Whether for your personal profile or your brand page, the desire and question of how to schedule Google Plus posts is one that comes up daily, yet the answers aren't obvious. Here are ALL of your options.
Buffer has started to offer three plans for businesses that allow far more social profiles and team members. With the addition of fine-grained analytics and Google Analytics, you may want to consider upgrading.
At approximately 3pm EST, Buffer's servers were compromised. Unlike other public hack jobs, this one wasn't about stealing passwords or payment information. Instead, the breach permitted the attackers access to post to member social profiles. Buffer has publicly ackowledged the attack and is working to resolve any and all security breaches and compromises.
Buffer is one of those apps that can really help you keep on top of your social media activity. I recommend it regularly to businesses and bloggers, as it allows them to set up a schedule for when they want to tweet or post, and then just add new shares to their queue.
But when it comes to engaging with people and influencers on Twitter, Buffer has never been a good choice. You'd have to know the Twitter handle of someone in order to mention them in a Tweet shared via Buffer.
A week ago, the social media scheduling tool Buffer added support for Google+ Pages through a limited Beta test, meaning that Google+ Page owners can now use Buffer to set a pre-defined schedule and then set up posts to be shared on that schedule.
Buffer started as a tool to help your create preset times when you wanted to share to your social media accounts, allowing you to think about "buffering" the articles and links that you found, rather than "scheduling" them. You could simply add a link to your buffer and know that it would be shared at the next available timeslot. But what about links and posts that you wanted to go out a specific time? For that, you'd need a different tool. Until now.
One question that has come up a lot recently from readers is why I use both HootSuite and Buffer. Isn't one better than the other? I hope you won't be too surprised to learn that there actually are good reasons for using both services, and in fact, I use the paid versions of both!
This is a post I have been holding off on writing for a while. You see, back in April, my daughter's great grandmother passed away. Tai Ma, as she called her in Cantonese, was 85 and had been in failing health for years. My wife and I thought we were blessed when Grandma was able to attend our wedding in 2010. And then a year later, when our daughter Cadence was born, words could not describe the joy that my little girl brought this lady who had worked so hard all her life.