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Centralized, visual content calendar allowing your team to collaborate more and share progress with shareholders.
- Visually represent your content in one centralized place
- Heavily customize your calendar settings (project types, icons, tasks, filters, etc.)
- Better implement approval procedures
- Create read-only calendars for stakeholders so they can view the upcoming items on your calendar
- The platform seems sluggish as of late, likely as a result of the robust amount of data we are entering and the number of filters we're creating.
- Social media scheduling exists, but we do run into publishing errors more often then we'd like.
- Task templates when updated are not retroactive, so when you create projects for an entire year and then change a template, you need to go back and change them manually.
- Marketing teams who are trying to move away from spreadsheets.
- Small teams that are quickly expanding in size.
- Organizations who can't afford expensive project management tools.
We found CoSchedule extremely useful when it comes to WordPress, and it also supported our search engine optimization processes, with intuitive stats that it provided. We could plan the whole distribution of content using just one platform, and I find that the biggest advantage of CoSchedule.
CoSchedule will be of help for marketing departments, especially for content marketers and copywriters, but also social media marketers who need to work on content.
- Connecting content strategy (WordPress) with social media posting.
- Social media scheduling.
- Simple SEO hints.
- The panel is overwhelming -- a better onboarding would help.
- I find the pricing quite high.
However, if you are into social media only, without blog content creation, there are a couple of better tools for managing social media and supporting more social media forms.
- Great pricing structure -- 1 person, up to 10 social profiles: $49/month or $40/month billed annually with the free 14-day trial.
- Updates and new features. CoSchedule is continuously making changes to better the application. I always feel like they are looking ahead to keep the tool relevant.
- For single users and smaller teams, sharing completed calendars is tricky. There's not really a place for feedback or edits without signing up a second user.
- The monthly calendar view gives me a broad overview of all the content we have in production.
- The notes section within each blog topic helps me keep an organized list of items or links relevant to that topic.
- The headline analyzer gives me another option to test my headline before publishing, to see how it scores.
- The import Google Doc to WordPress functionality never worked successfully or reliably for me. So I just manually copy and paste Google Docs to the WordPress editor instead.
- The social sharing counter was not that helpful, because it only counted Facebook and Google+. Who uses Google+ anymore? Plus, now they don't even show the social counter in the monthly calendar view. so you can't see the numbers without doing some extra digging.
- In the monthly calendar view, some titles get cut off if they don't wrap cleanly in the day's box. So I would make it look cleaner instead of having words broken up by a hyphen.
- Pre-scheduling social media shares before content is published
- Calendar view to clearly see what's going out, when
- Metrics on what content is doing well, and easy to repost top performing posts
- Would like to replicate some of the functionality of Buffer (sharing other content easily from multiple sources) to consolidate our marketing calendar in one place.
We are just finishing the trial period with CoSchedule. It is used by the marketing department and SMEs who review content that I or others have posted. Our problem was collaboration of content with the SMEs in particular and to a lesser degree internally with the marketing team. For those who create images, web forms and other digital assets, CoSchedule is great for assigning tasks. It also has workflow templates you can customize for your various processes such as email campaign, blog post, video production and so on.
One feature they DO NOT promote very well is the fact that you can create content in a content editor and then convert it to a WordPress blog post. This is a real plus if your aren't sure your content is going to survive to become a blog post.
- Calendar is dynamic and has color coding for event types (WordPress blog, raw content, video, images etc.)
- Can create content in a WSIWYG editor and convert to WordPress, HTML or PDF
- Integrates nicely with WordPress (you have to do editing in WP) and also carries dashboard information on the WP post. Also integrates with other CMS solutions
- Previewer of WP content in CoSchedule would be a plus
- Better documentation of features, how they actually work
- Suggest possibly more than two levels of participant - User, Guest seems limiting
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