Social Group Infiltrator Tips…
This post contains important additional Social Group Infiltrator Tips so that you can tweak your plugin for optimum performance.
This post is going to deal with technical settings rather than the over all marketing aspect of the plugin.
As we continue to develop and split test new ways to increase performance I will notify you by email so that you may revisit this post to review the updates.
We now have the following tips listed below:
- Cron Command
- App Names
- Extracting Facebook UIDs
- Posting YouTube Videos
Ok, so here we go …
Within the plugin the cron command given will look as follows, with exception that the URL would be your WP URL:
wget -q http://YOUR_URL_HERE.com/wp-content/plugins/socialgroupinflitratorpro/autopost.php
This is fine, but when cron runs it needs to create a temporary file, this file is created within the root of your domain. So if you already have SGI running with the standard cron command you should be able to login via FTP and see a long list of temporary files as shown in the screen shot below: (actually there are no temp files shown because we have run the new command shown below)
So if you are a heavy user or ‘poster’ the list of temp files will grow and grow. You can manually delete these but it will be a pain and take up your valuable time.
We have therefore programmed so that you can use the following cron command, this will simply delete the temp files so that you don’t have to.
wget -q -O /dev/null http://YOUR_URL_HERE.com/wp-content/plugins/socialgroupinflitratorpro/autopost.php
As you will see it’s basically the same as the standard cron command you are just swapping:
wget -q -O /dev/null
… Before the URL.
Choose your app name carefully as it appears within your post. If unsure how this will appear see image below.
In my opinion you can virtually split the types of groups on Facebook into 2 different very broad categories …
- a) Marketing, Internet Marketing & Business Opportunities (MLM, Networking)
- b) Everything thing else …
As shown within the tutorial videos it’s suggested that you use a nice and friendly name for your app. So always use this as a general rule of thumb.
From our own testing, in general when posting to groups under the first category a) you can be a bit more liberal, use a name which is suitable and will make them want to click it, because you can link to any page you want.
Also make sure you track the click throughs as you can always change the name until you find something which maximises your exposure.
In our experience as long as you don’t show something like ‘Hootsuite’ it does not damage your marketing or incur any complaints. It will of course if you are posting to very strict groups who don’t like auto posting, so always check where you are posting.
However, groups which fall under category b) are a whole new ball game. Here you need to act smart.
I strongly suggest that in order to give the appearance that you are NOT auto posting that you give the app your own name. Hopefully you are seeing why I am suggesting this, it’s going to give your post a real personal feel.
Remember we are not dealing with technical people, we are not dealing with internet marketers, they won’t know its been auto posted.
And the best tip is to use a redirect link and point to your own personal Facebook page.
Ok so you might miss out on a bit of traffic flowing to your offers but at least you won’t get accused of spamming groups and risk ending up in Facebook jail.
If the UID extraction tool is not working you will need to check permissions for the output.csv.
You need to give write permissions to the output.csv file contained within the plugin installation directory on your webhost.
It would b located here:
Change the permissions for that file to ‘write permissions’ or set to 0777.
If you are unfamiliar with doing this please check with your hosting company.
Facebook won’t allow auto posted videos to play within the group, news feed etc. so when posting videos you can use the upload button to upload a video to your WP account but you should make sure you have adequate provisions for this to play on your current hosting set up.
Alternatively best option is to include a link to a YouTube video as shown below. By doing this you do not need to add an image as it will render the YouTube thumbnail.
To post a YouTube video you only have to complete the fields shown by the orange arrows in the screen shot below.