Post by Ray Hiltz 2 years ago -
Google Plus - 1 Comments
I hear complaints all the time that there isn’t an API (Application Programming Interface) available from Google that will allow for the scheduling and automating of posts to Google+.
Yeah, I say!
While there is a limited number of options available such as HootSuiteand Engage 121, there is no rush on Google’s part to be a place for “ego-casting or for watering virtual plants” according to Google VP, Bradley Horowitz.
“What Google wants to avoid, it seems, is auto-posting news updates, cross-posted tweets, and other updates it considers to be of low value to its users.” – Frederic Lardinois
You manage posts and sharing options the same as you do directly on Google+.
This means that you can share to Circles, individuals and Communities.
But like on the G+ platform, you can’t share to Communities AND Circles & individuals.
From their G+ Page:
How to use: When selecting circles to share with, scroll to the bottom of the list of circles. Do Share will list your communities at the bottom of the list where you can choose them. Once you choose a community, you will be shown a list of the community’s categories. Select a category to post in, and it will be selected as the post’s audience.
Note: As Google+ only allows you to post to either circles or to a community, Do Share will remove any circles you have selected once you select a community to post to.
Writing a post on Do Share is very similar to writing one directly on Google+, maybe easier, since you can choose where to post it without having to switch users.
Formatting is also simpler.
When I want to write a meaty post, I often write the draft on Do Share then come back later to finish and post it live or schedule.
There are so many features to this tool that I suggest you visit their Google+ page to keep updated.
Ray Hiltz is a Google Plus Specialist and Social Media Strategist helping small businesses establish their brands and build their communities on the social web.
A strong proponent for the power of collaborative communication and "humanized" digital networking, Ray writes about social media, social business and Google Plus.
His clients include hotels, restaurants, consulting firms, entrepreneurs, writers and individuals just trying to make sense of "social".
Ray is a popular speaker on Social Media, Social Business and Google+.