Monthly Archives: August 2012
August has been a bit of an odd month for Social Monkey. Holidays, birthdays, long weekends and things being generally quiet with clients has left lots of time to catch up on some reading though. So I thought I would share my top 5 social media blog posts from my Summer reading with you
Twitter’s Fake Identity Crisis- Tech Week europe
A great article about how you can and why you shouldn’t buy followers on Twitter.
The Value of Facebook Promoted Posts – Jon Loomer
Statistics and hard evidence about the use of Facebook Promoted Posts.
The title pretty much speaks for itself
Interesting read regarding where social media is at as an industry and its future.
22 Tips for New Blog Ideas - Jon Loomer
We ALL get stuck with what to write from time-to-time and this article has some great tips on how to overcome the writer’s block and inspired this blog!
When Facebook floated, one of the features it brought out (but kept fairly quiet and hidden for some reason) is the ablilty to schedule Facebook posts.
The reason it is more favourable to do this on Facebook, than via a dashboard such as Hootsuite, is that Facebook algorithms prefer content that comes from Facebook over a third party source.
Here is a quick ‘How to’ schedule Facebook posts:
1. Write your update, add links or pictures as you normally would do, but instead of hitting ‘Post’ button click on the little clock in the bottom left hand corner
2. This will then give you drop down options for selecting the year, date and time of when you want the post to go out. (It is a bit clunky compared to dashboard scheduling – but it gets the job done!)
3. Once you have selected all your options click ‘Post’. A little box should come up:
You’ve done it!
If you want to check what posts you have scheduled you can do this in the ‘Activity Log’ which is also accessible from ‘Edit Page’ drop down menu at the top of the page.
You can also delete scheduled posts and change the time of them here – but if you want to edit the post you have to delete it and re-do it (I told you it was a bit clunky!)
- Melanie on Why you need a Content Strategy to make Social Media work
- Keith Osborn on Why you need a Content Strategy to make Social Media work
- Why you need a Content Strategy to make Social Media work - Social Monkey on Social Media Workshops
- Social Networking - Why Face-to-Face is still important on Norfolk Tweetup
- Melanie on Norfolk Tweetup