I’m a web designer, so I know how important social media is for promoting a website.
I also try to be as productive as possible and not waste time with activities that don’t bring me an immediate benefit, so you can guess how ‘happy’ I am, when I have to spend time promoting on Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook and the likes.
This is the reason why I’ve been mostly inactive there, since my time is limited (2 hours/day to do online work, time that I spend for my web design clients and my freelancing course).
And yet social media is important.
So I became interested in a tool that would allow me to pre-schedule my social media posts when I have 30 minutes for this and then not have to worry about it for at least one week.
After looking at few possible options, I stopped at Viraltag.
Reason? Looked simple, clean and affordable.
I joined for a free 14 days test and it took about 30 minutes to really understand how much I missed such a tool until now.
Here is what I love the most:
You can add more accounts
I am not yet that active on other social media outlets, but I love being able to work on them as well, as soon as they become more important to me.
Right now I’m using Pinterest, but I have added my LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook (pages). As soon as I free up some more minutes every week, I’ll work on my LinkedIn account and Twitter.
The reason I’m using it, right?
Very easy to set up and use. I installed their Chrome extension, which allows me to directly schedule from Pinterest, which saves me a TON of time.
Let’s be honest here: I’m not trying to be the best pinner in the world, I just want to get more following and do the least amount of work possible.
I can then schedule the pins for the next days and at the exact times.
Right now I just choose the hours randomly, but there’s a nifty stats tool that allows you to see the times your submissions perform better and choose those exact times in the future, for maximum exposure.
Clearly a huge advantage: I don’t have to try scour my social media accounts for details or write down my numbers every week, Viraltag keeps track of my posts, how they performed, how many followers I got, how many new likes etc.
After just a week of use, I’ve seen a serious improvement on my Pinterest account, without having to spend a lot of time for it.
What I don’t like:
Right now I have only one thing that I dislike: not having an extension for Firefox. I mainly use it for browsing (I dislike Chrome), so in this case I had to use Chrome with my Viraltag account.
Other than that .. I am impressed with how well it all runs and confident that I’ll soon discover more of is great features and make the most of it.