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There are Many social media management tools, but one stands out among the crowd more and more each year — Agorapulse. I’ve used Agorapulse for Social Media Management for a few decades and I really like it. In this article I share 12 Reasons Why I love Agorapulse to Social Media Management and why you will too. Circle Camera
There Are Lots of social media management tools that Deserve a mention . I’ve used many of them such as Hootsuite Sprout Social, and Buffer, at one time or another.
I will not go in their features . They’re Solid options.
However, I switched to Agorapulse a Couple of Years ago Now and it has been my 1 choice for social media direction since that time. You can read about a number of the feature comparisons between Agorapulse and other programs .
However, for the purposes of This post, I wish to just focus on Agorapulse so you can consider it.
It could be the main tool in Your arsenal! Agorapulse is kind of like a Swiss Army knife of social media management.
Only, it doesn’t have too many extraneous features That you never use, making you think”what is that used for?” . It is practical, no-fluff and super simple to use.
Dare I say, it is even fun (but we’ll get to this ). Let’s take a peek why I love Agorapulse for social media management!
12 Reasons Agorapulse Kick Ass For Social Media Management
Oh and Before I begin… I should mention that I don’t necessarily use EVERY single function in precisely the exact same time. I do use a couple of tools for a few functions. However, I love that Agorapulse has a package of features that do cover most of your social media marketing needs.
In fact Have been moving a lot of the attributes I use on additional tools over to Agorapulse. It is difficult not to wish to stay”in” this instrument as it’s so user-friendly and fun to use. I have also taken on a brand ambassador role with Agorapulse since writing this article. The post was updated but my real love with this tool and the fact that I can’t do with it in my arsenal hasn’t changed.
The Agorapulse Team And Culture
Let us start here. Because with this, the Remainder of the things I adore about Agorapulse mean nothing.
Customer support is at the core of business Agorapulse. If their clients are happy and utilizing their instrument in the best possible way, (and they receive results), then everything falls into place. Their staff concentrates on client experience more.
Agorapulse also stinks About what works, what needs improving and what they can build. So, you are not a client but part of a business. In reality, lots of the features I am going to talk about came from client recommendations and feedback.
Caring about clients Is why Agorapulse has taken up the rankings as one of the social media management programs with the reviews and customer satisfaction. Circle Camera
I’ve all summarized 12 reasons why I like Agorapulse Below, but let us start with a video overview of the current (awesome) upgrade — then I will break down the critical capabilities. There is a lot to enjoy.
Impressive, right? Let’s jump in and choose a Closer look at the qualities of Agorapulse.
Easy Publishing And Scheduling
Now that we have covered off to the all-important Function of participation (which is the reason why I love Agorapulse the most), let’s take a peek at scheduling and posting.
Just as a publishing Tool goes, Agorapulse is among the easiest I’ve used. It is a cinch to post to Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram (and they have the newest auto-posting function for Instagram as an official Instagram Partner).
You can easily customise the posts to suit each platform. I most likely don’t even need to go into detail about it , as it is super intuitive to use. You, (like me) should have the ability to work out how to program an easy article, easily and without education.
Scheduling is easy with Agorapulse! I can.
- Publish instantly
- Queue my post (more of that later)
- Schedule the post later on for time and a specific date.
It’s also easy to schedule exactly the same article to Go out on different platforms, on different times, while being optimized for all those platforms (altering the text or image size).
1 feature I like is the capability to Type”@” and the title of the user and Agorapulse will bring up the probable account you can pick from on Twitter and Facebook. See how Agorapulse suggests accounts once I begin entering their business name.
This helps you to tag profiles and pages fast And saves you time searching to add.
You could schedule easily to LinkedIn.
Easily print to LinkedIn with Agorapulse
We’ll get to Instagram at a minute, but for today, Please be aware that publishing your content and scheduling beforehand on Agorapulse is super easy! And as I said, it is also possible to currently auto-post into Instagram using Agorapulse since they are an official partner and also have access to this new feature via Instagram’s API.
Oh and they have a slick calendar view also, That means you can see of your articles ready to go across the platforms.
And it’s colour coded for folks like me That extra level of visual organisation. Winning!
There is nothing better than seeing this.
This is what I see on a regular basis with Agorapulse.
Unlike a few other social media management tools, Agorapulse mentions and has 1 column for me to react to notifications.
To me, that is”one job” to complete each day. And it is really almost enjoyable to clear out my inbox.
It is concentrated, it is simple and it is super easy to Use, so you won’t skip a mention!
- Your accounts on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
- Your inbox (where each of the articles you need to examine or respond to are available ). Your inbox things are highlighted To Inspection for every platform as items.
- Tabs for Publishing, Listening, Fans and Followers, and Reports.
- An area for engagement in which you respond and participate via enjoys, retweets or responses.
You can click on a user’s profile to expand it. You’ll then see all of the info that you need — directly within Agorapulse (like any previous interactions).
Expand your history to be seen by a user profile!
Just one click and you will see if You’ve Got a History with the user and the conversations you’ve had before. As a consequence, you may provide the ideal people the ideal attention at the time.
Let us break this down a bit more…
I DMs I’ve and can easily see how many cites In my inbox. When I am looking at this tweet from Ravi, I can see how many tweets that I have to review and I can review or react to his conversation. It is the exact same for social channels — your engagement all is in 1 place.
Never skip a mention in your inbox!
I know my inbox Isn’t empty in this screenshot. When I’ve finished writing this article, but it will be! I don’t always get to inbox zero every day but I get there often enough to LOVE that”Congratulations” screen!
It’s simple to check all your mentions. You can Even filter by message or cite type as follows.
Only review the posts replied to or dealt with. It is automatically marked as reviewed once a specific post is replied to by you.
Or you simply click on a place replying.
In the example from Nicky, I could select To answer (or reply by DM), examine the article, delegate it to get somebody else (more of that later), retweet it or”just like” the article — all from within precisely the same dashboard place on Agorapulse.
Choose how you procedure or will participate the mention or message.
It’s if I change to Instagram, by Way of Example similar. I can view my recent engagement all, I see more info or can expand on articles. I may also follow and unfollow. Circle Camera
Switch between accounts and programs to Keep up with participation!
Being able to see All your remarks is handy on Where you usually can only find the last 50 mentions on your own feed. It’s not possible to keep up with mentions if you have a number of followers. Agorapulse alters all that which is huge for brands and influencers.
Excited? You can participate with ALL of your Mentions, even if you are getting to them.
And I could also easily participate by Switching to Facebook.
Note. You’re able to engage on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube although maybe not LinkedIn at this stage (you can just publish to LinkedIn.
Agorapulse retains all my participation in one place.
Ahhhh, exhale and pour yourself a glass of wine!
Get To Know Your Best Advocates
When it comes to social media it’s not about Collecting followers. It is about participating with them.
Like I shared previously, Agorapulse enables me to Easily track and participate with my very best advocates employing the”Fans and Followers” feature. From within your Twitter account, you click on”Fans and Followers” then filter your search under”All”,”Favorites” or”Top” users according to below.
In this scenario I hunted on my top 100 users below “TOP”.
You can add profiles and a celebrity to “favorite” folks you would like to follow closely in Agorapulse. This way, you have their articles easily accessible in their very own thread! It’s simple retweet their articles and to engage together!
You’ll also see positions for the following in only About each profile view on Agorapulse.
- Engaged — the individual has said you (directly, or via a reply to a dialogue ) or sent you a DM.
- Ambassador — this individual has retweeted posted or you links.
- Influencer — this individual is frequently retweeted (over 20 times during the previous 30 days).
In Nicky’s situation, she is all 3 with respect to my @sociallysorted Twitter accounts. Nicky is someone I ought to be participating with (and I do!) .
On this, Facebook Function shows you who has mentioned your webpage, and the number of times they have liked and commented or delivered a message, in addition to their final interaction with you. You can also prohibit them from inside Agorapulse, although I hope that happens rarely!
On Instagram you Will see who’s left comments in your post, their followers/followed that is total counts and you can trace or unfollow from within Agorapulse.
You are given a clear picture of who by these metrics Follows you, boosts you and engages with you the most.
- Setup custom groups of followers within Agorapulse’s dash
- Search on all their interactions
- Search in their messages, and
- Add personal notes.
When you have all It to take part in positive communication with these individuals — maybe reach out to thank them surprise and delight them in some manner! Circle Camera
Advanced Tracking, Search And Reports
Think of Agorapulse as your personal Private investigator. It’s possible to use the Monitoring work on Instagram to.
- Play hashtag searches.
- Perform place hunts.
What is so great? It opens a whole new World of chance for finding (and joining) talks about any subject you like (including your manufacturer ).
The Capacity for location-based companies is huge Particularly tourism.
When it comes To reports, Agorapulse actually excels. With one click you can create a report that is easy to decipher and easy to produce. Ideal for showing clients!
Agorapulse Reports enable your to break Audience in a way which makes sense.
The detailed reports also can help you find a range Information such as.
- Your best performing articles (ie articles, tweets etc) based on participation and attain
- Development metrics with time. Agorapulse automatically compares metrics and gives a reading re whether a specific metric is decreasing or increasing over a time to you.
- Community management statistics like response time and response speed
- Benchmarking your Facebook Page against opponents
Your material is easily analysed and Introduced in report form. You can also download it as a csv file to show it to the people/clients/team that needs to view the most.
For social media supervisors and agencies that this is Enormous, as it allows you to provide data that is easy-to-read to your clientele.
You can take a glance at your competition!
Just about everybody I know who uses Agorapulse for Social media direction raves about the accounts. They are pretty special;o-RRB-
Moderation On Autopilot — Say Goodbye To Spam!
This function is like Paradise to me. Agorapulse explains it as being in a position to”tag, rename, conceal, delete or assign articles… while you sleep”. using Moderation Rules all.
Where the, I like this role on Twitter Auto-thankyous, Auto-engagements and Auto-DMs push me bat-shizz crazy.
With Agorapulse I can deal with them Manners.
- I will filter my DMs so that I really don’t see almost all of them. This is where the magic happens. You can set up filters to weed out”many” of those lousy DMs. Not all (sigh) but most.
- I will filter my feed by DMs or Mentions. Clean them out quickly and I usually visit DMs. To be honest I get so many DMs that are spam these days, it’s hard not to miss the excellent ones. Automobile DMs have literally made DMs useless to me, which is a real shame.
Moderation and filtering works for all account Types but I mainly use it for Twitter to”mark as reviewed” all the Auto DMs that come through saying”thanks to following”.
It mainly filters out The auto-DMs, and yes I’m sad that it catches some real ones as well, however you’ve got to pick your battles!
Along with the moderation rules are not about spam. You can use them in several ways to
- Filter content out to be responded to — on almost any platform. Maybe you wish to have the articles featuring a hashtag that is specific to be tagged in a specific manner — so you’re able to respond to them.
- Filter those people that are SUPER participated out and post all the time you don’t need to see every Tweet at Agorapulse — just repond to them occasionally or natively in Twitter.
- Create customized tags such as tweets and comments so you can categorize and research on these!
- Create customized searches for keywords that you need to track
- If you have one of the”big” level accounts (best for smaller agencies) you’ll have posts delegated to a team member (see 11 below).
Basically the moderation purpose is just another Bonus motive to think about Agorapulse for social media direction.
A Killer Mobile App
If you are out and around And you will need to clean your inbox, the Agorapulse program is something that you will love.
It’s accessible on iOS and Android and it is super slick to use. I often prefer using the program vs desktop to process my inbox since it’s really simple to review and process mentions and messages. Circle Camera
Agorapulse’s queue feature allows you to publish Your articles on a repeated, evergreen basis utilizing smart categories — much like the way by that Meet Edgar allows you to set articles to be scheduled at certain times daily based on certain categories. It is used by me for Facebook and Twitter.
If you are using a tool and Need to Cut costs, then consider Agorapulse’s evergreen content feature rather (and you get the bonus of all the additional Agorapulse attributes ).
Here are a few things to know about using Agorapulse for repeated content.
Setting Up Your Queue Categories Is Super Easy.
With Agorapulse name and it’s super simple to set up Your queue insert your schedule for articles to be published on, and catogories. Then of adding content, the process is intuitive. As you can see, it is a slick dashboard (the consumer experience is amazing ).
Firstly, set up your articles and You Have to name Categories (all colour-coded and ready for action!) .
Setting up your classes is simple… and color-coded!
All you Need to, When You’ve set up your categories Do is add instances like this, to the schedule.
Then I Want to add content that is amazing to each of those category queues!
Easily Preview Content For Each Social Network.
Agorapulse provides You a preview of the post, to show you how it’ll look on the newsfeed of the platform when you publish it you select.
Pick to Schedule your posts or include each post to your choice’s Queue. This component is simple, as you set up your queue in Measure one. Your Queue, full of posts (and prepared to go) will look something like this.
Once a post is published, It Is Going to return to the Bottom of this queue, waiting to be queued again.
Aside from using the queue function for repeated Content, you might decide to either.
- Add a post to the schedule as normal or
- Repeat your post a specific number of times (when you do this you may place the minimum number of days between repetitions of this article ). Be aware you could do this for Facebook but you have to be aware of the Twitter rules from duplicate content — see below.
You Can Pause The Queue (Quickly, And At Any Time).
I Really like That Agorapulse has added a pause button. If there is a natural catastrophe or it is not fantastic time to post, it is easy to pause the queue.
Perhaps you want to pause a queue of posts At Christmas… it is easy with the pause button!
Meet Edgar includes a pause button and it was something I really wished to see in any tool which I opted to replace it with. I requested Agorapulse to include one and they did (they always listen never be afraid to mention suggestions or give feedback!) .
Use The Queue Function
The queue function could be for announcing handy Events such as a Facebook Live (if you hold them on a weekly or regular basis). Share your content that must go out in a queue. I would advise that the posts a bit vary to keep the content fresh and much more eye-catching.
This works with Twitter but with for Facebook we Need to check at a few”changes” into Twitter’s terms of usage…. Circle Camera
Twitter And Agorapulse
Twitter posted about fresh Guidelines or”rules” for repeated or duplicate content in February 2018. You may read about it here.
The principles are not Fresh as addressed by Agorapulse’s CEO Emeric Ernoult. It’s just that they are making a point of saying they will enforce them.
Fundamentally this imply that we can no more Post articles that is identical or substantially similar . This applies to replicate content.
Let us take a look Twitter with Agorapulse whilst complying with all the rules, so the rules are complied with by you once you draft a picture like you to post to Twitter.
Note You Could elect to queue or schedule Your article to Twitter. Here’s where we have to consider the principles of Twitter and comply with them. You can do this a couple of ways with Agorapulse.
Agorapulse Blocks Ability To Post Duplicate Content On Twitter Accounts
If you look In the image above, you’ll realize that Agorapulse blocks my ability to place replicate content to more than one of my Twitter accounts. The instrument recognises that I am posting to Twitter! This helps ensure that I adhere to Twitter’s guidelines.
Content Variation Tips
Here is the way I use Agorapulse to save loads of Time and remain from Twitter Jail. With Agorapulse, you have two options for repeating a link.
- It is possible to opt to Schedule your post once (or more than once if you change it). Simply add your post to do this, then pick the date and time you want it to go out out at. If it will be published more than once, you’ll want to edit the replicated or replicate tweets so that they’re not”replicate” content. A lot of that is under.
- More than with variants or you can opt to Queue your post once. Agorapulse recommends this. When you are queueing articles for Twitter, make certain you don’t choose the option to”re-queue multiple times.” You can use this attribute for some other platforms, but this is where you would end up in violation of Twitter’s rules. While I choose to do it this way, I make sure it’s a special post, then add it to the top or bottom of the queue (ie I choose”queue next” or”queue last”).
Advanced Scheduling is also used by me to Write one tweet, and then set that tweet. Below, I have set it to article more often than every 7 Days, and up to 6 repetitions. Don’t forget to edit the repeats!
After I program that the 6 x repeats, I can easily see Those posts in my schedule. I’d go straight in and change them to hashtags, emojis, pictures or text. Do this don’t do it or you will forget.
Note. It’s Okay when you edit your posts, if the link remains the same. It is the text that you need to change each time.
I’d been using Advanced Scheduling in this manner For a little while today to post new content — well before the new”principles” were declared. I love to mix up this and it is better for engagement.
Do not forget Bulk Upload! Agorapulse also allows you to upload around a 100 pieces of content using a CSV file. Your photos are included by this and also can include articles from any RSS feed! You might also use this save hours and to curate content from different sites!
What’s Coming For Queued Content?
The team at Agorapulse is functioning on a Tool to produce the variations of tweets easier for us, so we can still get out content and play fine with Twitter. This will be new functionality that will let us repeat our tweet variations all in the one simple interface. I’m awaiting it. I am sure it’s going to be a timesaver! Circle Camera
Team Communication and Delegation
As easy as Agorapulse is to use, you Do not need to do all the checking and involvement yourself… It’s a dream for delegation.
If you are a member of Agorapulse’s Large level Account (starting at $199 a month), then you can upgrade to staff approval whereby you are able to assign tasks and accept messages around multiple team members.
This is very good for customer service brilliance.
If you are a team that is growing, this feature is a good You to upgrade to.
Oh and guess what? Remarks and teamwork happens in Actual time. So if Jess and Joe are online at the same time working on the account, there won’t be double-up. It is possible to see exactly what your staff is currently performing in real time.
Posting To Instagram
Agorapulse is A proud Instagram spouse. This means they are among the tools to get entry to the API to allow of Instagram!
In Case You Have one of the business accounts with Agorapulse you can to Instagram. This means that you can organize your articles beforehand and click on to post on your phone when you are ready OR you are able to auto article.
Make sure that you don’t forget to participate You autopost….posting is merely a part of the procedure. You need to follow up on replies and comments.
I believe that Agorapulse is the only tool that Provides both scheduling and auto-scheduling to Instagram in addition to reporting and monitoring… so it’s a win-win-win in case you have a company account. Most Instagram tools that give you testimonials are a fee!
All you Want To do would be.
- Download the Agorapulse app and hook up your Instagram account.
- On Your program or desktop, schedule your Instagram article (add photo and caption) then program the date and time that you need to publish it. You can choose to switch on Auto-scheduling or you’ll be able to use the app post the picture and to link through to Instagram.
- If you post , will receive a notification through your cellular app when it’s time. Just click”Publish” and you’ll be changed through to the Instagram program.
- Article as you would normally on Instagram. Your copy/description is going to be duplicated and you want to glue it. Check you have hashtags added as necessary and you’re good to go!
I am impressed that Agorapulse has Added yet another feature that would ordinarily require us to utilize another tool and the attribute makes it even better. Bringing these tools together saves you time AND money and is an integral reason why I adore Agorapulse for Social Media Management.
Responding To Advertisement Remarks
Here is where we get to Some attributes which are for the higher degree of membership Agorapulse.
The ability to respond to ad comments Starts at Medium Level of Membership (starting at $99 per month)
Keeping up with comments on ads is difficult for Facebook and Instagram advertisements. Agorapulse pulls in the ad comments to your own inbox and lets you view them and engage with them.
If you run advertisements and know what it is like to keep up With the comments (such as the spam), then you’ll know that this purpose is bliss for ad managers and page admins. Bliss. Circle Camera
Bonus Free Tools
You can also choose Advantage of these free tools on their site including.
- A Facebook Page Barometer — also to test your engagement, and to determine how well your lover fares against your peers.
- A Twitter Analytics Report Card — to compare multiple webpages accounts, see how you perform against the competition and measure your Twitter functionality, right now
If you want one Reason to check out Agorapulse then here it is.
It is affordable.
They have some of the best pricing of some of the Social media management tools.
Prices start at $49 per Month for small/solo businesses with raising prices for medium, large and enterprise businesses. You can find out more about pricing here.
I’ve A hunch that once you check out Agorapulse for social media management, attempt Some of their tools and choose the free trial to get a spin, you will be hooked as I am.