Cyfe, the All in One Business Dashboard, recently announced a new social media publisher widget to their platform. In this video, I show you what the widget does, and sadly, does not. The downside of using this publisher is that there is no Chrome extension. So if you’re using Buffer and Hootsuite, you very well know that there are extensions for your browser to simply grab a link, paste in the pop-up window, and click publish.
The other thing that this does not have is a link shortener, like Bit.ly or Brand.ly, or even, with Buffer, with Buff.ly. You’ll need to shorten the link beforehand before scheduling it out through the Cyfe publisher. You’ll also need to add your own image to the post, as it won’t pick up any featured image. When you post without a link shortener, it will create its own shortener.
The Cyfe Publisher also has the ability to schedule your posts – month, day and time, but for some reason, the time option was very buggy for me and didn’t display for the current month. Once you do schedule a post there is no way to edit it. If you need to make changes to the scheduled post, you’ll need to delete, then recreate it, and schedule it again.
What I may use this publishing tool for is more for scheduling out marketing or particular blog posts. I don’t see the Cyfe publisher widget as an on-the-fly type of situation, but more of a deep, scheduled out posting situation.
Let me know what you think of the new social scheduler widget in the comments below! If you’ve watched any of my videos, you’ll know I much I appreciate Cyfe that bring hundreds of data points together under one website. So I was curious to check out their new social media publisher widget.