Let me share a little about a new to me plugin called CoSchedule. I will kick off the article with a shout that this plugin is awesome! I have only been using it for a little while and already see how much time and effort it is saving me. Not to mention the frustration of making changes in posting schedule or series posts.
Here is the normal course of action for a post on my site:
- Brainstorm for topic
- Pencil in date of post on calendar (make an appointment for the post with reminders to pop up)
- Set reminders for several weeks before if it is a large topic
- Do research for the article
- Write the article in word document
- Create or locate image for post
- Edit image in Picmonkey
- Upload image to my site
- Copy article into site editor
- Insert the links and set settings
- Review, update and finalize article
- Schedule date and time for publication
- Once post is live, come back and schedule each social media message for several weeks on each platform
Now with CoSchedule, I can combine or simplify several of the above steps.
CoSchedule is a drag-and-drop editorial calendar for WordPress that puts your blog posts and social media messages on the same schedule.
I can pencil in topics and create an editorial planner for the month or the year. If I missed something, I simply drag an article or series to another spot and the plugin updates all the notes and related reminders automatically.
Now, WordPress users can save time and grow traffic by scheduling blog posts and social media together on a unified drag-and-drop calendar. It’s the content marketing calendar that WordPress is missing.
Meaning that I can complete the article and all social shares scheduled as I write my article. I no longer have to come back once the post is live to schedule the social shares.
One of the best things about CoSchedule is that as you drag a post from one date to another, your social media messages move with it. This allows bloggers to create a series of messages that promote their blog posts on a rolling schedule.
Easy to change schedule
Meaning if I need to push an article back a week or grab it to fill in on a day that I was too busy to write, I simply click and drag it to the new date AND all the scheduled social shares AUTOMATICALLY get shifted as well! SWEET!!
This plugin really does save time, which in the end saves money because it frees me to work on other projects or reach out to new clients.
Did I mention you can also connect it with your Bitly, Google Analytics and Google Calendar?
- Drag-And-Drop Editorial Calendar
- Schedule Social Media While You Blog
- Save Time, Grow Traffic
- Lightweight WordPress Plugin
- Automated Social Publishing
- Simple Team Communication
- All-In-One Publishing Solution
- No More WordPress Hacking
CoSchedule is a paid subscription. The plugin fully integrates with WordPress, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Buffer, and others.
Are you ready to give it a try? You can have access to the plugin and all the features for 14 days for free. I can’t imagine a reason to not continue the service once you give it a spin for two weeks. Installation is simple. You will be up and running in less than five minutes.
Give it a try and let me know your thoughts? What did you find was the most beneficial for your site? << Click to Share >>
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