Question What's your posting workflow?

Discussion in 'YouTube Discussion' started by Draconicrose, Jun 18, 2017 at 8:37 PM.

  1. Draconicrose

    Draconicrose Newbie Member

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    So, the worst part of posting for me is getting everything done as efficiently as possible. I usually make my custom thumbnail and small video for Facebook while the video is still uploading. I also use the tube buddy templates to get my description and tags set, as well as monetization and advanced settings. So far, so good.

    What I find clunky is after the video goes up. I do my initial engagement with the video, leaving a comment to encourage people to comment as well. I use Buffer to share to Twitter, Facebook, and G+. Then, I manually share on Tumblr and Patreon.

    The problem is, each post isn't thus anywhere near optimized for any social network. If I do the posts manually, there is a lot of back and forth copying and pasting.

    I'm interested in both ideas on how to make this whole process more efficient and in hearing other people's workflows.
     


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  2. Shawn Gossman

    Shawn Gossman Member TubeBuddy Legend

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    I've been developing a new approach to how I use social media to market my YouTube channel. I figure this much... If you're doing the same thing on Twitter as you are of Facebook, Google Plus, Pinterest and so on - you're doing it wrong. "We" want our fans to follow us on all social outlets right? So with that in mind, I think it is important to use each social networking profile differently than the other. Do something unique with each of them while still marketing your YouTube videos. Maybe when I work out the kinks and all that with my approach, I'll write an article on this forum about it if you all are interested. :)
     


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  3. Draconicrose

    Draconicrose Newbie Member

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    Yes, I would like reading that! I've tried catering to each social media site before, but it wasn't bringing me any engagement, while also wasting my time. Maybe I was doing it wrong, which is possible.
     


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    Ikerot Well-Known Member TubeBuddy User

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    I agree with @Shawn Gossman. Although I haven't fulfilling my own quota at the current moment lol. Been at a low point. Usually I tweet a lot more when I'm doing something and on facebook I'd be able to write more without character limitation. Instagram has always been my middle ground where I post a bit of both from my twitter and facebook (and a lot of food pic). Haven't been doing that very much lately though >_<

    Other than that, my posting workflow consist of me uploading a scheduled video and making the thumbnail either that day or for later. Every video always come out 4:30 PST. When it does come out, I manually tweet out the video. Then onto instagram and facebook. Those three are the only ones I use lol. I have different people talking to me on different social media so it's a bit jarring for me since I'd much prefer everything to be singular o_o
     


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  5. InstrumentalMotion

    InstrumentalMotion Newbie Member

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    I do a multi-pronged release for Facebook. Initially I post a picture (usually the thumbnail from Tube Buddy) with the link included. This usually ranks the highest in the metrics. Next about a day later I post the direct youtube link to Facebook. Finally, I have been pulling a .gif file off of the video lately using giphy and then I make a post using that + the youtube link on day 3 after a release. Also depending on the release I try and get a larger website to embed the video on an article on their website so I can have a 4th URL to post to facebook. Then as each of these post I have a rotating list of content related groups that get the link, but it changes what kind of link they get each time I post a new video so one group will get a .gif post, then the next week they get a website link, etc.

    Facebook is generally my biggest external source of traffic, so varying the post type (picture, website link, gif, youtube link) helps me get more out of each video I post. Luckily since facebook has some really good scheduling features I can get every one of the posts scheduled as soon as my video finishes uploading on my channel. Technically I do similar stuff to other social media channels like Twitter and Reddit, but I never see those paying off as much as my Facebook page for drawing traffic to my Youtube channel.
     


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  6. Chase Charaba

    Chase Charaba Newbie Member

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    I've been terrible at promotion and my workflow lately, but I'm trying to get back into it with a new system. What I'm trying to do now is first promote my video on Twitter with just the link and then post my video in the two Discord YouTube community servers I'm a member of. I'll share the video to my Facebook page and share that post to my personal Facebook profile to get my friends and family to view it. I'm going to start pushing my content out through Instagram stories and snapchat and I'm planning on reviving my Wordpress blog or starting a new one.

    My blog post would include information about why I made the video and how I made it in writing to attract the Wordpress community. Twitter is just generic for me. Facebook appeals to family and friends so I try to be more sociable and "normal." Discord is all my YouTube pals so I use that to ask for feedback and they are the ones most likely to leave a comment on my videos.

    I have a Tumblr, but I never use it. I should start, even for just my photography (which is better than my videos for sure!) Once I get this down I'll see how it works. I don't mind spending a lot of time manually posting to social media because I actually really enjoy the social media aspect.
     


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    Draconicrose Newbie Member

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    I'm enjoying reading what everyone does to promote their videos! Please, do keep them coming, I'm already getting cool ideas!
     


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