How to schedule posts on LinkedIn for free

LinkedIn does not offer any way to schedule posts on LinkedIn itself, but you can schedule LinkedIn posts for free on both company pages and personal profiles using the social media scheduling tool OneUp (scroll down for info on the free plan).

Here is how to schedule LinkedIn posts for free

  1. Connect your LinkedIn account(s) to OneUp (both company pages and personal profiles are supported)
  2. Click “Schedule a post”
  3. Select your LinkedIn account(s)
  4. Type in your LinkedIn post, and optionally add an image
  5. Choose whether you want it to post once, or repeat
  6. Post it now, or schedule your LinkedIn post for the future.

Here are those steps with screenshots

On the Accounts page in OneUp, the first step is to connect your LinkedIn account(s). You can connect both LinkedIn company page accounts, as well as LinkedIn personal profile accounts.

Schedule LinkedIn posts

After, click on Schedule a post.

Schedule posts on LinkedIn

On the scheduling page, choose which LinkedIn accounts you want to post to. If you have multiple LinkedIn accounts, you can select multiple company pages and personal profiles at the same time.

Schedule post to multiple LinkedIn accounts at the same time

Then write the contents of your LinkedIn post, and optionally add an image.

You can add photos directly from your computer, create an image in the Canva integration, or choose a professional photo from the Unsplash integration.

LinkedIn scheduler

Then choose to post it once, or to have the post repeat automatically.

Example: This LinkedIn post is scheduled to repeat every three months.

Automatically repeat LinkedIn posts

Then choose to post it now, or schedule your LinkedIn post for the future.

OneUp free plan details

Typically, OneUp does not have any free-forever plan.

However, you can redeem a free-forever plan of OneUp by:
1. Signing up for a OneUp account

2. When you get to the page that asks for credit card information, STOP, and instead go to this URL: www.oneupapp.io/firsttime (this will take you to a free 7-day trial, by-passing the credit card requirement)

3. After you have used OneUp for a few days, send an email to davis@oneupapp.io with the subject line “Free plan”, mentioning this offer (NOTE: requests from OneUp accounts that have just signed up and have no scheduled/published posts will be ignored)

Your account will be credited with a free-forever plan of OneUp (limited to one connected LinkedIn account – it can be either a personal profile or company page) so you can schedule your LinkedIn posts 😊

OneUp website: www.oneupapp.io

Note: Only LinkedIn posts can be scheduled. Unfortunately LinkedIn does not allow Linkedin “Articles” to be scheduled (more on the difference between the two post types below)


Why post content on LinkedIn?

LinkedIn is often overlooked as a social media marketing channel. With over 706 million users, LinkedIn has become one of the most popular social networks. And best of all, it’s free to use.

If you are selling Business-to-Business (B2B), having a presence on LinkedIn is a must.

A few years ago, LinkedIn may have had a reputation of being boring, stuffy, and impersonal social network.

But that has changed over the past few years. You will now find more personal posts and communication throughout LinkedIn.

On top of that, when you post on LinkedIn, the organic reach of your post has a much higher ceiling.

How many views does your average Facebook post get? If you are like most people, the answer is not many.

With LinkedIn, your posts have the potential to reach thousands, if not tens of thousands.

Why is that?

Well Facebook has 2.6 billion users. If every Facebook user posts just once a day, that is a lot of posts you are competing with. On top of that, Facebook decided to basically require you to Boost your post if you want any reach at all.

However, LinkedIn has a much smaller user base. That means fewer posts published each day, which means less competition for each of your LinkedIn posts.

On top of that, LinkedIn’s algorithm really wants to reward good posts.

LinkedIn wants to shed its reputation of being old and boring, so if you create a post that creates engagement and comments from your followers, LinkedIn’s algorithm will then show your post to thousands of other LinkedIn users.

If the post keeps getting traction in the form of comments and likes, you are on your way to a viral LinkedIn post seen by millions of people potentially.

Viral LinkedIn post

LinkedIn posts vs articles

LinkedIn posts (formerly known as status updates) are the standard way to publish something on LinkedIn. You create them by simply clicking the “Start a post” text box.

LinkedIn articles (formerly know as LinkedIn pulse) are more of a long-form post type, more similar to a blog post.

To create a LinkedIn article, click the “Write article” option.

Write Article on LinkedIn

It will then take you to the LinkedIn article creator.

LinkedIn post vs article

So should I publish a LinkedIn post or article?

According to most experts, LinkedIn posts (the first one mentioned above) get you more reach.

However, LinkedIn articles have a longer shelf-life. LinkedIn articles are indexed by search engines, and can be found for months and years into the future by people searching on Google.

Typically, shorter form content should be a post. Posts have a character limit of 1,300, but once you get over 210 characters, it will require people to click the “See more” button to view the entire post.

See more button on LinkedIn

However, longer LinkedIn posts typically perform better than shorter posts (but keep in mind the 1,300 character limit).

This is normally due to the fact that longer posts provide more value. Shorter LinkedIn posts are usually all fluff or “look at me” type posts.

If what you have to say cannot be written in 1,300 characters or less, then a LinkedIn article is the obvious choice.

Other times a LinkedIn article makes sense instead of a LinkedIn post would be when you have many images or screenshots that you want mixed in throughout your article, such as a “How to” guide.


LinkedIn company pages vs. personal profiles

LinkedIn supports both company pages and personal profiles. You can schedule posts on either using a social media scheduling tool.

However, there is no way to schedule a post directly on LinkedIn for either company pages or personal profiles.

Here are a few of the key differences:

  • Company pages represent collective organizations, while personal profiles represent individuals.
  • Your personal profile has connections. Your company page has followers.
  • You can only run ads on LinkedIn through a company page.
  • You must have a personal profile to set up a company page.
  • Your personal profile includes sections like Activity, Experience, Skills & Endorsements, Recommendations, and Interests. A company page includes sections like an Overview, About, Jobs, and People.
  • One important thing to note: both are free!

One other difference: LinkedIn makes it easy to comment on other people’s LinkedIn posts as a personal profile, but difficult to comment as a company page. However, there is a way to comment on other people’s LinkedIn posts as a company page (it involves “Community Hashtags”).


What should I be posting on LinkedIn?

You should only be posting on LinkedIn about topics that are relevant to you and your niche.

If you work in marketing, keep all your posts about marketing related topics.

Dont post on LinkedIn about your new dog. That is for Facebook and Instagram.

Here are a few guidelines for posting on LinkedIn:

  • Post frequently
  • Posts consistently
  • Speak the language of your audience
  • Keep links relevant
  • Narrow down the topics you post about (Pick a niche)
  • Almost always talk about business-related topics
  • When others scroll through your profile, you want them to feel like they can find answers to their problems on a specific topic

What kind of LinkedIn posts go viral?

  1. Make your first few sentences extremely powerful
    Your first sentence needs to say something that immediately makes other users stop scrolling. Only the first 210 characters of a post are seen on LinkedIn before users need to click “see more”, so you need to grab their attention right away.
  2. Research The Right Topic
    One of the most important parts of creating successful LinkedIn content is researching a winning topic that will go viral by using specific keywords. You can identify previous viral posts on LinkedIn using BuzzSumo. Choosing the right topic with the help of some research will pay dividends, rather than just randomly choosing something to write about, which may have poor visibility and reach.
  3. Reply to Comments
    A great way to increase the odds of your post going viral is to reply to comments after publishing your posts. In your reply, try to say something that encourages another reply from the other person. The more comments and engagement on the post, the further it signals to LinkedIn’s algorithm that this post should be shown to more people.
  4. Repurpose previously successful content
    Did you post something on your blog that got a ton of views and shares? Maybe you posted something on Facebook a few months ago that was a big hit. Take those posts and repurpose them for a LinkedIn post.
  5. Use LinkedIn Hashtags
    Yes, hashtags aren’t just for Twitter and Instagram. Using hashtags that many people follow gives you a much better chance to go viral on LinkedIn.
  6. Post on LinkedIn at the optimal times
    If you post something on LinkedIn at 3:00 AM, almost nobody will see it. Without the initial burst of comments and likes, it will signal to LinkedIn’s algorithm that this post is not worth showing to other people. According to LinkedIn, the best time to post is early morning, lunchtime and early evening between Tuesdays and Thursdays. The absolute best time to post on LinkedIn is between 10 a.m and 11 a.m every Tuesday.
  7. Add a Call-To-Action (put them in the first comment)
    Want to direct your readers to your website, or some other place? Put your call-to-action in the first comment of the post. Studies suggest that posts with no links in the main post perform better than posts with links, so add your link in the first comment, rather than in the post itself.

How often should I post on LinkedIn?

To maintain a consistent presence and to grow your followers on LinkedIn, it requires posting often. Studies suggest that posting on LinkedIn at least once a day is best.

But manually posting something on social networks like LinkedIn every day can be difficult.

You forget, something comes up at work, your dog ate your homework, etc. There are plenty of reasons that most people don’t post on LinkedIn consistently.

To make things even more difficult, LinkedIn does not provide a way to schedule LinkedIn posts natively. That means you would need to manually login to LinkedIn every time you want to post something, and ideally do it during peak hours.

But there is a way to schedule LinkedIn posts. To do so, you need to use a social media post scheduling tool, such as OneUp.

When you schedule your LinkedIn posts, it gives you the ability to batch all your post creating into a single session, rather than trying to remember each day.

If you take an hour creating LinkedIn posts, you can probably come up with at least a week or two worth of content for posting on LinkedIn.

The other benefit of using a scheduling tool for LinkedIn posts is that it allows you to schedule posts for the optimal time each day.

That means you don’t actually need to be present during those prime posting hours, you can just schedule your LinkedIn posts, then know that your posts will publish during those peak hours each day.

However, just because you schedule your LinkedIn posts doesn’t mean you can just put everything on autopilot. You still need to reply to comments that you receive on your LinkedIn posts.


How to schedule LinkedIn Stories

In 2020, LinkedIn revealed LinkedIn Stories, a feature very similar to Instagram Stories, Facebook Stories, and Snapchat Stories.

As of now, there is currently no way to schedule LinkedIn Stories. They can only be posted directly on LinkedIn at the time of publishing.


How to schedule posts in LinkedIn Groups

LinkedIn Groups have never quite caught on like Facebook Groups, but there are still many large and active LinkedIn Groups.

However, there is currently no way to schedule posts in LinkedIn Groups.

LinkedIn does not provide a way to scheduled posts in LinkedIn Group directly, and LinkedIn does not allow scheduling tools to access LinkedIn Groups (they only allow scheduling tools to access Company Pages and Personal Profiles).

How to schedule Twitter threads for free

This post goes over how to schedule Twitter threads, or sometimes referred to as tweetstorms, for free.

Sometimes your tweets can’t be contained to 280 characters. Sometimes you need multiple tweets, aka a Twitter thread (or tweetstorm) to summarize your thoughts.

Twitter threads are quickly becoming the best way to stand out on Twitter. Studies have shown that Twitter threads lead to more likes, replies, and retweets than your standard single tweet.

However, there is one issue: Twitter does not provide a way to schedule Twitter threads on Twitter itself.

With Tweetdeck or other social media scheduling tools like Buffer, you can schedule tweets.

But neither of those options allows you to schedule Twitter threads for the future. They only allow you to schedule single tweets.

So how can you schedule Twitter threads for free?

To schedule Twitter threads, you can use the tweet scheduling tool OneUp. It is one of the only social media scheduling tools that support scheduling Twitter threads. And there is a free plan (scroll to the bottom to see the free plan details).


How to schedule Twitter threads for free

  1. Connect your Twitter account to OneUp
  2. Click “Schedule Twitter Threads”
  3. Select your Twitter account
  4. Start creating your Twitter thread
  5. Click “+” to add another part to your Twitter thread
  6. Post it now, or schedule your Twitter thread for the future

Here are those steps with screenshots:

To schedule your Twitter thread in OneUp, click “Schedule Twitter Threads” in the Schedule Post dropdown.

Schedule Twitter threads
Click “Schedule Twitter Threads”

Then select your Twitter account, and start creating your Twitter thread.

Twitter thread scheduler

To add another part to your Twitter thread, click the “+” button. You can add as many parts to your thread as you want.

Schedule Twitter threads with images

You can add images to any of the tweets in the thread by clicking the image icon, and just like on Twitter, you can up to 4 images to each tweet in your thread.

Once you’re finished, you can either post your thread now, or you can click “Schedule Post” to schedule your Twitter thread for a date and time in the future.

Here is a one minute video showing how to schedule Twitter threads with OneUp (Note: Adding images to tweets is not shown in the video, but it IS supported):


Free plan details

Typically, OneUp does not have any free-forever plan.

However, you can redeem a free-forever plan of OneUp by:
1. Signing up for a OneUp account

2. When you get to the page that asks for credit card information, STOP, and instead go to this URL: www.oneupapp.io/firsttime (this will take you to a free 7-day trial, by-passing the credit card requirement)

3. After you have used OneUp for a few days, send an email to davis@oneupapp.io with the subject line “Free plan”, mentioning this offer (NOTE: requests from OneUp accounts that have just signed up and have no scheduled/published posts will be ignored)

Your account will be credited with a free-forever plan of OneUp (limited to one connected Twitter account) so you can schedule your Twitter threads 😊

OneUp website: www.oneupapp.io

What is a good Local Viking alternative?

Local Viking seems to have lost access to the Google My Business API for scheduling GMB posts. Here is a Local Viking alternative:

OneUp: Local Viking alternative

OneUp is a Local Viking alternative for scheduling Google My Business posts and posting to multiple GMB locations at the same time.

When you sign up, you can connect your Google My Business listings from the Accounts page in OneUp.

Schedule a GMB post

You can post to one or multiple GMB locations at the same time with OneUp.

Go to “Schedule a post”, choose which GMB locations you want to post to, then add your caption and image.

You can even choose to have your Post’s image added to the Photos section of GMB.

Event posts are supported as well.

Next add your Call-To-Action button and a link.

You can also set your GMB posts to automatically repeat at whatever interval you choose.

Then either Post Now, or schedule it for the future.

Here is what that post looks like on the Google search results page.

Try out a free 7-day trial of OneUp 😊

This is the most upvoted post ever on Reddit (2021 update)

With over 383,000 upvotes, this is the most upvoted post ever on Reddit:

it was posted on Reddit on January 30th, 2021 by u/SomeGuyInDeutschland

The post is titled “Times Square right now”, with a video of a billboard in Times Square with the text “$GME GO BRRR”.

Here is a link to the most upvoted post of all time on Reddit


Before Gamestop dethroned it, this used to be the most upvoted post on Reddit, with over 353,000 upvotes:

Most upvoted post on Reddit

It was posted on Reddit on June 17th, 2020 by u/ReallyRickAstley, and yes, it is the real Rick Astley’s Reddit account.

The Reddit post is titled, “I’ve found a few funny memories during lockdown. This is from my 1st tour in 89, backstage in Vegas.”

It has a picture of Rick Astley riding a bike backstage during his first tour back in 1989.

Here is a link to the 2nd most upvoted Reddit post of all time posted by Rick Astley.


Before Rick Astley dethroned it, this used to be the most upvoted post on Reddit for years:

Most upvoted post ever on Reddit

It was posted on Reddit on April 1st, 2017 by u/serventofgaben in the r/movies subreddit, and became the most upvoted Reddit post of all time, holding on to the #1 spot on Reddit for years.

However, you won’t be able to see it if you sort by top posts of all time on r/all, because some user accidentally deleted the image on Imgur. Here’s the thread on the subreddit r/TIFU where that user explains how he accidentally deleted it.

That Reddit post itself has gone on to receive over 41,000 upvotes.

Here is the link to the former most upvoted post on Reddit on the r/movies subreddit.


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Can you link multiple Instagram accounts to 1 Facebook Page?

You have multiple Business Instagram accounts.

You are wondering if you can link more than one Business Instagram account to a Facebook Page.

The Answer: No, unfortunately 😕

Facebook only allows one Business Instagram account can be linked to one Facebook Page.

And visa versa: Only one Facebook Page can be linked to one Business Instagram account.


If you try, you will find that there is no option to add a second Instagram account to a Facebook Page – only the option to disconnect the currently connected Instagram account:

You also cannot link multiple Facebook Pages with the same Business Instagram account.

If you try, you will get this error message:

You will only be able to connect it if you remove the previously linked Facebook Page.


If you try linking the Business Instagram account and Facebook Page from the Instagram app, it will only allow you to select one Facebook Page to connect to your Instagram account:

So what’s the solution?

The solution is to create another Facebook Page, then link that newly created Facebook Page with your second Instagram account.

Once done, you will have 2 Facebook Pages, each with a Business Instagram account connected to it.

Here is a list of the most liked tweets ever (2021 update)

Here is a list of the most liked tweets ever, updated in 2021.

RankTweetPosted byLikesDate
1It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman. Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV…Family of Chadwick Boseman
@chadwickboseman
7.4 millionAugust 28th, 2020
2“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion…”Barack Obama
@BarackObama
4.3 millionAugust 12, 2017
3Kobe was a legend on the court and just getting started in what would have been just as meaningful a second act. To lose Gianna is even more heartbreaking to us as parents. Michelle and I send love and prayers to Vanessa and the entire Bryant family on an unthinkable day.Barack Obama
@BarackObama
4.1 millionJanuary 26, 2020
4Congratulations to the Astronauts that left Earth today. Good choice Andy Milonakis
@andymilonakis
3.8 millionMay 30, 2020
5IM OFFICIALLY CANCER FREE !!! 😭😭😭❤️❤️❤️ Mel
@_melaneee
3 millionJune 30, 2020
6Quarantine day 6.Jamie
@gnuman1979
3 millionMarch 16, 2020
7You can have an edit button when everyone wears a maskTwitter
@twitter
2.9 millionJuly 2, 2020
8What a headline 👑
@1kingmyles
2.9 millionMay 28, 2020
9Never Not 💜BTS
@BTS_twt
2.9 millionMay 3, 2020
10Continuing to move the game forward @KingJames. Much respect my brother 💪🏿 #33644Kobe Bryant
@kobebryant
2.7 millionJanuary 25, 2020
11In every scene, you are my star, @MichelleObama! Happy birthday, baby!Barack Obama
@BarackObama
2.7 millionJanuary 17, 2020
12Army painted me😁 BTS
@BTS_twt
2.6 millionMay 25, 2020
13방탄 아미 파이팅 BTS
@BTS_twt
2.5 millionJuly 26, 2020
142 Months Vs. 7 months Dre D’ussè
@_ThatGuyFuller
2.5 millionJuly 8, 2020
15지진정이었습니더 잘자요사랑합니다 #JIMIN BTS
@BTS_twt
2.4 millionJuly 26, 2020
16자 시작해보자~ BTS
@BTS_twt
2.4 millionJuly 10, 2020
17사진 찍으니까 방해하는 정국이 그리고 그대로 올리는 석지니 BTS
@BTS_twt
2.4 millionJuly 2, 2020
18아미 덕분에 김밥 맛있게 먹고 가요 BTS
@BTS_twt
2.4 millionJune 21, 2020
19어린왕자와 함께 한 꿀FM 당분간 안녕~ #0613FM_0606 BTS
@BTS_twt
2.4 millionJune 6, 2020
20오늘은 쮜민과 함께! #0613FM_0530 BTS
@BTS_twt
2.4 millionMay 30, 2020
21Duh😛 BTS
@BTS_twt
2.4 millionJune 9, 2019

That concludes the list of the most liked tweets of all time.


Need a way to schedule Twitter threads for the future?

Twitter does now allow you to schedule Twitter threads on Twitter itself, however you can do so with OneUp.

Here is the guide on scheduling Twitter threads:
https://blog.oneupapp.io/how-to-schedule-twitter-threads/

How to post TO Instagram from an RSS feeds

This post shows you how to post to directly to Instagram from RSS feeds.

Using OneUp, go to the “Auto-post from RSS feeds” page.

Then click “Add new feed”.

Then add your RSS feed URL and select which Instagram account you want to post to.

You can choose multiple Instagram accounts at once, and you can also choose to post the same RSS feed to Twitter, LinkedIn, Google My Business, Facebook pages, or Facebook groups.

OneUp will check that RSS feed for new posts once every 20 minutes.

When a new post in the RSS feed is found, OneUp will automatically publish it to Instagram – no mobile notifications needed, it will publish directly to Instagram 😊


Try out a free 7-day trial of OneUp to post to Instagram from RSS feeds 😊

What is the best Meet Edgar alternative? [cheaper option]

This post shows an affordable Meet Edgar alternative.

Meet Edgar is a great tool for recycling evergreen social media posts. However, with a price tag of $49 per month, it becomes expensive for most startups, small businesses, entrepreneurs, bloggers, and even social media management agencies.

OneUp is a Meet Edgar alternative that allows you to schedule and automatically repeat your posts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google My Business.

OneUp is one of the best alternatives to Meet Edgar.

Here are some of the features:

Posting to multiple pages – For people who are posting to more than one social network at a time, OneUp makes it easy to post to FB Pages and Groups, LinkedIn profiles and pages, Twitter, and Google My Business all at once. You can even customize the post for each social network, and directly import free high-quality images with our Unsplash integration.


Canva integration -OneUp directly integrates with Canva. Just click the “Design on Canva” button in the scheduler, and Canva will open directly inside of OneUp.

Click the “Publish” button in the Canva editor, and your image will be uploaded to OneUp directly. No need to download images from Canva, then upload to OneUp 🙂


Repeating post – OneUp gives you the option to automatically repeat your posts at whatever interval you choose, such as every 3 weeks. Then post it now, schedule it for the future, or save the post in your Drafts folder.


Posting to Google My Business – OneUp is one of the few social media scheduling tools that supports Google My Business post scheduling. OneUp supports Call-To-Action buttons, and different post types such as Event posts.


RSS feed automation – If there are any blogs, podcasts, or YouTube channels that put out good content consistently, you can add the RSS feed links in OneUp, then whenever new content is posted from those places, it is automatically shared to the pages you select. Or, you can choose to have each new item from the feed go to your Drafts folder, so you can review which posts you want to publish.


Chrome Extension – Using the OneUp Chrome extension, you can easily schedule many images at once from any website.

You can choose which images from the website you want to post to social media, bulk update or individually update the descriptions and links for each post, then schedule them to be posted with a set interval (such as every 60 minutes), or choose custom dates and times for all of them.


Customizable UTM parameters – OneUp lets you customize UTM parameters so you can keep track of how your links are performing in Google Analytics.


Link Shortening – Connect your Bitly account and OneUp will automatically shorten any links and allow you to track clicks through Bitly.


Schedule Twitter Threads – Not many scheduling tools allow you to schedule Twitter threads (AKA tweetstorms), however you can do so with OneUp.

Summary

OneUp is a cheaper Meet Edgar alternative. It makes it easy to keep your social media accounts full of quality content.

How to automate Facebook posts


This post shows you how to automate Facebook posts.

So you’ve created your company’s Facebook Page, and have now been curating and creating content for a few weeks, months, or years. But with every coming day, it means you have to search for or create even more content again, and again, and again…

The problem is that you probably have a million other tasks to take care of instead of scouring Facebook all day. Most social media managers are in charge of multiple platforms, write blogs and online content, are involved in business development, and have to analyze numbers and figures.

If you are a business owner, you have to do all these things — PLUS run your actual business. Automating your Facebook posts can free you up for more important tasks.

Why is having an active Facebook Page important?

The last thing you want is to have a Facebook Page that looks like this:

No recent posts. No signs of activity. No signs of life. Does this business still exist?

An active and thriving Facebook page, or any social network page, can be a huge form of social proof to your potential followers and customers.

Why should I automate Facebook posts?

The answer should be pretty clear: to save you time and still grow your audience, traffic, and business.

Most businesses probably want to achieve some of the following goals:

  • Drive traffic to your blog or website
  • Get more Likes on your page
  • Deliver quality content to followers and friends
  • Maintain engagement with customers and followers

Facebook Pages can be an awesome source of traffic, but it’s not exactly easy to acquire thousands of followers. That takes dedication to consistently post quality content.

The “quality content” part is doable with a little effort. The “consistently” part is where automation can be a huge help.

So when should I automate my Facebook page?

A lot of tasks on Facebook require that you do them manually, such as:

  • Replying to comments
  • Liking comments
  • Responding to messages

However, a social media management tool can effectively automate many tasks like:

  • Scheduling posts in advance
  • Spreading out your posts so you don’t flood your followers with too many updates at once
  • Sharing your blog posts
  • Scheduling posts in Facebook Groups
  • Scheduling recurring posts for content that is “evergreen” (more on this below)

According to Facebook, posts by 3rd party scheduling tools are treated the same as manual Facebook posts in the news feed.

So as a page owner, there’s no reason NOT to use a social media scheduling tool to schedule your posts.

Doing so can free up time and help grow your audience. It will also keep you more focused and consistent than just posting whenever you feel like it — or whenever you happen to think about your Facebook Page.

What should I not automate Facebook posts?

Any social media tools that let you automatically follow, like, comment, or message another person or page on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, or Google Plus normally come across very sleazy — and puts you at risk of getting banned from that social network.

Don’t be like these people:

Image result for twitter thanks for following

How to automate Facebook posts

  1. Connect your Facebook account(s) to OneUp
  2. Click “Schedule a post”
  3. Select which Facebook accounts you want to post to
  4. Create your post
  5. Choose whether to post it once, or to have your post automatically repeat
  6. Post it now, or schedule your Facebook post for the future

Here are those steps with screenshots:

Using OneUp , you can easily schedule Facebook posts and choose the frequency of how often you would like each post repeated, and how many times that post is repeated before it expires — or choose no expiration for it to be repeated indefinitely.

You just choose which Facebook pages you want to post to.

Then craft your post. You can upload your own image, choose from high-quality images via the Unsplash integration, or create your own image directly inside of OneUp with the Canva integration.

Then you choose whether you want it to post one time, or whether you want the post to repeat automatically

If you choose for the post to repeat, you can choose whatever repeating interval you would like. For example, this post will repeat once every 3 weeks:

Then to finish up, you choose whether you want it to post it now, or scheduled the Facebook post for the future.

The frequency you choose should be appropriate for the type of post.

For example, a post such as “What are you working on this Monday” is something that could probably be shared on a Facebook page once a week with no expiration date, and generate engagement and conversation each time.

OneUp makes editing and adjusting your content schedule easy as well, with a calendar showing all your posts:

OneUp works with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google My Business.


Will my Facebook followers become annoyed if I automate Facebook posts?

When you share something on social media, on average only ~5% of your followers will see that post. In addition, any new followers you get are not going to go through all your old posts to see what you have posted in the past.

So use your discretion and think about it from your followers point of view. They probably don’t want to see the exact same posts every single week for the rest of their life, but if you recycle a post once every 6 or 12 months, most of your followers won’t even remember that it was posted before.

Will this automate all of my Facebook Page tasks for me?

Unfortunately, no. Scheduling and recycling posts help with the first half of the equation, but you still need to like and respond to comments, and answer messages from your followers. This is the fun part though!

Scheduling posts can be a drag, but it is something that has to be done, whether you automate it or not.

On the other hand, engaging with your followers should be fun and exciting (unless the haters are commenting, in which case, you might want to rethink what you are sharing). Be kind and courteous!


Bonus Tip #1: Get more Facebook Page Likes

Whenever someone reacts to your Facebook post, you have the ability to invite them to Like your page (if they haven’t already).

Just click the reactions:

Then voilà, it opens up this window:

Now you just need to click on the “Invite” button for everyone who hasn’t already Liked or been invited to Like your page.

Pro tip: Do this as soon as possible after someone likes your post. If instead you wait days or weeks to invite that person to Like your page, they may not even remember who you are or why your inviting them.


Bonus Tip #2: Get more engagement

Whenever someone comments on your post, ALWAYS reply to the comment.

Many people receive comments on their posts and only Like the comment.

Instead of only Liking the comment, make sure you reply to the comment too. The more comments and engagement, the more it signals to Facebook’s algorithm to bring your post to the top.

Pro tip: In your reply, try to say something that encourages another response back. The more comments and active engagement, the higher your post’s reach.


Bonus Tip #3: Use emojis 😊

A study on OpenForum show that using emojis increased Facebook shares by 33%, comments by 33%, and Likes by 57%.

There is no denying the fact that people like emojis 😍


How to schedule repeating posts in Facebook groups


This posts shows you how to schedule repeating posts in Facebook groups.

Many Facebook group admins often have themed posts for each day of the week, where group members are supposed to engage with the post based on the theme. Some of the ones I have seen are:

  • Share Your Blog Monday
  • Tell Me A Story Tuesday
  • What Are You Working On Wednesday
  • Throwback Thursday
  • Follow Friday

In most groups like this, the admin’s goal is to get participation and engagement, but keep everything neatly in the comments thread of each particular post.

Most admins who run a Facebook group schedule the same post for the same day of the week, again, and again, and again.

I will show you how you can automate those posts so that you just set your posts to repeat weekly once, and they automatically post on the same day of the week moving forward.


How to schedule repeating posts in Facebook Groups

  1. Connect your Facebook Group(s)
  2. Click “Schedule a post” from the menu
  3. Select your Facebook Group(s)
  4. Create your post
  5. Select how often you want your Facebook post to repeat
  6. Choose to post it now, or schedule it for the future

Here are those steps with screenshots:

OneUp is a Facebook-approved social media scheduling tool that allows you to repeat posts at set intervals.

To use OneUp with a Facebook group, you MUST be one of the group admins. Facebook does not allow scheduling tools to post to groups unless you are an admin.

Using OneUp you can click the Facebook button to connect your Pages and Groups.

Then you are set to schedule a post.

Once you select your Facebook group, you can choose to post as either your personal profile OR as a Facebook Page (however your Page must be an Admin of the Group).

OneUp allows you to schedule your posts to repeat on the same day and time every week. You can have it repeat indefinitely, or you can set it to expire after posting a certain number of times.

You can also add images to the post if you want.

Once this is set, you just choose when you want it scheduled.

For example: If you have a post scheduled for 9:30 AM on Friday, set to repeat weekly, it means that post will re-post every Friday moving forward at that same time.


The very first time, you will need to add OneUp to your Facebook groups apps. You only have to do this once for each Facebook group. To do so, go to your group’s settings in Facebook.

Then click “Add Apps”.

Do a search for OneUp, and add it.


OneUp makes it easy to schedule repeating posts in Facebook groups, making an admin’s job much easier. Check it out at:

www.oneupapp.io

OneUp works with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google My Business.