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There are Many social media management programs, however, one stands out among the crowd more and more every year — Agorapulse. I have used Agorapulse for Social Media Management for a few decades and I love it. In this post I share 12 Reasons Why I love Agorapulse for Social Media Management and you will also. Orange Icon Pack
There are many social media management applications that Deserve a mention . I’ve used many of them at one time or another, including Hootsuite Sprout Social, and Buffer.
I will not go in their features here. They are Solid options.
However, I changed to Agorapulse a few years ago Today and it has been my No 1 choice to social media direction since that time. You can read about a number of the feature comparisons between Agorapulse along with other programs .
However, for the purposes of This informative article, I want to focus on Agorapulse so you can consider it.
In Reality, it could be the Primary tool in Your arsenal! Agorapulse is kind of like a Swiss Army knife of social media management.
Only, it will not have features that are extraneous That you never use, making you think”what is that used for?” . It’s sensible, no-fluff and super easy to use.
Dare I say, it’s even enjoyable (but we’ll get to this ). Let’s take a peek at 12 Reasons why I adore Agorapulse for social media management!
12 Reasons Agorapulse Kick Ass For Social Media Direction
Oh and Before I start… I should mention that I do not always use each and every function at the exact same time. I do use a couple of different tools. However, I love that Agorapulse includes a package of features that do cover the majority of your social media advertising needs.
In fact Have been moving a lot of the attributes I use on programs over to Agorapulse. It is hard not to want to stay”in” this instrument since it is so user-friendly and fun to use. I have also taken on a brand ambassador role with Agorapulse since writing this post. The post has been updated but my real love for this particular tool and the fact I can’t do without it in my arsenal hasn’t changed.
The Agorapulse Team And Culture
Let us start here. Because with this, the Rest of the things that I love about Agorapulse mean nothing.
Customer service is at the core of company 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 focuses on customer experience more.
Agorapulse also listens About what works, what needs improving and what they can build. Thus, you are not a client but part of a company where your voice will be heard. In reality, lots of the features I am about to talk about came out of client recommendations and opinions.
Caring about customers Is why Agorapulse has taken up the rankings as among those social media management programs with the reviews and customer satisfaction. Orange Icon Pack
I’ve all summarized 12 reasons why I like Agorapulse Below, but let us start with a video summary of the recent (awesome) upgrade — then I will break down the key features. There’s a lot to enjoy.
Impressive, right? Let us jump in and choose a Closer look at the features of Agorapulse.
Easy Publishing And Scheduling
Now that We’ve covered off to the all-important Purpose of participation (which is the reason why I adore Agorapulse the most), let’s take a look at scheduling and posting.
As far as a publishing Tool goes, Agorapulse is one. 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).
The posts can be easily customised by you to suit each platform. I don’t even need to go into detail about this here, as it’s super intuitive to use. You, (like me) should be able to work out how to program an easy article, readily and without education.
Scheduling is easy with Agorapulse! I could.
- Publish immediately
- Queue my article (more of this later)
- Schedule the article later on for a particular date and time.
It’s also super easy to schedule the same article to Head out on different platforms, on different times, while being optimized for those platforms (altering the text or picture size).
1 feature I particularly like is the ability Type”@” and the name of the consumer and Agorapulse will bring up the probable accounts you can pick from on Twitter and Facebook. Notice how Agorapulse suggests extra accounts when I begin entering their business name.
This helps you to label profiles and pages fast And saves you time looking to add.
You could also schedule to LinkedIn.
Publish to LinkedIn with Agorapulse
We will get to Instagram at a moment, but for now, Please know that publishing your content and scheduling in advance on Agorapulse is super simple! And as I said, it is also possible to now auto-post to Instagram with Agorapulse as they are an official partner and have access to that new attribute via Instagram’s API.
Oh and they have a Fairly slick calendar opinion also, So you can see your posts ready to go across the programs.
And it’s colour coded for folks like me That extra amount of organisation that is visual. Winning!
There’s 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 only one column for me to respond to notifications.
To me, that’s”one task” to complete every day. And it’s actually almost enjoyable to clean out my inbox.
It’s concentrated, it’s easy and it is easy to Use, so you won’t skip a mention!
- Your accounts on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
- Your inbox (where each of the posts you need to examine or respond to are available ). Your inbox items are emphasized as things.
- Tabs for Fans, Publishing, Listening and Followers, and Reports.
- An area for engagement where you participate and respond via likes, retweets or replies.
You can click on a user’s profile it. You’ll then see all of the info you need — right within Agorapulse (like any prior interactions).
Expand your history to be seen by an individual profile!
Just one click and you can see if you have a History with the conversations and the consumer you’ve had before. As a consequence, that you can provide the people the right care at the moment.
Let us break this down a bit more…
I DMs I’ve and can see how many cites Inside my inbox. If 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 tweet. It’s the same for societal channels — your entire participation is in one area.
Never skip a mention on your inbox!
I know my inbox Is not empty in this screenshot. But it’s going to be when I have finished writing this article! I don’t always get to inbox zero daily but I get there often enough to LOVE that”Congratulations” display!
It’s easy to inspect your mentions. You can Filter by cite or message type as follows.
Then review the articles you’ve replied to or dealt with. It is automatically marked as reviewed As soon as you reply to a post.
Or you click on a place to review it without replying.
I can select To reply (or answer from DM), review the post, assign it for somebody else (more of that later), retweet it or”just like” the post — all from within the exact same dashboard area on Agorapulse.
Choose how you will engage or procedure the mention or message.
If I change to Instagram it’s similar. I can view my recent engagement all, I see more info about a user or can expand on articles. I can even follow and unfollow. Orange Icon Pack
Change between programs and accounts to Keep up with engagement!
Being able to see ALL of your remarks is handy on Instagram, where you generally can only find the past 50 mentions on your own feed. If you have a number of followers it is not possible to keep up with mentions. Agorapulse alters all that which is huge for brands and influencers.
Excited? You Can now participate with All your Mentions when you are a little late getting to them.
And Needless to Say, I can easily engage by Switching to Facebook as well.
Note. You can engage on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube although not LinkedIn at this stage (you can only publish to LinkedIn.
Agorapulse retains all my engagement in 1 place.
Ahhhh, exhale and pour yourself a glass of wine!
Get To Know Your Finest Advocates
When it comes to social media it’s not about Collecting followers. It is about engaging with them.
As I shared previously, Agorapulse enables me to Easily monitor and engage with my best advocates employing the”Fans and Followers” feature. From in your Twitter accounts, you click on”Fans and Followers” then filter your search under”All”,”Favorites” or”Top” users as per below.
On my top 100 users I searched in this case under “TOP”.
With favorites you can add a star to profiles to “favorite” folks you would like to follow closely in Agorapulse. This way, you have their posts accessible in their very own thread! Now it’s simple retweet their articles and to engage together!
You see rankings for your following in only About every profile perspective on Agorapulse.
- Engaged — the individual has said you (directly, or through a reply to a dialogue ) or delivered you a DM.
- Ambassador — this person posted links to your website or has retweeted you.
- Influencer — this person is often retweeted (over 20 times throughout the previous 30 days).
In Nicky’s case, she is all 3 with respect to my @sociallysorted Twitter accounts. Nicky is someone I ought to be participating with (and I do!) .
On Facebook Function shows you who’s said your webpage, and how many times they’ve liked and commented or delivered a message, as well as their last interaction with you. You can also prohibit them from within Agorapulse, but I hope that happens infrequently!
On Instagram you Will see who has left comments in your article, their complete followers/followed counts and you can follow or unfollow from inside Agorapulse.
You are given a clear image of who by these fundamental metrics Follows you, boosts you and participates with you the most.
- Set up custom groups of followers inside Agorapulse’s dash
- Search on each of their interactions
- Search on their own messages, and
- Add private notes.
When You’ve Got this information you can use all It to take part in positive communication with those individuals — perhaps reach out to them to thank them or surprise and delight them in some manner! Orange Icon Pack
Advanced Monitoring, Search And Reports
Think of Agorapulse as your own Investigator that is personal. It’s possible to use the Monitoring work on Instagram to.
- Perform hashtag searches.
- Location that is perform hunts.
What is so great? It opens a whole new World of possibility for locating (and linking ) conversations around any subject you like (like your brand).
The potential for businesses is enormous Especially tourism.
When it comes To reports, Agorapulse really excels. With one click you can create a report that’s not difficult to decode and easy to produce. GREAT for showing clients!
Agorapulse Reports help your to break down Audience in a way which makes sense.
The reports can help you find a range Information including.
- Your best performing content (ie posts, tweets etc) based on participation and attain
- Development metrics with time. Agorapulse gives you a reading re whether a specific metric is decreasing or increasing over a period and automatically compares metrics.
- Community management data like response time and response speed
- Benchmarking your Facebook Page against opponents
Your best performing content is analysed and Presented in report form. You may download it as a csv file to reveal the people/clients/team that must see it the most.
For social media managers and agencies that this is Enormous, as it allows you to provide information to your clients.
It is also possible to have a glance in your competitors!
Just about everybody I know who uses Agorapulse to get Social media direction raves about the reports. They are pretty special;o-RRB-
Moderation On Autopilot — Say Goodbye To Spam!
This function is similar to Paradise to me. Agorapulse explains it as being able to”tag, rename, conceal, delete or delegate content… while you sleep”. All using Moderation Rules.
Where the, I like this function on Twitter Auto-thankyous, Auto-engagements and Auto-DMs push me bat-shizz crazy.
With Agorapulse I will deal with them Manners.
- I will filter my DMs so I don’t see most of them at the first location. This is where the magic happens. You can set up filters to weed out”many” of those bad DMs. Not all (sigh) but most.
- I can filter my feed by Mentions or even DMs. Clean them out and I typically go to DMs. To be fair I get so many DMs which are spam these days, it’s hard not to overlook the excellent ones. Auto DMs have made DMs useless to me, which is a true shame.
Moderation and filtering works for all accounts Types but I mainly use it for Twitter to”mark as reviewed” all the Auto DMs that come through saying”thanks to after”.
It filters out The auto-DMs, and yes I am sad that it catches some actual ones also, but you have to choose your battles!
Along with the moderation principles are not merely about spam. You can use them in several ways to
- Filter out content to be responded to. You want to have all the posts featuring a hashtag that is specific to be tagged in a specific manner — so you can respond to them later.
- Filter out those people that are SUPER engaged and post all of the time so that you don’t have to see every Tweet in Agorapulse — only repond to them or in Twitter.
- So you can categorize create customized tags such as comments and tweets and research on them afterwards!
- Create customized searches for key words which you want to track
- In case you have one of the”big” level accounts (greatest for smaller agencies) you can have posts assigned to a team member (see 11 below).
Basically the moderation function is another Bonus reason to think about Agorapulse for social media management.
A Killer Mobile App
If you are out and around And you need to clean your inbox, the Agorapulse app is.
It is accessible on Android and iOS and it is super slick to use. I often prefer using the program vs desktop to process my inbox since it’s so simple to review and process mentions and messages. Orange Icon Pack
Agorapulse’s queue feature allows you to publish Your articles onto a replicated, evergreen basis utilizing intelligent categories — much like the way by that Meet Edgar allows you to set articles to be scheduled at certain times of day based on particular 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 attribute rather (and you get the bonus of all of the additional Agorapulse attributes ).
Here are a few things Agorapulse for replicated, queued content.
Setting Up Your Queue Categories Is Super Easy.
With Agorapulse it’s super easy to set up and name Your queue add your program for articles to be printed on, and catogories. Then of adding content, the process is very intuitive. As you can see, it’s a slick dash (the user experience is amazing ).
Primarily, You Have to name and set up your content Categories (all colour-coded and prepared for action!) .
Setting up your categories is simple… and color-coded!
All you Need to When You’ve set up your classes Do is add times to the program, such as this.
Then I Want to include awesome content to each of the category queues!
Easily Preview Content For Each Social Network.
Agorapulse gives You a preview of this post, to show you how it will look on the newsfeed of the platform when you publish it, you choose.
Pick to Schedule your posts to a specific time slot, or include every article to the Queue of your selection. This part is easy, as you’ve already set up your queue in Step one. Your Queue, full of posts (and ready to go) will look something like this.
Once a post is published, It Is Going to return to the Bottom of the lineup, waiting to be queued again.
Apart from using the queue operate for repeated Content, you might even decide to .
- Add a post to the program as normal or
- Replicate your article a specific number of times (when you do so you may place the minimum amount of times between repetitions of this post). Be aware you could do this for Facebook but you need to be aware of the Twitter rules see below.
You May Pause The Queue (Instantly, And At Any Time).
I love that Agorapulse has included a pause button. For any reason it’s not fantastic timing to post or if there is a natural disaster, you can pause the queue with one click.
Perhaps you need to pause a lineup of posts At Christmas… it’s easy with the pause button!
Meet Edgar has a pause button and it had been something I really wanted to see which I opted to replace it with. I asked Agorapulse to add one plus they did (they constantly listen — never be afraid to mention tips or give feedback!) .
Utilize The Queue Function
The function can be handy for announcing Events such as a Facebook Live (should you hold them on a weekly or regular basis). Share your content that must go out weekly in a queue at a certain time of the week. I would advise that the articles a bit change to keep the content fresh and.
This works for Facebook but with we Have to check at some”changes” into Twitter’s terms of usage…. Orange Icon Pack
Twitter And Agorapulse
Twitter posted about new Guidelines or”rules” for repeated or replicate content in February 2018. You can read about it here.
The principles are not New as addressed by Agorapulse’s CEO Emeric Ernoult. It is just that now they’re currently making a bigger point of saying they will be enforced by them.
Basically this mean that we can Simultaneously post content that is similar or identical . This also applies to duplicate content.
Lets’s take a look at how you can still post to Twitter with Agorapulse while complying with all the rules, so you obey the rules, when you draft a picture like you to post to Twitter.
Note You Could choose to schedule or queue Your post to Twitter. Here is where we need to consider the rules of Twitter and comply with them. You can do this a couple ways with Agorapulse.
Agorapulse Blocks Ability To Post Duplicate Content To Twitter Accounts
If you look more closely At the image above, you will realize that Agorapulse blocks my ability to post duplicate content. The tool recognises that I am submitting to Twitter! This helps ensure that I stick to the guidelines of Twitter.
Content Demo Tips
This is the way I use Agorapulse to save loads of Time and remain from Twitter Jail. With Agorapulse, you currently have two choices for replicating a link.
- It is possible to choose to Schedule your post once (or more than once if you change it). To do this, just put in your post, then choose the date and time you want it to go out out at. If it will be published more than once, you will want to edit the repeated or replicate tweets so they’re not”replicate” content. More of that is below.
- It is possible to choose to Queue your article once or more than with variants. Agorapulse recommends this. When you are queueing articles for Twitter, be sure that you don’t select the option to”re-queue multiple times.” You are still able to use this feature for other platforms, but this is where you would wind up in violation of the rules of Twitter. When I choose to do it this way, I’m sure it’s a unique place, then add it on the top or bottom of the queue (ie I select”queue next” or”queue last”).
Advanced Scheduling is also used by me to Write one tweet, and set that tweet. Below, I’ve set it to post more often than every 7 Days, and up to 6 repetitions. Just don’t forget to edit the repeats!
I could easily see once I program the 6 x repeats Those articles in my schedule. I’d go straight in and change them to emojis, new text, images or hashtags. Do this quickly — don’t do it or you will forget.
Note. It’s Okay if the link remains the same when you edit your articles. It is the text that you have to change each time.
I had been using Advanced Scheduling in this way For a little while today to post fresh content well before the new”rules” have been announced. I like to mix this up and it’s better for engagement.
Don’t forget Bulk Upload! Agorapulse also permits you to bulk upload around a 100 pieces of content by using a pre-populated CSV file. This includes your photographs and also can incorporate content from any RSS feed! You can even use this to curate articles from other websites and save hours!
What is Coming For Queued Content?
The staff at Agorapulse is functioning on a Tool to make the variations of tweets more easy for us, therefore we play fine with Twitter and can still get content out fast. This will be new functionality that will enable us to replicate our tweet variations in the one simple interface. I’m looking forward to it. I’m convinced it will be a timesaver! Orange Icon Pack
Team Communication and Delegation
As easy as Agorapulse is to utilize, you Do not have to do all the checking and engagement yourself… it is a fantasy for delegation.
If you are a member of Agorapulse’s Large level Accounts (beginning at $199 per month), then you can update to team approval whereby you can assign tasks and accept messages around multiple team members.
This is very good for customer service brilliance.
This attribute is a good, if you are a team that is growing You to update to.
Oh and guess what? Comments and teamwork occurs in Actual time. If Joe and Jess are online at precisely the same time working on the same account, there won’t be double-up. It is possible to see what your team is doing in real time.
Posting To Instagram
Agorapulse is A spouse that is Instagram. This means that they are among the tools to get entry to the API to allow auto-posting to Instagram that is HUGE of Instagram!
If you have one of the Company accounts with Agorapulse you can now auto-schedule into Instagram. This usually means that you can organize your articles beforehand and click on to post on your telephone 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 part of the process. You have to follow up on comments and answers.
I Think That Agorapulse is the tool that Provides both scheduling and auto-scheduling to Instagram as well as monitoring and reporting… so it’s a win-win-win in case you have a business account. Are a fee!
All you need To do would be.
- Download the Agorapulse app and hook up your Instagram account.
- On Your program or background computer, schedule your Instagram article (add picture and caption) then program the date and time that you want to print it. You may opt to switch on Auto-scheduling or you’ll be able to use the app to connect through to Instagram and post the image.
- When it’s time to post if you post will receive a notification through your app. Simply click”Publish” and you will be switched through to the Instagram app.
- Post as you would ordinarily on Instagram. Your copy/description is going to be copied and you want to glue it. Check you’re ready to go and you have hashtags added as necessary!
I am super impressed that Agorapulse has Added yet another feature that would normally require us to use a separate tool and the new auto-post feature makes it even better. Bringing these tools saves time AND money and is a reason why I love Agorapulse for Social Media Management.
Responding To Ad Remarks
Here’s where we get to Some features which are for the higher level of membership Agorapulse.
The capability to respond to ad comments Begins at Moderate Level of Membership (starting at $99 a month)
Keeping up with opinions on advertisements is hard for Both Facebook and Instagram advertisements. Agorapulse lets you view them and participate with them and pulls in the ad comments.
If you run advertisements and know what it is like to keep up With the comments (including the spam), then you’ll know that this purpose is bliss for advertising managers and webpage admins. Bliss. Orange Icon Pack
Bonus Free Tools
You can also choose Advantage of those free tools on their website.
- A Facebook Page Barometer — to determine how well your fan fares against your peers, and also to test your engagement.
- A Twitter Analytics Report Card — to compare multiple twitter accounts, see how you perform against the competition and quantify your Twitter functionality, right now
If you want one Reason to test out Agorapulse then here it is.
They have some of the best pricing of some of the Social media management applications.
Prices begin at $49 per Month for small/solo companies with increasing costs for enterprise, large and medium businesses. You will discover more about pricing here.
I’ve A hunch that as soon as you check out Agorapulse for social media direction, attempt A number of their tools and also take the free trial for a spin, you will be hooked as I am.