Automated Posting (Basics)

Learn what our automated posting feature does, and how to configure automated posting in your account

You can save hours each week by using the automated posting feature in your account to schedule and share your content. 

Automated posting works in a weekly cycle that always begins on Monday, when your newest week of vendor content is available in your content channels. When you have automated posting turned on for your account, the system will schedule your social media and blog content on your behalf. 

Automated posting will schedule and share content to all of your connected social media networks, blog networks, and your microsite. The feature schedules out the newest week of content from all channels that have been added to your account.

Turn on automated posting

Log into your account to access your dashboard. 

 

Click "Turn on Automated Posting," which is the orange button in your left sidebar. 

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Use the toggle switch to turn automated posting on or off. Remember to click save. 

If you turn on automated posting today, the system will begin scheduling out items next week according to your account's posting schedule.

Manage your automated posting schedule

Click on your settings tab in the right corner of the page. Select "Manage Automatic Schedule." 

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Select the days and times when you would like content to be scheduled throughout the week. 

Not sure what time of day to post? The rule of thumb is to post at consistent times throughout the week when your leads will be scrolling through their social feed and see your posts! 

Try meal times and break times during the day. This will vary around the world, but in the US this is usually around 8:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, and 5:00pm. 

 

Note that a different piece of content from your selected channels will be posted at each of the posting times. 

According to the sample schedule below, this account will post a single piece Monday at 8:30am, a different piece of content at 2:15pm, 4:00pm, and 7:00pm. The schedule will then post again on Tuesday at 8:30am, 2:15pm, 4:00pm, and 7:00pm.

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Manage your Scheduled Posts

Sometimes you need to view and and make changes to your scheduled posts. You can easily access this page under Content in your global navigation bar. 

 

Go to Content > Scheduled and Pending Content

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Under Scheduled and Pending Messages, you can view and edit posts that you've scheduled manually, or that the system has scheduled for you automatically. 

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On the left side of the post are the asset name, type (an icon representing video, document, etc.), the networks where the item will be posted, and the date and time when the asset is scheduled to be posted. 

Your options on the right side of the scheduled post are: copy and repost, to create another version of your post or share to additional networks; edit the post; and delete the post. 

 

Once you've set up automated posting, check back on Monday to see how your content appears on your social and blog networks!