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We are thrilled to bring you our latest update to Social Rotation.

🎉 Content Buckets have been revamped. 🎉

With this new update, you are now able to see all content, active and available, on one screen.

You can look through all of the content with our easy-to-use scrolling functions.

You can also easily search for any content bucket, active or avilable.

Activating content is as easy a pushing a button.

And no more worrying about date-based-content as this new update takes care of all of that for you.

If you are a reseller, granting access to content is as easy and a button and a click.

This new content bucketing system makes using Social Rotation even easier.

Set up Accounts in minutes

We are thrilled to bring you our newest feature to Social Rotation as this is one we have been planning and working on for quite some time. You now have the ability to put your clients through an internal onboarding right inside the software. Once they log in, there are 4 very simple steps and when they are done, the account will have scheduled content posting.

How the Onboarding Works

When you are the client logs in for the first time, the onboarding automation will be the first thing that they see and it will look like this.

As you can see there are 4 simple steps to follow. But there is also a guide at the top of the screen that will let the user know where they are in the process.

Step 1: Choose Your Industry

Once you click on the first button, it will have you scroll through a list to select the industry that best fits your needs. Any niche pack that is currently available will be listed in this drop-down list. Once a new niche pack is released, it will be added to this list for future use.

Once you have finished this step it will take you back to the 4 steps to show you that you have completed it by marking it with a green check mark as well as making the upper navigation green as well.

Step 2: Connect Social Accounts

Now the social accounts will be connected one by one. Click on each social icon to begin the connection.

Once you click on each network, it will open up a second window on the same screen to log into your account. Let's start with Facebook in this example.

Once logged in, select the Facebook page you wish to connect to, and toggle Instagram over (Instagram must be connected within Facebook. For instructions on how to do that check out this post), choose the Facebook group if you have one, and hit save.

Once you have saved it, it will then change that social icon to color and it will add a green checkmark, indicating that it has been connected.

Continue connecting social accounts just the same. Once finished connecting all of the accounts you wish to connect, simply hit the blue done button.

Step 3: Upload Your Logo

Much like it is inside the software, the upload logo section is completed by uploading a file, adjusting the scale and transparency, and then saving.

Step 4: Schedule My First Post

The next step is the simplest but the most impressive. Anyone who goes through the onboarding process will automatically be given access to the Motivational Bucket and the Engagement Mega Pack Bucket as well as the buckets that correspond to the industry they selected in step 1.

Simply choose which content you want to schedule posts for. The system will automatically create schedules for each of those buckets, but this step will choose which of those schedules are active.

Once you hit the save button it will alert you that you completed the onboarding process.

Hit the finish button and a video will show explaining everything that was accomplished by going through the onboarding. Don't worry, this video doesn't have any Social Rotation branding, making it easy for resellers to use as well.

What Was Accomplished

The minute the onboarding is complete you will see what was accomplished right from the dashboard. Any scheduled content for the next week will be displayed on the dashboard.

You can also edit the schedule that was automated during onboarding.

You can choose to activate or deactivate any schedule and change the scheduled time, days, or social platforms the content is going out on.

You can also edit any of the content that was claimed for the account content buckets. And don't worry about the content needing to be randomized, we made an update there as well. All content buckets are now automatically randomized the moment they are claimed, saving an extra step.

We hope you love this new update as much as we do.

For a full detailed walkthrough of the onboarding process, join our Q&A call Thursday at Noon Eastern.

NEW UPDATE

We recently added a new update to the Social Rotation software that would alert you via email any time any of your social accounts become disconnected.

With every single posting platform on the market, Social Media platforms force reconnections any time there is either a new password set or a security issue, or if it has been longer than 2 months since the last access token was set.  

WHY ACCOUNTS MAY BECOME DISCONNECTED

Changes to Permissions:

  1. Any change of passwords
  2. Changing admins, either adding a new administrator or removing an old one.
  3. The Social Platform or another admin has removed permissions to the administrator who connected the accounts to Social Rotation

Unusual practices on your account:

  1. Identifying from different devices with the same account. 
  2. Use different Facebook accounts from the same device.
  3. Social Media Platforms can revoke permissions unilaterally if they detect a vulnerability in their own system.

Time Limits:

If an access token has not been used it will expire automatically after 60 days.

Whatever the reason is for your permissions to be revoked, Social Rotation will send a notification to the email address registered in your account.

WHAT THE EMAIL ALERT LOOKS LIKE

If you have a single location account with Social Rotation your email alert will look like the below image.

If you have a reseller account, you will be the one who will receive the notification. If you are an admin of the account, you will simply log in and reconnect the account. If you are not an admin, you will have your client log in to their account and reconnect. Your email will look like the image below.

Here at Social Rotation, we just released our newest feature and that is the ability to add RSS feeds to your Content Schedule. That's all great if you know what an RSS feed is and the hows and whys of using it. If not, this blog post is going to break it down for you. Let's start with the obvious. What is an RSS feed and what does that stand for.

What is an RSS Feed?

An RSS document which can be called a feed, web feed or a channel can include full or summarized text and metadata (publishing date and author's name). Basically what that means is that an RSS feed gives you a way to keep up with your favorite new site, blogs, podcast, or website. An RSS feed is a way to choose what content comes to you.

What does RSS Stand For?

RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication.

How do RSS Feeds Work?

An RSS feed will give you basic information like titles, descriptions, and links back to the original content. But how does it work? The author of the content maintains a list of notifications on the site in a standard way. People who want to find out the latest from the author can subscribe to their RSS feed.

Now on to a more important topic, why you should be using RSS feeds.


Why You Should Be Using RSS Feeds.

You may be thinking about RSS feeds the way most people do and that is to gather information for yourself, like news articles, sports highlights, and more. But what about using RSS feeds to share content to your social media platforms?

Posting content to all of the social media platforms on a consistent basis is always something that most people struggle with. Why not use the power of RSS feed to get relevant content out on your platforms? Here are two ways you can use RSS feeds to add content.

Share Trusted Sources

I promise you, that no matter what industry you are in, there is relevant content that you can be sharing from trusted sources on your social platforms.

If you are a Chiropractor you could be sharing content Chiropractic News and Research from News-medical.net or from American Chiropractic Association. In 2019 they released a website called Hands Down Better that is geared towards educating the public about non-drug pain relief by using Chiropractic.

Both of these examples are great ways that Chiropractors could educate their patients about Chiropractic care by sharing content created by someone else.

Share Your Own Content

The other option would be to share your own content. If you are a podcaster, for example, you can easily share your Content to all of your social media platforms by simply using your RSS feed. Most places that host podcasts, like Anchor FM, have a built-in RSS feed making it easier than ever to share your own content.


How to Find RSS Feeds.

Now that we know what an RSS feed is and why we need to be using them, it's time to tackle how to find RSS Feeds that you can share. As stated before you can easily share blog posts, podcasts, youtube channels, and more via an RSS feed and there are a few different ways to find the RSS feed.

Look for the RSS Icon

If you see the standard orange icon like above you will know for a fact that you found the RSS feed. If you see this on any website, simply click on it and it will take you to the site's RSS feed. From there you will copy the URL.

Check the URL

Next, if the blog, website, podcast, etc is a WordPress site all you need to do is add /feed/ to the end of the website's URL. You may not know if a site is a WordPress site or not, but simply adding the /feed/ to the end will tell you for sure if it works or not.

For example, Katy Perry uses WordPress for her website. If I were to google her name, I would find her site and it would look like this:

Now if I take that same URL and add /feed/ to the end of it, it will then get me her RSS feed, which just looks like a bunch of codes. But this URL is exactly what you need and I'll show you how to use it in just a moment.

YouTube channel pages double as RSS feeds. Simply copy and paste the URL for the channel into your RSS reader.

Use an RSS Feed Finder

An RSS Feed finder is a tool you can install on your web browser to help you locate RSS feeds. There are several options to choose from no matter if you use Chrome or Firefox or whatever browser you prefer.


How to Create Your Own RSS Feed.

WordPress Site

If you are using WordPress simply add /feed/ to the end of your website’s domain name. Example: https://rss.com/blog/feed/

Create Your Own Feed using Zapier

Some sites offer RSS feeds, but you can use RSS by Zapier to create RSS feeds with data from thousands of apps.

You can create the RSS by first choosing an app event, then setting up the Zap, then turning on the zap. Zapier makes it very easy by showing you the 3 easy steps you need to follow.

RSS.app

There is also a website called RSS.app that allows you to create your own RSS feed from websites, Instagram Feeds, Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Google News and so much more. Using RSS.app to create a feed takes 3 quick steps. They have a free version that allows you to create 2 RSS Feeds that has up to 5 posts per feed, or you can upgrade to a paid account and create more.

  1. Enter a webpage URL and then click the Parse Website
  2. Use their visual selector to create the feed
  3. Click on generate feed, preview it, and save it.

How to use Social Rotation to Automate your RSS feeds to your Social Media Accounts.

Now that you know what an RSS Feed is, why you need to be using it, and how to find or create one, let's get to the real magic and that is using Social Rotation to disperse your RSS feeds to all of your social accounts. Set this up one time and you can continually have content posting to your accounts without lifting another finger.

Step 1: Go to our scheduler and click on RSS feed.

Step 2: Paste the URL of the RSS feed you wish to use in our Importer and click on Add Feed.

Step 3: Choose which social media account (Facebook, Twitter, Google My Business) you want to post the feed to

It's never been easier to add content to your social accounts as it is with Social Rotation. Try us for 7 days for $1 at the link below.

And make sure to follow Social Rotation's RSS Feed.

Recently we had a few users who were seeing their watermarks small on just the Community Pack. It looked something like this.

We did some research and found some file sizing issues with just this particular pack. So we reworked the files and updated the Community Pack in the MarketPlace.

If you have been seeing small logos on the Community Pack, you will want to re-download that pack, create an updated bucket and use that new bucket in your schedule. See below on how to do that for Single Locations as well as Resellers.

How to Re-Download the Updated Community Pack for Single Locations

Step 1: Click on Content and then Purchased Buckets.

Step 2: Find the Community Pack in your Purchased Buckets and hit the Remove Purchase Buckets Button.

Step 3: Click on MarketPlace.

Step 4: Find the Community Pack and click on Add Back to Purchased Buckets.

Step 5: Click on Purchased Buckets.

Step 6: Click on Create Bucket (Ignore Scheduling)

Step 7: Click on Rotation.

Step 5: Delete or make your old Community Pack inactive.

Step 6: Click on the Schedule New Rotation Content button and use the new Community bucket you just created.


How to update the Community Pack as a Reseller Account

Step 1: Click on Content and then Agency Buckets.

Step 2: Find the Community Pack in your Purchased Buckets and take note of which of your locations is using the old Community Pack.

Step 3: Click on Purchased Buckets.

Step 4: Find the Community Pack and click on Remove Purchased Buckets.

Step 5: Click on Market Place.

Step 6: Find the Community Building pack and click on Add Back to Purchased Buckets

Step 7: Click on Purchased Buckets.

Step 5: Click on the Create New Bucket Button.

Step 6: Name your bucket. We suggest adding something that will distinguish this pack from the old one such as a date. And then hit the Save button.

Step 7: Click on the lock icon and then select the locations you want to give this content to.

Step 8: Click on Client Locations, Find your Client and Log In As.

Step 9: Click on Prebuilt Buckets.

Step 10: Find the New Agency Pack you just gave them access to and then click on Create Bucket (Ignore Scheduling).

Step 11: Click on Rotation.

Step 12: Delete or make your old Community Pack inactive.

Step 13: Click on the Schedule New Rotation Content button and use the new Community bucket you just created.


As the first quarter of the year comes to a close I wanted to share with you everything that has been added to Social Rotation in that short amount of time. 

First, let's go through the Done-For-You Content Packs that have been released as well as all of the Canva Templates you now have access to inside of Social Rotation as well as all of the new features added to the software.  


Every month Social Rotation add done for you Social Media Content to the platform. If you have a Social Rotation account, you get access to every single one of these content packs. Each pack starts at 50 images and goes up to 181 images. Social Rotation at the release of this blog post, has 62 done-for-you content packs. Below are our most recent content packs.

Done-For-You Content Added


Sometimes you need more than done-for-you content. Sometimes, you need custom content for your business or your specific event. That's where our Canva templates come into play. Each month we release 1-2 Canva templates that you can customize for your specific needs. Below is a list of the templates released the first quarter of 2022.

Canva Templates Added


We are continually making updates to our software to make it the best social media posting platform on the market. These new features make using the platform easier and make posting content faster and easier for you. Below are all of the added features in the first quarter of this year.

New Features Released


Today we released an updated feature.

Some of our users were having issues with being able to disconnect from Facebook if they selected a page that was already connected to another account. And this new feature will solve that issue.

If you try to connect an account and you get this error screen

You will now be able to select the disconnect button

And the system will take you back out to start over.

Run Once Schedule

With this new feature added to Social Rotation, you have the ability to run the content bucket just one time.

How to Use Run Once Schedule

In order to use the new run once feature, create a schedule like normal, then move the run once toggle over to right. Any schedule that is using that content bucket will then be a run once schedule as well.

Once the content bucket has posted all of the images from that bucket, the system will automatically turrn off all schedules that use that content bucket.

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Sometimes it's the small changes that make the biggest impact. Today I bring you two small changes that could speed up your time tremendously.

New Preview Image Update

This new update cleaned up the preview image area. Before it would show you the post message and the Twitter message, and even if one of those had no content you would see an empty box. We did away with that and now you will only see those things if you have content written in them. It will also now show you your first comment as well, where that was not an option before.

Agency Bucket Search

In previous updates we allowed you to use a search bar in the Market Place and a few of you requested the ability to search your own agency buckets and today, we gave you that option. In the upper right-hand corner, you will find the search bar, type in anything that you are looking for and the search bar will narrow your search for you.

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