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Social media is a complicated thing. It can get even more complicated when you throw people into the mix; interns, employees, outsourcers, and even clients. With Socialdraft, a social media tool for teams will make it easy for all of you to work together to achieve your social media marketing goals.

Features of Socialdraft, A Social Media Tool for Teams

Compatible with The Major Social Networks



Socialdraft is not just a Social Media tool for teams. Socialdraft allows you to work on the major social networks including:

  • Facebook pages
  • LinkedIn business pages
  • Twitter accounts
  • Instagram accounts
  • Pinterest boards

Set Different Permissions for Different Users

There are various types of users you can set up on Socialdraft. Let’s break that down:

Admins: This is the person that set up the account, he/she has access to all features, settings, and billing information.




  • Add & delete social media profiles
  • Assign tasks to others
  • Download content calendars as PDF
  • Edit billing options
  • Create & delete sub-users
  • Create campaigns & categories
  • Add/delete or edit the Bit.ly URL Shortener
  • Populate calendars
  • Change timezones
  • Upload bulk content via CSV

Managers: Managers can create, schedule, and reschedule content for the social networks the account admin assigns to them. They can also (if given access by account owners):




  • View, generate and download reports.
  • Work on Instagram (search, like, follow, unfollow)
  • Use the all-in-one inbox (view, like, retweet, and comment)
  • Approve sub-user posts
  • Filter on the content & task calendars
  • Bulk upload via CSVs

Sub-Users: Admins can decide what social networks and features this type of user has access to (all-in-one inbox, and the Instagram engagement tools). Sub-users can also be set up so that their posts require approval before they publish. This is a great feature for interns, outsourcers, and new team members. Subusers on Socialdraft can:

  • Schedule social media content
  • Engage on the All-in-One Inbox
  • Use the Instagram engagement tools

Guests: The guest role is for those of you who have clients that want a little more input. You can add a guest user to have access to just certain content calendars. Guests won’t be able to schedule, edit or publish content, but they are able to leave comments and feedback on said posts.

Here’s a Sneak Peek at the Social Media Tool for Teams

Socialdraft is an all-in-one social media tool for teams. With Socialdraft, you and the rest of your social media team can:

Schedule posts to Facebook pages, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn Business Pages, and Pinterest Boards
Schedule posts individually, as recurring posts, or bulk upload them as CSV
Easily re-schedule with a drag & drop action
Schedule GIFs to Facebook and Twitter
Download content calendars as PDF
Find content on Instagram and easily schedule reposts not just to Instagram but to all other social networks
Engage on Twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin
Download Facebook and Twitter reports
and tons more…

If your interest in Socialdraft is piqued, take us for a risk-free trial. If you find we’re not the right fit for you and your team, cancel before the trial period is over. It’s that easy.

Want to take Socialdraft for a trial, click here. 

 

Socialdraft is your all-in-one social media tool for teams. Our goal is to simplify the tasks teams collaborating in Social Media have to perform. It’s a Hootsuite alternative with plenty of features.

Hootsuite Alternative

You maybe be asking how it compares to the current generation of social media tools. Glad you asked!  Here is a quick calculator.

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How is Socialdraft different than Hootsuite?

Like Hootsuite, Socialdraft allows you to schedule posts to be shared on social media (with support currently for Twitter; Facebook profiles and pages; Instagram, Pinterest, and LinkedIn business pages). Socialdraft, however, has several major differences from Hootsuite.

Easy Social Media Scheduling

Both Hootsuite and Socialdraft allow for social media management via uploading new content and manually and Bulk scheduling it to go out to one or multiple social accounts at any specific time. In Hootsuite, you also have the option of using the Auto Scheduler, which gives the app control of your posting schedule, so it decides for you when it will post your content. This is similar to our TrueTime feature.

But what happens if you want certain updates to go out on certain networks at different times than what Hootsuite’s Auto Scheduler decides for you?

Socialdraft does it differently.

While Socialdraft also allows you to upload your updates into a calendar, you have complete control over your posts. Want to move them around on the same day? Week? Month? It’s easy to do with a drag and drop. Want to repeat a post that performed incredibly well, simply drag and drop or duplicate it. This is true for all social accounts.




Socialdraft Has No Limits

Socialdraft does not provide the limit constraints on accounts that Hootsuite has in place.  Socialdraft has six plans to fit different types of social media businesses. However, if you need more social media accounts just message us on support and we’ll create a custom plan for you. Both Hootsuite’s Free and Pro plans limit how many messages you can have in your queue at any given time, and you’ll pay more if you need to schedule content above the limit. With Socialdraft there are no limits as to how much content you can schedule. Socialdraft also allows you to pull as many reports as you need to pull whenever you need to pull them.

Easy Design

One of the things we are focused on is User Experience. Socialdraft was conceived after constant feedback from avid social media users who hated the current generation of social dashboards today.

During our interviews this is what people said about the current crop of tools on the market:

Why is everything crawling down the screen. What is this, the Matrix? – PR Agent

Why do I need 40 windows open at once? – Social Media Guru

I am Mac not a PC. This is designed like Windows 3.1. – In-house Social Media Manager

We listened and designed Socialdraft to be a simple calendar system with some robust technology under the hood. You can still do posting, csv uploading, view and comment on posts in real-time. We designed this with the user in mind.

 

Should I use Hootsuite or Socialdraft?

So now that you know how Socialdraft is different from Hootsuite, which tool is right for you? Should you use Hootsuite or Socialdraft to manage your social media?

You should use Hootsuite if:

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  1. You tend to share only one type of post and don’t need complete control of your posting schedule.
  2. You have time to continually add content and manage your queue daily.
  3. Enjoy having lots of clutter on your screen.
  4. You have a large complex team that requires multiple levels of approval and collaboration such as assigning different tasks.

 

You should use Socialdraft if:

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  1. You manage various accounts and need a simple way of visualizing what is scheduled.
  2. You have don’t have time to continually add content and manage your queue daily.
  3. You’re a visual person who prefers quality over quantity.
  4. You don’t enjoy hidden costs as you add more profiles and scale your account.
Are you curious about Socialdraft? Want to discover all the things we do so you can really choose us as a Hootsuite alternative? Take us for a spin. We offer a risk-free trial.

As a small business or social media manager, you probably have little time to go from one network to another to comment and interact with your brand’s fans and followers. We know. Socialdraft started off as a Social Media company and we built the dashboard to solve some of the things that drove us crazy and wasted our time. The inbox was built so that you could manage multiple social media accounts for multiple brands all from one place. We’ll give you a quick breakdown of our inbox and its functionality.

This article covers the Socialdraft inbox. With our social inbox, you can view all your Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook Pages from a single dashboard, where you can reply, retweet, favorite selections, comment, and like posts.

HOW TO USE THE SOCIALDRAFT INBOX

1. From your dashboard click on “Social”

2. Click “inbox” on the dropdown

3. From here you can work on all your accounts…or

4. Select the network you want to work on from the tabs on top (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn)

5. Click “Select inbox” and choose the profile you want to work on.

6. From here, you can comment, like, share, etc…the system mimics the platform it was based on.

OTHER THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH SOCIALDRAFT

Socialdraft is an all-in-one social media tool for teams. With Socialdraft, you can:

  • Schedule to multiple Facebook pages, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn Business pages.
  • Collaborate with other people and choose what features they have access to.
  • Pull reports for Facebook and Twitter
  • Repost from Instagram to all other social networks
  • Search Instagram for images
  • Keep an eye on your online reputation
  • Assign tasks to other team members
  • And much more

If you’re curious about what Socialdraft does, sign up for your Socialdraft risk-free trial today.

We checked out all your support and request tickets and released some really cool stuff. First, thanks for all the ideas. Many of these were your requests…we want more…so if there’s something you want, let us know by sending us an email. Without further ado, Socialdraft features you’re going to love:

Socialdraft Features You’ll Love

TEAM COLLABORATION

This one is great for anyone who works with a team (or with a client that likes to micromanage). With collaboration, you can set up people in your team (and clients) so that they have access only to certain social accounts, and only to certain areas within those accounts. It’s super easy to set someone up and to remove them when needed. What kind of users can you set up?

  • Admin: This is the person who owns the account (most likely you). This person has control over the entire dashboard and back-end items such as billing.
  • Manager: This person can be given almost all access to the site, except for back-end items such as billing.
  • Sub-User: A sub-user can be allowed to schedule and post content to a page. They can also be given access to Instagram tools, the Socialdraft Queue, the Engagement Inbox.
  • Managed Sub-Users: These are almost the same as sub-users. The difference is that while they can schedule content, the content won’t publish unless it is approved by an admin.
  • Guests: These are the users with the least power. Most of our users use this setting to give access to clients. Guests can access only the social networks you choose. They cannot edit, delete or re-schedule content, but they can leave notes on posts for your team.

SUPED UP INSTAGRAM TOOLS

You can now connect Instagram accounts to Socialdraft. You and your team can schedule posts to all the accounts. But that’s not all. With Socialdraft’s Instagram tools, you can:
  • Schedule posts to one or multiple Instagram accounts
  • Search for posts by keyword
  • Schedule reposts of those posts to all your other connected social networks

CUSTOM URL SHORTENER

We love bit.ly as much as you do (especially since Tweets that useURLsS shortened with Bitly get significantly more re-tweets). That’s why you can now set up your custom bitly to track your social media performance.

CAMPAIGNS

With campaigns, you can set up groups of social accounts. This allows you to schedule and post the same message to multiple social networks in just one shot. This suggestion came to us via our Facebook page.

REPORTING

You can pull reports for Facebook AND Twitter. We even have white label options.

SOCIALDRAFT CORE FEATURES

Drag & Drop Calendar

Our drag and drop calendar allows you to schedule posts to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for as long as you like. You can schedule an entire month…even an entire year. It also allows you to drag & drop a post to reschedule it AND to duplicate posts you want to repeat.

CSV Posting

You can bulk schedule lots (and we mean lots) of posts on social media by utilizing our CSV posting feature. You can choose a time zone, you can have us TrueTime your post, AND your images will look gorgeous when they post to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn

We kept hearing from you that you sometimes wanted to work on a social media post over the course of a longer period of time. We listened and have just released Socialdraft Draft Posts.

Draft Posts allow you to work on a social media post over the course of a day, week, year, or as long as you want. This is great if you have special events coming up or new launches, but aren’t sure of the final specifics.

Simply craft the post just like you would a regular post, but set it as draft in your Queue. It will show in your calendar and the Socialdraft Queue.

How to Schedule Socialdraft Draft Posts

  1. Click on a Spot on the calendar (the day you want the post to publish)
  2. Enter your write up
  3. Select an image from the link or add a custom image
  4. Select either a social network or campaign
  5. Select a category (optional)
  6. Choose the time you want this to publish
  7. Click “Save as Draft”

How to Find Socialdraft Draft Posts

  1. Refresh the calendar
  2. Click on Filtering options
  3. Click on Posts
  4. Choose “Draft” as status
  5. Filter by “Network”
  6. Filter by “Account”
  7. Your draft posts will show up

Edit Your Socialdraft Draft Posts

  1. Click on the post you want to edit
  2. From here you can change all sorts of things including the write-up, date and time, image, etc.

Hope you enjoy this latest feature. If you’re ready to take Socialdraft for a spin, go ahead, we offer a risk-free trial.

What Else Does Socialdraft Do?

Socialdraft is an all-in-one social media tool for teams. With Socialdraft you can:

  • Schedule posts to Facebook pages, LinkedIn pages, Twitter & Instagram accounts & Pinterest boards
  • You can schedule one-time, recurring, or duplicate posts
  • You can categorize your content to easily find it
  • You can download your content calendar as PDF
  • You can give access to different people on your team and set different permissions for them
  • You can engage your community
  • You can pull reports
  • You can schedule Instagram reposts
  • and tons more!

Socialdraft is a social media scheduling tool for teams that handle lots of clients and lots of social media accounts. As such, our users needed ways to easily see what is going on only for particular clients. That is where Socialdraft campaigns come in.

What Are Socialdraft Campaigns

Socialdraft Campaigns (formerly called projects) allow you to group any social networks of your choice together. This allows you to do a few things:

Calendar: Drill down by campaign to see all the posts scheduled for those social networks

Scheduling: Schedule the same post to all social network grouped in that campaign

PDF Calendar: Allows you to download a content calendar for all the social networks that are grouped together in that campaign

Ideas on Using Socialdraft Campaigns

Multi Property Clients

If you have local clients with multiple locations such as a dentist or a restaurant you can use this feature in multiple ways. Let’s call this “client” Joe’s restaurant and go through a few scenarios:

“Joe’s Restaurant Location 1 All”: You can create a campaign where you put all of Joe’s restaurant’s social networks: their Facebook page, Twitter account, and Instagram account.

  • Whenever you want to see what is scheduled for all networks, simply drill down by this campaign.
  • Whenever you want to schedule a post about their weekly happy hour to all their social networks, simply schedule it to that campaign.
  • When you want to download their calendar to send to them for approval, drill down by the campaign,  download, and send it out as PDF.

Joe’s Restaurant All Locations Twitter: If Joe’s restaurant has 3 locations in the same state, and they are all running the same promotion, you can group all of Joe’s restaurant location’s Twitter accounts into one Campaign. You can do all of the above, but this time it will only apply to their Twitter accounts.

Brands

Say you are a brand or non-local business. Campaigns are a great way to share reviews and news to multiple accounts. Here are a few examples:

Brand/Business & Principals:  Create a campaign for the brand or business PLUS the principals (owners, founders, etc). When a new review comes in, simply share it to all their social networks using Campaigns.

What Else Can You Do with Socialdraft?

Socialdraft is an all-in-one Social Media Dashboard. It is the most robust and simple tool for agencies and teams to effectively handle social media. With Socialdraft you can:

  •  Schedule posts to Facebook pages, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn Business Pages and Pinterest Boards
  • Schedule posts individually, as recurring posts, or bulk upload them as CSV
  • Easily re-schedule with a drag & drop action
  • Schedule GIFs to Facebook and Twitter
  • Download content calendars as PDF
  • Keep an eye on your online reputation and easily share good news to social
  • Find content on Instagram and easily schedule reposts not just to Instagram but to all other social networks
  • Engage on Twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin
  • Download reports for Facebook and Twitter
  • and tons more…

If you are curious about Socialdraft and any of its features, just click this link. If you’re ready to take us for your risk-free trial, simply click here to find the perfect plan for you.

You can now schedule recurring posts on Social Media with Socialdraft. This includes Facebook pages, Facebook groups, Twitter accounts, Instagram accounts, and Pinterest boards. This is on top of all our other features including the drag & drop calendar, post duplication, SmartID, reporting and so much more. Here’s information on the new feature, followed by step by step tutorial on how to schedule recurring posts with Socialdraft:

Recurring Posts on Socialdraft

Advanced Scheduling Highlights

1. Schedule the post multiple times in different social profiles at once by selecting Specific Dates from mini calendar on create tab
2. Can define time manually
3. Can auto generate time for each selected dates via Truetime

Choice in Scheduling

– DAILY
– WEEKLY
– MONTHLY

Choice in Sequence End 

– On recurring, post End can be defined by number of occurrences
– On recurring, post End can be defined by specific date
– On recurring, summary is provided on how the settings will apply on calendar to when it will be posted

Editing Recurring Posts

– You can edit all posts created in a group (Time, Timezone, Message, Image, URL, and Categories)
– Social Profile and Date fields are disabled, so these recurring posts cannot be assigned to a different account
– You can also edit a single post from the group (Social Account, Date and Time, Timezone, Message, Image, URL, and Categories)

Deleting Recurring Posts

– You can remove all posts created in a group
– You can remove a single post in a group

A Few Notes on Recurring Posts

– Once a recurring post is created, it becomes part of a group
– If you edit a single post from the group, it will be removed from the group
– To schedule a recurring post, you must be in the create tab, not on the calendar
– Sub-Users (Regular and Manager) can access the feature
– Guest Sub-Users cannot access the feature
– Duplicated and moved post are automatically removed from the group
– Drag and drop posts remain as part of the group

How to Schedule Recurring Posts

1. From the Calendar area, click Create
2. Enter your write up & link
3. Upload the image (optional) or upload a GIF (for Facebook or Twitter)
4. Choose the social networks or campaigns you would like to schedule this to
5. Pick categories (optional)
6. Click “Schedule this post”
7. Choose “recurring” you have three options here

—Daily – repeats daily
—Weekly – repeats weekly
—Monthly – repeats monthly

Schedule Daily Recurring Posts

1. Choose daily repeat cycle in days
2. Choose start date
3. Choose a start time
4. Choose repeat day/s of week
5. Choose end date (either occurrences or specific date)
6. Check time zone
7. Click “Schedule this post”

Schedule Weekly Recurring Posts

1. Choose repeat cycle in weeks
2. Choose start date
3. Choose a start time
4. Choose repeat day/s of week
5. Choose end date (either occurrences or specific date)
6. Check time zone
7. Click “Schedule this post”

Schedule Monthly Recurring Posts

8. Choose repeat cycle (click each month you want this post to come out.
9. Choose the dates you want this post to come out
10. Or choose the days you want this post to come out
11. Decide when this post will end
12. Choose end date (either occurrences or specific date)
13. Check time zone
14. Click “Schedule this post”

What Else Does the Social Media Tool Socialdraft Do?

Socialdraft is an all-in-one Social Media Dashboard. It is the most robust and simple tool for agencies and teams to effectively handle social media. With Socialdraft you can:

Schedule posts to Facebook pages, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn Business Pages and Pinterest
Boards
Schedule posts individually, as recurring posts, or bulk upload them as CSV
Easily re-schedule with a drag & drop action
Schedule GIFs to Facebook and Twitter
Download content calendars as PDF
Keep an eye on your online reputation and easily share the good news to social
Find content on Instagram and easily schedule reposts not just to Instagram but to all other social networks
Engage on Twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin
Download Facebook and Twitter reports
and tons more…

One of the most requested features by our agency users was to have guests invited to the dashboard. They told us that some of their clients were asking for a way to review posts and leave notes before they posted. Socialdraft already offers downloadable calendars (you can send them as PDF to clients), but we thought this would be a great idea for those of you who have clients who are more hands-on. Since you asked, we now deliver: Socialdraft Guests!

Socialdraft Guests

What are Socialdraft Guests?

Socialdraft guests are people you can invite to have access to the Socialdraft dashboard, but with restrictions.

What Can Socialdraft Guests Do?

Socialdraft guests can view scheduled content and leave notes about posts that need approval on the dash. Say you are an agency, but you have a client that requires a bit more access. you will be able to invite them as guests, give them access to view a one or multiple calendars and make internal comments on posts that have been set up to require approval. The approval still must be done by an account admin. Guest can also filter to see posts between accounts they have access to.

What Can’t Socialdraft Guests Do?

Guests can’t see, feeds, or settings. They can’t re-schedule or move posts, they can’t delete posts or duplicate them.

How are Socialdraft Guests Different than Team Members

Team members get a ton more access than guests. A team member could be a member of your organization, an intern, or a freelancer. Team members can be given permission to create content and the all-in-one inbox.

Socialdraft Managers

Socialdraft managers have a more power than regular sub-users or guests, but less power than account owners.

What Can Socialdraft Managers Do?

Socialdraft managers can create, schedule, and reschedule content for the social networks the account admin assigns to them. Along with these functions, Managers are also able to (with account owner’s permission):

  1. Pull reports (view, generate, download)
  2. Work on Instagram (schedule, search, repost)
  3. Work on the all-in-one inbox (view, like, retweet, and comment)
  4. Approve sub user posts
  5. Filter on the content & task calendars
  6. Bulk upload via CSVs

All posts that are created by the manager are considered approved.

What Can’t Socialdraft Managers Do?

There are a few things that a manager can’t do, including:

  • Add or remove social media profiles
  • Assign tasks to others
  • Download content calendars
  • Create or update billing options
  • Delete users
  • Create campaigns or categories
  • Add/delete or edit URL Shortener
  • Populate calendars
  • Change timezone on admin

What Else Can I do With Socialdraft?

Socialdraft allows you to manage Social media across the major social networks: Facebook pages, LinkedIn Business Pages, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.

With Socialdraft you can collaborate with multiple people to create content, engage an audience, and even pull analytics on your Social Media.

Socialdraft also includes some incredible time-saving tools such as CSV bulk uploading, post duplication, and Instagram reposts to other social networks.

Curious about Socialdraft? Take us for a spin. We offer a risk-free trial. If you find we’re not the right fit for your business, just cancel before the trial period is over. Super easy and super simple.

Want to take Socialdraft for a trial, click here. 

Some of our best features and ideas come from our users. Socialdraft’s New Sleeker Dashboard came to us from Jacqueline McAbee’s suggestions (thanks Jacqueline). She mentioned that our dashboard could be sleeker and much more convenient to use if when you logged on it took you directly to the dash. We looked at usage and mostly everyone was going directly to the calendar. Now, when you log onto Socialdraft, the dashboard will default to the calendar so that you can get to scheduling posts immediately.

Socialdraft Dashboard Updated

See Socialdraft’s New Sleeker Dashboard in Action

We’ve also consolidated the feeds into the Inbox so you can take care of engagement and communication from one place.

Reports are still easily accessible from the toolbar as are your settings.

 

How to Manage your Social Media Accounts

Socialdraft is an all-in-one Dashboard that helps you manage multiple Social Media Accounts. It is the most robust and simple tool for agencies and teams to effectively handle social media. With Socialdraft you can:

Schedule posts to Facebook pages, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn Business Pages (and one LinkedIn account) and Pinterest Boards
Schedule posts individually, as recurring posts, or bulk upload them as CSV
Easily re-schedule with a drag & drop action
Schedule GIFs to Facebook and Twitter
Download content calendars as PDF
Keep an eye on your online reputation and easily share the good news to social
Find content on Instagram and easily schedule reposts not just to Instagram but to all other social networks
Engage on Twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin
Download Facebook and Twitter reports
and tons more…

If you are curious about Socialdraft, take it for a risk-free trial. You’ll get to try out all the features and decide if Socialdraft is right for you.

The Socialdraft dashboard allows you to schedule social media updates to:

  • Facebook Pages
  • Facebook Groups
  • Twitter Accounts
  • LinkedIn Business Pages
  • Pinterest Boards
  • Instagram Accounts

You can schedule these manually on our calendar, or you can schedule them in bulk by utilizing our CSV feature. The video below shows you this feature in action:

First you need to download your CSV:

  • Go to the calendar
  • Click “Import CSV”
  • Click “Download Starter CSV”

This CSV will have one sample post for each of your social networks formatted exactly as it should be.

When you create your CSV content, make sure that if you are creating a tweet that you keep the text at about 100 characters IF you are including a link and an image.

Also make sure that you put the link and image link in the assigned columns to avoid any errors.

***To add an image link, simply right click the image and copy the link for the image. Then paste into the image field.

If you are using TrueTime, you do not need to take any actions with the date/time fields. Socialdraft will ignore whatever is in there.

Once you’re ready to bulk schedule, head over to the Calendar area, and click on “Import CSV”.

– Upload your CSV File
– Once the file is uploaded, click “Submit”
– Check your posts for accuracy and edit if you need to
– Click “Select All”
– Select the range dates you want your posts to publish
– Check your Time Zone
– Click “TrueTime All”
– Then click “Schedule”

This is quite simple and works for scheduling to Facebook pages, Facebook groups, Twitter accounts, LinkedIn pages, Pinterest boards, and Instagram accounts (you still need to manually publish to Instagram).