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Social Media Settings

Important: Administrative permission is required to access the Zift123 Settings. For more information, contact your supplier point of contact. 

Overview

Social media provides you with the means to build, mix, and promote business engagement, conversation, and supplier- and partner-generated social content. The many forms of social media content, audio, text, video, and images help to build meaningful relationships across all social media platforms. It's easy to connect with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, WeChat, and XING.

Linking your social media accounts to Zift123 gives you access to your vendors' syndicated social media content, allows you to post to your social media channels from within the Zift123 platform, and gives you in-depth analytics on all of your social media efforts.

Social streams are collections of social posts provided to you by your supplier for publication to your social media channels. They may be grouped by language, product family, industry, or other criteria, and may be subdivided into specific topics, solutions, or products.

Note: Times are based on the time zone configured in your Zift123 company profile. 

 

Contents 

Complete the following tasks to configure social media:

  1. How to Connect your Facebook Account
  2. How to Connect your Twitter Account
  3. How to Connect your LinkedIn Account
  4. How to Connect your Xing Account
  5. How to Connect your WeChat Account
  6. How to Manage Social Streams
  7. How to Reauthenticate Social Media Settings

How to Connect to Facebook

Facebook is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos,  upload videos, send messages, and keep in touch with friends, family, and colleagues. 

You must have admin permission for the Facebook page you're linking to Zift123.

  1. Log into your Zift123 account.
  2. Select Social Media.
  3. From the submenu, select Settings.
  4. Select Social Media in the menu in the left-hand navigation.
  5. Select Add Account.
  6. Select Facebook from the drop-down menu.
  7. Enter your account information. Ensure that you do not have pop-ups blocked in your browser! If you do, please allow pop-ups from Zift123.
  8. Enter your email and password to log in.
  9. Click Allow Access. You should be connected to your root account. 

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How to Connect to Twitter

Twitter is a free social networking microblogging service that allows registered members to broadcast short posts called tweets. Twitter members can broadcast tweets and follow other users' tweets by using multiple platforms and devices. 

  1. Log into your Zift123 account. 
  2. Select Social Media.
  3. From the submenu, select Settings.
  4. Select Add Account.
  5. Select Twitter from the drop-down menu.
  6. Enter your account information. Ensure that you do not have pop-ups blocked in your browser! If you do, please allow pop-ups from Zift123. 
  7. Click Authorize App.
  8. You should be connected to your root account. If this account is associated with a company, you can have posts go to a specific page instead of your personal page by clicking Personal Account.
  9. Select your company from the drop-down menu.

 

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How to Connect to LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a social networking site designed specifically for the business community. The goal of the site is to allow registered members to establish and document networks of people they know and trust professionally.

  1. Log into your Zift123 account. 
  2. Select Social Media.
  3. From the submenu, select Settings.
  4. Select Add Account.
  5. Select LinkedIn from the drop-down menu.
  6. Enter your account information. Ensure that you do not have pop-ups blocked in your browser! If you do, please allow pop-ups from Zift123.
  7. Click Allow Access.
  8. You should be connected to your root account. If this account is associated with a company, you can have posts go to a specific page instead of your personal page by clicking Personal Account.
  9. Select your company from the drop-down menu.

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How to Connect to Xing

XING is a European social networking website for business professionals. As with LinkedIn, XING's goal is to help members find jobs or get in touch with people they have done business with. The social media platform offers profiles for individual people and groups, as well as discussion boards and assistance with event coordination.

  1. Log into your Zift123 account. 
  2. Select Social Media.
  3. From the submenu, select Settings.
  4. Select Add Account.
  5. Select XING from the drop-down menu.
  6. Enter your account information. Ensure that you do not have pop-ups blocked in your browser! If you do, please allow pop-ups from Zift123.
  7. Click Allow Access.

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How to Connect to WeChat

WeChat is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users with WeChat Verified Service or Verified Subscription account to broadcast messages to augment lead generation and lead nurturing efforts, product marketing, customer retention, and branding to the growing Chinese audience. Learn more About Social Media.

WeChat details:

  • Zift will support the article broadcast message type.
  • Users can publish WeChat's broadcast allotment of one broadcast message per day for a verified subscription account: four messages per month for a verified service account. Any additional posts will appear in Post History with an error message.
  • Post titles will be restricted to no more than 64 bytes. 
  • Post body is restricted to 600 characters.
  • To enter the App ID and App Secret access the WeChat account from your desktop computer. This option is not available on your phone.
  • The App ID and App Secret will look similar to  wx7b83f010855427f1 / 2bd133c7f0fa72f0047f52cdc56defd8 The AppID and App Secret are not the same as your username and password.
  • The WeChat app is for Verified Service or Verified Subscription accounts, not your personal account.

You must have admin permission for the WeChat page you're linking to Zift123.

  1. Log into your Zift123 account.
  2. Select Social Media.
  3. From the submenu, select Settings.
  4. Select Add Account.
  5. Select WeChat from the drop-down menu.
  6. Enter your account information. Ensure that you do not have pop-ups blocked in your browser! If you do, please allow pop-ups from Zift123.
    1. Account Nickname - Enter a nickname for the account such as "Zift WeChat".
    2. App ID - Enter the WeChat ID for your WeChat Verified Service or Subscription Account.
    3. App Secret - Enter the WeChat login password for your WeChat Verified Service or Subscription Account.

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How to Manage Social Streams 

After connecting to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and XING accounts, you can begin to manage your social streams made available by your supplier.

  1. From Settings > Social Media > Manage Social Streams, select to turn the social stream on or leave it off.  
  2. Personalize the topics within each stream.
    1. Select Auto-Publish to automatically send/publish all posts in a stream subcategory to your connected social media accounts according to their scheduled time and date. This is our recommendation.
    2. Select Requires Approval to manually review all posts in a stream subcategory before publication.
    3. Select Ignore to ignore all posts in a stream subcategory. This will stop a specific topic's post from being published.

How to Re-authenticate Social Media Settings

In Social Media Settings, you are connecting Zift123 with your social media accounts. Some social media platforms will require re-authentication of the connection periodically. The time frame will vary depending on the platform. LinkedIn requires re-authentication every 60 days, for example. It is important to re-authenticate when prompted to ensure the privacy and safety of your account. Here is an example of the email notification.

Tip - Be sure to check your browser address bar for a pop-up blocker notification if you feel the authentication was not successful. You may need to allow pop-ups for your social media providers.

 

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Continue Getting Started With Setting Up Your Settings
  1. Company Profile
  2. Manage Users
  3. Email Notification Setting
  4. Social Media
  5. Website Analytics
  6. Suppression List
  7. CRM Settings

 

Continue Getting Started With Social Media
  1. Review Social Media Settings
  2. Turn on Social Streams
  3. Approve Upcoming Social Media Posts
  4. Schedule Social Media Posts
  5. Schedule Library Posts
  6. Personalize Social Media Form
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