How to Schedule Posts on LinkedIn : 5 Easy Steps
Do you search how to schedule posts on LinkedIn ? 😉
In this article, you will discover 5 easy steps to do it (in few clicks without Hubspot and Ifttt).
We know that posting to LinkedIn can be time consuming, and even boring at times… but, don’t worry we have just the thing for you!
You can schedule your posts to promote your:
- Blog posts.
- Infographic media.
- Textual messages and content-marketing posts.
In order to help you go further in your social-networking, I will show you which tools to use and even extra tips to improve your engagement in LinkedIn posts and take them even higher. ⚡
Maybe you have already heard about our wonderful tool Podawaa, but if you haven’t, here’s an easy Step-by-Step so you know exactly what to do. 😉
Indeed, Podawaa is a tool to help you get automatic comments and reactions in your LinkedIn posts, by joining “pods” you participate but also receive them by interacting between the members.
As a result, you can choose which pods are legitimate for you to join, you get to decide the language in which you want the comments to be, the quality of the said comments, and much more…
Scheduling LinkedIn posts is very import for your social media marketing strategy. It might sound scary in the begginning, but once you get the hang of it you will find that it will make your life so much easier by saving your precious time (and therefore money)!
Are you ready ?
Step 1 : Install Podawaa extension
First things first, so let’s install the Chrome browser extension:
- Open the link above and install Podawaa to your Chrome browser by clicking on the button “Add to Chrome” and accept the terms.
- Once this is done, you just need to “Pin it” to your browser so you do not lose it (trust me, this step is important because the extension might look “hidden” after you install it 🧐).
- Click on the “Puzzle icon” of your toolbar, and pin the extension so it stays on top and that way you can launch it any time:
PS : you can “unpin” the extension the same way we pinned it, at any point if you do not wish to have it on top anymore.
Now that you have Podawaa installed into your browser, you can use it to boost your LinkedIn posts by joining specialized pods. Most importantly, to schedule posts on LinkedIn which is what we are going to do. 👍🏻
Firstly, always remember to keep your LinkedIn page open. Now, open the Podawaa extension using the icon that you previously pinned to your browser toolbar.
- Go to the “Posts” menu, Click on “+ New Post” button on your right side, and Select the “Schedule” tab :
Easy right? 🤓
You are now ready to start writing your posts directly on LinkedIn, you have 1300 characters (just like you would on LinkedIn). In addition, you can also include images, PDF documents and videos.
Here’s the first tip for you : if you want to increase the “Dwell time” in your LinkedIn posts, I advice you to try posting PDF carousels. In this article, you will find all the information you need to do it. I promise you this will give you even more views and engagement. 🚀
This part is totally up to you, let your imanigation run wild.
Moreover, try to write LinkedIn posts relevant to your activity, address it to your potential leads and keep it interesting. So that your connections do not scroll down on their feeds 🙈, but they take the time to read you, and engage with the types of content that is valuable sharing with them.
Second tip : Before scheduling it, remember that you can add relevant hashtags to target audience and you can add the attachments you desire as well. Adding hashtags is highly recommended in order to speak about specific topics that your post is going to deal with, so you may want to include this extra step.
As they say, sometimes “more is more”… No, but really jokes aside, this is a great way to make your post go viral!
Once again, this step is as easy as 1, 2, 3… 🎶 you’re almost there.
- Complete your text, Add the attachments if you wish and Select the date and time to set the LinkedIn post scheduling.
- Click “Ok” in the content calendar, and then on “Schedule” and that’s it, you did it!
That wasn’t so bad, was it? 😛
Most importantly, make sure to read your post carefully before posting to check for any potential mistakes. Also, make sure the date and time you choose is one where you will be active on LinkedIn, and Podawaa will do the rest in the back office.
The most active times to publish are in the early morning 8 to 10 am or in the afternoon 5-6pm in order to have an organic reach to bigger audiences, but nothing is written in stone for the posting frequency! I invite you to read this article to help you find the best times to publish on LinkedIn. 🤓
In short, to plan posts on LinkedIn you just need to prepare it beforehand and use Podawaa scheduler to make it easier for you to focus on other important aspects of your business while you integrate social media stategies.
Furthermore, this step is optional as explained before, but it is one of my (many) recommendations. Since you are already taking advantage of Podawaa to post it you might as well use the pods to create your social media engagement !
But why, you ask? 🤔
Because this feature is a perfect way of using this 2-in-1 tool, with this extra step you don’t have to worry about who or if someone is going to see your post, and react to it. You can rest assured that not only it will be posted on due date and time. This way, you will have already scheduled reactions which generate event more organic engagement.
Therefore, this is what you need to do :
- Select the pod or pods you have previously joined.
- Choose the type and number of reactions you want.
- Add comments to your post.
- Lastly, click on “Validate engagement”.
Final tip : you can “Update post” if you want to add something more before the time is due to post it, or even “Delete” it if it’s not relevant anymore.
Track your engagements using the Dashboard in Podawaa, and adjust your content strategy if needed.
In case you might need further assistance, you have a Chat box available at the bottom right corner. You can contact our live support at any time and one of our Customer Service Officers will be there to help you asap ! 🤗
To go a little bit further…
Okay, this will be my last tip I promise ! 😇
If you are feeling courageous and want to improve your scheduled posts, here’s the last tip for you.
Finally, when you have published the post you scheduled and boosted with Podawaa, you can go a little bit further and use the Triggers to connect with the leads that are going to react or even comment your media posts.
What are Triggers, you might be asking? 🤔
Triggers are actions that can be programmed into your ProspectIn CRM depending on an “input action” defined previously, and that can become an “output action” that you decide into your lead generation pipeline.
For exemple, you can use them to send a connection request automatically to any new lead that has reacted to your LinkedIn post.
Isn’t that amazing? 🤩
Can you schedule posts on LinkedIn?
The answer is YES, as presented in this article we have shown how easy it really is to use automation tools such as Podawaa do to the work for you. If you are a forgetful person as I am 😅 you will be glad to know that there are scheduling tools made to help you save time and not have worry if the work will be done or not.
Is it safe to use automation tools like Podawaa?
Of course ! Podawaa, as well as all of the other Waapi tools integrations (i.e ProspectIn) are meant to replicate human behavior and automate actions on LinkedIn. Therefore, we have special quotas to protect your account and we make sure that our pods add quality engagement to your LinkedIn posts.
Why should I use Podawaa to schedule posts on LinkedIn?
You know that working alone is good, but working with a little help is even better! Podawaa is made to boost your engagement on LinkedIn, as this will increase your visibility for any potential leads. That is to say, LinkedIn is the best place to find B2b acquisition.
Can I use it for existing LinkedIn posts as well?
Yes, you can 💪🏻 With Podawaa you can schedule a post on LinkedIn by creating them directly in the tool or you can grab an existing URL of one of your recent posts and add the interactions you want ! Certainly, the possibilities are endless.
Can I schedule posts on LinkedIn for free?
You guessed it… it’s a yes, again ! 🤩 We offer a full week of free trial from the moment you install the extension. After that, you can stay using the Freemium account or you can take one of our subscriptions. You can find more details about pricing here.
There are 5 easy steps to follow:
- Install Podawaa extension.
- Start a LinkedIn post using Podawaa.
- Write your LinkedIn post.
- Schedule the date and time.
- Boost your post (optional).
To sum up, I hope that you find these tools useful for you, as much as they are for us. Because believe it or not, we are the first users of our tools and we are constantly improving them for you.
Podawaa is an all in one automation tool for LinkedIn, that allows you to publish your content but also have scheduled engagement on it.
Do not hesitate to reach out to us via LinkedIn or the chat support. We are always open to new suggestions and ideas. 💡
Now you know how to schedule posts on LinkedIn! 🚀