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How to schedule a follow up comment in Maybe*
How to schedule a follow up comment in Maybe*

Scheduling the first comment on your posts is great tactic to boost reach and engagement. Here we walk you through the uses and benefits.

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Written by Hannah McKernon
Updated over a week ago

Businesses can use the first or follow up comment in their social media posts as a strategic tool to enhance engagement and communicate key messages effectively. This is often underutilised, but can serve various purposes:

  • Firstly, it can be used to add additional information that may not fit within the main post, such as extended product descriptions or disclaimers.

  • Secondly, it's an excellent place for including call-to-action prompts, guiding followers to take specific actions like visiting a website, signing up for a newsletter, or exploring a product range. This tactic can significantly increase conversion rates.

  • Thirdly, businesses can use the first comment to insert hashtags, keeping the main post clean and focused while still tapping into the algorithmic benefits of hashtag use for broader reach.

  • Additionally, posing a question or a poll in the first comment can kickstart conversation and boost engagement.

Strategic Benefits

Scheduling a follow up comment on a post can have several strategic benefits:

Visibility: Being the first to comment ensures that your comment is seen by more people. Social media algorithms often prioritise posts with more engagement, and the first comment can attract attention to the entire post.

Curation of Discussion: By posting a follow up comment, you have the opportunity to shape the direction of the discussion. This can be particularly useful if you want to highlight a specific point, ask a question, or guide the conversation in a certain way.

Branding and Promotion: If you are representing a brand or promoting a product, scheduling a follow up comment allows you to showcase your message prominently. This can be a call-to-action, a link, or any information you want viewers to see immediately.

Establishing Authority: Being the first to comment can give you an authoritative presence, especially if your comment is insightful, helpful, or adds value to the content. This can help build your online reputation.

Timing Considerations: Posting a follow up comment at a scheduled time ensures that it reaches your target audience when they are most active. This can lead to higher engagement and interaction.

Competitive Edge: On platforms where posts are displayed chronologically or based on engagement, being the first to comment can give you a competitive edge over other comments that come later.

Encouraging Engagement: Your first comment can serve as a catalyst for further engagement. If you ask a question or encourage others to share their thoughts, you may spark a conversation that boosts the overall engagement of the post.

It's important to note that the effectiveness of scheduling a follow up comment depends on the social media platform, your content strategy, and your specific goals. Experimenting with different posting strategies and monitoring the results can help you determine what works best for your particular situation.

How to schedule a follow up comment in Maybe:

  1. Go into your Social Planner in Maybe*;

  2. If you are writing a new post click New Post, or go into the planner and find the post you wish to schedule a follow up comment on;

  3. Once your post content is completed, you’ll see a text box called “Follow Up Comment.” Enter your text here.

  4. Schedule this post as normal, and the follow up comment will post along with it.

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