What Makes SmarterQueue The Best Buffer Alternative

Social media management is an essential part of any successful marketing strategy, so of course, it's incredibly important to choose the right tool for the job. 

SmarterQueue is the more powerful, feature-rich alternative to Buffer. More efficient. More flexible. More value for money. 💪

More than advanced scheduling, SmarterQueue offers in-depth analytics and content curation tools that take your social media to the next level. And all that while letting you create your own affordable bespoke plan that can grow as your needs grow

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6 Reasons Why SmarterQueue Is The Best Buffer Alternative

SmarterQueue is the smartest all-in-one social media management tool for savvy marketers. Automate scheduling to your favorite social platforms, bulk-import from blogs and social feeds, and get weekly reports full of useful insights; SmarterQueue has it all.

Advanced Scheduling And Next-Level Automation 

Getting the perfect content balance is easy with SmarterQueue. Unlike with the Buffer app, you don't have to keep track of each social profile's schedule and edit individually. 

Easily organize your content into Categories and set up your recurring Posting Plan, with Timeslots that can cover individual Social Profiles or enable quick and easy cross-posting. Unlike Buffer's Campaigns. you can automate every aspect of publishing in one, easy-to-use place.

Then each time you add a post to any of your Categories, SmarterQueue will send it right to the Queue and take it from there. 💪 

And sure, you can absolutely  schedule key posts manually, to one or more specific times, or even create recurring posts that repeat on the exact cycle you choose, whether it's once every 4 days, once every 2 weeks, or every year on your favorite Holiday. 

Think of the Smart Queueing system as a spare pair of hands working alongside you to maintain your ideal content mix.

Boost Engagement With Content Recycling

Normally, less than 5% of your audience will see your posts, and only if they're online soon after you post them, so make sure every post gets seen, not wasted. ♻

SmarterQueue lets you automatically recycle your Evergreen posts, at the frequency you choose, until the date you select: giving you up to 10x more reach. We even offer Twitter-compliant post recycling, in line with their rules and guidelines around Spam. 

Gone are the days of manually re-scheduling your blog posts every week. Simply fill your Queue with evergreen content, and your posts will be recycled for as long as you want, so it never runs out.

And that's not all. You can use Variations to post different text and images each time it gets recycled. 

While Buffer promotes post individuality by limiting your publishing capabilities, SmarterQueue offers you the tools to achieve your social media goals while taking full advantage of your best content. 

This doesn't just allow you to  keep your Evergreen content fresh and unique, but also gives you the chance to A/B test image and text options and see what your audience responds to! 

Plus, SmarterQueue retains a copy of every post forever. You can store seasonal posts, or resurrect old content with just one click.

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Find And Import Great Content To Your Queue

Easily find recent, relevant, and inspiring new content that is proven to get engagement, using our content discovery tools, image search, and smart filters. 

You'll be able to import content from Social Media Profiles, Blogs and Websites with configured RSS feeds, YouTube channels and playlists, Google Alerts,  Feedly bookmarks and more, right from the SmarterQueue Dashboard.  

With SmarterQueue, you won't need to configure 2 additional tools to bring in your best blog entries. Instead, you'll be able to bulk import all of your great content in one go, as well as set up auto-importers that bring in your future blog posts.

And since Bulk importing is such a great way to add a large number of Posts to your Queue at once, we've made it work for your new content too. You can bulk import up to 200 Posts at a time using a CSV file, in just a few seconds.

You can even import directly as you browse the internet, with our Chrome Extension, or Bookmarklet (if you're using a different browser).

Instagram Visual Planner

The Instagram Visual Planner allows you to preview upcoming posts on your grid, drag-and-drop to rearrange, and use the Grid Shift slider to see how your Instagram feed will change, post-by-post.

This feature is perfect for the aesthetically minded - Don't miss our helpful blog post on How to Make Your Instagram Feed Stand Out!

All your scheduled and published posts will be displayed in the grid, while your scheduled Stories will be shown on the top of the screen. Even with SmarterQueue's multiple Queue views (list, weekly and monthly), nothing compares to the Visual Planner when it comes to planning your feed. 

Amazing Free Content Library

Search for the perfect image or GIF to accompany your post, and get 2x more engagement. Choose from millions of images via Giphy, Unsplash, and Pixabay, all royalty-free and ready to use. 

And on top of that, all of the media you use for your posts gets automatically saved in your own Media Library

This includes any media you’ve uploaded to SmarterQueue, Canva designs that you've created or imported from Canva.com, as well as any media that you have curated from third parties (both web and social) and shared from your SmarterQueue account.

In-Depth Analytics For Data-Driven Decisions

SmarterQueue reports are easy to understand and full of actionable insights.

Compare performance between Categories and post types, see the most effective times to post, and benchmark your performance against competitors, by analyzing and comparing social profiles and their entire activity.
You can even sort your past posts by likes, shares, or clicks, to see which posts your audience liked best, and easily re-queue them.

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