Social Media Editorial Calendar, Social Media Content Calendar, or merely Social Media Calendar, whatever be the name, in principle these are apps or spreadsheets or other tools that not only help one plan and schedule social posts well in advance, they are also convenient tools to manage campaigns, measure the performance and maintains one stick to timelines. In other words, it’s what we have all done right from our early education, a timetable, but concerning social media promotions.
Like wine, one’s social media calendar only improves with constant use and enhancements. Here’s how social media calendars can help increase blog traffic.
They help one stay organized: With the entire topic of Social media posts being so vast, it can be challenging to identify where to start. Add to this the various things that need to be followed up on or can be done with respect to these posts, it is very easy to get lost, know what to prioritize and, most importantly, helps from getting stumped at the last moment, not know who was responsible to complete a particular task. With plenty of divisions under social media promotions, with plenty of platforms that fall under the purview of Social Media, this platform only helps one cover all bases.
Planning various strategies: Different strategies need to be adopted when it comes to sharing a post versus re-sharing an old post. A social media calendar helps organize these strategies in clear terms, helps identify the timelines when each needs to be performed, if necessary set auto- post parameters with respect to individual posts depending on specific schedules and clearly define a path for all those responsible with respect to these posts with precise tasks that needs to be completed.
Helps identify what to post and where: With plenty of social media platforms already in existence in the market, and given that the world will only see a multi-level jump in the adoption of Social media, there is a constant race for more and more players to enter the field. Also, each social media platform may serve different used case for various customers. Knowing what a social media platform is most popular or visited for by the audience and posting relevant content on this platform so that the content does not stand out becomes exceptionally critical for the success of the content. A Social media calendar not only helps identify the various platforms that the content can go on but also gives one the raw material to think on how the content can be tweaked to suit the specific genre of the social platform and maximize the returns from the investment they make on the social platform. For example, while Facebook is best known for relaxation and socializing on a personal level, Linkedin serves a different purpose of a professional platform connecting people with common business interest. Instagram, on the other hand, is more pictorial.
To cut a long story short, a Social Media Calendar help you not only to cover all the bases that are related to one’s Social Media promotion strategy, it also helps you understand the nuances required for every different platform that one would like to run the promotions on and ensure the content is curated as per the requirement of the platform.
In Addition, it also helps identify the people who would be required for this promotion and aids in clear communication with them on what the expectations from them would be, thus removing any ambiguity concerning the communication.