๐Ÿ“น How To Schedule Your Content Using SmarterQueue

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SmarterQueue is a power-scheduling tool that offers a wide variety of ways to send your content out to your Social Profiles. 

Whether you navigate to the Post Editor by selecting โ€˜Create a Postโ€™, using our Chrome Extension or Browser Bookmarklet, or importing content using 'Find Content', SmarterQueue will allow you to set up the best way to publish your post with just a few clicks! โœจ


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How To Publish A Post Right Away

Exciting things happen all the time and sometimes you want to share an update with your audience right away. When that happens, SmarterQueue is there to help keep your followers in the loop.  

1. Create your post in the Post Editor - select a Category, the Social Profile(s) to which you want to publish, and add your content.

2. Once you've done that, select "Post Now" under "Post Timing". This will ensure that your post will be published as soon as you're done editing it. 

3. Don't forget to also check your "Evergreen Post Recycling" settings. 

When you use Evergreen recycling, your content gets seen by more of your audience than if you were to only post once.

4. Once your post is ready to go, scroll down to the bottom of the page and select "Post Now" to have your exciting news reach your audience right away.

Check out additional information on how to share a post immediately, whether you're just creating it or sending it from your Queue. 


How To Add Content To The Queue

Most of all, SmarterQueue is a time-saving tool, allowing you to fill a Queue up with great content and have it published over time, based on a Posting Plan you build for your needs. 

This way you can plan your social media publishing in advance and make sure you'll never miss a chance to connect with your followers. 

To save content to your Queue, you will need to follow these steps: 

1. Create your post in the Post Editor - select a Category, the Social Profile(s) to which you want to publish, and add your content.

2. Once your post is ready to go, select "Add to Queue" under "Post Timing".

Once "Add to Queue" is selected, a drop-down list will appear, which will allow you to select how the post will be saved: to the top or bottom of the Queue:

  • Posts added to the top of the Queue will be published as soon as the next Timeslot comes up for the selected Category and Social Profile(s).
  • Posts added to the bottom of the Queue will be published at the last available Timeslot after all the other posts you already have scheduled for the same Category and Social Profile(s).

3. Don't forget to also check your "Evergreen Post Recycling" settings. 

When you use Evergreen recycling, your content gets seen by more of your audience than if you were to only post once.

4. Once your post is ready to go, scroll down to the bottom of the page and select "Save" to send it to the Queue. 

See How Does SmarterQueue Publish Your Content? for more information on how your queued content is published ๐Ÿ’ช


How To Schedule Posts For Specific Dates And Times

SmarterQueue also allows you to schedule the same post to go out multiple times, while manually setting the times and dates. 

If you need to plan campaigns or post any time-sensitive content at the times and dates of your choosing, for each specific post, you can do this without having to make any changes to your Posting Plan. ๐Ÿ’ช

1. Create your post in the Post Editor as you normally would - select a Category, the Social Profile(s) to which you want to publish, and add your content.

2. Once your post is ready to go, select "Schedule" under "Post Timing".

You'll be able to select a specific date and time for this post, as well as click the "Add another date" button to add as many other dates and times to schedule the post as you'd like. You can also set a different timezone than the one in your account settings, in case you're planning posts for a specific event that's outside of your regular audience's timezone. This is also useful if you're working with a virtual assistant, or colleague who's supporting you from a different timezone.

๐Ÿ’ก Note: Manually-scheduled posts with a specific timezone (either the default one in place at the time the post was created, or a manually-selected timezone set in the Post Editor) wonโ€™t be updated if you change your default timezone.

For this example, we've written a post to remind our followers about when the full moon will be visible. 

As this is an event that doesn't happen at exact intervals, I can schedule this post for each specific date from the start. This way I won't depend on a Posting Plan or have to manually edit and reschedule every month after posting. 

Tip: Use Variations to change things up from one post to another, by using different images or text captions. 

3. Don't forget to also check your "Evergreen Post Recycling" settings. 

Once your post has been published on all the dates and times you've manually selected, Evergreen recycling will continue to publish the post based on the Timeslots you've set up in your Posting Plan

Check out additional information on how to schedule content on specific dates and times.

4. When your post is ready to go, scroll down to the bottom of the page and select "Save" to send it to the Queue. 

Note: Keep in mind that scheduled posts are prioritized over content being published based on the Timeslots in your Posting Plan. If you schedule a post for the same date and time as a Timeslot in your Posting Plan (added for posts created for the same social profile and Category combination as your scheduled post), the scheduled post will be published instead, and the Timeslot will be skipped


How To Set Up Recurring Posts

Are you promoting your weekly podcast on social media? Do you enjoy sharing your morning coffee with your followers every day? โ˜•

In that case, creating a recurring post that will go out at the same time every day, or week, or even year is the best way to go! Recurring posts ensure that you're covered for all those routine check-ins that keep you connected to your audience. 

1. Create your post in the Post Editor as you normally would - select a Category, the Social Profile(s) to which you want to publish, and add your content.

2. Once your post is ready to go, select "Recurring" under "Post Timing".

You'll be able to select a specific date and time for the first post, as well as decide how often the post will repeat moving forward. You can also select a different timezone than the one in your account settings, in case you're planning posts for a specific event that's outside of your regular audience's timezone. This is also useful if you're working with a virtual assistant, or colleague who's supporting you from a different timezone.

For this example, we've chosen to say "Hi!" to our audience over coffee every morning. 

Note: Use Variations to change things up from one post to another, by using different images or text captions. 

As this is a recurring post, it will continue to be published as often as selected, without needing to be set to recycle via Evergreen settings.

Recurring posts with a specific timezone (either the default one in place at the time the post was created, or a manually selected timezone set in the Post Editor) wonโ€™t be updated if you change your default timezone.

Note: Check out additional information on how to create recurring posts

3. When your post is ready to go, scroll down to the bottom of the page and select "Save" to send it to the Queue. 

Note: Keep in mind that recurring posts are prioritized over content being published based on the Timeslots in your Posting Plan. If you set a recurring post for the same date and time as a Timeslot in your Posting Plan (added for posts created for the same social profile and Category combination as your recurring post), the recurring post will be published instead, and the Timeslot will be skipped