Campaigns – The Scrape Posts
Regularly posting high-quality content is a good way to boost account engagement. Curating content, however, can be difficult, and there are times when you simply run out of ideas. SU Social offers a number of ways for you to add a post to your campaigns to make it simpler.
The Scrape Posts tab is one of the simplest ways to obtain content that you can publish using a campaign. This option is available for Standard and Volume Campaigns only. To start using this feature, click on your campaign > go to the What To Publish tab > click the Scrape Posts sub-tab.
From here, you can choose to scrape from 4 sources:
💡The extraction will only be effective if the campaign is ACTIVE.
By selecting the ADD PINTEREST SOURCE button, a new window will open if you want to scrape content from Pinterest. You must enter the source URL in this window so that SU Social can look for posts there.
Simply click the ADD TWITTER SOURCE button and enter a legitimate Twitter Source URL in the space provided to scrape posts from Twitter.
While you can share posts from a Facebook Page using the campaign’s Share Post option, you can also extract posts by using the Scrape Posts feature.
For mining Facebook content, a wider selection is available with the Scrape Posts option. Posts from your account wall, a friend’s wall, a page, a group, or albums can all be scraped. Simply click the ADD FACEBOOK SOURCE button to get started.
Here, you can scrape posts from your feed, LinkedIn pages, groups, and walls. Simply click the ADD LINKEDIN SOURCE button to get started.
Scrape Posts Index
The table below will contain a list of the URLs you entered. Five sample posts are automatically extracted and sent to the Drafts tab whenever you add a source URL. If you’d rather, you can choose to send the extracted posts straight to the Posts List tab.
- URL, #POSTS and #ERRORS column
- You can select the Pinterest account that will be used to extract posts. That said, if you don’t have a Valid Pinterest account in your Social Profiles, you will not be able to extract posts from Pinterest.
- You can see the #Posts extracted when you begin the scrape action; this will be updated each time SU Social performs a scrape action.
- There will also be a list of #Errors that occurred during the scrape action.
- In the Post Text Template, enter the caption for your post.
- If you choose one of the supported tokens—[DESCRIPTION], [URL], [SOURCEURL], or [TITLE]—the corresponding post detail will be used in its place. Alternatively, you can enter your own caption.
- In the Source URL template, you can enter your own URL or use [SOURCEURL] to use the author’s source URL from the posts you scraped.
- Utilizing filters will help you focus on the posts you want to scrape.
- Either scrape posts containing that keyword OR ignore posts containing a negative keyword.
- You have the option of specifying your preferred image width and height in addition to keyword filtering.
- To ignore filters, use the fast extraction method; the caption will also be ignored.
- You can opt to include the image in the posts that were scraped.
- You have the option to disregard posts without images.
- By default, new items are placed at the end of the Posts List but you can opt to add new items at the top.
- There’s an option whether to automatically add the post to the Drafts or Posts List tabs.
- You have the option to set a description length restriction of up to X characters.
- Limit the number of items to be extracted.
- Limit the number of items to be extracted when you click GET X TO DRAFT.
- Determine the duration of the page scroll when extracting posts.
- Set the frequency with which SU Social will extract new items.
- If necessary, you can also extract the post’s title.
- It also lets you extract only tall images.
- Click on the START button to start the extraction
- GET X TO DRAFT is used when you want to send a couple of posts to Drafts
- When you want, you can DELETE the Pinterest source.
- When you want all future Pinterest sources to use the filters and settings you’ve set up on that specific source, click SET AS DEFAULT.
- Utilize the COPY SETTINGS, FILTERS button to apply the settings and filters to all previously added Pinterest sources.
- Click on COPY URL to copy the Pinterest URL source you just entered.
- Additionally, you can see if the extraction is still going on in this section.
✳️ The FILTERS and SETTINGS section changes depending on what source you are using.
You can further refine the search based on the age of the tweet and choose to ignore retweets in addition to filtering based on keywords, image width, and height, the minimum and maximum number of Retweets, and if you want to skip retweets.
The parameters and scraping procedure are the same for Twitter and Pinterest, but Facebook allows you to filter the minimum and maximum number of likes for a post as well as the number of days since it was published.
The least restrictive filters are found on LinkedIn, where you can specify the minimum and maximum image dimensions as well as the keywords you want to include or exclude.
To make content curation easier and more efficient, SU Social offers a Scrape Posts option for its Standard and Volume Campaigns. This feature allows users to extract posts from Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn and customize their captions and filters before publishing. Additionally, SU Social provides various options for users to control the extraction process and automate their content creation.