SocialBee – What You Need To Know Now (August 2022)

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SocialBee is a social media management platform, well priced for small and mid-sized business teams.

Who Uses SocialBee?

More than 25,000 companies are already using SocialBee, including Rebrandly, Colliers, Toastmasters Intl, Re/Max, University of Regina, and many more.

Why Buy SocialBee Through Trust Enablement

If you buy SocialBee through our link:

  • Email us at [email protected], and we will provide you with access to our private Facebook group to support you with tips and tricks and to overcome any challenges.
  • Train, if desired, your team on how to use the tools in a private, Zoom-based training session.

Additional Social Media Services

If you are looking for a partner to run your social media, please reach out to us at [email protected] — we would love to learn more about your business and your needs.

Platforms Supported

Like other platforms in this category, you want to begin by connecting your social media profiles to the platform.  

And they support the major ones and many that others do not, including:

  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • TikTok
  • Pinterest
  • Google My Business

Setting these up is straightforward, so won’t waste and works the same as every other platform, requires you to log in, grant SocialBee permissions, and you are all set.

Social Media Queue

You can think of your social media queue as a holding spot for all the excellent content you want to publish on your various channels.

With SocialBee and other social media management platforms, you can specify how often to publish content, how many times a day, during what hours, and so forth.

These tools then grab content from your queue at these scheduled times and publish them.

The SocialBee Dashboard

The SocialBee Dashboard

We have the product set up to manage various social profiles for us at Trust Enablement, along with John’s LinkedIn profile.

From this screen, you can:

  • Set different posting schedules for each profile (more on this below).
  • Easily click to view the next post in your social posting queue.

You can also determine if you allow SocialBee to post for you or if you would prefer to have another platform handle the actual posting.

Controlling who posts

Why would you want this?

While multiple reasons exist, one apparent reason is for teams working in an enterprise environment.  In this scenario, you may have teams across the enterprise, each using their tools and publishing posts to a central platform like Buffer or Zapier.  This allows Enterprise companies, or any regulated business, to better control the flow of content to social media platforms and audit, backup, and store for later reporting if needed.

We simply stick with the default of letting SocialBee handle the posting.

Automating Your Posting

Finding content to post can be a headache for your teams.

One solution automatically pulls content from your blogs, news sites, and other trusted sources.

For this…

RSS Feeds

Adding an RSS feed

To simplify our lives and save time, we will set up the RSS feed for our weekly stories.

Click on the “+ Add RSS” button.

Setting up an RSS feed content source in SocialBee

Note: If you don’t know your RSS feed, ask your content team or use a Chrome Extension like Get RSS Feed URL.

We added our RSS feed URL into the box shown above, clicked the Fetch button, and see a preview on the right side of the window showing the content we were pulling in.

Also:

  • You can choose which of your social profiles will distribute this content.
  • Select if you want the content to be automatically approved.  If you don’t automatically approve it, you will need to review it before posting (they will be shown as Draft mode).  This is always recommended to avoid accidentally sending out something unexpected.

You can then find the draft content in the Content Approval section.

Content Approval

The Content Approval Area

From here, you can:

  • Publish or Delete it
  • Edit it
  • Add it back into your queue or publish it now.

Final Thoughts – For Now

SocialBee has dozens of other features and capabilities that keep it on par with similar tools.

This solution stands out with a reasonable price point and functionality that is easy to use and works as expected.

SocialBee Videos From Trust Enablement

Sharing Content  via SocialBee

Curating Content using SocialBee

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FAQs

When was SocialBee Founded?

2016

Who is the CEO of Sprout Social?

Ovi Negrean

Pricing

SocialBee has three paid plans; each comes with a 14-day free trial.

Bootstrap
  • $19/month
  • 5 Social Profiles
Accelerate
  • $39/month
  • 10 Social Profiles
Pro
  • $79/month
  • 25 Social Profiles
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