Social Media Automation
A Skeptic's Guide
Can social media automation actually improve the results of my social media marketing?
Actually, it can. For one thing, social media automation ensures total consistency.
By removing the potential for human error from your posting habits, it gets every update posted at just the right time, no matter where you are or what you’re doing.
Perhaps even more importantly, though, it gives you the means for precision scheduling.
Automated tools post your updates at times you determine, meaning you can choose the times at which you typically get the best results. It’s like having the ability to speak to your audience only at the times when you know they’ll be listening.
Some tools are uniquely suited for finding as big an audience as possible – Edgar, for example, automatically reposts your old updates, so they can be seen by more and more people in your audience and improve your reach.
For Facebook and LinkedIn, resharing content is the most effective way to increase conversions without spending money on paid ads, buying followers, or paying to promote your content. (You can learn more about Edgar and Twitter right here.)
But whatever automation tool you use on whatever platform, if you don’t end up with a sensation that a huge weight has been lifted off your chest – and feel excited and empowered instead – it’s time to start looking for a better solution.
Table of Contents
- Introduction to social media automation
- What does “social media automation” mean, exactly?
- Why shouldn’t I just keep updating my social media in real time?
- Can social media automation improve my marketing efforts?
- How do I know when and what to post on social media?
- How does social media automation save time?
- Can I pick what kind of updates get posted at what times?
- Will people know that my social media is automated?
- Automated social media posting vs. live posting
- Should I post the same social update more than once?
- What happens to an update after an automation tool posts it?
- Should I post the same updates on every social network?
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