Importing Message Assets

Given the high number of social media posts that marketers are expected to create on a daily basis, sometimes it's easier to write them out in a spreadsheet, and then upload them. With Oktopost, you can upload messages from a CSV file, and all of them will be saved in Message Assets, which can later be accessed for scheduling.

How to Use the Bulk Uploader:

  1. Go to the Campaigns tab, select a Campaign go to the Message Assets tab.
  2. Click on the Import button, and download the CSV template
  3. Fill out the template according to the legend below; save it as a CSV file. Once the file is ready, navigate back to Message Assets, click on the Import Messages button again, and upload your file.
Field Networks Description
Network All Mandatory. Type it exactly as written below, keep in mind capitalization:
Twitter
Facebook
Google (do not include a "+" sign)
LinkedIn
Message All Mandatory. This is the body of the post itself. If you are tweeting, make sure to include any links in this section. Please note they will be shortened upon publication. A link in a tweet counts as 23 characters.
LinkUrl Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ Optional. Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn posts all support link attachments. This is why you don't need to include the link in the message itself. The link attachment is constructed using four fields; LinkUrl, LinkTitle, ImageUrl and Description. At the bottom of this article you can find the anatomy of a link attachment.
LinkTitle Facebook, LinkedIn Optional. Used to create headline shown in the link attachment. In Google+, the headline is automatically populated by Google.
ImageUrl Facebook, LinkedIn Optional. Used to create the image (thumbnail) shown in the link attachment. In Google+, the link image is automatically populated.
Description Facebook, LinkedIn Optional. Used to create the description of the link attachment. In Google+, the headline is automatically populated.
Picture Facebook, Twitter, Google+ Optional. Used to upload an image to your post. The image must be in URL format.Important: On Facebook and Google+ you can either have a link attachment or upload an image, but not both. This is irrelevant for Twitter, since Twitter doesn't have a link attachment and the link is just a part of the Tweet itself. If you still would like to have a link in your Facebook or Google+ post, just include the link in the message itself, and don't use the link attachment option.

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