Is it good to use autoposting services?

Is it good to use autoposting services?

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  1. Marcos

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    I have seen that there are some services that will post your social posts automatically at times of your choosing. Are these good services to use? Is there anything bad or good to think about?
     
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    This is something that comes down to both a personal preference and time availability.

    If you have the time to do them yourself then I always preferred to go that route but if you are not having the time to do that then using one of these services will work.

    One thing that I don't like about some of them are that they have limits on some things, especially in their lower priced plans.

    Some also will be able to tell that a service was used like with branding on the posts or by the URL shortener that is used.

    You can also go the route of buying or creating (if you know how) a script that can do this for you from your own hosting.
     
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    As long as you are not using it to spam or in a so-called "Spammy" way then you can use this type of service or even buy a script that will do this for you.

    I use one that I got on CodeCanyon and have used it for about a couple of years and it has worked out great.

    The services can sometimes be on the expensive side and it seems like their prices are going up. You can spend 20-30 dollars on CodeCanyon and get a script, set it up on your hosting and then there are no continued expenses. ;)
     
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    Some of these services have free plans but they have low limits. I was looking at this service myself. I just think you have to make sure your posts look good and not like spam.
     
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    I will take a look at Code Canyon to see if there is something that I like. Thanks
     
  6. Marcos

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    Yes I have seen some of the low limits on the bottom plans on some of these. Many want a high price to have higher limits. It seems a little expensive for what it is but maybe that is the usual rates for these things.
     
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    I think they just price them based on what other services are charging. Even if it is a little too much they think you have no choices.
     
  8. Marcos

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    Perhaps you are right about that. It just seems to me that if you had better pricing then you would get a much larger income due to an increase in the number of clients.
     
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    Kania Active Member

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    To me it seems like many of the websites that have services want to charge more and have less customers than to charge less and have more customers. Maybe it is just easier to make more on each customer and have less of them to deal with. It seems like a bad idea to me.
     
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    Well if they can make the same amount of money but have to deal with less customers then that could have some advantages. I though would prefer more customers because that will give more opportunities for more people to spread the word about your service and get your client numbers to grow even higher.
     
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    I have read that some of the social type service websites have closed down recently so maybe they are not doing business the right ways.

    Autoposting services should not have much costs to run the services I think so I don't know why most are so expensive but we will see if they are still here in the upcoming years.
     
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    I think that some of them might be pricing their services high because they are convenient for the users and saves them time. I don't think the prices are based on expenses.
     
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    This service is convenient and saves time for people so that is something people are willing to pay for.
     
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    I have wondered about these types of services myself. I sometimes go through periods of time where I can't post on the social sites so I thought this can help them to stay active.

    If you decide to try one and it's good then let me know which one you use. I wouldn't know how to tell a good from a bad one.
     
  15. Marcos

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    I would not know how to tell this myself but if I figure one out I will share it with the forum. I am thinking of buying my own software for this perhaps. I just have to look at more information on it.
     
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    It is always a good thing to schedule your posts which helps with the time management part, but I have to agree there are many limitations on the starter plans that many of the paid tools offer. Anyone can chime in and offer a free alternative to this?
     
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    You are right and I have looked at many of these types of services and they all have low limits unless you pay a high price for your account. Some want 200+ Euros per month for high limits. That is not reasonable unless you are a major company or making a lot of revenue from your social media works.
     
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    If you find something that has a fair price and is easy to use then please let me know what it is. I might be interested in buying it myself to help use my time more efficiently.
     
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    I have wanted to test out some of these types of services with some of the free and cheap accounts on a few websites but I am not sure which ones are good to use and which ones are junk. I heard that you have to be careful so your accounts don't get banned if you break some of the automated posting rules some of the social media websites have.