CoSchedule

Manage your team of content writers with the market leading content publishing software

Things are really hotting up over at Cycled.cc. We now have a team of mad-keen Cycling journalists, and companies are willingly sending us products to review and the feeling amongst us is great.

Developing and organising a team of writers however, brings particular challenges, and I’m got going to lie to you, organisation is not my strongest point!

Having looked for numerous project management tools, none of which were offering anything different to Basecamp or Teamwork, I stumbled upon CoSchedule while searching for tools around how to create a marketing team for a news site.

CoSchedule is an all-in-one marketing calendar that brings your content and social media in the same place. It could be best described as a unified marketing calendar.

 

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The dashboard that greets you when you login, gives you a nice overview

 

If you are a WordPress user, then their plugin can save a tonne of time and grow your traffic by scheduling social media promotions right from WordPress while you blog! In my opinion, CoSchedule is the the marketing calendar that WordPress has been missing.

The best thing about CoSchedule is that as you can manage all of your content using drag-and-drop functionality.

 

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Drag and drop your articles into different days. Your Social schedule follows the article wherever it goes.

 

As well as WordPress, CoSchedule also integrates with Evernote, Google Docs, Google Analytics and major social media tools like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Buffer, and even Google+ Pages.

 

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A clean interface clearly displaying the interactions with each post

 

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CoScheduleSocial Sharing

 

Managing our team is of utmost importance, but having a social template system that schedules our posts at set intervals is for us complete dynamite.

To explain further; you set up a standard schedule of how you would like your Facebook posts, tweets, pins and LinkedIn posts to go out as soon as your article is put live. So for example, you may want to tweet the article immediately, then again the next day and then once a week for the following 4 weeks. The same might apply to Facebook and the other Social channels. Eventually, you’ll have a large amount of Social posts going out simultaneously with having to lift a finger, and providing you are scheduling quality content whilst using the likes of Yoast to optimise you pages and articles, you should really start to see a jump in traffic to your site.

 

 

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Manage each article easily. Author, tasks, social schedule and messages, publish time and date and categories

 

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I genuinely would not hesitate to recommend CoSchedule to anyone looking to manage a large amount of content. In my case its currently 8 writers but we expect to grow. That said, the fact you can see all of your content in one place for the coming weeks as well as your Social output makes this an essential bit of kit for any blogger or news site serious about pushing out content.

Of course there are other permeations to getting traffic but this is one hell of a place to start!

With such a wide array of features in just one place, it’s little to surprise to learn that CoSchedule is a paid plugin; however, any serious content marketer can test the waters can take advantage of a 14 day free trial period.