SocialBee Review

SocialBee Review: Super Power to Schedule Your Social Media Posts
  • Features
  • Affordability
  • Ease of Use
4.7

Summary

SocialBee is a solid social media management tool. It has matured over the years and is one of the best tools when it comes to scheduling and analysing your social media posts.

Pros

  • Solid Content Scheduling Features
  • Let’s you analyse your competition in Twitter
  • Innovative: Let’s you import in posts from the Pocket app
  • Affordable Pricing
  • Works with third party shorteners like Switchy and RocketLink

Cons

  • Mobile App is light on features
  • Isn’t an all-in-one social media management platform
  • No PDF reporting
  • Competition Analytics limited to Twitter
  • No A/B testing of posts

Introduction to SocialBee

SocialBee is a solid social media management tool. Over the years, we have seen SocialBee mature and include features previously not available, including Facebook Groups posting and analytics.

But with so many Social Media Management Tools out there, how does SocialBee compare to the other platforms such as Hootsuite, Sprout Social, Sendible, Metricool, MeetEdgar, Promo Republic and Publer?

Is SocialBee the right platform for you or your digital agency? Read on as we strive to give you an in-depth but fair review of SocialBee.

Things to consider before buying a Social Media Management Tool

Managing social media posts on the WPStarters Facebook Group
Managing social media posts on the WPStarters Facebook Group

Managing multiple social media accounts can be difficult. Be it scheduling of posts at optimum times, measuring responses and creating reports for clients. Social media management tools solve this problem by cutting down on effort and time spent for site owners, digital marketers and digital agencies.

However, social media management tools aren’t cheap. They are often on a subscription model starting from about $25 per month. As such, if you seldom create engaging content or are on a tight budget, these tools aren’t for you. Perhaps using platforms like Facebook and Instagram, natively might work better for you.

If you decide to go with a social media management tool, be prepared to spend time crafting engaging content and monitoring your results. This way, you can obtain a return on investment for your monthly subscription.

Presenting SocialBee

Overview of SocialBee

SocialBee is a social media management tool focused on scheduling of posts to various social media platforms and analyzing your performance after. Unlike the market leader, HootSuite, SocialBee lacks features like social media listening and engagement, content curation, A/B testing of posts and PDF report generation.

However, SocialBee is an established social media management tool and comes with its own mobile application, for social media management on the go. 

If all you want is a smarter way to manage your social media profiles content, SocialBee is the tool for you. However, if you need the other features mentioned above, perhaps consider switching to all-in-one apps like HootSuite, Sendible, Sprout Social and Metricool.

Pros of SocialBee

  • Solid Content Scheduling Features
  • Let’s you analyse your competition in Twitter
  • Innovative: Let’s you import in posts from the Pocket app
  • Affordable Pricing
  • Works with third party shorteners like Switchy and RocketLink

Cons of SocialBee

  • Mobile App is light on features
  • Isn’t an all-in-one social media management platform
  • No PDF reporting
  • Competition Analytics limited to Twitter
  • No A/B testing of posts

Features & Benefits of SocialBee

Comparison of SocialBee vs Hootsuite vs Sprout Social vs Sendible vs Promo Republic vs MeetEdgar vs Publer
Comparison of SocialBee, Hootsuite, Sprout Social, Sendible, Promo Republic, MeetEdgar & Publer

Solid Content Scheduling Features

If you are looking for the best social media management dashboard to manage your social media marketing campaigns, SocialBee deserves a mention. Though not all-encompassing like Hootsuite, SocialBee does the basics well.

Among the scheduling features that we like are:

  • Category-based Scheduling and Individual Post Expiry Dates – SocialBee lets you assign posts into categories, making it easier to schedule different types of posts, rather than granularly set them. However, you can still set them individually if needed. As setting posting schedules is a tedious affair, this feature is a huge timesaver.
  • Evergreen Categories – Now, if you have some evergreen content, you can set them on evergreen categories to run forever. This includes guides and how-to articles, which usually stand the test of time. Without this feature, you will need to reschedule the evergreen posts after your current campaign is over. Which means, more work.
  • Post Previews – Have you ever scheduled a post, only to find out that the featured image looks bad on Facebook or Instagram? If yes, this feature is a must have. And it is available on SocialBee.
  • Email Notifications – SocialBee notifies you if you run out of scheduled posts or if something goes wrong. This has been a lifesaver for me, as I tend to leave my scheduled posts run