As most social media marketing professionals know, sharing, managing scheduling relevant, valuable content for their target market is a priority. In fact, to be effective and profitable it is a requirement. But you know this, right?
Of course, I manage 95% of my daily content for Twitter, Facebook profile, Fanpage and Linkedin, etc using Bundle Post because it is the most efficient way of managing shared and our own content for the social graph. However, I do also come across content, pics or news that I want to share right then. This is where the free Hootlet browser app has been extremely efficient.
Today, Hootsuite announced new functionality that has been added to the app that brings intelligence to the feature as well. The “auto-scheduling” feature of Hootlet now will automatically determine when to schedule a post that you are going to share using the app. What this new function does is pretty cool. While on the page that you wish to share, you click the Hootlet app on your browser bar and select the accounts you wish to schedule it to be sent to. When you click the calendar button, you can turn on the auto-schedule feature that will determine the best time to send it to each of the accounts selected in a single click.
While testing, I determined that if you select to share to multiple social accounts, it individually auto-schedules each separately at the best times for each, rather than scheduling it to post to all accounts at the same time. Though Hootsuite does not give details on the intelligence algorithm used in picking times to post, my testing shows that it is looking at your already scheduled content for each social media account you select and schedules in between the already scheduled content to ensure the posts are spread out.
This new tool is a huge time saver for me and my real-time sharing since I already have 4 days of content scheduled in 20 minutes using Bundle Post and since it has 23 claims in its patent, nobody else can do what it does. The Hootlet app adds additional efficiency to my daily activities that ensures I always have the most relevant, interesting content for my target audience, while the maximum amount of time every day to engage, build relationships and drive ROI.
I highly recommend taking a look at the free Hootlet sharing app. Used together with Hootsuite’s top social media management tool and the Bundle Post content management system, it’s a power packed combination.
Here’s a quick video Hootsuite released with the announcement.