This article will walk you through how to configure your Autopublish settings. Please keep in mind that this feature is only accessible with our Agent and Broker Pro subscription. If you are not using one of our upgraded subscriptions, but are interested in learning more about what we offer, please visit our pricing page or get in touch with our sales team at 800.728.8391.
What is Autopublish?
Within the Placester Content app, you can automatically publish blog posts on your site by using Autopublish. With Autopublish, you can choose relevant content that applies to your business as well as answer questions to automatically customize your blogs. Content is scheduled ahead of time and is defaulted to be posted at 11 AM EST on Tuesday and/or Thursday. The number of scheduled posts each month is contingent on the number of content credits you have purchased and will evenly distribute across the month in Tuesday/Thursday slots.
The first post will publish on the first Tuesday/Thursday the scheduler encounters. For instance, if you turn on Autopublish on a Monday, the scheduler will run on Tuesday and will schedule the first item to publish on that upcoming Thursday.
After Autopublish is activated, Placester will send you an automated email notification once a month to notify you what posts are scheduled. These emails will include information such as blog titles, scheduled publish times, and links to edit.
To get started with Autopublish, you will need to first login to your Placester account. Once you are logged in, click on your Apps Icon, then click on the Content tab in the provided drop-down menu.
The Content App page shows the posts that are available to publish to your site. Click on the Autopublish tab to access your Autopublish settings.
To adjust the Autopublish settings, select the desired site that you would like to activate Autopublish on and then click on the View Settings button.
Once you click on View Settings button, you see the settings slide out. Here, you can activate Autopublish and select your content preferences.
Lastly, to automatically customize your content, there are some questions to answer under Dynamic Fields:
Primary Market: The specific area you focus on. Likely a city, town or neighborhood name.
Region: The broader area you work in. For instance, if the target market is Beacon Hill (a neighborhood within Boston), it may make sense to have your region be Boston if you don’t work outside that city at all. If your target market is Boston (a city), your Region may be Massachusetts (a state).
Tip: Make sure you capitalize your entries and spell them correctly, as they’ll be auto-filled into your posts exactly as you type them here.
The answers to these questions will appear in your posts. Once you are satisfied with the information, click on the Save button.
Sharing to Facebook
Advanced Placester subscribers can automatically share blog posts from the Content Library on their Facebook business pages. To do this, click the Profile icon and then click My Account.From here you will click Integrations and select Connect next to Facebook.Upon clicking connect, a Facebook window will pop up in your browser stating “Placester sites will receive: your public profile.” Then, click Continue as (your name).
You will then be brought to a page that states “Placester Sites would like to manage your pages and publish as pages you manage." Then click okay.
A Placester window will then pop up asking you to select the business page you would like to connect with. Once you have selected the correct page click save.
This will take you back to the integrations page. This will show you the integration and get you the option to change it if you need to. It is important to note that you must log into Placester every 60 days to keep the link with Facebook connected.
Removing a Facebook account
If you need to remove the account you have integrated with Facebook, you will need to do so on Facebook itself. Here are directions provided by Facebook
- Go to https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=business_tools
- Select Placester (check the box)
- Click Remove (Do not check the box to remove previous posts)
- Click OK
You will then be free to connect to a new Facebook account.
Need More Help?
If you have additional questions about using Autopublish, let our support team know at firstname.lastname@example.org.