POST UPDATED: FEB 3, 2017
If you only plan on posting to less than 20 groups a few times a month, do it manually. If you have a virtual assistant they could rotate daily posts to up to 50 groups. However if you plan on posting to more than 50 groups it will become a nightmare trying to track what groups allow specific kinds of postings.
For example some groups only allow you to post FREE books. Other groups allow only 99cent books and other groups may be niche specific. Not only do you need to keep track of what kinds of groups you are posting to, but you need to make sure you aren’t posting too much or too fast. Both of these will land you in the Facebook “sandbox” for a week or even more. If you are in the sandbox you won’t even be able to post on your own Facebook page.
The solution to posting to over 50 groups on a regular basis is … auto posting software.
Here are several different Auto Posting programs for you to look at:
I use the first two programs for my own promotions (one is on my desktop computer, the other is on my laptop). Both programs work very well. If I were purchasing another license, I’d go with the Facebook Virtual Assistant program because you can schedule your posts ahead of time and just let them run!
This program is easy to use and has some very nice features. The three features I use regularly?
1. Search and Gather groups: Simply add a keyword and the software will find groups using that keyword. If you are looking for groups that authors hang out in, you would search for keywords like: “groups: authors” or “groups: writers.” If you were planning on promoting your FREE book days, you would search for “groups: kindle” or “groups: free books.”
2. The group posting function is the most powerful I’ve seen in any of the programs I’ve tested. If you want, you can spin your messages so that a variety of different messages go out instead of just one.
3. I just love the scheduling feature. Once a week I schedule everything in advance and then just let it run.
There are 3 price points to choose from:
$97 for ONE license (one computer) per year
$147 for THREE licenses (three computers) per year *** this is perfect if you have a virtual assistant helping out.
$297 for TEN licenses per year. I have no idea why you’d have a need for 10 licenses unless you have an agency promoting dozens of books at the same time.
Check out Facebook Virtual Assistant
This is a very simple software program for PC users only. It posts your messages and images to the Facebook groups. Lots of people LOVE this program, because it is so fast and easy to use.
This is also the cheapest software at a one time price of $49.00 Though they don’t offer updates, my copy is still going strong two years after I purchased it.
I have two clients who have been raving over this auto poster. I plan on trying it (and will review it) as soon as I get 7 days with at least an hour a day for testing.
You can get a seven day trial for only a $1.00. After the trial is over, the subscription rate is $17 a month which amounts to $204 per year. This software is going to have to be REALLY slick to beat the $97 per year price from Facebook Virtual Assistant.
Ninja Blaster is another auto posting software mentioned by one of my clients. Once I give it the three day test, I’ll add my review.
Ninja Blaster’s pricing is very flexible. You can purchase by the month ($9.95) … so if you want to do one month of promotions every six months … just buy a month whenever you need to. OR you can subscribe monthly for $9.95. You can save a pile of money by purchasing a yearly license for $59 OR a lifetime license for $97.
TEST Ninja Blaster HERE (click on download for free 3 day trial)
I found one FREE auto poster online. I would STRONGLY advise against downloading it. I could find NO reviews or other mentions of this software which makes me highly SUSPICIOUS. It could be loaded with viruses or malware which will steal information off your computer. Am I paranoid? YES … for good reason!
My good reason? It takes talent, time and effort to create this type of software. You see the prices the other folks are charging. Why would someone offer the same thing for free and not tell us why? Hmmmm!