Along with Hootsuite, Buffer is my secret weapon when it comes to streamlining my social media activities. Buffer makes sharing faster & smarter and, if you use it regularly, I can almost guarantee you'll see more engagement because you'll be sharing more great stuff, and doing it consistently.
By the end of this video tech tutorial you will know how to:
- Set up your Buffer account
- Optimize your Twitter posting schedule to suit your audience
- Use Buffer to schedule posts to Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn
(You'll want to make this video large and possibly change the video quality so you can actually see what I'm doing.)
Why should you take the 20 minutes to watch this tutorial & get set up on Buffer? Because it'll save you that 20 minutes over & over again, I promise.
When I come across an interesting article I'd like to share with my community on Twitter or Facebook, I could:
- copy the url
- open Hootsuite, Twitter.com or Facebook
- paste the url
- craft the post
- choose when to send it (now or later)
But that takes time. And some days I read A LOT of great stuff I want to share so that's a A LOT of time.
With Buffer when I find an interesting article I want to share, I:
- press the Buffer icon
- approve (or modify) the pre-populated post
Boom. It's done.
And it will automatically ‘buffer' all my posts to go out on the schedule I've determined. So, for example, instead of spamming my twitter followers with 10 articles all at once (which, let's be honest, no matter how great the articles are, that's annoying) I suddenly have 4 tweets set to go out today, 4 tomorrow and 2 the next day. And they are going to go out at the times I've discovered are best for my audience. Convenience, speed & smarts. It doesn't get much better than that.
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