Hooray! You can stop worrying about sacrificing time for engagement.
There has been a lot written about how you should never use a 3rd party app to post to Facebook because Facebook wouldn't show it as prominently. But it looks like Facebook is changing all that. In a comment in the developer's thread on Facebook, somewhat under the Radar, developer consultant Matt Trainer posted this:
He goes on to say:
"...we recently made a fix that added more signals to detect good quality posting behavior. This should improve the situation with the distribution of posts coming from third-party apps in the News Feed."
So there you have it. Disaster averted! You can save time with tools and still get your post seen without worry. (Thanks to Leo from Buffer for breaking this story. Link at the bottom of this post.)
Here are 5 tools that make posting to Facebook a breeze for busy people:
You're busy. You don't always have time to log into the ever growing list of social networks, so here's 5 Free tools to help you get the most out of each post!
1. Buffer: Buffer recently introduced Facebook posting to their browser plugin, so if you see some content you'd like to share, but you don't want to bombard your friends and followers, just click "Buffer" and it will go out at a later time. (Free up to 10 posts in your Buffer)
2. MarketMeSuite: MarketMeSuite is the free social media dashboard that lets you schedule, auto-post RSS, and post in real time to Facebook at the same time as posting to Twitter and Linkedin. You can also view your newsfeeds and add comments from inside the app.
3. Hootsuite for iPhone: This app offers a great way to post out messages across networks on the go, including Facebook. It's one of the few mobile apps that allows cross posting to more than just Twitter accounts.
4. Twitterfeed: If RSS is all you need, Twitter feed will automatically post your RSS feed to Twitter and Facebook
5. Networked Blogs: This pushes any new blog post directly to your Facebook Profile and Fan Page.
Have You Noticed?
Have you started to see any changes in the post sources in your newsfeed? Let me know any findings!
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