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Real talk: writing and scheduling social media messages is a pain.
You either devote a ton of time to managing your social media channels and are left feeling like you’re neglecting other areas like building an email list, content writing, etc.
You do the bare minimum and feel like you’re missing out on opportunities to drive more traffic to your blog from social media.
It’s a lose/lose, really.
What if it didn’t have to be this way?
What if there was a magical tool that functioned like your very own social media manager? It did the heavy social media lifting for you, freeing up your time to do other things like write more blog content or grow your email list.
Let’s also add that this magical tool continually drives traffic from social media to your best performing blog posts and automatically publishes all your social messages at the best possible traffic times. ?
This magical tool is called ReQueue.
Here’s how you can use ReQueue to accomplish more in less time:
What is This Guide?
This guide gives you the perfect ReQueue strategy to drive more traffic to your blog all while spending less time managing your social media channels.
Who’s This Guide For?
This guide is specifically designed to help bloggers, solopreneurs and small businesses.
Want more tips for automating your social strategy? Check out our Getting Started With ReQueue Guide for a complete introduction to ReQueue.
To start working with ReQueue, you’ll have to enable it.
First, select your name in the hamburger menu and then click on Calendar Settings.
Select Power Ups in the left-hand menu, and then click on Enable ReQueue.
ReQueue is now ready to get to work.
You spend a lot of time writing great blog posts, most of which are evergreen – meaning these posts stay relevant for your audience long after their publish date.
Here are some examples of evergreen content:
Problem is, who has time to continually write social messages promoting old content?
Enter ReQueue… It will automatically post social messages about your best performing, evergreen blog posts.
To start, head over to the ReQueue section of your CoSchedule. You’ll see two, pre-made ReQueue groups: evergreen content and motivation monday. You’ll also find recommended social messages to add to your evergreen content group.
To start adding messages to your ReQueue account, click the button to view the recommended messages.
Here you can easily get started populating ReQueue with some of your best performing, evergreen blog posts.
When you’re creating new social messages for future evergreen blog posts, simply toggle on ReQueue and CoSchedule will automatically re-share your message at the best times for optimal engagement.
You can easily fine-tune how often you want ReQueue to share messages from specific groups. Here’s our recommendation for how you should configure the settings on your evergreen content group.
Then, Click the arrow of your ReQueue group to expand the settings.
To begin, we recommend limiting the sending frequency for your evergreen group to be no more than 3 messages per week.
As you add more messages to your ReQueue account, we recommend increasing this number to 7 or 14 messages per week – which equals one or two evergreen social messages per day.
What do we mean by recurring content themes? These are the social media messages that you’d like to post on specific days or times.
Here are some examples of recurring content themes:
To get started creating a ReQueue folder, Click the “+ New Group” button in the top left-hand on your ReQueue page. Then choose the “Placeholder Group” option on the pop-up.
Give your group a name and choose the day and time you want your messages from this group to publish.
Next, start adding new messages directly to this group by clicking the “New ReQueue Message” button.
We recommend adding at least 12 new messages to this folder to start. This will give you 3 months of recurring content if you’re posting from this group once per week.
Here are 12 motivational quotes you can copy/paste directly into your #MondayMotivation ReQueue Group:
Looking for more inspiration? Here’s a list of recurring content themes you can build your ReQueue groups around.
To keep your social channels engaging, it’s often said that you need to find the perfect mixture of posting your own content, in addition to curating and sharing content from other sources.
Great. Another social media activity that takes a ton of manual labor and effort.
The good news is, CoSchedule makes this super easy.
To start, download the CoSchedule Chrome browser extension. When you find a blog post from another source you think your audience would like, click the CoSchedule icon where your extensions live.
The CoSchedule social media composer will pop-up and allow you to quickly share this content on your social channels.
Toggle on ReQueue just like you would on a social message in CoSchedule. Use the ReQueue group drop down to quickly create a new ReQueue group called “Content Curation”.
Here’s our recommendation for how you should configure the settings on your curated content ReQueue group.
Click the arrow of your curated content ReQueue group to expand the settings. You’ll want to configure your setting for this group with your overall social strategy in mind.
Think about how often you promote your own blog on social media. For every 8 social messages promoting your own content, we recommend curating 2 posts from external sources.
Now that you’ve got the basic strategy down, let’s venture into advanced territory.
First, navigate to ReQueue settings. It’s located in the top right-hand corner under the ReQueue area of your calendar.
Under “Global Settings” you can choose to send the same message either once or twice a month.
We recommend choosing twice a month to start since you likely won’t have as many messages to choose from in the beginning. As you get more messages into ReQueue, you can change this to once per month.
If you click on the Intelligent Group Settings, you can fine-tune exact times you want ReQueue to post messages to your social channels.
For this setting, It’s best to think about the hours your audience is most likely to be active on social media.
What do we mean when we say “social gaps”?
Social gaps are opportunities ReQueue has to post social messages to your social profiles. The more opportunities you open, the more gaps you’ll see on your calendar.
Here’s an example of how to give ReQueue a lot of opportunities to post social messages on your behalf:
With this example, ReQueue has opportunities to post social messages every day of the week from 6 am to 9 pm.
Here’s what this setting looks like on your calendar:
When you’re just getting started with ReQueue, this is our recommended ReQueue posting setting.
Every other day you’ll allow ReQueue opportunities to post social messages during different time frames. This helps ensure that ReQueue will post during times your audience might be most active on social media. With this schedule, ReQueue will only post social messages on weekends during the hours of 6pm – 9pm – this assumes that your audience isn’t very active on social media on the weekends.
The next piece of the puzzle is to customize your ReQueue sending configurations.
This lets you set custom posting frequencies for each of your social channels.
Here’s our recommended setting for those of you just getting started with ReQueue:
Tick the box that says “Customize”. Then, toggle down the number and set it to one. This means ReQueue will only post one message per day on each social channel.
As you build out more content in ReQueue, increase these settings to the following:
Learn more about ReQueue in our in-depth Getting Started With ReQueue Guide.