ContentStudio Automation Walkthrough

Content Studio is an all-in-one application that will assist you in managing your social media and blog content. It also have an automation feature that can make your social media adventure so much easier to manage.

Here’s my ContentStudio Automation Walkthrough for those who want to know what ContentStudio offers.

Automation Walkthrough

Click Automation

You will brought to the Automation Recipes. Here you can automate processes like:

  •  Article links to Social Media – curate articles for your social media accounts
  •  Videos to Social Media – curate videos for your social media accounts
  •  Articles to Blog –  curate articles for your blogs
  •  Videos to Blog – curate videos for your blogs
  •  Bulk Uploader – bulk uploader for your social media posts

Creating a New Campaign

In this walkthrough we will be creating a new campaign to curate article links to your social media accounts.

 Click the New Campaign link.

Step 1: Set a Campaign Name

Set a campaign name that is easily recognizable so you can refer to it easier for later use.

 Step 2: Select your Social Media Profile

You will select for which Social Media Profile(s) you’d like this automation campaign be sent to.

Social media profiles should be connected in advance before you set up this automation process.

 Step 3: Use your Keywords

To create relevant automated posts, choose keyword(s) that are closely related to your topic. Once you entered the keyword, you will see keywords suggestions on the right. You may use these suggestion to help you with your relevant content.

Choose Language

You can choose in which language the article will be generated.

 Choose Post Age

Post age is how recent the article is from when it was first published.

Social Engagement

You can further refine your curated content by the number of social engagement it has. Example, if you want your curated articles to have no less than 50 Facebook Share, you will indicate Facebook>50.

Step 4: Scheduling

You can set it to schedule in 3 ways: Recurring, Custom, and Queue.

For Recurring the minimun time is every 3 hours and can be changed.

 

You can likewise change the duration if by hours, days, or weeks.

 

 

You can set the schedule type to:

Run the campaign continuously (until you delete the campaign) or set a start and end date.

Step 5: Review the content

Option to reveiw the curated articles before posting it to your social media can be set here.

View Existing Campaigns

This is the mini dashboard of all your live campaigns. You can edit, delete, and access the planner via this dashboard.

Showing the Automated Campaign

On the Planner section, below the list of the attached social media accounts, there is a section for the Automation campaigns.

Select the automation campaign you’d like to see.

That’s It

There you have it!

You curated posts are ready to be posted on schedule.

You will see on this calendar the pending curated articles that are going to be posted. You can delete any articles not yet posted (so they won’t be). In case you want to delete an already posted article, you need to access the account and manually remove the post.

In you have any question on how to do this, let me help!

We provide social media management for busy small business people and solopreneurs. Just get in touch.

(We also provide white label service to other social media managers!)

 

Peek Inside PromoRepublic

PromoRepublic makes it easier for small business, influencers, and freelancers to keep their social media profiles updated with entertaining and helpful content.

PromoRepublic Walk-Through

Let me show you what is inside PromoRepublic and let you see the potential of what this app can offer your business.

I have been using PromoRepublic for my own use and my clients. It saves a lot of time and makes brainstorming a lot easier with their post ideas.

You can use PromoRepublic for your Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts.

Let’s dive right in.

Post Ideas Dashboard

Immediately after you sign-in, you will see the Post Idea(s) for the day.  You will also see post ideas for the month, including posts ideas for holidays for the season or for the month.

Recommended For You

Here you can see multiple recommended topics you can use for your business. These topics are:

  1. Retail
  2. Food and Restaurant
  3. Health and Beauty
  4. Education/Personal Development
  5. Travel
  6. Automotive
  7. Business
  8. Technology
  9. Real Estate
  10. Leisure
  11. Pet Products
  12. Sport and Fitness
  13. Home and Interior
  14. Art
  15. Media
  16. Medical
  17. Religion
  18. Products for Children

Articles for Curation

Here are articles that you can use to post on your social media profiles. These are curated by PromoRepublic staff to take care of your curation needs. The following topics are covered:

  1. Business
  2. Food
  3. Health
  4. Travel
  5. Sports
  6. Home

LinkedIn Ideas

Here are LinkedIn image ideas that your can use for LinkedIn.

Quotes

Quotes are significant content fillers. Engaging and interesting quotes are often shared in social media and having these can increase social media engagement and increase brand visibility.

Twitter Ideas

Here are Twitter post ideas that are created optimally for Twitter. Short and sweet messages that are just right for Twitter users.

Instagram Ideas

There are suggested hashtags that you can use as well as images that corresponds with the hastags. Size of images are made specially for Instagram posts.

More Ideas

There are a lot of post ideas that can be explored inside PromoRepublic. These are:

  1. Did You Know?
  2. Facebook Ads
  3. Contests
  4. Motivation
  5. Fun
  6. Facebook Covers
  7. Styles
  8. Polls
  9. Charity
  10. Promotions
  11. Tips
  12. Greetings
  13. Mini contests

Did You Know?

You can get idea on how to style you own Did You Know posts or you can use the templates for your own posts. You can put branding on it, as well.

Motivation Ideas

Short and onpoint messages that are easily digestable and understood.

Fun Ideas

Funny posts and fun posts that attracts engagement are good to have on your social media posts.

Facebook Covers

Change you Facebook Covers regularly. Everytime you post a change you followers will be updated on the changes. The more attractive the cover, the better the engagement.

Styles

This portion is a mixture of different styles you can incorporate on your post. Take a template and customize this for you use.

Polls

Polls are engagement trigger kind of posts. The more exciting your polls are, the more engagement you can potentially get from your visitors and followers.

Charity

From time to time, small business owners and individuals take time off and spend this time to help our less fortunate neighboors. These Charity post ideas can serve as your guide or template to ask for help from your followers and visitors to join you cause.

Promotion Ideas

One of the reasons why we put up our Facebook Pages and other social media profiles is to promote our products and services. A more engaging method to do this is via visual representation. This portion of PromoRepublic can give you ideas to use on your next promotion.

Tips

Who wouldn’t like to get some tips to improve their day to day lives? Everyone loves a good lifehack. Here are some ready-to-use template you can utilize for your tip posts.

Greetings

As we want to develop a more personalized approach, we can greet our followers periodically via greeting posts.

Mini-contests

Everybody wants to win something. Even the most non-competitive person will be happy to win at something, especially if they are having fun while trying to win. These idea templates for mini-contests are way to go to entertaining them.

Editor

 

Templates Editor

Here is where you can edit the template and customize it with your own brand. You can also change the texts and images using the editor.

Editing these templates are so intuitive, but you can always asks PromoRepublic‘s support for any questions you may have.

Changing Template Size

You can change the template size by selecting from the dropdown menu.

Download the template

Once you are happy with the template. you have an option to download the image by clicking the download button.

Use Template to Post

If you want to post the image now or schedule the post, just click the Use button to bring you to the posting section.

Publishing

After you click “Use”, it would bring your to the publishing section where you can add text to the image, add hashtags, select the social media account where the post will be published.

You can also select if you want the post to be published right away (now), schedule it, or add to queue.

Calendar

After you select your Publshing option, you can go to the calendar to see your pending posts and other suggested posts for the week.

That’s it.

This user walkthough on PromoRepublic hopefully opens your mind to the potential of PromoRepublic, and this is just scratching the surface.

If you have any questions on how to use PromoRepublic for your social media needs, let me know and I’ll try to answer this as much as I can.

See you on my next post!

How to Optimize Your Pinterest Profile

Pinterest is getting more popular today. Are you taking advantage?

Many are not yet aware of the potential boost can do for their projects and business.

The time to get into Pinterest is yesterday, and there is no better time to start than now.

how to optimize your pinterest profile

So, how about getting a headstart with Pinterest ahead of your competitors?

Most people don’t bother with Pinterest and most don’t know how to optimize it.

Good news for you, we got you covered on that one.

To make Pinterest work for you and your business, you need to optimize your Pinterest profile with the most relevant keywords for your business.

How to do that?

Pinterest Search box

 

For starters, utlize the search box. Type the most relevant “seed” keyword for your brand or product. When you do that, Pinterest will autolist (just like with Google Search) it with an assortment of long-tail keywords related to that keyword.

To get targetted visitors for your pins and boards, it is best to use long-tail keywords.

The more targetted the visitor, the better.

Now, you ask..

Where are you going to use these long-tail keywords on your Pinterest account?

ON YOUR PINTEREST PROFILE AND BIOPinterest Bio and Profile

You can add keywords on your Pinterest name so visitors can identify instantly on what you do.

Also, adding keywords (seed keywords or long tail keywords) in your Bio area will optimize your account for that topic.

ON YOUR PINTEREST BOARDS

Pinterest Boards

Naming your Pinterest boards with your keywords will enable it to have more visibility in Pinterest search.

You want that, right?

Brands are okay, if and only if, these brands are well-known.

Another “secret” optimization strategy is to use your keywords in your Pinterest board descriptions.

A lot are not using this simple ‘trick’.

You can create a little story for your Pinterest board to a maximum of 500 characters. Make this description work for you!

ON YOUR PINTEREST PIN DESCRIPTIONS

Pinterest Pin description

Take advatange of the 50-character allowance for the pin description.

Make it compelling, use call to action words. Invite your visitor to visit your site or message you directly.

Of course, usng keywords (seed keywords and long-tail keywords) would further boost the relevancy of your pin.

ON YOUR PINTEREST PIN IMAGE FILE NAME

Just with SEO for search engines, naming your pins to something descriptive, relevant, and keyword optimized will help the pin become more visible to searchers.

Instead of the generic image file name 14578.jpg, name it to something like handmade-bag.jpg.

With the above pointers, this would really optimize your Pinterest Profile to be more visible in Pinterest search as well as Search Engines.

To review, we now know how to optimize your Pinterest Account on the following locations:

  • On Your Pinterest Profile And Bio
  • On Your Pinterest Boards
  • On Your Pinterest Pin Descriptions
  • On Your Pinterest Pin Image File Name

Happy pinning!

Did you enjoy and learn something? Subscribe to our newsletter to receive latest news on blogging and social media.

New Method to Post to Instagram From Your PC Without Downloading Any Apps – Video

Guess what?

You can upload your images and photos through the Instagram web app.

Well, there’s no official announcement about this yet and you can’t access it directly. Good news is, I have prepared a video to teach you how to do that!

Post to Instagram From Your PC Without Downloading Any Apps

[convertplayer id=”qnYRQWJ8c” width=”700″ height=”394″]

For those who learn better reading, here’s the transcript (or rather the step by step instructions).

Creating your images

We will create a Mother’s Day image post.

  1. Head over to Stencil and login. (If you don’t have it yet, no worries, you can register and use this for free)
  2. From the list of image sizes, select Instagram Post 1080 x 1080.
  3. Since we are creating for Mother’s Day, we will select a background that is relevant for mothers.
  4. You can use the background search function to find background images.
  5. Select the background.
  6. Click the Quotes section (left-side).
  7. Use the quote search function to find suitable quotes.
  8. You can change the font size, font type, font color. You can also drag and drop the text box to place the text where you want them.
  9. When you’re happy with the image, click download and save the image on your computer.
  10. That’s it, you already have your Mother’s Day image for Instagram.

Posting to Instagram using Instagram Web App

We will be using Chrome for this example. (This Instagram trick is also verified to be working using Firefox).

  1. Login to https://www.instagram.com/
  2. When logged in, right-click on any empty space. Click “Inspect”.
  3. The Chrome Inspector will pop on the right-side. This contains HTML codes.
  4. On the upper left corner of the box, you will see a mobile/tablet icon. Click that.
  5. You will then notice that the view on the left will be adjusted to the mobile view.
  6. On the top portion (bottom portion on Firefox), you will see a camera icon. Click the Camera icon.
  7. This will behave exactly like the app on your phone.
  8. You select the image you want to upload.
  9. You may adjust and set filters, if you prefer.
  10. Add caption and hashtags, as appropriate.
  11. Click Share.
  12. That’s it, you successfully posted an Instagram Post via your PC without downloading any apps!

Happy Instagram posting!

Creating an Instagram Post using Stencil – Video

Among my social media profiles, Instagram is my favorite.

Why? Well, I like looking at beautiful photos and read through thought-provoking, motivational and inspirational quotes.

You can tell that I enjoy visuals.

Though I’m trying to get my Photoshop skills to the next level, I don’t have the time to learn this awesome software. I already penciled this knowledge upgrade and I’ll get into it as soon as my schedule permit.

This brings me to search for tools that can help me with Instagram.

I need a tool that has virtually no learning curve, able to produce top notch graphics that would look like a pro did it, and something that will assist me in my Instagram journey.

I have tested a lot, I especially like Canva and Stencil. Both have Free Accounts that will enable you to create graphics. What made me choose Stencil over Canva? Read on.

Reasons why I love Stencil

  • Dashboard is simple and intuitive. Just looking at it, I can already see what the options are for.
  • The graphics are royalty-free. No need to shell out dollars to use one.
  • Easy image creation via Chrome Extension or Firefox Add-on. (I’ll create a video post to show this handy feature).
  • Integrates with Buffer to schedule my social media posts.
  • In-app capability to share my images to social media. Tested working for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram (via SMS).
  • Ability to share my image via link. If you want somebody to check your image (a friend or boss), this is perfect.

With that, I have created a quick video.

Creating an Instagram Post using Stencil

[convertplayer id=”luLonhAAg” width=”700″ height=”394″]

Hope you learn something from the video. 🙂

Have fun with your images!