What They Do:Post-planners are used mainly so that people can pre-schedule their social media posts for an entire day, week, month - all in one sitting. Kind of a 'set-it, and forget-it' option for your social media posting strategy.
Scheduling Options Mentioned in this Post:
Buffer & HootsuiteNeedless to say there's a lot of options out there in regard to post planning tools. I thought I would try to write this post which advocates time management techniques, with time management in mind so...if you're looking for 2 sites that will post to a variety of social networks, you might try either:
You'll notice that if you search around in these sites, that they are set-up a bit differently. I have found Buffer to be more user-friendly and Hootsuite to be a bit more all-encompassing. I have heard positive feedback regarding both sites, though I find Buffer to be easier to navigate through.
Without a subscription, both Buffer & Hootsuite still let you connect and share to one of each: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Google Plus Business Pages (and additional social platforms which vary between the two sties).
- For more information regarding these post planning tools you might try this link: bit.ly/1AVVBTg - for an article by Social Media Today.
More Scheduling OptionsSocialoomph & Pagemodo
- Socialoomph: I have used this site mainly for sharing, scheduling and analyzing my Twitter account, though I believe they have added additional sharing features. The array of specifically Twitter related features available on Socialoomph.com is impressive to say the least. If you are looking for options, I would suggest giving them a quick look. For more info on this site try their 'About Us' section here: www.socialoomph.com/about - Or you might try this 2012 article from PC World at: bit.ly/1CTqFUy.
- Pagemodo: I have used Pagemodo primarily for its Facebook features and tools. They also let you connect and post to a variety of social media accounts as well. If you're looking for some custom Facebook design tools in addition to a post scheduling planner you might give Pagemodo a try. Try their 'About Us' page here: www.pagemodo.com/about-us
Sharing & Scheduling Your Blog Posts with Dlvr.itJust about all of your standard blogging sites like Blogger, Wordpress or Tumblr for example have their own post scheduling options as built-in features. However, if you wanted to try an outside service which connects, schedules, and shares your blog entries to an array of social media sites you might consider Dlvr.it - which helps you to distribute your blog posts to any variety of social media sites.
For more information concerning this site, you might consider this article from: Practice eCommerce - found at: bit.ly/1zJHqz2 - which explains how to use Dlvr.it in greater detail. The article is a bit older from (2012), but well put together.
Specialty Scheduling Tools
Scheduling Options for Instagram and Pinterest RespectivelyFor Pinterest scheduling try: Tailwind - found at: www.tailwindapp.com
- As far as I know, the only way to schedule posts to your Pinterest account is through a website called Tailwind. If you're looking for cool Pinterest features, Pinterest analytics and/or Pinterest auto-posting, Tailwind is your best bet, really easy to use and dare I say...fun!
- Like Tailwind with Pinterest, Latergram helps you schedule posts to your Instagram account, along with some other cool features.
There are indeed quite a few options out there. Of all the sites listed above, I would probably recommend Bufferapp.com for its ease of use, versatility, and available features.
Tailwind and Latergram offer some cool scheduling features but those features are unique to Pinterest and Instagram respectively.
I hope this blog article was helpful and that it helped give you some ideas for online tools, which can help you time-hack your way to a happier schedule.
*Disclaimer: I am not associated with any of the Websites or companies listed in this blog post, which is intended for educational purposes.