Using the Post Randomizer feature, you can configure FB Automate to automatically post content on your Facebook pages and groups according to preset schedules. Besides this, you can enable the repetition of content that you may want to highlight.

Prerequisites #

  • You MUST have all your content available on a Google Drive folder.
  • You MUST give Editor access to our system partner – Marketing Master on the Google Drive content folder at: fbmm-google-int@fb-marketing-master.iam.gserviceaccount.com
  • Your Google Drive content folder must have an access level of “Anyone with a link can view”

Defining Google Drive Data Source #

Once you have created your content folder on Google Drive and assigned access to system, you can import the folder as a data source into FB Automate.

For this, perform the following steps.

  1. On the MMIO home page, click Post Randomizer > Google Drive Data Sources.
  2. Click Add New Google Drive Source.
  3. Enter a Source Name.
  4. Give Editor Access. Ensure that you have provided editor access to fbmm-google-int@fb-marketing-master.iam.gserviceaccount.com on your Google Drive folder, and click Next.
  5. Enter your Google Drive folder URL and click Next. You can enter both the absolute URL and the sharing link of the folder.

A new data source is created and displayed in the list. For example, we have created a source named Grocery Posts, as shown in the following figure.

Deleting Google Datasource #

To delete a data source, click the delete icon on the Actions column, as shown in the following figure.

Creating Randomizer Campaigns #

To create a campaign in the post randomizer, perform the following steps.

  1. On the navigation pane, click Post Randomizer > Add New Campaign.
  2. From the drop-down list, select the data source from which you want to pick posts.

The Create Post Randomizer page is displayed. Here perform the following steps.
 

  1. Provide a Campaign Name.
  2. Select the Enable Post Repetition option to allow random repetition of posts from the folder.
  3. In the Define Frequency field, select any of the options from Daily, Weekly, or Monthly. 
  4. From the Define Timezone drop-down, select the time zone for which you are creating the schedule.
  5. From the Select Time To Post drop-down, select the time at which the campaign will be posted. If you have selected the Daily or Monthly option, you can use the Select Day To Post drop-down to define the week’s day on which the campaign will be posted.
  6. From the Select Pages drop-down, select the Facebook page on which the campaign will be posted.
  7. From the Select Groups drop-down, select the Facebook groups on which the campaign will be posted
    NOTE: You must have admin or posting rights on the groups on which you want to post the campaigns.
  8. Use the Start Date field to select the date on which the campaign will start
    NOTE: You must first set the date of schedule first, and then the time.
  9. Use the End Date field to select the date on which the campaign will end.
    NOTE: You must first set the date of schedule first, and then the time.
  10. Enter text for the posts.
  11. Click Save.

Filtering Posts for Randomizer Campaign #

You can use the filter on the randomizer settings to filter the type of content you want to exclude or include in your randomizer campaign. For example, you may choose to use only images or video files.

Enabling Posting To Groups #

Your groups must give access to the Marketing Master App in its settings.

To do this, go to your Group Settings → Advanced Settings → Apps → Then search for “Marketing Master” and click “Add App”