Announcing Support for LinkedIn Company Pages

LinkedIn Company Pages

 

We are very excited to announce support for LinkedIn Company Pages on LinksAlpha.com.

LinkedIn Company Pages

LinkedIn Company Pages are a great way to market your business. Using LinkedIn Company Pages, you can showcase your company products and services, and promote career opportunities. You can also publish content onto your Company Page, which helps you engage followers of your company thereby generating referrals.

Supported Features

As part of LinksAlpha’s support for LinkedIn Company Pages, we enable you to Monitor the feed of your Page. Using Monitor, you can view the latest posts on your Page, and comment and like the posts on your Page. Since Publishing to Social Networks is at the core of LinksAlpha.com, we are now also supporting publishing of content onto your LinkedIn Company Page using Monitor or via Automated Publishing.

 

We hope with the launch of support for LinkedIn Company Pages, it becomes even easier for you to manage your Social Media Marketing efforts. Do let us know if you need any support or additional features.

Introducing a Refreshed Look

Today we are announcing the launch of refreshed look of our web-application that will make it much easier for you manage your social media marketing efforts.

LinksAlpha Social Monitor
LinksAlpha Social Monitor

Below is a quick run-down of new features:

Multiple Social Networks Support

Using Monitor you can manage you Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram accounts all from a single application.

Tabs and Streams

With the newly added ability to add tabs, and view multiple social streams in each tab, it makes it much easier to organize your social profiles. For example, you can create a tab “Facebook Page” and add multiple streams (Feed, Notifications, Inbox, Scheduled…) for your business Facebook Page into it.

Add Stream

LinksAlpha - Add Stream
LinksAlpha – Add Stream Dialog

The Add Stream dialog helps you quickly add multiple social media streams into your tabs. Add Stream has comprehensive support for each social network. For example, in case of a Facebook Page, you can add streams including – News Feed, Video Feed, Photos Feed, Links Feed, Statuses Feed, Inbox, Photos, Videos, Uploaded Photos, Notifications, Events, Drafts, Scheduled, and Published posts.

Compose

LinksAlpha - Compose Post
LinksAlpha – Compose Post

You can now compose messages to multiple social media profiles. You can compare this feature with the Compose feature in your email client, where you can address a single email to multiple people via To/CC/BCC.

Scheduled Posts

LinksAlpha - Schedule Post
LinksAlpha – Schedule Post

As part of composing posts to your social profiles, you can also schedule posts to out at specific times thereby making it easier to execute your marketing campaigns.

Approval Workflow

To make it easier for teams to work together in a secure way, we have now added support for Approval Workflow. You can read more about it in our help documents.

Privacy/Albums

As part of composing posts to your social profiles, you can now set the privacy of your post being made to Facebook and LinkedIn. Also for any photo posts being published onto Facebook, you can now select the album to which the photo should get uploaded.

Sentiment Analysis

We have added a preview support for sentiment analysis. Using this feature you can view the sentiment for a Tweet, and for comments published on posts made on Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram. Sentiment Analysis can also be used to automatically create tickets on the LinksAlpha Help Desk product, which we will be talking about soon.

 

We hope with the launch of these new features, your Social Media Marketing efforts can now be channeled from a single application, instead of being spread across multiple applications. There is more exciting news to come from LinksAlpha. Stay tuned.

Facebook Network Issues

Update: This issue has now been resolved. If you are still face an issue while trying to add a Facebook Profile/Page/Group/Event, please contact LinksAlpha Support.

LinksAlpha is currently facing issue an where users are not able to add their Facebook Profile/Pages/Groups/Events to their LinksAlpha account. We are aware of this issue and working on resolving the issue at the earliest.

Announcing Launch of Post app and Browser Extensions

We are excited to announce launch of our integrated social publishing web-application, Post. For the past sometime, being able to self-publish, save and schedule posts to social networks has been one of the most requested features and we are happy to ship the application along with browser extensions that make your social media marketing efforts easier and faster.

LinksAlpha Post

The new app is a natural complement to the existing Publisher application that already enables you to automatically publish your content onto social networks.

Features

The Post app offers pretty comprehensive set of features including ability to:

  • Add unlimited social profiles
  • Post to your Social Profiles
  • Save drafts
  • Schedule posts
  • Add links and images to your posts
  • Track number of likes, comments, and shares

Supported Networks

In terms of social network support, the app supports a comprehensive list of networks, including ability to publish content onto:

 Facebook Profile

 Facebook Page

Facebook Group

Twitter Profile

LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn Group

Browser Extensions

As mentioned, we are also announcing the launch of our browser extensions that enabling publishing onto social profiles. Below are download links for the supported browsers:

Chrome Extension from LinksAlpha.com Chrome

Firefox Extension from LinksAlpha.com Firefox

Safari Extension from LinksAlpha.com Safari

We hope that you find the new app useful. Please let us know of any new features that you want added to the application via the LinksAlpha Support desk.

Facebook Timeline Support

The Change

As lot of users of LinksAlpha.com are already aware of, Facebook is switching over to Timeline layout for all Facebook Pages. This is a mandatory change, and by 30th March 2012, all pages that have not already moved over to Facebook Timeline layout will be automatically transitioned over.

While the change is great, it is a little disruptive for the users of the Publisher service that we offer. One of the issues that was reported ’cause of this change was that posts made by LinksAlpha on Facebook Pages were getting grouped together, and showing up without description, and below the fold.

The Solution

We are happy to announce that this issue has been fixed. Posts made to Facebook Pages with Timeline layout are now showing up as expected.

However, for the publishing to keep working optimally, which includes posts on Facebook showing up with the expected title, link, description, and image, web publishers are required to add Facebook Open Graph Metatags to their web pages.

LinksAlpha has made it super easy for WordPress users to add support for  Facebook Open Graph Metatags. We offer 2 wordpress plugins, either of which once installed and activated, automatically adds the required Facebook Open Graph Metatags onto your web pages. Below are links to the plugin:

  1. Social Discussions – version 5.6.2
  2. Network Publisher – version 5.0

We will highly recommend that you install one of the above plugins to ensure optimal publishing of your content to Facebook Pages. In fact, this change also applies to Facebook Profiles that have Timeline layout.

With this fix being live, we now want you to get back to your regular work of creating awesome posts. Let us know in case you face any further issues.