Social messages are messages shared on social Networks by Nelio Content aimed at promoting your content and driving more traffic to your web. Usually, these messages are related to a concrete post in your blog—that’s why you should create and schedule them while you’re crafting new blog posts. However, it’s also possible to create new messages using Nelio’s editorial calendar. Finally, you also have the option of creating a social message from Nelio Content analytics and from an RSS feed. Here’s how to create social messages from all three locations.
Dashboard Page for Editing Blog Posts
Nelio Content adds a new box in your edit post page—Social Media. This box contains all the scheduled social messages, properly classified and sorted in a simple timeline:
The previous timeline is divided into five different blocks—the closer a social message will be shared to the post’s publication date, the sooner it appears in the timeline. In essence, a post can be shared on the publication day, the next day, during that week, during that month, or anytime later.
When a block is empty, Nelio shows a message placeholder (Add Social Message). On the other hand, if the block already has some social messages, there’s a button right after the last one named Add Another. Clicking on any of these two, you’ll be able to schedule a new social message.
Fill in all the fields in the previous dialog to create a new social message.
There’s also the possibility to automatically create social messages when using Social Automations with Nelio Content Premium. To learn more about it, please read this introduction to Social Automations.
If you want to create a new social message using Nelio’s Editorial Calendar, click on the button for adding new social messages (b):
This will open the following dialog:
which allows you to create the new message. If you look at it carefully, you’ll realize there’s a tiny difference between this and the previous dialog—you can now share an old post. Click on this link and the following selector will be available:
As we did before, click on Create once you’ve filled in all required fields. This button will remain disabled until all required fields are properly set. Hover over the button while it’s disabled to discover what’s amiss.
Another option for creating new social messages is the action icons included in each individual day. Hover over a day in the calendar with your mouse and you’ll see a
+ with the following actions:
Click on the icon in the middle (b) to open the dialogue. If you use one of these icons, the new message’s publication date will be automatically set to the selected day.
Nelio Content Analytics
With Nelio Content you will obtain the statistics that really matter directly on your WordPress dashboard.
In particular, in our analytics page you will know, for each post:
- Pageviews: indicates how many pageviews according to Google Analytics have received this post.
- Engagement: shows the engagement of your audience in social networks (according to the analytics of those social networks).
- Social Queue: indicates the number of social messages planned to promote a post.
By seeing which posts are most popular and which social networks have generated more impact, you can re-promote them by simply clicking the Add Message button.
This opens up the same modal dialogue of adding a social message that we saw earlier in the editorial calendar.
Nelio Content Feeds allows you to view the RSS feeds (view the headlines and link to the published content) of your favorite blogs directly on your WordPress so you can share them on your social networks. To do so, simply go to the Feeds menu that appears within Nelio Content on your WordPress Dashboard.
To create a new social message, select the content of a feed and click the Share button below it. From there create the social message by linking to the content of the feed as shown in the video below.
Note that after creating the social message, that feed will be shown as marked so that you don’t share it again by mistake.