platforms really easily, monitoring the impressions your posts get. It's really easy to see when your posts are getting the best response.
Also for us time is a pressure so Buffer allows us to spend an hour planning our posts for the week then we can just add in spontaneous tweets when neccesary but our accounts remain active.
The best bit is.... It starts of free!
Unless you need to manage too many accounts, if all you are trying to achieve is keeping your account active the free package is more than enough!
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23-06-2016 11:56 AM - edited 23-06-2016 11:56 AM
We don't have an overall system to plan our social (maybe we should...). But one piece of advice is to download all of the apps for your phone/tablet etc. FB has a page amanager and an ads manager. You can plan and schedule posts on there, and it's quick to respond to any interactions.
There are various guides online about when in the day to post and how frequently you should do it. It'll vary, but it's generally in the right ballpark. Facebook will also provide you with data about your page's interation rates, when people are online etc. You can use that to help plan your schedule. For example: for us Monday is pretty dead all day, but lunchtime Friday is pretty busy and therefore a good time to post. Facebook posts are best spaced 2-3 days apart, whereas Insta can work every few hours. Again, it'll very from business to business and market to market, but the apps will help wth you with real data along the way.
Insta is a bit more ad hoc than FB, and I've still got to get my head around Twitter!
on 23-06-2016 01:56 PM
We use Hootsuite and I have the app on my phone too, in case we have last minute changes or are posting onto instagram!
Would be interested to know if anyone really audits their social media accounts and engagement and if so, whether they use a tool for it? I know SumAll used to be good but has moved away from its Freemium model for their service.
23-06-2016 02:24 PM - edited 23-06-2016 02:27 PM
I use a Facebook business page, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter and Pinterest but use no specific tools except for on Twitter.
The Twitter accout is integrated with my official website and Facebook page but I use Twitter manually to connect with others because it feels more personal rather than using tools to auto tweet.
Although there are many Twitter tools, I have played around with a few and occasionally juggle between them to see which one will suit my needs and this includes Crowdfire, Buffer and FLLWRS and I find FLLWRS very useful as it shows me all those that follow then unfollow people which doesn't appeal to me and I deem this as unprofessional if your only out to make yourself look popular and I prefer to follow and be followed by genuine people and businesses that have an interest in my business.
LinkedIn is great for connecting with businesses and a good place to source knowledge from industry experts.
Eventually I will find the right tool to combine all social media together like perhaps Hootsuite.
Pinterest is great for showing all the products I deal in including new and existing products.
Lastly, I feel that Twitter can be a bit of an issue when it comes to spam, junk and totally inappropriate followers that want to use accounts just to advertise or display unecessary material and when I have younger people following, I have to keep my eye on certain followers who I have to block and occasionally report due to their adult nature and those who clearly don't read pinned Tweets that show rules.
Social media can be very time consuming if using various sites so I'm trying to set times when to use them.
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