Most of you know how much I rely on scheduling to help give me a consistent presence on social media. It's one of the ways I keep my time on social media down to only 30 minutes a day. But there are some tricks I’ve developed that you may not have thought of. Today I’m going to share one of the time-saving tips that help me be successful. How to use the permalink to save time.
Utilize the permalink tab on your blog.
Anyone who’s been blogging for long knows you can write a post in advance and schedule it to go live later. Well you can also use the permalink to schedule your social media.
The permalink can be found in different places depending on which blogging platform you use—but they all have them! Below are two screen shots that show where to find the permalink.
|The screenshot above shows where to find the permalink on a BLOGGER blog|
|The screenshot above shows where to find the permalink in a WORDPRESS blog|
So what exactly is a permalink and what does it do?
It’s the link—or URL address—that will take you directly to your post. BUT it won’t take anyone there until the blog post goes live.
That means you could do a week’s worth (or more) of blog posts and load them into Hootsuite for social media updates. Definitely a time saver!
There’s one more thing the permalink is good for. It’s also very helpful with guest posts. If you have someone guesting on your blog or you’re doing an interview, you can give them the link in advance of the post going live. This helps them schedule it into their social media.
And if you’re guesting on someone’s blog you can request the permalink so you can do some advanced social media planning.
It’s a small thing, but it can save lots of time!
What about you? Have you used the permalink option while blogging?
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