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February
9

In this episode of Tech Tuesday, Harley demonstrates DeltaNET 6's social connector tool.This tool has received a new update that adds a Matrix View. Use the matrix view to adjust your social connector settings more quickly and easily than before!

Video Transcription

Harley:

Hello, and welcome to another edition of Tech Tuesday presented by Delta Media Group. But we still can't figure out, looking at beauty and the beast. There was some point where the beast saved beauty from all these wolves that were attacking her or about to attack her. And after that he's injured, and then the very next scene they're back in the castle. So, we just can't figure out how Belle was able to get beast onto the horse and the horse all the way back to the castle, right? He's got to weigh 300 pounds, what does she weigh? Maybe 110 at the most. It's just a mystery I guess, a mystery that may never be solved.

Harley:

So, today we're going to take another look at social media connector. And I realized that we just went over this on a recent Tech Tuesday, so I'm hitting this one a little bit sooner than I would like as far as something we went over recently. But we did add some things to it that I think are worth going over this one again.

Harley:

So, first off here we are in an account that does not have social media connector hooked up. So we're just going to go down here to the tab on the left and you can see we've got Social Media there. And if I click on that, that takes us to the Social Media Posting Tool page. Now, from here, you can see that right now, we currently offer Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Harley:

So to sign up any one or all of these, you just click on the link in that box, sigh into your Twitter account in this case and then follow through their steps to grant our app authorization to post on your behalf. The process is roughly the same with each one of these, so I'll click on the Twitter one. You can see that opens up in a new window and I would just sign into my account, click Authorize app, follow through any steps and then that one would be connected.

Harley:

Now if I go back, the LinkedIn process is exactly the same, it will open up in the window. And then Facebook is only a little bit different in that it'll open a pop-up instead of opening within this window. But in all cases, you can just click on the button, sign into your account, say yes to all the authorization steps and then you're all set. It's all connected.

Harley:

Now, once you've connected it, you'll see a different interface or rather that interface will change. So let's go into another account where we can take a look at that, there we go. So now this account does have some social accounts attached to it, so I'm going to go down here to Social Media, there we are. And you can see here that I haven't connected Twitter on this one, so I still have the sign in with Twitter button. But I am signed into LinkedIn, so I have a tab down here with my name and the LinkedIn icon.

Harley:

And then I'm also signed in to Facebook business page or to Facebook rather, which connects the business pages that I have access to. Now, I only have access to one, but if you did have more than one, you'll see when you click on this, it actually shows the business page. There would be a list of pages here and I would click on that one and that one would take me to the settings for that appropriate page.

Harley:

So that's how this interface is set to work. Now, the other things we'll just go over this side of the interface real quick, we have a post history button that will allow you to see any Facebook posts that have been made on your behalf. It's particularly handy if you have any questions about how the system's working and when those posts are being made.

Harley:

You can go here and click on this View Post History and it will show you all those Facebook posts. And then you'll even have a link to click through on those to actually see the post on your Facebook page. I don't have any history on this account, but you can see it opens a modal here and it would just have a list of posts below it. And then you can click on the post or actually a link on the right will say View Post, and if you click on that, it'll actually show you that post on your Facebook page. So it's a very nice as far as troubleshooting any issues or finding anything there.

Harley:

The next thing we can do is we can create a manual Facebook post. So if I were to click on this, this takes me to the manual Facebook posting page. Now from here again, I only have the one business page, but I could click here to select for my different business pages if I had post access to more than one. But then from here, I can select from any posts. If there are any queued posts they will show up in here. So those would be for example, if a new listing came in and I've told the system to only post up to one new listing post per day on my behalf to my Facebook page, and let's say I got two or three new listings that day, it would post one and the other two would go in the queue. And if they're in the queue, they would appear in this dropdown. So I could post them manually if I wanted.

Harley:

If I don't have anything in the queue, then it can just sit here on Create my own message. I can then add an image to that, that would show up in your post as the image on that post. And then I can type out what my post content will actually be here. And I can even add some little emojis to it if I want, who doesn't love some emojis? Here we are, Valentine's Day is coming up, right? So there you go. And then from there I can actually schedule this post out for a later time. So if I don't want it to post right now, I can use that button and I can schedule it for a later time.

Harley:

And then if we go down a little bit further, you can see if I do have scheduled posts or even queued posts, those will also show up down here and I can expand those. And you can see I've got an Actions button where I can schedule it for another time, discard it or just publish it right away. So those are my options here on the manual post page.

Harley:

So now if we scroll back up a bit, let's go back to our main social media page. Now the other two pieces are the disconnect buttons. So anything that I have hooked up, if I want to unhook it, I could disconnect it with these buttons. Keep in mind that if you're disconnecting say your Facebook account because it doesn't have access to post to something you'd like it to be able to post to you. In addition to disconnecting it from here, like this basically removes our side's connection from it. You also need to go into your Facebook account settings and remove our apps access if you wanted to start from scratch.

Harley:

The reason you would do that is let's say you came in here and you set up Facebook connector and you were all set in auto posting to your page fine. And then you created a new business page after the fact, after it was already hooked up and then went back in here you wouldn't be able to post to that page because you haven't granted us permission to post to that page because it didn't exist when you're granted the permissions. So you would disconnect from here and then you would go over to the Facebook side to your settings page there and remove that account or remove our app from your Facebook account. And then go back in here and go through the connection process again.

Harley:

And then it will prompt you for new permissions and you can give it permission to post to your new business page. So that's just a scenario where this disconnect button would come in handy for you. And then another one for LinkedIn, there would be one for Twitter if I was signed into Twitter also. So there you go. Now, the main thing that I wanted to cover in this video that I did not cover because it didn't exist in our last video just last month actually is matrix view.

Harley:

So over here, you can see we have a Matrix View button and this basically revamps this entire view. So if you look through these, we've been through these in several videos in the past. We've really cleaned up the interface so that it's easier to deal with and easier to set those settings. So to do that, I'm going to click on Matrix View. And now this is what matrix view looks like. So you still have your sign in buttons at the top, if you weren't already signed in.

Harley:

So you can add those that way. But now if we scroll down, we have our manual post button, history, our disconnect buttons are there just like the other interface as well. So this interface could essentially replace the other one, but then the neat part is down here, we have each one of your connections laid out individually and then their settings are very clean and very obvious for each posting type.

Harley:

So right here, I can look very quickly and I can see exactly what posting types are turned on for each one of my connections. You can see I can scroll sideways to get to look at them. And then if I want to change any of those things, all I have to do is click on that box and you can see it opens a modal that now has all of those same settings from that other interface right here in it. So it just makes it clear and easier to deal with.

Harley:

So if for example, right now, I'm not posting any new listings to LinkedIn. So I can click here on this. This opens up my new listings modal, say I want to turn this on. I don't want it to post any more than two per day. It's a new listing post. So in this case, I don't see a need to delete them, but if I did that functionality is in here. So let's say I only want it to stay up for 30 days. I could put 30 in there, we'll leave that on days. But know that I could also make it weeks, I could make it months. So if I just wanted it to wait say two months, I could say two set this two months and then that's how long it waits to delete the post.

Harley:

So I have a lot of flexibility there. This is mostly useful for things like open houses. You don't need the post to clutter up your page after the open house has taken place. So you can put it in an open house and then say it'll automatically post all new open houses, but then delete the posts after two weeks for example. So I would set this two, set this to weeks and then it would delete my post after that.

Harley:

And then the next thing I have here is templates. And you see I can select from all the templates just like before any templates that I've set up for making this particular type of post. So go ahead and leave that on the default. Now, the other piece I have here is I have a tab for Advanced Filters. So if I click on that, you can see that I can, because this is a listing type post, I can filter down the listings that the system will pick up and post as new listings to my, in this case, LinkedIn page, because that's the setting that I'm looking at.

Harley:

So if I go down here, I can filter this by location, price, property type. And then if it's enabled by the company, I can even filter this down to other agents or other offices listings. If either I don't have any listings of my own or I just want to bolster the amount of new listing posts that go to my Facebook page. So there you have it.

Harley:

So once you have this all set up, you just click Save. And now I have essentially, there we go, turned on my new listing posts. So you can see it's marked and the frequency is set to two. So just very easily I can see that that's turned on frequency to two. So it is just a much cleaner and easier to work with interface as far as going through and handling all your social posting.

Harley:

Now, all of these work exactly the same way. All the listing based posts, this would be your new open house, a coming soon listing or basically a new listing comes in with a status of coming soon. If a video is added or modified to a listing, if there is a price reduction on a listing or if a new sold listing comes in, if for your company, we do have data for sold listings. And then the next post types, this is based on a blog post. So anytime a new blog post or basically a new article is added to your blog, then it can post those automatically.

Harley:

Reviews, this would be any time a new customer testimonial basically is approved for your website. Then it will pick those up, it can post those automatically. MCFL is a little bit special, but basically it's any time we add a new MCFL article to the platform and we do that every Thursday.

Harley:

But if I click on this one, you'll notice that these settings are a little bit different than the others. You still turn it on or off. It's not listing related so you don't have additional criteria here. You still set your post frequency limit. You can still delete the post after certain days. So all that is the same. The only different part is that you can choose the post days on this one.

Harley:

Now, the reason that's significant is that we always add new MCFL articles to the platform on Thursdays. But let's say that we had three articles that day and you don't want it to just post all three on Thursday. You want to spread it out throughout the week. So what you can do is you can say only post up to one per day and then the days that's allowed to post are let's say Thursday, Sunday and Wednesday why not? [inaudible 00:11:30] Tuesday, otherwise there's two days in a row.

Harley:

So if we do it that way, what that means is on Thursday, we're going to add three new articles to the system. The system knows that it can post up to one and that Thursday's a post day. So it's going to post one on Thursday and then the other two are going to sit in the post queue. So Friday, it can't post, it won't post any. Saturday, it can't post. Sunday, it'll see that there's two in the queue and it can post up to one per day. So it'll post another one on Sunday.

Harley:

And then that leaves one in the queue. Monday, it can't post. Tuesday, it can again post up to the limit, so it'll post the last one. So that is how this platform is set to work. And that is really just the only piece that is different about the MCFL posts. So there you have it. So you set that up however you like and hit Save and that would set those posts up. So we'll close out of that one.

Harley:

And then next are the MarketWatch posts. These settings wise here are exactly the same, but these are looking at only the marketwatches you've created on the marketwatches page in the delta lab. And we've got some other videos that go over that more specifically. But you create a marketwatch there and then you set that marketwatch to be basically enabled for posting. And then if it finds any marketwatches that are set up that way, the system will automatically post it every time that marketwatch regenerates. And you choose what that setting is when you create that marketwatch, typically it'll be monthly. So every month that marketwatch will regenerate with new data. The system will pick up that it regenerated, and if this is turned on and that post or that marketwatch is set to allowed to be posted, then it'll post out with this.

Harley:

And then lastly is the Preannounced listings section. This would be, if you haven't added any listings to the preannouncement system, it can pick those up and post those as well. And if we click on that, you can see essentially the same settings here. Now, these would be a listing that you've added to our preannouncement system before adding it to the MLS. And that's subject to its own rules there as far as whether or not you can and how long before adding a listing to the MLS you could have it and then preannounce it as an exclusive, so that is what this is for.

Harley:

So there you have it, that is social connector or social media connector and the social media management tools, along with the new matrix interface. I think it's great. It's a lot easier to explain, it's a lot easier to understand. It's very clear to just look through here and see what's turned on, what's not. So I think that this makes this whole system a lot easier.

Harley:

So there you have it, as always if you have any questions, comments, concerns, feel free to give us a call or send an email into support at deltagroup.com and we will help you out with whatever you need. So thanks a lot for joining me and I will see you again next week.

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