Social media marketing is a proven method to divert massive instant traffic to your content. It will help you to reach a large group of audience within a few moments which will result in growing your traffic and income.
As a blogger, you should share every blog post on social sites as you publish it. But it is not practical to visit every account and share items, immediately after hitting the Publish button. Right?
So how can you inform people about your latest contents and bring traffic to them?
Automate your social media shares. Use any marketing tool to automatically share your latest blog posts on main referral sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, etc. It will keep an eye on your blog feed and if any new entry is found, immediately update your followers with a link post.
Free Social Media Automatic Posting Tools
Today we pick 3 best free tools to share your new blog posts on social media. They support all social bookmarking sites, apps, and blogging platforms to instantly share your posts.
You may not need Feedburner now. There are several modern tools for sending regular emails and newsletters to subscribers. MailChimp is popular among them.
However, create a Feedburner account if you are not holding it already.
- Create a feed for your blog with default settings.
- Then tap the Publicize tab to enable it for social media sharing.
- Click Socialize from Services menu in the left bar.
- You will see the option to connect your feed with Twitter (It supports Only Twitter). Feedburner lets you add any number of Twitter accounts associated with your Google account. Choose your desired Twitter profile.
- Formatting options will be displayed at the bottom. In Hashtags box, select Create hashtags from item categories or tags.
Done. Now your post will be automatically shared on Twitter as soon as you publish.
IFTTT is the best and an all-in-one solution for auto posting on almost any social site. It is perfect to share your content on Facebook pages, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Medium, and so on.
Find an IFTTT applet for your desired network. Enter your query in the search box like ‘WordPress to Twitter’, ‘Blogger to Pinterest’, ‘Tumblr to Reddit’, etc to save your time and detect an applet quickly.
Pick an applet and configure to automate your social media campaigns. Repeat this step for all social accounts on which you want to use IFTTT to share contents.
If you are unable to find an applet of your choice, click this link to create new.
Tap + button to choose your first service. Twitter in our example. It will show a couple of triggers, associated with the micro-blogging site.
Once you selected a trigger, the window will be converted like this,
Tap + button to choose your action service. It may be Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Buffer, etc. Choose the action type and make necessary changes, then click the Create Action button to save your applet.
3. WP to Buffer
WP to Buffer is a simple, free WordPress plugin for social media automation. It will automatically share your content on leading social networks using Buffer as you publish or update them on the main site.
Buffer is a popular social media marketing tool with which you can post updates to a maximum of 3 social accounts for free. It supports Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Instagram to schedule and post items. So you can manage and optimize all your marketing campaigns using a single app.
Install the plugin and authorize it to access your Buffer account. Make sure that you connected all required social accounts to your Buffer account already. You can also define a queue schedule on Buffer to send posts automatically at regular intervals. Once authorized, WP to Buffer will show all your connected accounts in the WordPress dashboard. When you publish or update a post, the plugin will add it to your Buffer queue and send it to the connected accounts as per the schedule.
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- The 6 Best Twitter Apps to Schedule Your Tweets (Free and Premium)
- How to Schedule and Share Posts in Facebook Groups (2 Ways)