Wouldn’t it be nice if you were able to schedule Google Plus posts? Since the dawn of social media sites, there have been certain tools for scheduling that we could use in order to get the most out of our online presence and build a bigger following.
However, scheduling Google Plus posts has been a mystery.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m a stickler for engagement and interaction with people. Heck, that’s what has gotten this blog this far! Without building relationships, I could have never done it. But sometimes there is more pressing matters that you have to do besides stay on social media sites 24/7 in order to drive traffic.
That’s where the scheduling comes in handy.
When you are able to schedule Google Plus posts, as with any other social site, you are free to attend to other matters that may be pressing at the moment and not have to worry about all of the traffic that you’re missing while attending to these tasks.
So, like I said, scheduling Google Plus posts has been a mystery…until now.
What Does It Mean To Schedule A Social Media Post?
For all of you new readers, I like to explain everything as if I’m talking to a total newbie. I can remember the days when I didn’t know anything online, and would’ve killed to be able to better understand something. This is why I try to explain every little detail.
When you schedule a Google Plus post you are simply “saving it for later”. The internet is full of tools that allow you to write in the text and URL of the blog post that you want to use on a certain network that will be sent out at a desired time of your choosing.
As I said before, you can’t be on social sites all the time, so this really helps you stay connected with people around the clock.
For most of you pro’s out there that are wondering why I’m telling people that this is a new idea to Google +, don’t fret. I realize that there are tools out there that have been established to be able to schedule to Google for awhile now. However, most of these either limit you to the number of updates that you can send out at a given time, or simply, they just cost money to use.
If you are like I was, then you probably don’t have any money whatsoever to spend on anything extra for your blog. The $8 bucks per month may be draining you right now, as it was me when I first started!
How To Schedule Your Google Plus Posts
There is a great extension called “Do Share” that I would like to reveal to you guys, but first, let me explain that you must have the Google Chrome browser in order for this to work. If you don’t use Google Chrome then you can simply go to google.com and click “install chrome” over on the right.
Once that is done there is a ton of apps and extensions that you can use to your benefit in blogging. Go to the Chrome Webstore and type in DO SHARE in the search bar. Now, remember, it’s an extension so you will need to check the relevant tab at the top of your screen. Or you can simply go to the DoShare Extension Download here.
Once you have downloaded the extension, it will show up in the top right of your browser. And you can click it whenever you want to schedule a post. Another good thing about DoShare is that it allows you to send your posts directly to DoShare while you are on Google Plus as well.
The Art of Scheduling:
Don’t go overboard with the scheduling. The purpose of social media is to be social on these sites. I would try three or four scheduled posts per day until you see how it’s going to go. I also understand that you can’t stay on social media all day long either, so it may be good for you to have this in your strategy.