I’m a sucker for a good pitch.
If I get an email for a new product that promises to solve my social media challenges for only $17.00 and comes with 10 worthless freebies, I’m gullible enough I might buy it.
Indeed I have.
I am the proud owner of Bleupage Pro and Socihub. Both were relatively inexpensive. They don’t hold a candle to CoSchedule.
At heart, I am a cheapskate. I don’t like to pay more than I have to. So if you tell me your product can do everything from posting on 6 social media accounts to making me waffles in the morning (even though I don’t like waffles in the morning), I am inclined to give you my credit card for your product, if it’s somewhat reasonable.
And indeed I have. And each time I have been sorely disappointed.
The products do work, sorta, but they are clunky and they don’t do everything that CoSchedule can do.
I confess. I NEED CoSchedule. None of the other products do what CoSchedule can do.
Let me tell you what it can do because it’s pretty amazing.
You know how they tell you that if you want your blog to grow, you need to post on all the social media platforms? (Although you might be more active on one over the others.) Who the heck has time to do that? Ain’t nobody got time for dat!
With CoSchedule, you have time. It posts your work to Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook (profiles, pages and groups!), Pinterest (and you choose the Boards in CoSchedule), LinkedIn, Google + Pages (via your Buffer account), and Instagram. Not only that, but it schedules them to post at optimal times.
These folks have done their homework! When you have an account here, you are benefitting from years of research and experience.
I’m an older gal and I’ve been around these Interwebs for a while. I remember getting emails from Garrett Moon and he would talk about all kinds of pointy headed stuff like how to do content curation, or how to get into a social media workflow. I learned a lot!
Then I got introduced to CoSchedule and I thought, “Holy moley, this is the marketer’s holy grail!”
It indeed does just about everything. But it won’t fix you waffles in the morning, although Garrett is probably working on that one.
Ok, so you’ve poured your heart into a post. How is this going to help you?
First, head on over to their Headline Analyzer. You can use this whether or not you are their customer. Type your title in there and the thing will rate how good it is. You gotta believe these folks know what goes into a good headline. Why not just do a little check before you hit post?
Then, once you are a customer, you can schedule your post to go out on all the social media you choose. Again, the wizards behind the curtains know the optimal times to post and it will schedule your post to go live at these optimal times. Pretty cool!
But that’s not all.
Fairly recently, CoSchedule released a feature called ReQueue.
Beginning bloggers often think that you write a post, your go live with the post, then you move on to the next post.
The power of blogging, over time, is that you can write a post once, post it multiple times, then schedule it to requeue over the course of the year.
For those of us who have trouble remembering things to do, this is such a great feature! You can, of course, modify and monetize your posts, but GET THEM OUT THERE MORE THAN ONCE.
I know there are studies about the life of a post. It’s like a millisecond and it’s depressing to think about.
Fugget about it! You want to write once, then squeeze all the life you possibly can out of that little bugger. ReQueue helps you to do that.
Oh, by the way, they have an overview video that explains everything wonderful they do. It’s not super long and it’s well worth your time.
So this is what your CoSchedule calendar looks like in WordPress.
Pretty neat and tidy, eh? AND, you can drag and drop and move stuff around. It’s super easy to learn how to use.
What kind of content can you schedule in CoSchedule? Looky here!
There is a LOT more to show, but you gotta see this. Want to know how your posts did? CoSchedule can tell you!