Smart Social Media Automation for Business, Websites, Blogs and Social Media Teams

Share and schedule your social media posts automatically with individually tailored comments and best time settings for each social network and community.

Hardly any company can do without social media automation today. More and more social media channels are creating more and more challenges for social media management. However, automation also has disadvantages. Automation can turn your social media feeds into lifeless and robotic streams. The result is a low engagement rate and a decreasing visibility in the timelines of the followers. But sharing individually customized posts for each network is a time-consuming and teadious work.costs above all time and resources.

With Blog2Social, social media media posts are shared and sheduled automatically and can yet be individually personalized and sheduled at the best time on 14 social media platforms, as well as on multiple profiles, pages and in groups.

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Why tailored posts get more likes?

Each social network is different and people use social networks for different purposes and at different times. And the social communities react differently to specific post formats. Even if you share the same content across multiple social networks you might need to adress each of your community in a specific manner to encourage engagement. For example, your business contacts on LinkedIn, your followers on Twitter or your friends on your Facebook profile.

Each social media platform offers different options for presenting content:

  • number of characters allowed to comment on your post
  • image sized and number of images
  • post formats: link post, image post or video post
  • some networks activate #hashtags to turn your keywords into seachable content
  • some networks activate @handles to directly reach out to users and followers
  • some networks enable emojis to visualize your emotions

Selecting image post or link post formats can also have an enormous impact on the reach of your post. Personal comments, questions or call-to actions encourage followers to engage, like, share or comment on your posts.

However, most social media automation tools do not allow individual customizing of social media posts for each network.

Social Media Management in 5 Minutes Only

Blog2Social automatically turns your social media posts into an optimized format for each network. A network preview shows all posts for the connected and selected social networks. Each post contains a prefilled text in the available number of characters per network. You can edit each post with individual comments, hashtags, handles or emojis via the editing fields. Even the individual tailoring of all social media posts for all networks does not take more than 5 minutes of your and save at least half an hour of work for manual sharing on each social media platform.

Schedule your social media posts at the best time across multiple social networks

Each network is used for different purposes and at different times when communities are most likely to be active. Scheduling social media posts at a specific time for each network and community will increase the chance for your post to get noticed and extend the life time of your posts.

Blog2Social provides a a predefined Best Times Manager to automatically share the social media posts the best time for each network or at your personal best time settings. You can define your individual time settings and save them as a personal best time scheme. Both options can be changed at any time for each post and each network.

Share Your Blog Posts Immediately, Once Or In A Recurring Scheduling Scheme
Share your posts immediately, schedule once, multiple times orin a recurring rhythm

Read on:

  • How to Work with the Blog2Social WordPress Plugin

  • How to work with the Blog2Social Web App

How to Install and Work with the Blog2Social WordPress Plugin

In order to let Blog2Social work for your WordPress blog or website, install and setup the plugin. There are 2 options to install the plugin:

  1. Search for the plugin in the WordPress backend / plugins
  2. Download and upload the zip file from the WordPress.org site
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Install and activate Blog2Social on your blog

Option 1: Install the plugin via WordPress plugin search

1. Click the “Add New” link on your left-hand navigation bar.

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1.1 Enter “Blog2Soical” in the keyword search at the upper right corner. The plugin appears in your search box.

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1.2 Click on the”Install Now” button on the top right in the plugin window. It opens a layer.

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1.3 Click the blue button “Install” at the right bottom of the layer

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1.4 After the installation process, the plugin will be added to the left-hand navigation bar in the backend of your blog.

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Option 2: Install the plugin via download from org

2.1 Download the plugin at https://wordpress.org/plugins/blog2social

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Click “Add New” on the left-hand navigation bar in your WordPress dashboard and then click “Upload Plugins” on the top of your central window.

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Select the downloaded plugin file on your hard drive and install the file on your WordPress.

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Activate the plugin.

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After the installation process the plugin can be found on the left-hand navigation bar in the backend of your blog.

Troubleshooting / Problems with the installation routine?

If you get the following message:

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This error informs you, that you have not sufficient rights for the WordPress installation directory. To solve that problem, you will need to have “read and write” access permissions on your WordPress subdirectories on your server. Usually, the settings and permissions of rights for directories are granted with an access to an FTP program, such as CuteFTP or Filezilla. The access permission rights are defined by numerical codes. . The correct numerical code for “read and write” access permission is “7-5-5”. This identifier defines the rights for the “Owner’s” “file name” as Read Write Execute, for the “Group” as (Read Execute) and for “Others” on (Read Execute). Please ask your administrator for clarification.

If you receive the following message on your installation window:

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This is a safety query of WordPress. Tap your FTP access credentials into the required fields to confirm that you are authorized to install plugins for your WordPress system.

For more information and troubleshooting, take a look at FAQ

Connecting your social media profiles, pages and groups

To connect your social media channels with your blog select the “Blog2Social” link on the left-hand navigation bar and then click on the „networks” link in the drop-down menu. The networks will show up on your central window.
Connect Networks
Connect Networks

You also have the option to set up various sets of profiles, pages and groups in order to post certain posts to thematically different pages and groups.

Sharing your blog posts on social media

After installing and set up, the plugin is ready to help you with your blog marketing.

To publish your posts, you have two options:

  1.  You can send your posts directly from the editing window of your blog article:

    Blog2Social “Customize & Share on Social Media” button in your WordPress editor
    Blog2Social “Customize & Share on Social Media” button in your WordPress editor

You can also send your post from the overview section of your posts. Select the „All Posts” link in the Blog2Social drop down menu on the left-hand navigation bar, select the article you would like to share and click the green button “Publish on social networks”. You can also re-post older articles from here.

Blog2Social reporting: See your scheduled and already shared posts
Blog2Social reporting: See your scheduled and already shared posts

 

With both options you will get to the network preview with a one page aeditor for all networks you connected to Blog2Social for a specific sharing purpose. Blog2Social automatically turns your blog post into an adapted social media posts with a comment in the appropiate length for each network.
Optionally, edit, customize and schedule your social media posts in order to adapt the message text for a specific network or community. You can do this all in one place and within one easy workflow.

You can:

  • edit your comment
  • add #hashtags or handles
  • select an image from your blog post gallery
  • edit meta tag parameters for Facebook Open Graph and Twitter Cards to edit the preview link, text and image for your Facebook and Twitter link posts
  • change the image for each network and community from your media gallery or any other sorce on your computer or device (Premium)
  • select post format link post or image post for each network and community (Premium)
  • schedule your posts
  • schedule your posts with a pre-configured Best Time Scheduler or at your personal best time settings (Premium)
  • select or de-select networks your want to post to
Customize your tweets with individual hashtags, handles and comments
Customize your tweets with individual hashtags, handles and comments

Select individual images for each social media post

Images can double the click-through rates. Photos, graphics and videos can generate additional traffic from search engine image and video searches as well as from image networks such as Pinterest, Instagram and Flickr.

However, a blog post often contains more than just a featured image. In order to maximize the potential of your post, share all the images from your post, but also re-share your post by selecting different images each time. This also gives you more visual variations when sharing your post across multiple social network accounts and communities.

Blog2Social allows you to select an individual image for each network and community. Images and other graphics from your blog post gallery, your media gallery or any other source on your device can be shared on Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr and other social networks to sttract mor eyeballs and generate more outreach for your post.

Share Individual Images With Your Tweets To Boost Engagement On Twitter
Share Individual Images With Your Tweets To Boost Engagement On Twitter

Schedule your social media posts at the best time across multiple social networks

Each network is used for different purposes and at different times when communities are most likely to be active. Scheduling social media posts at a specific time for each network and community will increasy the chance for your post to get noticed and extend the life time of your posts.

Blog2Social provides a a predefined Best Times Manager to automatically share the social media posts the best time for each network or at your personal best time settings. You can define your individual time settings and save them as a personal best time scheme. Both options can be changed at any time for each post and each network.

Share Your Blog Posts Immediately, Once Or In A Recurring Scheduling Scheme
Share your posts immediately, schedule once, multiple times orin a recurring rhythm

You can:

  • Share your post immedately all at once
  • Automatically shedule your posts with the Best Time Manager
  • Individually schedule each post for each network and community
  • Schedule your post once, multiple times or recurrently
  • Schedule your posts up to one year ahead
  • Re-share your old posts
  • Pre-schedule social media posts for not yet published blog post according to the scheduled date and time of your blog posts

Automatically share and schedule your social media posts with the Blog2Social Social Media Auto-Poster

If you don’t want to customize your posts, your can also switch your blog on the Blog2Social Social Media Auto-Poster to do everything on auto-pilot.
Auto-post to multiple Twitter accounts immediately after publishing your blog post
Auto-post to multiple social media accounts immediately after publishing your blog post or at your best time settings

 

You’re done! Click on the green button “publish post” to let the plugin work the rest for you. Your blog posts will be shared automatically at your scheduled times on your selcted social media channels.

 

How to work with the Blog2Social Web App