We’ve covered the first three steps of content curation: identifying your content niche, finding content and saving articles. At this point in the process you’ve taken in a heap of content and you’re all the wiser for it. Now it’s time to take it full circle and share those awesome Web particles with your network. There are tons of amazing tools out there, many of which come witha hefty price tag. But since all the tools I’ve covered in this content curation series thus far are free, we’ll stick with that theme. Here are some of what I consider the best free scheduling tools.
Buffer is my personal favorite tool for sharing content from around the Web. Grab the browser extension and whenever you find something share-worthy, click the button to add it to your Buffer. You don’t even have to mess with scheduling — times are all set up automatically, and can even be optimized beforehand to sync with your best times to tweet (as determined by Followerwonk). If you’re so inclined, you can hook Buffer up to other networks, too, including Facebook and LinkedIn.
HootSuite has paid plans, but the free option has more than enough horsepower for your content curation scheduling needs. Just hop into the HootSuite dashboard and manually schedule your messaging for Twitter, Facebook, Google Pus and LinkedIn.
Sharing one platform at a time can take forever, but if you’re focused strictly on Facebook, the platform’s scheduling function will do the trick. The best part is you’ll be able to jump into your Activity Log to see exactly what the post will look like in Facebook — a luxury you don’t always have through external tools.
What’s your favorite mechanism for pushing out curated content? Share your favorites, and be sure to check out our full series on how to curate content below.
Lonelybrand Content Curation Series
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We've covered the first three steps of content curation: identifying your content niche, finding content and saving articles. At this point in the process you've taken in a heap of content and you're all the wiser for it. Now it's time to take it full circle and share those awesome Web particles with your network.