5. Perpetual and evergreen social media updates

Here's how to set up automated / evergreen updates for Facebook and Twitter! These are updates that post automatically for ever, without your input - you only have to add the update content in once and it keeps running. I covered some of the options for this in Module 3 so please catch up on that one if you haven't already.

In the next module I will suggest CONTENT ideas for your social media updates which you can batch, so if you are stuck for ideas hang on for the next module.

TWITTER

For Twitter currently I use TweetJukebox (soon to be SocialJukebox).

This is an AMAZING free tool that enables you to create a bank of evergreen / perpetual customised updates with images that get automatically posted out on a schedule of your choice.

You can use this to post about old blog posts PLUS anything else you want to post about (e.g. your products/services, opt-in pages, freebies, etc).

Downloads

How to set up a Jukebox once logged into TweetJukebox:

Here is how to add individual tweets to your Jukebox within TweetJukebox:

Here is how to add evergreen tweets to your Jukebox in SECONDS using their incredible Chrome Browser Extension:

FACEBOOK PAGE

Socialjukebox is soon to be launched which will allow you to create a Jukebox to post to Facebook pages... but until then, you could use my 'hack' which I've found works well.

What you can do is use IFTTT.com to re-post from your Twitter to your Facebook. You need to ensure that you're happy for everything you post to Twitter to be set over to your Facebook page.

  1. Login / register with IFTTT.com

  2. Connect your Twitter account

  3. Connect your Facebook page

  4. Click on this 'recipe' (New Tweet/Pic from Twitter goes to your Facebook Page)

  5. Deselect (unselect) retweets and @replies

  6. Click Add

  7. Amend any settings (I found it worked best for me using the settings below)

TWITTER / FACEBOOK ALTERNATIVE

An alternative option for both Facebook and Twitter is the 'Revive Old Post' WordPress plugin.

This takes about 1 hour to set up and it will automatically re-post your old blog posts.

It is free but you have to pay extra to make it post images and to get extra features.

Also, unlike Tweetjukebox/Socialjukebox you can't plug in your own update text, it just posts the blog posts and nothing else.

I found that the Tweetjukebox+IFTTT hack I recommended worked better than the Revive Old Post plugin, but if you only have 1 hour to revive a dead Twitter or Facebook page this may be the best option for you.

MODULE 5 ASSIGNMENT:

1. Sign up for your preferred solution for automated perpetual updates on Facebook and/or Twitter (Tweetjukebox/Socialjukebox, Revive Old Post Plugin, IFTTT)