How to make Viraltag Work Seemlessly with IFTTT
*I am being given 6 months free on Viraltag in exchange for this post*
I’ve been using Viraltag for quite a long time now. Pretty much since I started blogging. If you blog, you NEED to use automation. Automation means having social media post without you having to press the post button manually. Otherwise, you have to try to remember to share your two, three, four, etc times a day on all the social media platforms you use. That would be a pain in the butt! I know I could never do it. I would forget, probably by the second time to share. If I remembered to post the first time.
Even with Viraltag, scheduling all those social media posts can take a long time. I dread doing it honestly. I have to make the pictures to share (I use Photoshop for that) and then set all the times for them to go out. I tend to put it off and end up scheduling social media for five blog posts at once. While the process is easy, it is time-consuming.
So what the heck does If Then Than That (IFTTT) have to do with Viraltag? What even the heck is IFTTT? IFTTT allows you to make recipes (or use premade ones) for a large variety of things. A recipe is simple: If you do this than that happens. If this happens than that will happen. You can use IFTT for social media platforms, home programs (like for automated heating, locking doors, etc), email, even your appliances and car. I have no idea how to use it for anything but social media, but maybe one day. I also don’t have anything fancy enough that would even work, but that is beside the point.
I currently only use one recipe on IFTTT. My recipe is: If new tweet by @SThriftyBroke with hashtag #fb, then create a status message on Stingy, Thrifty, Broke.
This is where Viraltag comes in. While I will still schedule the majority my Facebook and Twitter post separately, when I share sales, cool products, etc I don’t want to take the extra time to schedule on both platforms. Not when I have 8 million other things to do.
When I write up my tweet on Viraltag, all I have to do is add the hashtag #fb to my scheduled tweet. When my scheduled tweet goes out to Twitter, that tweet gets pushed to my Facebook page. You’ve probably seen it on the Facebook page. That’s why it is there.
Here is the TL;DR version:
Use the recipe on IFTTT for a tweet to be pushed to Facebook with a specific hashtag.
Schedule your tweet on Viraltag with that specific hashtag.
Life is now easier.
Have you ever used IFTTT or Viraltag? What is your favorite part of using automation? Let me know in the comments below!