How can I set up my Posting Schedule - via Compact View?
Besides the Schedule Calendar View, you can also view the posting planning in a more compact way. You’ll be able to see the posts that go out on all of your social media platforms. To access them, simply navigate to "Schedule Setup" from the left side menu and select the correct form in which you want to start building your schedule.
Here you can adjust your posting times as you see fit. When you first open it, you will be prompted with an offer to get the preset schedule. You can always refuse to get that and create your own. This means you will be able to create a new schedule from scratch.
Add a Posting Time
Once you’ve accessed the menu, you can start creating your own schedule by click on any of the slots that say "Add Posting Time".
This will open a pop-up where you can add the desired social profiles, the category from which you want to post, and the time at which you'd like to post. You can choose to post from a specific category, or from a Random Category.
Edit an Existing Posting Time
You can also change an existing scheduled post. To do so, click the time slot you want to edit the posting time for, and the same pop-up that you saw when you created it will appear. From here, customization is limited only by what you need!
Delete a Posting Time
Just like with the calendar view, there are two options to do this, but both start the same way: by clicking on the category time slot that you want to delete.
If you only want to remove only one profile, once you can see the pop-up, click on that profile to de-select it. When the icon is grey, click on "Edit" to save your changes.
If you want to delete a posting time completely, for all profiles, just click on "Delete" at the bottom left corner, and then once more to confirm the action.
Filtering your schedules
If you want to only view a certain category or the schedule for a certain profile all you have to do is filter your schedule! Look at the top right side, select the desired category and profile from the drop-down menu and you're all set. Your schedule will automatically be updated.
Deleting all the schedules
If, however, you want to change your entire schedule, it might be best to delete the previous one and start from scratch. To do this, scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page and click on "Delete all schedules". This will create a new pop-up that will require you to confirm your action. Once that's done, you'll notice that all your scheduled categories have been deleted.
Generating a new schedule
If you have an empty schedule, you can generate a new one, according to the best practices at the moment, by simply clicking “Generate Schedule as per best practices”, which you can find at the bottom right corner of the menu. This will create a schedule that is tailored for each social platform, based on best practices from that platform.
However, keep in mind that this can only happen with preset categories made by SocialBee in your Onboarding Wizard.
When accessing the schedule, at the bottom of the page, you will be able to take a look at your content mix for that platform, so that you can adjust it accordingly, if necessary. You can find your Schedule Stats at the bottom of the page, containing:
You can see:
- The category from which you post and its status (paused or active)
- The number of posts from that category per day, and the percentage of the total posts per day.
- The number of posts from that category per week, and the percentage of the total posts per day.
The stats will show you the percentage each category consists of in your content mix, but also how many times a week you are posting from a certain category.