Re-Buffer All Old Posts (or Bulk Re-Buffer)
I have a Twitter quotes account where my old tweets I reuse every 2-4 months. I have 500-600 tweets at a time that I use and it's a bit time confusing to have to manually rebuffer all my old tweets.
It would be wonderful if there was a "re-buffer all" button or at least an option where you bulk re-buffer old posts.
My community is always asking me which I recommend, Edgar or Buffer, and I always recommend Buffer. But the argument for Edgar is compelling in that you can keep the content going without having to reschedule. I think it would be a huge selling point for buffer, if you added this option.
I hate having to reschedule everything...same messages over and over. Is there a way we could tag and categorize everything? Then share those later?
Have the option to create a set of standard messages (I assume generally marketing messages), and then the ability to create a custom schedule (different to normal posts) to have these repeated.
To avoid these being spam messages, a minimum number of standard messages would be required, say 10 or 20, and a maximum post schedule (say once per week). It could even be a ratio so that the same post is never repeated more than once per 3 months, so if you have 100 standard messages you can have these posted daily (this might actually work out better). The above measures would help prevent the abuse of this feature, but would still add a great new feature for people using Buffer as a marketing tool as much as a reposting tool.
I have several clients with strong keystone posts we'd like to schedule every few weeks. My other client has a Blog Talk Radio show that gets lots of engagement when we buffer former shows - I tweet out a different show every week. Right now I save them in a Word doc.
It would be great to be able to save some of those tweets (or Facebook posts) to reuse them from within the buffer dashboard. People would just have to balance not posting them too often to annoy followers. One of your competitors is allowing that feature, and is using it as a point of differentiation.
It would be great to see an option to store or queue up commonly or frequently used content, say tips, blog posts, quotes, promotions etc into folders or categories. This would allow you to fill-er-up buffer with great stuff... add a calendar, and you schedule your entire social media plan!
I usually tweet and article two or three times over a month period, I would like buffer to identify my best tweets and tweet them out a few more times over the next few weeks.
John Holland commented
I'm also evaluating alternatives that allow scheduling of evergreen content. And I just paid for the awesome version
Aaron Reynolds commented
My Twitter accounts are a rolling library of old stuff with new stuff mixed in as I create it. Being able to automatically re-add every post to the back end of the queue would be huge for me.
Mike Dayton commented
I agree with Libby's comment below. Give me a rolling inventory of previous posts that I can create a rolling library for reposting the content that gets the best interaction.
Brian Jackson commented
This is the single reason Buffer is losing my business. Hello SmarterQueue :)
I have no idea what you're talking about. What is evergreen and what is re-buffering. I'm new to all this jargon.
Yes we should be able to queue up evergreen content and just have it re buffer automatically. I am thinking of switching to Edgar for this one feature!
Angel Andujar commented
If this feature is added I will jump right away from Socialoomph to Buffer... without thinking!
I need to recycle tweets too!
I agree with this suggestion. I recycle my tweets from Analytics but it takes so long!!
Melinda McClimans commented
Yes! Would love to see history of posts, and be able to re-buffer at will.
Completely agree. I have just finished a trial with Edgar and this is the one feature that made me even contemplate shifting from Buffer. I would like the old library of posts to be a roll on roll off system and spend my time refreshing the post rather than re buffering them.
Wonder Lee commented
This makes sense for companies selling product to be able to re buffer in bulk what's still available.
I agree! I love the scheduling tool. But even if I schedule 10 future reposts monthly, the post will eventually "expire". I think there are a few really smart things Buffer can do with categorizing and creating 'cycles' of posts that 're-cycle' through at different rates/times and perhaps that automatically add a specified hashtag per 'cycle'.
The key is to really make the relationship between poster and reader easier. Reoccurring [ (though I would prefer selective rebuffering v. blanket) would take the amazing buffer tool to the next level!
I am doing a free month with Edgar. Interesting/innovative approach. Now it is balancing the higher price point and features with Buffer's offerings!
I don't understand why this hasn't been added yet. I would LOVE to switch from Edgar to the Buffer Awesome plan, but the lack of a feature that automatically reposts your evergreen content is a deal breaker.
yes, not having it is a major setback and having it would make the app really stand out. when is this feature going to be added? thanks
YES!! I wish....That I could automatically RE-load my numerous previous buffered tweets fm six months ago, so they can be re-Tweeted and repeated
I have to agree with the others - this is a critical feature. Either an automated category that certain posts can be added to that will automatically recycle on a set schedule or at very least a bulk rebuffer option.
I'm confused, what it is the G+ feature currently offered in Buffer?