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. In the following, we’ll see how to create social messages in each situation.
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 in 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 the Social Automations add-on with your subscription. 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 dialog. If you use one of this icons, the new message’s publication date will be automatically set to the selected day.