Scheduling Google Plus Posts

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This Complete Guide from The Social Media Hat reviews all of the currently available tools and options for scheduling posts to Google+, including which options are available for:

1. Personal Profiles
2. Brand Pages
3. Communities

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Scheduling Google Plus Posts

  1. 1. HOW TO SCHEDULE GOOGLE+ POSTS THE COMPLETE GUIDE
  2. 2. Scheduling Google+ Posts No native method for scheduling available. Multiple Third Party Options Available. Personal vs. Brand vs. Community
  3. 3. PERSONAL PROFILES VS. BRAND PAGES
  4. 4. Personal Profiles vs. Brand Pages Google has put limitations on what third-party tools can do with profiles versus pages. Thirdparty tools like HootSuite interact with Google products using a programming interface referred to as the API. In this case, Google has not yet set up the Google+ API to permit the more established social media management tools to post to or schedule posts for Personal Profiles.
  5. 5. HOW TO SCHEDULE GOOGLE+ POSTS TO YOUR PERSONAL PROFILE
  6. 6. DoShare DoShare is currently the only available option I’m aware of for scheduling personal Google+ posts. With the tool, you can create a new post or be visiting an article or website and send that page to DoShare to start a new a post. Once within DoShare, the interface actually provides a nice way to add a Title and add bold and italics within the post, and other features. You can change your mind and decide to share the crafted post immediately, or set it up to be shared at a later date.
  7. 7. DoShare pro’s: Only available option for personal profiles Offers nice formatting features, yet still supports manual use of * and _ for those used to typing that way.
  8. 8. DoShare con’s: DoShare is a Chrome Extension so it only works with the Chrome Browser. Chrome must be running in order for the post to be shared. Learn more about DoShare.
  9. 9. HOW TO SCHEDULE GOOGLE+ POSTS TO YOUR BRAND PAGE
  10. 10. DoShare When you're crafting your post, in the lower right you will see your profile image with a small drop down arrow that you can click to reveal all other Google+ Pages that you manage. Select one to post as that Page. The other Pro's and Con's and directions remain the same for Pages as for profiles.
  11. 11. HootSuite HootSuite is, without a doubt, my preferred tool for social media management. And this is one of the main reasons why. HootSuite fully supports Google+ - as much as Google currently permits - which means that using HootSuite, you can create a post and schedule it to be shared to one or more Google+ Pages just like you would any other HootSuite composed post.
  12. 12. HootSuite pro’s: Supports fully formatted Google+ posts, both Send Now and Scheduled Can also be used for ongoing monitoring of Streams and Circles for Social Listening Free account supports Google+
  13. 13. HootSuite con’s: Does not support Mention look-ups (But you can mention people and pages using this technique) Learn more about HootSuite.
  14. 14. Buffer Buffer is another great tool for social media management that I regularly recommend, particularly for scheduling. I actually use it in conjunction with HootSuite, as a means to ensure that I have regular activity on all my social networks, even when I’m busy. That’s because the entire point of Buffer is to have a daily schedule set up in advance with specific time slots for each network. You can then add posts to your queue and Buffer will go ahead and share them in the next available time slot.
  15. 15. Buffer pro’s: Supports fully formatted Google+ posts, both Send Now and Scheduled Free account supports Google+
  16. 16. Buffer con’s: Does not support Mention look-ups (But you can mention people and pages using this technique) Learn more about Buffer.
  17. 17. HOW TO SCHEDULE GOOGLE+ POSTS TO COMMUNITIES
  18. 18. DoShare Yes, DoShare does in fact support Google+ Communities. When setting up a post to be shared and scheduled, you can select one Community that you have joined using whatever Google+ account you're logged into. You can only schedule one post to one destination at a time though, so you wouldn't be able to schedule personal posts at the same time as Community posts. You can, however, have mixed posts queued up to be shared, so if you want to schedule posts to your personal profile as well as one or more Communities, you simply have to craft each post individually. And just as before, you can select whether or not you want to post as your personal profile (default) or as your Brand Page. The other Pro's and Con's and directions remain the same for Profiles and Pages.
  19. 19. OTHER TOOLS & OPTIONS
  20. 20. Sprout Social Falcon Social Sendible Viralheat Wildfire
  21. 21. For More Information Scheduling Google+ Posts, The Complete Guide Contact The Social Media Hat for Individualized Training and Consulting

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