For scheduling Twitter posts, I love using Buffer. It’s one of the social media tools that I just cannot be without. Buffer has a free plan, but also has affordable plans that give you more options based on your needs. With the free plan, you can only have 10 posts scheduled at a time. But if you take the time each morning or the night before to schedule your posts, that’s not a problem at all!
Another great feature of Buffer is that you can check the analytics of your posts right there on their website or within the mobile app. You can easily see the reach for each of your posts, how many times it was favorited, retweeted, or how many times a link was clicked. It’s a great way to find out what your audience is interested in and what they’re not!
You can also use Buffer to schedule Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest posts. I’ve used it for Pinterest and it works great! Buffer is one of those social media tools that really does it all.
Want to get ahead on Pinterest? Try scheduling your pins! If you’re looking for something a bit more advanced than Buffer for Pinterest, try BoardBooster. BoardBooster pins for you. All you have to do is pin content to a secret board and BoardBooster does the rest of the work. Just set how many pins you’d like to go out per day and you’re good to go! You can also use BoardBooster to “loop” old pins which reposts them to help get activity on your old content.
I’ve been experimenting with BoardBooster myself and have seen a major increase in engagement since. It’s free to try it out, but they also offer very affordable monthly plans based on how much you plan to pin!
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If you’re anything like me, you often get too caught up in your day and completely forget to post to Instagram. And if you want to grow your followers and see more engagement, you can’t slack on posting. There are a few social media tools that allow you to schedule Instagram posts, but the one I use is Latergramme.
Latergramme makes it so easy to schedule a post. Of course, the app cannot post the picture for you, but it will send you a notification and all you have to do is hit publish when it’s time. A tool like this is perfect, especially when you’re promoting a new product or service.
SocialBro or Followerwonk
Lately I have been determined to find my best posting schedule for Twitter. It is my favorite platform, after all, so it’s no wonder I dedicate quite a bit of time to it. Previously, I relied on Tweriod as one of my most-used social media tools. (Unfortunately, it doesn’t work anymore. Not for me anyway.) Now I’ve been using a combination of SocialBro and Followerwonk.
SocialBro and Followerwonk both analyze your Twitter account to find the best posting times for you. I’ve noticed some slight differences in the suggested times from each platform, so I’ve created a schedule that utilizes the best times from each and update it frequently. Both are free, though dropping some cash will get you more features.
If you want to make sure you’re getting the most eyes on your Twitter updates, definitely check out one of these social media tools and create your perfect posting schedule!
Now that I’ve told you about my two favorite social media tools to find the best times to post on Twitter, I have to tell you about my other favorite: Iconosquare. Iconosquare provides you with a lot of insight into your Instagram account, but the only reason I use it is to find my best posting times.
Iconosquare updates your ideal posting times every 24 hours and breaks it down by the day. This is great if you want to schedule Instagram posts in advance. You can easily see which time of day is the best to post and plan your content accordingly. When I’m planning a post ahead of time, I always refer to Iconosquare to figure out my ideal posting time. However, I still post in-the-moment photos without scheduling ahead of time.
What are your favorite social media tools?
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