Hands up if you are a blogger and you feel like you are constantly running out of time?
Well I am certainly in that category and I need all the tools I can get to make my life easier, for example Viraltag.
I spend a lot of time on Social Media – 90% of my blogging life is spent there. I really want to be able to block time out each day / week, which would free me up to do other things. Like write blog posts, which was the whole point of starting a blog in the first place.
The problem is social media moves so fast. You need to be present at all times, to be in the forefront of people’s minds. 24 hours a day. So, I figured I needed a tool to help me do that.
Last month, I started a free trial with Viraltag. A friend recommended it and I thought, why not give it a try to see if this could be an answer to my prayers.
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Viraltag – what is it?
Viraltag is a sharing tool, which can link up to your social media accounts. At the moment this includes, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook and Linkedin and Tumblr. You can also use it to schedule to Instagram.
Viraltag is that is a visual based software – so works best with images being scheduled. As a blogger I very rarely post on Social Media without an image attached, so this works well for me.
Pinterest – I need a little help from my friends
I have to admit, the biggest selling point for me is that it connects to Pinterest. I need to focus on this in 2017 and this is the tool that is going to help me do that. This week I was on a webinar and the ladies running the show stated you needed to be seen on Pinterest regularly, like every day. Without a tool like Viraltag I would simply not be able to do that effectively.
Viraltag is a great software for helping schedule pins and is now part of my 2017 Pinterest strategy! Especially as it allows you to schedule to different boards, either individually or in bulk.
How great is that!
It also gives you hints as to the best time to post, which is great when you are trying to get to grips with a platform that you have underused in the past.
You can also use Viraltag as to search for images as well:
Scheduling is easy, you can either just add it to your queue or select a time, giving you the flexibility and control.
However – this is the best bit – they have an evergreen feature. I have to admit I did a little shriek of delight when I saw this option. This helps you recycle your posts which for something like Twitter, which moves so incredibly quickly, is a godsend.
All you need to do is select the ‘evergreen’ option when you create a post that you think will stand the test of time.
I have to admit, I found Viraltag really easy to use. You can schedule what you want, when you want and it makes life really simple. Seeing what is scheduled and for when is really well laid out on the dashboard. You can see at a glance what you are posting that day.
The other thing I like about this tool is that you don’t have to be logged into a computer to use it – like some other scheduling tools.
They have an app for scheduling to Instagram, which makes life so much easier. It means you can use your time effectively. For example: if you are waiting to be seen at the dentist, you can schedule some stuff while you wait (true story!).
They also offer browser extensions. I use Chrome and now have the Viraltag extension in my browser. What does this mean? It just means you can post as you browse, no flicking in between tabs to set stuff up. Saves valuable minutes each day, which all adds up. Especially these days, people are busy and always stuck for time.
One of the options I have yet to try out is the editing software. As I mentioned, Viraltag is all about the visuals. They have built-in software to help you get the most out of your images.
Lastly, but not least, you can access analytics to see how well your posts have done. Also you can connect this tool with your google analytics account:
Go on, give it a whirl
Viraltag is a great alternative to some of the more well-known scheduler’s out there, like Buffer. It saves time and boosts traffic to my site and is easy to use.
I think it is definitely worth at least making use of the free trial to see if you like it. What have you got to lose?