In January 2015, I started using CoSchedule to help manage the marketing and social sharing of my blog. I first heard about CoSchedule from Micheal Hyatt. This is a great yet simple tool to make marketing your blog easy.
The learning curve is small.
The workflow is simple.
The management is robust.
The results are awesome!
CoSchedule installs in seconds and can be configured in minutes. In my opinion, being able to go from installation to sharing in a few minutes is the sign of a good product as well as a creative and talented team.
The team at CoSchedule have created an exceptional product. The calendar function allows you to see all the upcoming scheduled blog and social posts. You can also add new posts, schedule updates, and remove posts.
I am using CoSchedule constantly now. It’s such a great tool, especially for a one-man team. With integrations with WordPress, Evernote, Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google Analytics, Bitly, Buffer, and most social media sites they have your marketing covered! Working a full-time job and having 4 children, the ability to schedule all of my posts ahead of time is a real time saver for me allowing me to spend more time with my family without having to worry about my marketing schedule. Set it and forget it.
From their website:
- CoSchedule is a drag-and-drop editorial calendar for WordPress that puts your blog posts and social media messages on the same schedule.
- Now, WordPress users can save time and grow traffic by scheduling blog posts and social media together on a unified drag-and-drop calendar. It’s the content marketing calendar that WordPress is missing.
- The best thing about CoSchedule is that as you drag a post from one date to another, your social media messages move with it. This allows bloggers to create a series of messages that promote their blog posts on a rolling schedule.
- CoSchedule is only $15/month and integrates with WordPress, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Buffer, and even Google+ Pages.
The above list doesn’t do this plugin justice. Using the social sharing and scheduling function, I am able to easily share some of my older posts in a rotation. This might sound trivial, but I have received many more views on older posts as they’ve been shared using CoSchedule than they did when they were new. And people have been exposed to some of my content that they may have missed.
Using the social sharing integration, I can post to my Facebook profile and page as well as my Twitter profile and the profile for Fully Satisfied. Having this tool in my arsenal is like having another full-time social media manager on staff and a full-time writer.
Many thanks to the team at CoSchedule a great, easy to use tool! Go check them out and tell them Bobby sent you!
Here’s some more helpful links, videos, and images to show you more of what CoSchedule can do and how you can use it to make your blog marketing easy.
Check out the screenshots below for another view of the dashboard and sharing sections of the plugin.