About Your Dashboard
What can I do with my dashboard?
You can consider your Influence Geek Dashboard as the nerve center of your Influence Geek account. From here, you can see which social media profiles you have connected, your audience size, and all of your curated content. You can also find the Social Media Blaster here as well.
Managing my Social Profiles
Click on the menu icon on the right hand side of the navigation bar, and find the section “Connect and Manage”. In that section click on “Social Connections”. This will take you to your social media account dashboard. You can add new accounts or remove ones at your leisure!
Managing Shared Content
You can keep track of all of the content you have shared right from your dashboard. Scroll down past your content feeds and you’ll see a section called “Shared”. This section displays the content you have recently shared. If you need to see a full history of your shared content click the “View Icon” button in the bottom right-hand side of the section.
If you shared something on accident, don’t stress! You can always delete it by clicking on the garbage can icon next to it.
Social Media Blaster Explained
What is a Social Media Blaster?
Come across a cool article? Get new pictures of the team? Did an engaging thought capture your attention?
Your Social Media Blaster is a great way to customize and instantly share content on multiple social networks at the same time.
Where can I find my Social Media Blaster?
You can always find the Social Media Blaster on your Home Dashboard or click on the spaceship icon in the navigation bar.
Sharing Photos With The Social Media Blaster
Sharing a photo is simple! Find your Social Media Blaster on your InfluenceGeek dashboard, or the spaceship icon at the top of the screen, and click the “Share A Photo” icon to get started.
If you’re on a desktop computer you’ll be prompted to upload an image from your computer. If you’re on a mobile phone, you can upload a picture from your phone’s gallery or take a picture.
Next, you have the option to add templates to your photo. You can also choose to add fun stickers or text bubbles to make your content even more unique! Simply click on the elements you want to add. You can rotate and size them to your liking. Next you can add a custom caption, add a url, and/or Tag Groups. Finally, choose which profiles you would like to share the content to and click send! You’ve successfully blasted your picture!
Sharing Website Links with the Social Media Blaster
Sharing a link for a website across all of your social platforms is easy! To start, navigate to your Social Media Blaster, then click on the “Post a Website Link” icon. Paste the link you want to share and hit next.
Once your link has been uploaded successfully you can add custom templates, stickers, and text bubbles to the image to make your content as unique as you would like!
After you’ve customized the content, it’s time to add your relevant tags. Tags are critical to getting your brand seen in the right places. Choose tags from Existing Tag Groups, or add new tags. If you’re not sure, you can search what tags other people are using by clicking “Live Tags” . Finally, choose which profiles you would like to share the content to and click send! You’ve successfully blasted your picture!
The link I entered didn’t work
Some publishers don’t give us the ability to certain links and their associated photos. There are only a few out there, and we’re going to bat for you either way!
Sharing Text with the Social Media Blaster
Have a thought or idea that you really need to share with your audience? Click the “Write Something” icon to get started. Next, you’ll be met with a text box. Write whatever content you want to share and hit next!
Once you have your text written, you have the ability to add templates to make your idea more unique and engaging. Click the template you want to get started! Now that you’ve customized your content you can add tags to enhance your overall engagement by making sure your post is getting seen. Choose tags from Existing Tag Groups, add new tags or add tags that are already doing well by searching for them under “Live Tags” . Finally, choose which profiles you would like to share the content to and click send! You’ve successfully blasted your message!
Content Feeds Explained
What are Content Feeds?
Content Feeds help you find the perfect content to engage with your online communities.
Where can I find Content Feeds?
You can find your Content Feeds by clicking on “Content Library” in the navigation bar. By default, you’ll be shown the Folders Dashboard. To see you Content Feeds Dashboard click “Content Feeds” underneath the Influence Geek logo.
How do content feeds work?
Chances are, you already set up a few predefined feeds when you created your account. You can see all of them on your Content Feeds Dashboard. Your dashboard shows you all of the important details for each feed including brand colors, templates, and which profiles you have connected.
Editing an Existing Content Feed
To edit an existing feed click on the pencil icon. From here, you’ll be met with a step by step process to edit your feeds name, connected profiles, tags, templates, and branding.
The gear icon gives you an overview of all of your settings. It works a lot like the pencil icon, as you can change any of your settings and save your changes.
Adding a New Content Feed
Adding a custom feed is really simple! To start, click the “Create a Feed” button in the upper right-hand corner.
After you click the button, you’ll be met with a screen asking you to give your feed a name. Descriptive names make your life easier as your account grows! For instance, if you want content about the Holidays, you might name this folder “Holidays”. Next, choose which profiles you would like to be connected to this folder. If you don’t see any profiles to connect to, click on the social media icon of your choice at the bottom of the page to connect that profile!
Adding Tag Groups to a Content Feed
This step can be a little tricky at first, but once you get the hang of it, it’s a breeze! in order to grow your engagement, you can add Tag Groups to your Content Feed. By doing this, every time content is shared from this feed we will include relevant hashtags, text, or links that you get to choose!
Adding Templates to a Content Feed
If you want your content to be presented in a unique way, you can add a few templates. If you want all of your content to look exactly the same, just pick one, otherwise, the templates will be chosen at random.
After you’ve added the templates, you can really make this content your own by branding it. You can add your brand colors, decide how often you want templates to be used, watermark your images, and decide when and how often you want content from this feed to be shared!
Explain Tag Groups FFS IDK What’s Going On
Explain Tag Groups
Tag groups are just predefined groups of text, urls, or hashtags you would like to be shared with your content. They help you reach more people across your social media platforms. For instance, you might have a Tag Group called “Moving Tips Tags”. This group is a bunch of stuff all related to moving. These tags can be shared with any content folder given access.
Okay, I’m slightly less freaked out, where tf do I find Tag Groups?
You can find Tag Groups by clicking the menu button on the right-hand side of the navigation bar. From there, scroll down to “Connect and Manage” and it’s the last option in that grouping.
NOW I’M AT SOME EFFING DASHBOARD
Your Tag Group Dashboard included a bunch of predefined Tag Groups and any you have created. From here, you can see which profiles are being shared to and you can edit or delete Tag Groups.
Creating a New Tag Group
You can create Tag Groups by navigating to the Tab Group section and then clicking “Add Tag Group” in the upper right hand corner.
First, Start off by naming your tag group. You can do this by clicking on the pencil icon next to “New Tag Group”. You’ll want to add content that is related so you can attach it to a content folder later on. You have two choices when creating your hashtags. “Required Tags” content will be shared every time content is shared, and “Random Tags” of which a few will be chosen every time you share.
Before you finish, we need to know which profiles you would like to give access to the Tag Group. Click on the circles with your pictures and Social Media Logo for the ones you would like to have access. You can always change this later.
WTF is a Content Folder!?!
Content Folders and Tag Groups
Content Folders help you organize different content you want to share. For instance you might have a “Holidays” folder. You can add different content related to Holidays to share across your social platforms when convenient. You can add Tag Groups to these folders so your predefined Tags will always be shared. For instance, you might have a tag group for the holidays full of popular hashtags, your own unique content, and maybe even a link to your website!
Brand Colors Explained
Your brand colors help you tailor your social media content to represent you and your brand! You can add them to all of your content and decide when to use them.
Changing Brand Colors
Changing your brand colors is simple! Click on the menu button in the Navigation bar at the top. Find the section labeled “Account” (it’s at the bottom). From there, click on “Account Info & Billing”.
Welcome to your account dashboard! You can do a lot, but let’s stay focused and change some brand colors. On the left-hand side, there is a section that shows all of your personal information. In that section find “Professional Information” and click on the edit button next to it.
Welcome to another dashboard! This one is where you can edit all of your professional information. It’s pretty straightforward, so let’s stick with the brand color theme. You’ll see five colored squares on the dashboard. Click on them to change the colors! You can change the background color and the text color to make sure it matches your professionalism. Once you’re happy, just click save on the bottom right!
Quick note: The square labeled “A” will be your primary brand color, so make sure your most important color comes first, second is second, and so on.
WTF is a Folder?!? Why do I need one of these Effing Things?
Folders help you keep track of the content you want to share. Folders help you maintain a consistent brand and message across all of your social media platforms. They also allow you to curate content to prepare for specific events, store photos of happy customers or even get the latest updates from curated news feeds.
Where can I find my folders?
You can always find your folders by clicking “Content Library” in the Navigation bar. You can toggle between your Folders and your Content Feed dashboards while in your Content Library.
Creating Content Folders
On your Folders Dashboard, there is a green plus-sign in the upper right-hand corner. Click on that to get started!
The first step of the Folder creation process is to simply choose what type of folder you would like to create! There are a lot of options but don’t stress if it feels overwhelming, you can make as many as you want! For most of the folder types, once you click on the green “Next” button you’ll be met with a screen telling you to name your folder. Be specific! It’ll come in handy later, as you start growing your automation processes. For Blogs, News, and Real Estate Listings additional setup is required.
Next, choose which social profiles you would like to connect to this folder. This will make it possible for you to share content from the folder to the social profiles. You can add [number] accounts for free, however, you can add as many as you want with a Premium Account!
To sign up for Premium please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Folder Dashboard Info
Your Folder Dashboard makes it easy to keep track of, and edit settings for, all of your folders. You can easily see which profiles you have connected, what brand colors you’re currently using, and perhaps most importantly, give you the ability to turn the folders sharing feature on or off.
Editing a Folder From The Dashboard
To edit a folder click on the pencil icon on the right-hand side of the head folder. This will walk you through the same setup you went through when you initially set up the folder.
Folder Settings from the Dashboard
If you want to change any of the folders settings you can do so by clicking on the gear icon on the right-hand side of the folder. From here you can add branding, decide how often you want your content to use a template, and the priority you want the folders content to take.
Social Media Scheduling
What is Social Media Scheduling?
Too busy to wait for the perfect time to post? Set up your social media schedules and we’ll post for you at exactly the right time with the content and tags you want. Pretty great, right?
Where can I find Social Media Scheduling?
You can always access your social media schedule by clicking “Social Connections” in the navigation bar at the top. When that page opens you’re met with a dashboard of all the social profiles you have connected. Click on “Settings” and you’ll see the scheduling Social Media Scheduling Dashboard!
How Does Social Media Scheduling Work?
You can change the frequency and timing of posts for each profile by clicking on the “Edit Schedule” button on the right-hand side. Before you leave, click the “Apply Changes” button to make sure your new schedule has been saved.
Daily Digest / Planner Explained
What is a Daily Digest / Planner?
We curate fresh relevant content about topics you select and send them to you daily via email and/or text. You can create and edit your content feeds too. You have the option to get your Daily Digest / Planner either by text message or email. You can always turn this on or off at any time.
Editing the Daily Digest / Planner Feed
You can choose which feeds you receive in your daily digest by clicking on the preference icon in the upper right corner of the select content section of your content.
Adding a feed to the Daily Digest / Planner
Want to add a new newsfeed to your Daily Digest / Planner? It’s simple! Click on “Content Library” in the navigation bar to get started. Once you’re on at this dashboard choose the “Content Feeds” option
Email and Text Preferences for Daily Digest / Planner
You have the option to get your Daily Digest / Planner either by text message or email. You can always turn this off at any time. To opt in or out of receiving text messages or email click on the menu icon in the navigation bar. Find the “Account” section and click on “Account info & Billing”. Once you’ve open the Account & Billing page, click on your email and/or phone number to edit your preferences.
What are templates?
Templates give you the ability to do a lot of cool things with the content you share! Templates are pre-made designs that let you customize the content you would like to share. Some have different color backgrounds, some have different ways of displaying text and images together. Basically, they help you make your content stand out in a creative and refreshing way.
How do templates work?
The template options are different depending on the type of content you would like to share but they all work the same way. By default, you’re shown different templates when are creating new content to share. All you have to do is click on the one you like, you can resize your image to make sure it looks fabulous and hit next. From there, you can attach your Tag Groups, choose your social networks, and then share away!
Templates for Shared URLs
When sharing a website link/URL you have a few more template options. You’ll notice you can scroll through and select templates on the right-hand side. If you click “Stickers” or “Text” at the top you can also add a variety of stickers and text bubbles!
Templates for Uploaded Photos
If you decide to share a photo, either one you’ve uploaded or one you’ve found online, you have some more options than when just sharing text. You can add stickers and text bubbles! To do this click the “Text” or “Stickers” options next to “Templates” at the top of the screen.