Bewertet am 12.1.2018
Great program, but overpriced.
Vorteile: Edgar is an amazing product provided by a company with a fun and progressive business culture. From their Octopus logo/mascot to their responsive customer service, the Edgar team makes doing business with them a pleasure. As for the product itself: if you want to use evergreen content on your social media accounts, Edgar is an excellent online database that will enable you to keep posting that content, over and over again. It's easy to set up, easy to use, easy to make adjustments to on the fly. Edgar will pull new content from your blog or website via RSS, making it easy to continually add fresh new material as well. If the price were more affordable for solopreneurs, I'd still be with them.
Nachteile: The pricing. Basically they are gearing this product to businesses that are already capitalized to the point where it makes sense to spend per month on social media management. That's great ' if you're that size. But for solopreneurs like me who have to make every dime count, it's just not good enough of a value to justify the premium price. When other solutions like Social Pilot offer very similar features at a fraction of the cost, it's hard to justify staying with the Octopus. I would strongly encourage Laura Roeder and company to come up with a tiered pricing plan so that solopreneurs, startups and even hobbyists could take advantage of Edgar (even if a "lite" version) but at a more affordable cost. Presumably, as businesses succeed, they would move into the more robust plans, so this should be a smart long-term strategy for Edgar. Anyway, I think a business just needs to carefully evaluate the value. Bottom line: great product, but is it worth it? Ultimately I decided it wasn't.
Bewertet am 15.12.2016
Made my life so much easier!
Kommentare: I've been using Edgar for about a year now and I love that it keeps all my content in categories, so I can reuse as needed. It's very easy to set up and it saves me so much time in generating a schedule of content for me. I have not used customer support but I followed Laura prior to her creating Edgar so I feel confident that if I had any issues, her team would resolve them. I pay $49/month and feel that is reasonable for the service.
Create a schedule of categories to pull from.
Generates a two-week Queue so you can see what will be posted. You can also skip content.
Keep content so content can be reused at a later time.
Organizes content into a library of categories.
Unable to post to google+ at this time.
Unable to drag and drop schedule categories to later time slots.
Bewertet am 9.12.2019
Saves me 5 hours every week
Kommentare: It has helped me to create more referral web traffic to my business.
Vorteile: It works with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. It saves me 5+ hours a week. I really like the auto variation feature.
Nachteile: I wish the Instagram integration was better. Other than that, I really have no complaints and really enjoy using this software.
Bewertet am 26.11.2018
Lots of value, a few BIG drawbacks
Kommentare: I loved using Edgar but the main reason I got it was for the Twitter recycling. Now that Twitter started enforcing the stupid duplicate rule, the app lost a lot of value **FOR ME**. If you an create 100 different tweets for each post, then I definitely recommend using it in conjunction with the other platforms.
Vorteile: **25** social accounts is a huge number to be able to link! Forever recycling saves a huge amount of time and eliminates the need to reload once everything has been shared one time. Previews help you see exactly what your posts will look like. Unlimited number of daily/monthly posts and unlimited library.
Nachteile: Only one price point--great if you're big but horrible if you're just starting out or have a limited budget. Only 3 networks are available--IG & Pinterest have been "coming soon" for months & YT isn't being mentioned yet. Content auto generator is horrible--it literally pulls short sections from your content and can be bad for out-of-context stuff.
Bewertet am 27.7.2017
Edgar has been a lifesaver for us when it comes to managing our various channels and groups.
Vorteile: Edgar has made it possible for us to manage our twitter accounts, Facebook pages and all of our Facebook groups within one system. Having the ability to create feeds for each of these channels and pre-schedule all of our posts has saved us a ton of time, especially during peak launch windows.
Nachteile: It can be a bit tricky to see at a glance the upcoming posts for each channel, but overall we're very satisfied.
Bewertet am 16.7.2019
Easy to use
Kommentare: Its' ok
Vorteile: I like the fact that Meet Edgar can set the best time to publish for each different type of content that you add.
Nachteile: I prefer the ever view schedule of Agorapulse, it's more dynamic and visual
Bewertet am 6.8.2019
A good Social Media automation tool that could benefit from some enhancements
Kommentare: Great customer service format, and support tools. I appreciate the type of service they want to provide, but could benefit from a few improvements to make it a truly comprehensive social media automation tool.
Vorteile: Meet Edgar schedules, shares, and recycles posts. While it is a useful tool to help schedule posts simultaneously, there are a number of issues that prevent this from being a reality (sometimes need to schedule on Facebook separately from LinkedIn, Twitter).
Nachteile: There is no feature that allows you to monitor comments, and other forms of engagements from within the app. This is a critical feature that would be useful in a more advanced community management mindset.
Bewertet am 10.4.2018
Great software for scheduling social media posts and maintaining an archive of content.
Kommentare: Reduced time spent curating posts and republishing old content
Vorteile: I love that Edgar recycles old content. This is the main reason we started using Edgar - it freed up time we usually spent coming up with new posts each week.
Nachteile: Edgar is ideal for managing one company's social media, but as an agency, we found it difficult to manage multiple clients on a single account you'd essentially have to create multiple accounts, making it more costly than competitors like Buffer.
Bewertet am 16.4.2018
One of the best SoMe platforms out there
Vorteile: I'll start by saying I no longer use this platform but will never stop recommending it. It's 100% one of the best social tools I've ever used. The majority of our content is evergreen so works perfectly with a platform like Edgar. The initial set up can be daunting but once you have your library filled you're good to go with a constant flow of content (I thoroughly miss this aspect of the platform). The customer service at Edgar was awesome and I really appreciated how quickly they came out with new features to keep up with the ever-changing social media landscape.
Nachteile: I ultimately closed our account because I needed an easier way to run our social media accounts at events. Edgar doesn't excel at 'real-time' tweets or engagement so I decided to go elsewhere.
Bewertet am 8.5.2018
MeetEdgar makes social media scheduling easy
Vorteile: Easy setup and was able to add multiple social media accounts and updates through their calendar, which saved us a ton of time. This was great because I was able to manage all accounts and social updates from one window.
Nachteile: I wouldn't mind seeing a cheaper plan in place. With so many different options out there for social management, lowering the price would allow for more smaller players to start using Edgar.
Bewertet am 13.3.2018
Saves me hours of work each week
Vorteile: It's one and done! Just add your content into the right content libraries and let Edgar do the work of posting the right content to the right place at the right time!
Nachteile: Maybe more advice and guidance of when is best to post for different social networks could be beneficial
Bewertet am 8.2.2018
Effortlessly manage your long-term social media posts
Vorteile: The ability to create posts quickly and easily, add images or take posts from RSS feeds and put them into content libraries is very useful. A few simple schedules set up at the beginning means you can add a post once and then forget all about it, leaving Edgar to do the work.
Nachteile: It can sometimes be confusing to see what's coming up or view all the schedules at once, plus the price is a little high in my opinion.
Bewertet am 13.7.2017
Edgar has been a great addition to our business.
Kommentare: Efficient use of time, way more social media engagement
Vorteile: It's a huge timesaver- building a library of content for social media posts and being able to schedule them based on categories is awesome. The newer additions of setting times for initial posts and expiration dates is a helpful feature as well. I've seriously saved several hours a week with Meet Edgar's automation.
Nachteile: At the beginning, setting up your library of content is time consuming- but once you've built that library it's a big timesaver over the long term.
Bewertet am 13.11.2018
Vorteile: I am huge on recycling content. Afterall, it costs time and money to produce, why not leverage continuously? Edgar helps us do that by organizing posts by category and then going through and re-posting content. I love how it helps us get more out of our content investment.
Nachteile: Not a con for edgar, but more of a watchout for future users - Make sure you stagger your content as much as possible. You don't want to spam it and see diminishing returns too early.
Bewertet am 4.10.2017
There is nothing I do not like about this software
Kommentare: I switched from hootsuite and never looked back. Saved time, saved money. Makes planning social media a pleasure again.
Vorteile: It has made planning social media posts a dream and being able to keep and maintain evergreen posts perfect. I love the categories, the RSS feeds and so much more. The preview mode is excellent also.
Nachteile: No reporting, and could be better bulk editing. Nothing else really springs to mind when I think of what I do not like about it.
Bewertet am 25.2.2019
Meet Edgar - Meet Efficiency!
Vorteile: The features make scheduling my social media sooo much easier! Meet Edgar has features I haven't found in other scheduling tools like their catalog of images and the freedom you have with creating your posts and to repeating of posts lets me post to social media multiple times while only having to put the work in once
Nachteile: Haven't found anything I didn't like yet.
Bewertet am 29.1.2019
Went with a competitor
Kommentare: Although I contacted customer support about the issue and they fixed it the same day, I had already found a competitor that was within the same price range with a 30-day free trial without needing a credit card and the addition of competitor analytics.
Vorteile: The ability to schedule evergreen posts with autogenerated variations for intro text. Semi-free trial. Friendly customer service.
Nachteile: I had some issues with my 2-week free trial, in that they requested a credit card number and the amount I was to be charged in the future was incorrect (I had clicked through a promotional link, but the promotional price wasn't applied).
Bewertet am 22.6.2018
An easy way to get evergreen content scheduled and running
Kommentare: Helps get a regular cadence of posting when you're short on time
Vorteile: The interface is very simple to understand with no tutorials or extensive training in order to get started or train newcomers
Nachteile: Not able to tag companies or individuals in planned content makes it hard to want to use this as a native posting station
Bewertet am 9.1.2019
Vorteile: I like that I can manage my Instagram account and my Facebook accounts under one interface. It has made it easier to search through my posts.
Nachteile: The pricing. I feel there should be more price options for buying this product.
Bewertet am 10.4.2018
I use this weekly for clients
Vorteile: I love that I can repost within the same week which greatly cuts down on amount of writing I have to do.
Nachteile: There's nothing I don't like about this software. I prefer it compared to its competitors that are in same price range.
Bewertet am 9.3.2018
Started out using this software, but have since switched to a similar platform.
Vorteile: Strongly appreciate the fact that this software will auto post for you vs having to manually post each time.
Nachteile: Some components weren't as user-friendly as I would like them to be, but overall the software functions efficiently.
Bewertet am 6.3.2018
Recycle your social media campaigns
Vorteile: It allows you to recirculate your own content and easily add new content to drive more traffic across multiple platforms.
Nachteile: The price is too high when compared to the number of social media profiles you are allowed to setup.
Bewertet am 2.6.2019
Must have software
Vorteile: Very Good value for the price. I love the ability to app up to 25 accounts. Great for keeping track of my accounts.
Nachteile: The initial account set up is very time consuming.
Bewertet am 7.11.2017
Good Social Media Management Option, But Pricey
Kommentare: The ability to create a post once and easily reuse it again in the future.
Vorteile: The best thing about Edgar is that your posts are saved in your post library to be reused later. Then you can re-use them again in the future, including setting up an automated schedule using categories to automate your posting from your library.
Nachteile: Edgar is super pricey! You can only post to Facebook, Twitter & Linkedin - no Instagram. And you cannot manage online conversations (comments, retweets) from within Edgar.
Bewertet am 7.1.2019
An interesting and fun social media scheduler
Vorteile: Easy to use, an abundance of useful features.
Nachteile: Not much that I’ve come across yet, except for price.