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BufferApp Review: Social Scheduling the Easy Way

Is this you day online?

Read a post.  Share it. Read a post.  Share it. Read a post.  Share it. Read…

You get the idea.

As bloggers and social media managers we are reading and sharing much of our days.  It is the nature of the beast.

To have a healthy relationship with the people that follow you on social media you need to keep in touch with them with a active dose of sharing, updating and just plain discussion.  Yet all this cannot go on within the one, two or even six hours you spend online.   The sharing needs to be spread out during the day for maximum exposure.  Not to mention should be shared during optimal times your audience will see all this interaction.

That is when free BufferApp comes in handy.

Handy Little Free Tool: BufferApp

“What it does is simple. You add updates to your Buffer queue and it will be posted for you well spaced out over the day – and at the best times.” ~BufferApp

BufferApp lets you space out your tweets throughout the day.  By doing this you avoid flooding anyone’s timeline and also giving the impression that you are active on social media.  People will see you more often, thus raising your chances of being seen at different times of the day.

How It’s Done

Here is the deal:  you sign up and get 10 posts at a time per social profile.  That can be Twitter, Facebook profile, Facebook Page, LinkedIn Profile, LinkedIn Group and App.net.    I use BufferApp primarily for Twitter and Facebook.

After you sign up and link your social media profiles to BufferApp, head over to the schedule tab and simply schedule when you want your tweets to post.  You can use a service like Tweriod to find out your optimal times for posting according to your audience.

Here’s a short video to show you how I use BufferApp’s Firefox extension.  Link for all extensions and apps.

And you can also install their button to your blog for easy sharing for your readers.

You can fill up your queue to 10 posts (unless you refer more people then you get extra spaces for each friend who signs up and uses buffer).  As they are posted you can add more, up to 10 at a time.  BufferApp will also email you when you queue is empty.

Other Great Stuff at BufferApp

BufferApp has simple analytics so you can see how many retweets a post has received as well as how many potential people saw your post, mentions, clicks and favorites.

BufferApp analytics

 

 

 

 

 

Entering your desired schedule is super easy! Just fill in the times according to the drop down menu.  You can also change it up and tweet at different times for different days, all according to your time zone.

Also available are different link shorteners like bit.ly, buff.ly and j.mp.  Or no shortener at all.

Great Costumer Service

As if that is not enough to receive from a free service, the BufferApp team is awesome at customer service!

The BufferApp website is lacking information for new members.  Maybe I just couldn’t find it.  Or maybe the people at BufferApp want you to contact them because they sure do make it easy.

I sent them an email at 10:13am on a Friday morning, just a couple of simple questions I needed to know for new members.  At 10:38am I received my reply from Carolyn, the “Happiness Hero”, (yep, that is her title), and she answered all I needed to know.

Talk about service!

And that is not all!

When I first started using BufferApp a while back I tweeted a question to Leo, one of the founders of the BufferApp.  I don’t remember what I asked or tweeted but I directed it to him.  He tweeted me back within minutes!  I was so impressed with the level of customer service I received from this company!

I can say with confidence, if I needed the premium feature they offer I would not hesitate to sign up for it.

Sign Up for Free

Here is the link to sign up for BufferApp.  It is such a simple application to use and so powerful for your social media marketing program.

 

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Allie owns and writes Ramblings of a WAHM. She has blogged and been online working her way up since 2010. She loves to help new WAHMs find their passions and then thrive online through blogging, email marketing and social media. Check out WAHM Posts or New Blogger Posts. And my WAHM newsletter. Thanks for coming by!

17 Responses to BufferApp Review: Social Scheduling the Easy Way

  1. Julie says:

    I really like Buffer! Makes things a lot easier when you want to schedule your Tweets and Facebook posts.
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  2. RobG says:

    Hello Allie nice post, Buffer is a great way to share content and at the same time give you more availability to do other important things online.

    I use it each and everyday and it makes life a lot easier.

    Thanks so much for a great post Allie, have a wonderful day
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  3. Sara says:

    I just found Buffer today and then saw on G+ that you did a review of it. Looks like a pretty cool tool. I have been using Hootsuite to schedule posts to Twitter and FB which is similar.
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  4. Rahul says:

    yeah i agree with you…we have to active for our posts on our blog…nice post…
    thanks…
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  5. Yep – I love Bufferapp.

    If you have an iPad combine it with another free app called ‘Zite’ which is like a tailor-made magazine with all of your favorite articles and you can cue up lots of tweets/shares/whatever of the ones you want to share that you were reading anyway – a great time saver…
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  6. Very good posting. Eventhough it is new for me but it looks simple and very useful to share any idea to others using such a kind of free but powerful tool. I need this kind of tool which I think it will be very useful and helpful. Thank you for sharing this interesting topic.
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  7. Interesting share . I read and heard a lot about Bufferapp and it did seem quite useful and promising . Feel convinced to give it a try and see the difference it can make .

  8. Annie André says:

    Hi Allie,

    I think scheduling posts is great however what are the real benefits of scheduling your tweets. I know the answer but thought maybe some newbies might not know why they would want to schedule shares.
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  9. Viola Tam says:

    Hi Allie,

    I have been hearing a fair bit bout this app lately. It does seem like it is a easy to use free little tool. Thank you for sharing.

    Until now, I have been updated and posting tweets manually. I trust that what you have shared is a great tool!
    I appreciate your sharing!

    Viola The Business Mum
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  10. Thank you so much for this Allie,

    Until now I haven’t been able to figure out this Buffer thing even though I have it installed on my browser.

    I will definitely watch that video again and follow the steps.
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  11. Lee says:

    Hi Allie
    I am still trying to get a cohesive strategy that I can manage for social media. Probably the only one left by the sounds of it. Everytime I nearly get there I am running out of time and had enough . It has been driving me mad. Looks like buffer could be a great help here so when I do get time I can write and when I do not i can publish. Fingers crossed it turns out like that.

    Thanks lee great post

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