Social Media Automation
A Skeptic's Guide
What happens to an update after my social media automation tool publishes it?
That depends on the tool you use! Edgar’s built-in library saves your updates, and uses them to automatically populate a queue:
Edgar’s queue lets you set posts to be automatically re-posted as often as you like – for example, twice a week for a year. This gives your evergreen content the most bang for your buck by getting it in front of more eyes at different times and on different days.
Other tools don’t, which means that after an update is posted, it’s gone – you’ll have to either start over from scratch or save them manually in an external spreadsheet, so that you can copy/paste more updates into your tool on a regular basis. (Again, Twitter is the exception to this rule – more about how to streamline your tweeting using Edgar right here.)
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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