September 1, 2012 in Social Media Saturdays
With social media, it’s important to have a presence. One of the things that we know you have to do to help extend your reach on Facebook is to post often, around 2 – 3 times a day, but spread out over the day and night depending on where your audience is based. Without being online constantly, there is no other way to do it but through scheduling posts.
Facebook over the summer has introduced scheduling with pages. This means that you can plan your Facebook posts in advance and set them to go without having to be there to click ‘Post’.
Scheduling posts using the Facebook page scheduling appears to not affect your reach, unlike Hoot Suite, DVLR.it or other methods to post where posts scheduled via these systems are seen by less people, or so it would appear. Scheduling is easy, following these steps.
How to Schedule Posts in Facebook Pages
Write your post as normal and instead of clicking on post - click on the little clock icon at the bottom of the post box.
You can then set the year, month, day, hour and minute (to the 00, 15, 30 and 45 minutes past the hour) that you want your posts to go out in your timeline. Once your post is set, click on the ‘Schedule’ button.
Administer Scheduled Posts
Once a post is scheduled it disappears from your timeline – but don’t worry, you can review it and delete it if neccessary.
Go to the pages admin panel at the top and click on ‘Edit page’- then ‘Use Activity Log’.
Once in your activity log – you can see the scheduled posts at the top of the log. Using the arrow at the side of the post you can delete and change it if neccessary.
- Write the post as you would normally.
- Click on the clock icon in the botton left hand corner of the post box.
- Select the year, month, day, hour and minutes from the drop down boxes.
- Click on ‘Schedule’.
- To administer scheduled posts: Go to the admin panel.
- Click on ‘Edit Page’.
- Click on ‘Use Activity Log’.
- You can edit/delete posts in your activity log