Here in week two of our series on helpful tools for small business owners, we’re going to talk about a new tool from our friends at Pagemodo that is really two tools in one. Pagemodo Posts is an exciting tool for social media content posting, but it’s really also a time management tool.
Any small business owner who has genuinely managed a social media presence (as opposed to the ‘set it and forget it’ approach of creating a profile and never interacting with it) knows how time consuming it can be to search the internet for engaging and relevant content to share with their followers. Not only finding it, but also remembering to log in periodically throughout the day to post multiple times (2-3 posts per day is recommended for best engagement).
How does it work?
Pagemodo Posts allows users to post content to their Facebook and Twitter profiles in 3 ways. If you already have a great article in mind to share, you can paste it into the field like you would on Facebook. Unlike Facebook though, you can then choose from more of the images associated with that article, and the final post will display a much larger, more eye-catching version of that image along with the link to the article.
The second option is to use the Suggested Posts feature to find high-quality content from around the web by simply entering a few keywords. The search will return relevant results that will grab the attention of your followers, and you don’t have to spend hours searching your go-to content sources by hand.
The third way to post is by using the +Post bookmarklet, which we think is a really special feature. When you run across something that your followers would like while you’re browsing the internet, you can just click the +Post bookmarklet, choose your images, and post or schedule the article. No logging in, no copying and pasting.
How will it help me save time?
In addition to helping you find great content to share with Suggested Posts, Pagemodo Posts also provides users with a scheduling feature. To use it, you prepare your posts the same way as you would before, but instead of posting them right away, you add them to your queue. Once an item is scheduled, you can choose to have Posts share it at an optimized time for your followers, or manually choose the time to post. This also works with the +Post bookmarklet.
This way, you can set aside a little time one day to sit down and plan your social content for the entire week. Now that’s a ‘set it and forget it’ approach that we can actually get behind!
Give it a try and let us know what you think! You can get started with Pagemodo Posts here.
Read The Series: Your Small Business Toolkit
– Your Small Business Toolkit [INFOGRAPHIC]
– Quality Tools for Quality Communication
– How To Get More Website Clicks with Heatmapping Tools
– Helpful Google Tools for Your Small Business Website
– Let’s Be Practical: Organization For Your Small Business
– Photo Editing Options For Small Business Owners
– Tools For Small Business Owners with Something to Sell
– New Social Media Management Tool from Pagemodo
– Getting Started with Email: You Need Professional Help
– Tools For Driving Traffic: Make Your Own Infographics!
– Your Most Important Tool: A Small Business Website
– Your Small Business Toolkit: Resources for Busy Entrepreneurs