How do I manage multiple social media platforms with Squarespace?
Does anyone hosting their site on Squarespace know how to push website updates through to social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Delicious, Flickr, Imgur, SlideShare, Spring.Me, Stumble Upon, Tagged, Tumblr, Linkedin, Pinterest, We heart it, etc.?
Is it also possible to review each update prior to it being pushed through to ensure you are happy with how the content looks and functions?
Chelsea Creamer ,
Community Manager at SavvySME
Thanks. Indeed, there are many services where you can register a free account and get the media management tools free plan. You may link your facebook page, twitter account and do posts in real time or schedule them. basically, all your mentioned services are nice.
Wendy Huang ,
Full Time Blogger and YouTuber at A Custom Blog in 4 Minutes
Hi Rosella, I also am not very familiar with Squarespace so I can't comment on that and you will find that you probably won't find a single service that will handle every single social account so you'll have to use a combination. As Micha mentioned Onlywire is a great service, and so is Hootsuite and buffer, and you'll need to test these out and ensure that when these services post your updates that they look the way that you want because some services that automate a feed may actually give you a different visual to posting straight via the social network.
For example, the best way to get users attention on Facebook is to post a link underneath a fairly large and attention grabbing picture, that way the user is more likely to look at it and then see your link. If you copy and paste the link directly into the status update function as a link, you'll find that the update will contain a small picture with the link on the side. These two ways of posting look very different.
Sometimes taking the extra time to manually post may increase the engagement and attention of your post. These are very important on image conscious sites such as Facebook and Pinterest.
Most of these services have great trial accounts or even offer free services up to a certain number of social accounts, so the best thing to do is take some of these suggestions and try them out for yourself before you settle on your favourite or combination that will fulfil your busniess needs. Currently I use a combination of Buffer, Hootsuite and OnlyWire just to give you an example.
Buffer is my personal favourite
Hootsuite has great team functions, allowing me to delegate responsibilities to others seamlessly
Onlywire covers a few networks that the above two don't cover and are very important in our online marketing strategy.
Hope this helps :)!!!
John Belchamber ,
Owner & Senior Consultant at Invoke Results
Buffer was my favourite for scheduling a stream of posts across multiple channels at times when my followers were online. It integrates with just about every browser/device/readers service. However, I found that when I got poast their basic paid plan's account level it was far more expensive to use than Hootsuite.
Hootsuite keeps getting better. As Wendy says it's great for team work but it also has some other great features for listening to what people are saying and responding to them and excellent plugins for browsers that allow you to search what people are saying about a topic your looking at in your browser and/or the Google search you've just done. At AU$11 per-month for a paid account that allows up to 100 social media channels to be connected, it's good value too.
Oh yes, it also works with Google+ which I'm starting to find is better than FB and Twitter for making good B2B connections.
Micha Wotton ,
Head of Development at SavvySME
Hi there, Although I host don't a site through Squarespace, I can see one way that you could automate these social updates. Squarespace provides RSS feeds which, if you're unfamiliar with RSS, are basically a summary of the latest content on your site. You can then use this RSS feed with a service such as OnlyWire (https://onlywire.com/), which will check your feed every hour. If there is something new, OnlyWire shares it via the social accounts you have set up. From a quick look, OnlyWire also has the moderation you asked about, although I am not sure it is exactly what you are looking for. If OnlyWire doesn't suit, there are many other services out there that are similar, so I am sure you'll find something just right.