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10 Social media scheduling tools you need to have

Are you scheduling your social media content? You’re probably finding yourself having to spend too much time every day on social media, posting updates and engaging – so, why not get a scheduling tool to help you become more productive and efficient? Read on for the 10 best time saving scheduling tools you need to have.

Social media scheduling doesn’t have to be spammy – rather, it can be a great tool for you to not only save time and be more productive and efficient, but also a way to get better results from social media: a bigger reach of your target audience, more traffic to your blog or website, more engagement from your followers and much more. But, don’t forget to also genuinely engage – it’s not just about broadcasting, but also about making a genuine connection with other users.

1.    Agorapulse

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I’m starting with Agorapulse, as this is the one tool I use most often. It’s a social media management tool, and you can use it to publish and schedule content to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and Instagram.

They also have an editorial calendar where you can view all of your upcoming updates and schedule more if there are any days missing any content. Another cool feature is that you can add evergreen content to be re-published regularly, and you can set the exact times when you want it to go out.

Among other features, you can also use Agorapulse to monitor your social media, keep track of your fans and followers and check your social media analytics.

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2.    PostPlanner

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Postplanner is a useful tool, as you can not only use it to publish and schedule content, but you can also use it to find, share and schedule to be shared other’s people’s content, as well.

Postplanner gives you recommended feeds based on the industry you’re in and your interests and you can also perform searches to find awesome content that would provide value to your audience. Once you find this content, you can save it in your personal library to be published later.

You can also schedule your own social media content. Simply create a plan for each of your social media accounts, and PostPlanner will automatically publish them and re-publish your most popular posts, at the perfect posting times, as per their algorithm.

At the moment, Instagram works with Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, with Instagram, Google+ and LinkedIn to come soon.

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3.    Buffer

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I can’t talk social media scheduling and not mention Buffer.

Buffer is a tool exclusively designed to help you publish and schedule all of your social media updates from one place.

You can use it to post to multiple social networks, namely, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Google+ and Pinterest.

What’s really cool is that you can also use their image creator, Pablo, to create beautiful images for multiple social networks (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest), with the ideal size and format for each one.

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4.    MeetEdgar

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MeetEdgar is probably one of the most organized social media scheduling tool I’ve ever tried. It can be used for Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, and you can add up to 25 accounts to share content to.

Back to the features, though, you can create a content library, where you set different categories to add content to. Then, use their content calendar to drag and drop the categories you want published at different hours, and you’re done.

You will never need to renew your queue of content (although that’s not advisable, you definitely should do that regularly!), and you’ll never run out of content either; basically, MeetEdgar shares the content you’ve added to each category, and once it goes through all of the updates you added, it will simply start sharing it from the beginning.

This way, you’re never running out of content – although, it’s definitely advisable to try to change it up every once in a while!

The best time saving #socialmedia scheduling tools: @MeetEdgar via @lilachbullockClick To Tweet

5.    CoSchedule

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CoSchedule’s biggest appeal is that it provides an editorial calendar for all your digital marketing needs: blog content, social media, etc.

But, you can also handle your social media planning and execution directly within CoSchedule. You can schedule all of your social media updates in bulk and use ‘Best time scheduling’ to make sure your updates are scheduled at most opportune times, or “requeue” to have your best, evergreen content re-published regularly, automatically. They also provide a Chrome extension which you can use to gather, publish or schedule any of the content you like while online.

The best time saving #socialmedia scheduling tools: @CoSchedule via @lilachbullockClick To Tweet

6.    Latergram

10 Social media scheduling tools you need to have

Latergram is a social media marketing platform designed specifically for Instagram – and perfect for those of you who use a lot of Instagram.

You can add photos and videos to your media library and organize them with labels, and by separating them into groups.

There’s also a content calendar which you can use to start adding all of those images and videos to be published.

The best time saving #socialmedia scheduling tools: @LaterMedia via @lilachbullockClick To Tweet

7.    Viralwoot

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Viralwoot is a scheduling tool for Pinterest users. Use their Pin Scheduler to automate your pins and to schedule pins in bulk. You can also use their free Chrome extension to schedule pins from when you’re around the web.

That’s not all you get, though – there are also tools to help you promote your Pins, a content manager, influencer management tools and Pinterest analytics.

The best time saving #socialmedia scheduling tools: @ViralWoot via @lilachbullockClick To Tweet

8.    Everypost

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With Everypost, you can curate visual content to be published on your social media profiles, as well as publish and schedule updates for Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Tumblr and Pinterest.

Everypost lets you customize your post scheduling and to delete any previously scheduled posts that you want out. In terms of other features, you also get analytics for your social profiles, you can collaborate with other team members and you can customize curated posts before you publish them.

The best time saving #socialmedia scheduling tools: @EveryPost via @lilachbullockClick To Tweet

9.    Postfity

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Postfity is a tool for helping you manage your different social networks and for posting and scheduling updates. It works with Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Xing.

There are tools for scheduling updates at the times you want, or you can choose to add your updates to a queue and have them go out regularly, at the right hours, as based on their algorithm. Alternatively, you can also set your own days and times for when you want your content to go out.

Other cool features include analytics, team collaboration, automatic watermarks for your visual updates and a built-in content recommendation system.

The best time saving #socialmedia scheduling tools: @Postfity via @lilachbullockClick To Tweet

10. Postcron

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Postcron is a social media scheduling tool for some of the top social networks, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest and Instagram. You can easily schedule updates, and you also have the option to bulk upload as many as 1000 posts, pins or tweets at once and then automate your scheduling in just minutes.

One of Postcron’s coolest features is their tool for recommending content that will automatically generate Twitter posts for you in seconds.

Just like with Postify, the tool will also add a watermark to your images automatically to protect your work.

The best time saving #socialmedia scheduling tools: @postcron via @lilachbullockClick To Tweet

Conclusion

Scheduling your social media updates, when done right, can be extremely beneficial, and not just a tool for helping you save more time. It can help improve your traffic, your engagement and generally help you get better results for your social media marketing.

Are you scheduling updates for your social accounts? Which social networks do you schedule to? And which tools do you use most often? Let me know in your comments and please share:)

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8 Comments

  1. Awais Raza on 2017-02-24 at 4:17 pm

    Thank you very much Lilach for the post. Although I was aware of most of tools but discovered viralvoot for the first time, and it’s really cool. One thing I am struggling with is finding a reddit scheduler. Do you have some recommendation for it?

    • Lilach Bullock on 2017-02-25 at 3:56 pm

      Thanks Awais 🙂 That’s a very good question, I don’t know of one and not sure if that’s due to Reddit’s API not allowing it to happen.

  2. Zameer on 2017-02-27 at 4:55 am

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  3. Ronald Hall on 2017-03-13 at 8:02 pm

    http://PinPinterest.com is an automation and marketing tool for pinterest that is free to use and runs on the cloud. It is mobile optimised and has Pin Scheduler and speed control options.
    I’ve personally gained more than 55k followers for my pinterest account since I’ve started using PinPinterest, and a lot of them are now regular readers on my travel blog, TravelMagma.
    The best feature of PinPinterest is its sophisticated content detection technology, which detects pins relevant to my business and pins them on my account. Also, it makes sure my account is ban-safe by imitating a human-like speed . .
    Truly a tool of 2017, PinPinterest is a must-use for everyone!

    • Lilach Bullock on 2017-03-14 at 9:02 am

      Thanks Ronald, great to see you’re getting such good results from their tool.

  4. Justin on 2017-03-28 at 1:48 am

    Great post, like your others.
    I keep hearing conflicting messages that it is better to post yourself than from social media schedulers – unless it isn’t.
    Does this still apply?

    • Lilach Bullock on 2017-03-28 at 5:39 pm

      Thanks Justin, very kind of you 🙂 It depends on the social network. I think its more of a case of ensuring that you have a balance of “real” updates as well as simply broadcasting. I don’t believe it’s possible to have a successful social media campaign without the use of leveraging social media marketing tools – especially if you have an audience overseas.

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