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Why Aren’t There More Postcron Reviews?

 

What is Postcron?


It is a social media scheduling tool which was recommended to me by a marketer friend. I was looking for a quick and inexpensive way to publish posts I had fallen behind on doing. In addition, I wanted to save time. I am always looking for more efficient methods to operate my business because my time is limited.

Social media includes social sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Instagram. Bloggers and website owners regularly publish their content to these online media giants in the hopes of increasing brand recognition and making sales.

Postcron like HootSuite allows us to do this. So, why aren’t there more Postcron reviews? The company itself seems to be professional and the service simple enough to use. I am guessing it must be due to age. Postcron was established in 2015 compared to one of it’s better-known competitors, Hootsuite which was founded in 2008.

 

Postcron Plans & Pricing


PostCron Price ChartThe first thing I’d like to point out is a 100% FREE version of Postcron does exist. It is very hard to find it on the website and I only caught on after I did not join immediately and I was sent an email from the company.
I later needed to do a search in the frequently asked questions section to find the offer. I can only assume this is to encourage people to pay. However, for those on a tight budget, this is good to know.

You can use the free version for as long as you like but you can only post to six social accounts from 5 of the sites listed above (Instagram is excluded). Each profile, fan page, group, event, and board is considered an account.

Here’s the catch, only 10 pending posts are allowed at any one time so if you are just posting to social media each time you complete writing a blog post it is sufficient.

The other plans as you can see listed on the right include Pro, Business, Agency and Mega. All prices are in US dollars (Canadians beware!) and are per month. In addition, I have quoted prices based on the annual Postcron payment plans. Choosing to pay on a monthly basis increases the overall cost to the consumer.

 

Referral Program

Give Away One Free Month and Get One Month Free

For those of you in the paid payment plans, you can participate in the referral program. Every time an internet marketer joins under your referral link you get one month free. The person must activate their account for you to benefit.

For example, I originally joined under a 30-day free trial offer as a pro member which means at the end of the trial when my credit card is first charged, my sponsor will get credit for me activating the plan leading to their free month using the Postcron scheduling tool.

 

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Feature Snapshot For Social Media Publishers


Postcron Table Showing Features and Plans

The image on the right gives you an idea of what is covered in each of the plans. The Postcron bulk uploader is the one feature you may use the most.

The content gallery is another one. It makes it easy for you to post content other than your own to social media. This is a strategy you should be employing regularly.

Premium refers to any of the paid plans. The following are some of the benefits:

  • Bulk Uploader: Load up to 1000 posts in minutes.
  • Watermark: Add a logo to each image published.
  • Content Gallery: Get content to share with followers.
  • Team Members: Share your plan with a team.
  • Instagram: Schedule for sharing to a social network.
  • Videos: Upload directly from your PC
  • Customer Support: Only for premium.

There are several videos as well as a Postcron FAQ section which explains the features listed in the chart above in more detail. It is worth mentioning that invoices are available and you can cancel the account at any time.

 

How to Use Postcron Scheduling Tool


There are three ways to use this social media scheduling tool. The post now option allows you to publish your post immediately. Depending on how many you have there is a delay feature which will space the publishing apart which will reduce the risk of your posts being marked as spam.

The schedule setting permits you to choose a day and time to have the post published. This may be done on an excel sheet that is upload to the Postcron platform or an easier way is to do it within the back office.

The final method is called pre-defined times. You do not need to set the schedule for each post. It is done for you automatically. You upload or program your new post and it will be entered into the first free predefined spot in the schedule of each social account you select.

 

Multiplying Posts

There may be times when you need to multiply the individual posts you are publishing. For instance, one of my affiliate programs has a promotion coming up in May of this year. It will only last for a few days. That is a perfect time for me to set up a few multiple posts.

The process is simple. Visit your future scheduled posts and click on a button which says “Multiply This Post”. Proceed to choose the number of times and how many days you wish it to be multiplied. Thus, if you indicate five times, every two days it will be published, for example on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday and Tuesday.

 

Postcrom Publishing Limitation Rules

No one wants to be banned for spamming so in the interests of preventing this from happening Postcron has implemented limits on how often you can publish your posts. Most of us, needn’t worry too much especially if we are starting out on our online career. However, it is important to be aware of the rules. All numbers are per day.

  • Facebook profile & pages, Twitter & Instagram accounts, Google+ pages – 140 posts.
  • LinkedIn profile – 25.
  • LinkedIn page & each Pinterest board – 20.
  • Facebook Group owned or managed – 18.
  • Facebook Event – 18 if you are the creator, 8 where you are not.

There is a very good post on the Postcron blog called 10 Tips to Avoid Being Blocked By FaceBook. I think it is basic common sense that can also be applied to the other social media sites.

 

My Conclusion of Postcron


Company Name: Postcron

Product Type: Social Media Scheduling Tool

Owners: Lucas (CEO)

Cost of Service: Several Plans Available – Free up to $219 US per month with an annual plan.

Ease of Use: Good

Training: Sufficient

Customer Support: Exists but performance unknown

Affiliation: Premium Member (one month free for each activation)

Opinion: Legitimate (Good Value For the Free & Pro Plans).

Website: Postcron.com

 

I think this tool is good value for the pro plan. It’s affordable and could be a great time saver for entrepreneurs posting frequently. However, if you are just beginning your career as an authority site specialist is it not really needed. These platforms are for heavy social media posting.

I fell behind on my posting. I needed to publish about 40 posts to 4 different social media sites so the Postcron social media scheduling tool was a godsend. In addition, I had an affiliate campaign to promote and I wanted to schedule posts for times when most people would read them.

The help section is fairly decent. I used it to learn the system and prepare this Postcron review. I have no complaints although the training is not as sophisticated as some I have seen. Customer service also exists but I haven’t had the chance to test it out. There is only two kinds available and that is by email or telephone.

Although I believe the company to be legitimate I had a very difficult time finding information about the owners. They really need to put up an about me page on their website or blog to provide it with that extra bit of legitimacy. I was able to get the CEO’s name from an email sent to me after joining – no last name.

The company must originate from Europe as the service is offered in several European languages. I trust the company as it was recommended to me by a colleague. I would give the FREE plan a go and then upgrade at a later date if needed.

How about you? Have you read any other Postcon reviews? Do you use social media scheduling tools? Please let us know what tools you like best or if you’d like us to review another one. Thanks.

Best,

Kewl.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 thoughts on “Why Aren’t There More Postcron Reviews?”

  1. Hey Kewl:

    Thank you for the information about postcron. It’s very timely for me. I’m beginning my research on how to deal with the social media go-round and, for me, knowing the right questions to ask and the answers to look for are important.

    You make a very good case for Postcron in your post.

    1. Thanks Netta! Since writing this post I have found the free version is working for me but not using the bulk uploader. There is a small technical glitch. I am corresponding with support at the moment.

      However, the manual posting at Postcron is working great. I enter a few days worth of posts. My text and links are stored in an excel file so I just copy and paste. It is time saving.

      I can see where the bulk loader would be a necessity for posting hundreds of articles every week to different social media, though.

      Best of luck!

      Devan.

  2. Andy Zeus Anderson

    Amazing tool find. I have several websites and this product should fit nicely with Social Jukebox and Hoot Suite to help schedule all my social media accounts. The prices have gone up since your graphic was made but the features are spot on. Thanks for a great resource I took a free account for now but expect to eventually be a yearly pro account holder as $144 for 14 months is a bit too good to pass up.

    1. Thanks Andy!

      I am sorry about the out-dated pricing. I will need to have that up-dated. Just a small word of caution, I found that with the bulk uploader there was a minor technical glitch. It was posting with two different consecutive dates before the image but in front of my post content. 

      I am working with support to fix it. I hope it works well for you. I like it and it does save me some time.

      Cheers,

      Devan

  3. Hi Kewl,

    I had not heard of Postcron and like many have been using the free version of Hootsuite but have become frustrated with the ability to only post to 2 platforms without upgrading. For me, as someone with a limited budget, Postcron seems like a good alternative. How would you say it compares to Hootsuite directly, is it worth switching?

    Thanks,

    Mike

    1. Hi Mike,

      Thanks for your question. Yes, I think so. I tried Hootsuite too. Postcron seems simpler to use. You can only schedule up to 30 posts at a time with the free membership. They only allow the 4 social sites at present. It is sufficient for me because I only post 3 articles a week & one time to each account.

      At the moment I am not using social media as a way to build my income – only as a way to build links back to my site for ranking purposes. So it works. If I ever decide to use social media for monetization purposes I will need to upgrade or move to another company (because it will require much more posting & various kinds of posts). if you are interested to learn about that please read Natalie Jills Social Media Plan Outline.

      Just a word of caution I have been using Postcron regularly for sometime now and there are a few minor technical glitches. For example, on FB some of my posts were posted with two dates beside each other and then recently a post is showing up in one of my accounts as having been posted multiple times when I only scheduled the post one time to that specific account.

      So if this happens it will take you some time to check out if there is a problem or not. At the moment it isn’t severe enough that it out weighs the benefits of using Postcron.

      Hope this helps with your decision.

      Best,

      Kewl.

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