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How users can approve content before it gets published with Sendible

One of our most popular feature requests has been the ability to assign tasks to team members and manage the approval workflow from within Sendible. We’re excited to announce that this feature is now available on all of our multi-user plans!
Team administrators can now specify exactly which user needs to approve content before it gets published.  

To configure a workflow for a user, follow the steps below:
1. If you haven’t already done so, sign up for a Sendible account that allows you to manage multiple users/clients. For more information on how to manage multiple clients with Sendible, see this short video)
2. Go to My Users and either create a new user or edit an existing one.
3.  You will now see an Approval Worfklow section. Click edit to define who this user needs approval from before they can publish content.

 

4. Follow the steps to Save or Create the user.
5. Now, when this user creates their content from the Message Box, they will see a Submit For Approval button.
6. The user has the ability to add a message/comment that will be sent to the user from whom they require approval. This user will receive a notification, informing them that they need to either approve or reject the content.

 

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DogWatch and Sendible Case Study

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Dog Watch Case Study

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6 Ways To Get Noticed on Facebook using Sendible for social media management

These days, it’s harder than ever to get your updates noticed on Facebook. Due to the sheer volume of posts hitting the news feed, there’s a good chance that your updates will be missed or simply overlooked due to all the other noise. For this reason, it’s now more important than ever to make sure your updates are noticed and acted upon. In this post, I’ll demonstrate how with 6 simple tricks, you can increase your exposure on Facebook and generate more click-throughs to your website.

1. Attribution Links

Several social media management tools, such as Sendible.com, allow you to include attribution links along with your posts. These are little customizable links that appear below your updates and can contain any text you like.  They can also link to any website you like. In the example below, we’ve included the link “Visit our blog” below the post.

2. Branded Facebook Posts

It is also possible to include your company name below every update you send to Facebook. So, instead of seeing “via mobile” or “via Sendible”, your posts could display “via My Company” with a little square icon alongside. This is a great way to build up your brand awareness and have Facebook users click on your company name and go directly to your website. The option for branded Facebook posts is currently a feature offered by Sendible

3. Scheduling

To ensure the best possible chance of having your Facebook posts noticed, you should schedule your posts to be published at the time your fans are most likely to be looking at their Facebook news feed. There are various tools out there that make it easy to schedule your Facebook updates

4. Link Previews

Another easy way to engage your Facebook fans is by creating interesting link previews. Link previews are made up of a thumbnail, title, caption and description. These details appear whenever you post a link to Facebook. Certain 3rd party social media management products, such as Sendible.com, make it easy to customize these details so that you can make your link previews more descriptive, resulting in better click-through rates.

5. Facebook Photo Albums

Another great way to gain more views and click-throughs, is by posting several photos to a new or existing Facebook Photo Album on your Facebook Page. Facebook Photo Albums are known to generate more click-throughs on a news feed and therefore, higher levels of engagement. You can use a social media dashboard to help you to schedule these Facebook Album posts ahead of time for maximum engagement. Here is an article from our blog that explains how to do this using Sendible.

6. Geotargeting

In Facebook, users disclose a lot of relevant information about themselves – for example their age, gender, location, work history, language etc. As a Facebook Page administrator, you have the ability to deliver content that’s only relevant to specific fans. Since you are targeting specific fans by location or language, you can customize your content to generate the most engagement for the subset of fans that are being targeted. Click here to see how easy it is to target specific fans using a third party social media management tool.

I recently read the following post implying that the levels of engagement on Facebook are reduced when using third party social media management tools. From our analysis, this is completely untrue and we have seen the exact opposite effect with users on our platform. By using third party applications, such as Sendible, for scheduling, geotargeting and branding their Facebook updates, brands are in fact seeing higher click-through rates, building better brand awareness and dramatically increasing their engagement ratio. To sign up for a free Sendible trial, visit http://sendible.com/signup.

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Distribute and track videos using Sendible’s email management software and Wistia

We are excited to announce that we now support embedded Wistia videos within Sendible. To distribute your Wistia videos through Sendible’s email management software, follow the steps below:

1. Sign into your Wistia account, create your video project and upload your videos.

2. Select a video and click Embed.

3. Select “For Email Marketing”

4. Copy the Video merge tag and open up your Sendible message box.

5. Select the HTML view on the message editor and insert the code into your HTML editor.

6.Click Update and you’ll be ready to send your message.

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Download the new Sendible Android App for free

We’re excited to announce the launch of the new Sendible Android app, free to all Sendible users.

The app can be downloaded here.

 

Features:

Update all your social networks at once

 Publish content to any of the social networks you use and update your blogs – all from one app.

 

Access your Sendible address book on the go

 Access any of the contacts you’ve imported into your Sendible account and reach them via Email, SMS and more.

 

Save for later

 Ability to save unfinished posts to be completed when you get back to your desktop.

 

Share photos

 Post photos to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, WordPress and more.

 

Message scheduling

 Schedule posts to go out at a time you choose or on recurring schedules.

 

Campaign reports and analytics

 Access your Sendible message reports and view statistics such as clicks, referrers, shares, comments and more.

 

     

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Sendible in plain English

Not sure what Sendible is? This video will help explain.

 

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How to send SMS text messages to a group using Sendible

Sendible is well known as a social media management platform, but it is also great for Email and SMS marketing. Sendible allows you to send SMS text messages to any country and any network in the world.

With Sendible, there are several ways to send SMS text messages to a group of contacts. This post details the simplest way. If you don’t yet have a Sendible account, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial at http://sendible.com/signup.

To create a group of contacts who will be receiving SMS text messages from you, follow the steps blow:

1. Go into My Contacts.

2. Select Groups.

3. Click New Group and give your group name, then click Create.

4. Click New Contact and enter the details for the contact. Make sure under Contact Information, you select SMS as the preference. Also, be sure to include the country code for the mobile number.

5. Click Save.

6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to add multiple SMS contacts.

Now, to send a bulk SMS to this group, go to Message Box and select the group you created in Step 3 above. 

Compose your text message and click Send.

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How to post to Facebook albums using Sendible

A popular question from users of Sendible, the social media management platform for businesses, is how to post images to a photo album on Facebook using Sendible, as seen below: 

This is pretty straight forward with Sendible. If you don’t already have a Sendible account, you can sign up for a free trial at http://sendible.com/signup.

Once you’ve signed into your Sendible account, please follow the steps below:

  1. Go to Add/Edit Services.
  2. Under Social, scroll down to Photo Sharing and select the Facebook Page Album service (click Add).
  3. Select your Facebook Page and choose to create a new album every time you post.
  4. Save your settings.
  5. Return to the Message Box and select the Facebook Page Album service you just added.
  6. Click the “Subject/Title” button and enter a name for your album.
  7. Click the “Photo or File” button and upload as many photos as you like.
  8. In the message area, enter the description for your album.
  9. Click Send.

If you don’t already have a Sendible account, you can sign up for a free trial at http://sendible.com/signup.

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How to post Facebook link previews using Sendible

With Sendible, you have full control over the link previews that you post to Facebook. A Facebook link preview is the thumbnail image and title, caption and description that appears below a link you post on Facebook.

You can use the following technique when attaching links – this will give you complete control over Facebook link previews:

  1.  From Message Box > Compose, click the URL button.
  2. Enter the URL (e.g. http://www.facebook.com/snowball.studios) and click Attach.
  3. Select the image preview to use and click Attach Link Preview.
  4. Then, you can edit the message content and click Send.

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