How To Bulk Import Posts From Social
If you have a social account that you love, with SmarterQueue you can import these posts all at once.
In this article:
- Find the posts you want to import
- Import your chosen posts
- Using the bulk editor box
- Link options
- Common questions
Find the posts you want to import
To get started, all you need to do is click Add Content, then navigate to Find Content from the SmarterQueue top menu.
In the search box, type the social profile for the posts you’re looking to import. SmarterQueue will display social profiles for Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, that match your search term. Click one to import posts from that social profile.
SmarterQueue will then fetch the 200 most recent social posts from that profile. You are able to modify your view of these social posts in 4 ways:
- Content type: Posts with an image, posts with a link, or all types
- Retweets: include or exclude
- Replies: include or exclude
- Sort: by most recent, most liked, or most shared/retweeted
Import your chosen posts
To import these posts in bulk, for Import Mode choose Bulk.
This will show all posts in a list format. Now, you’ll have access to a bulk editor to make changes to all of your selected posts at once.
Using the bulk editor box
By default, all of the social posts shown are selected to be imported. Any change you make in the grey bulk editor box at the top will change each of the posts below. The bulk changes you can make are:
- Select all or none of the posts
- Toggle Evergreen on and off
- Choose whether to add images, remove images, or use existing images
- Select a category
- Select social profiles to post to
You’re also able to go through the list and make the same changes to each post individually.
At the bottom of the page, choose Import Options to edit the link tracking parameters for these posts.
In the link options popup, you’ll see that SmarterQueue adds Google Analytics UTM tracking codes and Bitly click tracking according to your default settings. Here, you can choose to keep these settings or change them as necessary. You can also choose whether to add your imported posts to the top or bottom of your Queue.
When you’re ready, click Add [#] Selected Posts to Top of Queue. In the background, SmarterQueue will import the images and preview text for each blog post. Once these are imported, you’ll see the posts in your Queue with timeslots assigned, and link previews to show how these will look on each social network.
Why are some tweets too long to import?
When you’re importing existing posts from Twitter, into one of your Twitter accounts, you may find that they can’t be imported because they’re over the 280-character limit. If you’re importing a tweet from someone else’s account, we add “via @username” into the tweet so the original author can be credited. You can choose not to add these credits by changing the “Add Text Attribution To Imported Tweets” setting in the Settings page.
What happens if I try to bulk import a post that is too long for Twitter or LinkedIn?
When bulk importing, you will always have the chance to edit the post text before adding it to your queue. If you are importing to a Twitter account, we will check the post length (including any links and images), and warn you if the post exceeds Twitter’s 280-character limit or LinkedIn’s 1300 character limit. You can then edit the text so that it doesn’t exceed the character limit.
How do I import more than 200 posts at once?
You can bulk import the first 200 results that are returned. Then uncheck all of those results, click “Load more” at the bottom, and it will automatically select only the 200 new posts (rows 201-400). You can then bulk import just those new posts, and repeat the process. Click “select none” again, then click “load more”, etc. This will let you bulk-import 200 posts at a time, and work through as many pages of results as you need.