How to Share WordPress Posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Pinterest with Blog2Social?
Do you want to see how to share all your posts out on social media from your WordPress blog with Blog2Social? I’m grateful that I’ve just found this tool because I have been putting out all these blog posts on my Website and not even hardly sharing them because it was just too annoying.
Now with Blog2Social, I have a very simple system that once I get my blog posts out, I go and schedule the release of that blog post on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest, Instagram and even VK which is the Russian social network. This is just a helpful tool I’ve found. If you’d like to look at all the helpful tools on my website, I trust you to go to Jerry Banfield Resources. I’ve got a lot more useful resources, for example, the Manage WordPress Website Hosting is so fast and infinitely scalable. You will see what I use for E-mail marketing, video course hosting, microphone, etc. When you use my links, you can help me earn a little bit. So let’s take a look inside Blog2Social.
A Blog2Social is a plugin for WordPress. I’ve got it set up on all of my 6 different social media accounts. I’ve got all of my Pinterest, VK, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter profiles set up there and then what I can do is click on Save connection. I’ve got a business license. So let’s go over here and look at the Blog2Social.
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If you’re new to this, you can set up auto-posting. That’s how I originally found the Blog2Social. You can automatically put your posts out. I prefer to manually put each of my posts out once a week. I just go through the schedule for all 7 days. That way if I’m sloppy with having a post, it’s like 3 posts that come out in one day on my blog, they don’t all tweet at once. Now, you can use the Blog2Social for free. Here’s the pricing.
I bought the $249, the business one. You can do a lot with the Blog2Social. You have 10 different users per license. You can put 15 accounts per network. There are tons of different networks you can share on. You can do purely automatic posting at a certain level. You’ve got auto-scheduling, content curations, etc. There’s a ton of powerful features on this which is why I got it.
What I do is, I go to the calendar and then I click on schedule a post to get to my calendar. The key thing is the post format. You can just use something like Zapier to dump automatic links whenever a post comes out but you want to get the highest engagement. You want to put the post in the most engaging format and what I really liked about Blog2Social after hours of researching and figuring out all this, I chose it because of the opportunity to put the post out in the right format. So this comes out as a photo post on Twitter.
It comes out as a photo post on my Facebook page. You can either do an image cut out on Instagram or an image with the frame. The frame looks trash. So I’m just doing the image cut out. You can do a link post also. I do a picture post on all of them and then on Pinterest, you can even choose which one of your posts you want it to go through.
You can then schedule all different times on each different network to help you get the best reach. So what I do is, I set all different time so that if someone’s following me on every one of these, there’s a good shot to reach them during the day with one of the posts and then set that as the same time every single day that my posts come out. What you need to do to get your profiles up when you’re on the main, you need to hit the Add Profile button.
You can add a Facebook page, profile or group. The Facebook profile sharing doesn’t work exactly right. If you click on a Facebook profile to share it, you still have to manually do it. So I don’t even do it with my facebook profile because you have to click it. I can just if I want to, share stuff off of my page itself back on the profile and that’s what I do if I want to share it. So I just put it up on my Facebook page.
Now note, Twitter says that you are not to put the same post up from multiple profiles and Blog2Social does a good job warning you about that within the interface. So just use 1 Twitter profile even if you have multiple ones. Then you can put an Instagram profile, Pinterest profile and all the other available profiles. Each of them has its authorization process. Most of them are pretty straightforward. If you create an account with another network for example, if you sign up for Pinterest by using your Facebook account, you’ll need to go back over to your Pinterest account, change your password, and your email address so that you can log straight in. You can’t log in with Facebook, into Pinterest for a Blog2Social. That is one possible complication you might have. That was only an issue on my Pinterest account on all the others. That was pretty straightforward.
Now what I do on each of these is, I’ve got the chance to write out my custom intro. You’re going to write your text to make sure it looks right. So what I do is, I start with Twitter. Now, you’ve got certain things that are fixed based on it but we have the actual tweet area. The image is pulled from the post. So, make sure you’ve got the image from the posts. And now I will write something that is going to go out as a tweet on my profile. I want it to be the most engaging possible. I’ll think about what are people going to be thinking as they are browsing through maybe? The key thing when you’re sharing these is, you want to make sure to get the right hashtags and I also could even link in my actual anchor podcast. So I am going to do that. Instead of putting anchor.fm, why not just link my Podcast in there?
You can use hashtagify.me and this little tool helps you figure out what exact hashtags you might want to put. So I hit podcasting in here. I looked and I got the #podcast, #podcaster, #money, and #business. I want to make sure that I’ve done a good job of using my hashtags. So I could put #Spotify. Let’s put #podcast and see tags related to #podcasting. We’ve got #business and #entrepreneur tags. Now what I want to do is see if there are any little niche keywords that I should do or any related things if I’m missing. So just general things like a #business and #entrepreneur can be good. These can be especially important on Instagram to help get found. Now, I’ve got this complete tweet written for Twitter. Now I’m going to paste it on the remaining profiles description fields.
On Twitter, I don’t have the link to the video option. I’ve got my podcast but on the other formats, I’m going to put more than that in there. I put the link to the YouTube video directly in the post as you can see in the image above. So what I’ll do is, I’ll just copy and paste these to every different platform.
Now I’ve got a link to my podcast, a link to watch on YouTube and I have a link to the actual income report itself. I’ve got related hashtags. I’ve tagged anchor on it and this is ready for Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, VK. If I had any other networks, it’d be ready for them as well.
Now the last thing to do is to schedule a specific time. So which one of these do I want to come out first thing in the morning? I often make my posts at night on Instagram if I’m doing something like posting a picture of myself. I think I’ll put Instagram as the first thing in the morning.
So what I’m going to do is schedule this earlier in the day on Instagram like 10:45 am. I’ve scheduled Instagram in the morning and we’re going to click at “Save as best time for this network”. Then if I want to put up another photo of myself or some kind of selfie like trying to flex or something then I can put that up later. If I don’t make a post that day, the day is really covered. Now on my Facebook page. I often have made most of my posts already earlier in the day on my Facebook page. I rarely make a post after like 6:45 am but then lots of times people aren’t online.
The time to schedule a post can make some of the difference but if people are really following you, they just look for it anyway. On my Facebook page, I’ll put it up about 4:45 pm because I really am ever posting anything after that. We want to schedule and kind of stagger these all out. So Instagram went out at 10:45. Let’s do the Twitter at 12:30 pm and that’ll be kind of right in the middle of the day.
I wanted to be staggered so if someone’s following me everywhere, they won’t get them all at once. Let’s do Linkedin at 8 am bright and early for those business people getting right to work and looking on their feed. VK is in Russia so we’re going to put the Russian one right in the middle of the night because, in Russia, it’ll be about 13 or 14 hours in the afternoon in Russia. We’ll put this Pinterest one at night.
Now, I’ll save this as the best time for every network. So now my posts are really blitzed creaking. If you follow me on every single platform, you just get blasted with my blog posts all day every day. When I got to do this again, I can hit “Load my time settings” and this will automatically put those in at the same time. So I’ve got these scheduled around the clock. I’ve got a very specific written description for social media and all have their other automatic information.
When I’m done with this, I go down and click on Share. This is scheduled to come out tomorrow across to all of these platforms at all different times of day to my followers and that that is really sweet. I can show you what some of these look like in each different area. I’ll show you how it looks on my Twitter in the picture below.
Look how nice this looks. This is an image tweet. It’s got a direct link on it. It’s got the exact right hashtags. This is set up for ideal results. This just came out 5 hours ago even though I scheduled it last week. If you click on it, it takes you straight to the post on my website which has a video on it which is perfect to get people engaged and it has affiliate marketing on the site right next to it.
I’ll show you why I set this up. I’ll show you how crappy my posts looked auto-sharing them before this in the picture below.
So before this, this is how my posts looked in the news feed. Look how crappy that looks with the automation I had set up before. I mean, look what a difference that makes in the newsfeed and this makes a huge difference if you want to maximize your reach. If you get good looking tweets like that to come out, then you’re much more likely to get more impressions. Look at the difference this tweet versus that other little tiny automated one.
Twitter wants the very best and engaging posts. Instead of having that one little stupid link, it’s got a huge image. Now that makes a world of difference on Twitter. Now if I look on my Instagram, you can see this one just actually came out on Instagram in the picture below.
Now, this is when I was using the pre-cut out one. It’s going to cut the sides off from now on. But again, look at that. I know you can’t click links on Instagram but you’ve got all these hashtags in it that help to have the best chance of getting found. And before this, I was not publishing any of my new blog posts.
Even though I was putting out hundreds of blog posts. I was not publishing any of them at all to my 16,000 followers on Instagram. So now every single one of my new posts is promoted on Instagram. I mean, I was just literally not even using that and this makes it so easy. Now the posts are able to get published on Instagram. When people like kind of a legit Instagram photo I put up, then there’s more of a chance to help people get into my business system. So, these are the cutout ones but the ones in the future will come out as square.
On my Linkedin, I’m getting more profile views. I’m getting more posts views every week because I have thousands of connections on LinkedIn. I couldn’t even be bothered to share any of this stuff before on Linkedin and now it comes out every day and any impressions are better than nothing than I was getting before.
If I look at my Facebook page, I’ve got new photos being added. When someone looks through the photos on my page every day, there are new photos instead of no posts. If someone clicks on the photo, there are links to my blog and some of the photos are getting pretty good organic impressions. This is giving me thousands of extra impressions on my blog every day, which is why I’ve taken the time to show this to you because I care about helping you make the best business possible.
I’ve not gotten compensated at all for this. It is just for transparency. I signed up for this and I found it really helpful so I thought I’d make a tutorial. If I get an affiliate link at some point, I’ll put it in the description of my video.
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