Best Affordable MeetEdgar Alternative (Viraltag Review)

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Tired of manually scheduling your social media posts again and again? MeetEdgar is a very attractive tool for it’s never-ending queue feature: all you have to do is schedule your posts once, and it will automatically recycle them so your queue never runs dry! The downside, however, is the pricing: if you’re just starting out and can’t afford the extra $49 per month, you are probably looking for a good MeetEdgar alternative.

I was in the same situation when I decided to get serious about growing my social media following. I knew I needed to be posting frequently and consistently, but lack of time was holding me back.

I tried tools like Buffer and Hootsuite to schedule posts in advance, but the thought of doing this manually over and over made me sick to the stomach… on the other hand, the hefty pricetag for MeetEdgar didn’t settle well with me either.

So, for weeks, I searched high and low for a good, affordable alternative. I looked into RecurPost, SmarterQueue, Post Planner, Hiplay, and many others that people were recommending. These tools were either not robust enough for my liking (e.g. they didn’t support the social platforms I needed, or they only offered a limited number of posts per day), or they were just as expensive as MeetEdgar!

Not helpful.

I was about ready to throw in the towel when I came across Viraltag: the social media automation tool of my dreams.

Viraltag Review

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Here’s why I love Viraltag…

1. Affordable Pricing

Viraltag is one of the most affordable social media automation tools I have ever come across. The individual plan (which I use) only costs $24 per month (billed annually) for 10 social profiles and unlimited posts.

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If you are a blogger, you get a special deal when you write an honest review like this one. They’ll give you 6 months free, plus you’ll get a discount on your monthly price after that at just $9 per month!

They even have a free 14-day trial, with no credit card required.

I challenge you to find a better deal on any social media scheduling tool. When previously, only established companies and business owners could afford to create evergreen social media content on autopilot, now even the little guys can compete!

2. Supports a Wide Variety of Platforms

Unlike most social media automation tools that only work with select platforms, Viraltag works with Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Facebook Profiles, Facebook Pages, Twitter, Linkedin Profiles and Linkedin Pages.

This was really important for me because I knew I wanted to grow my Pinterest and grow my Twitter following at the very least, and I didn’t want to have to purchase two separate tools to do the job. Not only that, I didn’t want the headache of managing two different tools!

This is where Viraltag is worth it’s wait in gold. MeetEdgar only supports Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, so you’ll have to use an extra tool like Tailwind or Later if you want to schedule Pinterest or Instagram posts.

3. Category-Based Evergreen Content

Just like MeetEdgar, Viraltag automatically refills your queue with posts from your Evergreen Content library. To add posts to your evergreen queue, all you have to do is create a new post and check the “Evergreen” box.

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If you want, you can also wait to see how your post performs before you decide to set it to evergreen. Just go to your Recent Posts to see the stats for each of your individual posts, and then check (or uncheck) the Evergreen box from there. Never waste a spot in your schedule again!

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So you may be wondering, “Won’t my followers get tired of seeing the same posts again and again?” That is a valid concern, and Viraltag addresses it in two ways.

First, you can space out the posts in your Evergreen Content by any number of days that you choose. I have mine set to 8 days: that means every time a post goes out to social media, it won’t go out again until at least 8 days have passed. (Eventually, once I build up a bigger queue, I’d like to extend this buffer to 15 days.)

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Secondly, Viraltag uses categories to determine which posts go out during any given timeslot in your schedule. You have complete control over creating your categories and assigning them to timeslots, so your posts will naturally get spread out.

For example, my Pinterest schedule is set to pin a post every 15 minutes, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. This could get really monotonous for my followers if they are constantly seeing the same types of posts all the time. Also, since Pinterest is a curation platform, I don’t want a bunch of pins from my own website to get shared back-to-back: I’d rather they were spread out among pins from other people’s sites, so that my activity looks like that of a balanced curator.

My solution was to create a category specifically for pins from my own website, and various other categories for different topics. Then, I spread these categories out throughout the course of the week so no two categories/topics would be pinned back-to-back.

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4. Exceptional Customer Service

While getting acquainted with Viraltag, I had questions. Each time, I was able to submit my question with zero hassle (no support ticket required– just type your question right into the chat box), and each time I was met with prompt, helpful responses from the support team. When I made a few mistakes in my account, they fixed them for me. I even put in a number of feature requests which I was told were already planned.

MeetEdgar vs. Viraltag Comparison Chart

Here’s how Viraltag stacks up against MeetEdgar…

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MeetEdgar

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Viraltag

Scheduled Posts
Post Recycling
Unlimited Content Library
Category-Based Scheduling
URL Shortening
Browser Extension
Random Time Slots
Direct Video Uploads
Analytics & Reports
Get Recommended Time Slots
Set Posts to Expire on Specific Date
Import RSS Feeds
Shuffle Posts
Supported Social Networks
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Pinterest
Instagram
Tumblr

As you can see, there are pros and cons to both tools, but they both get the job done.

A couple additional things to note…

  • Analytics & Reports: MeetEdgar includes click tracking, whereas Viraltag does not. However, Viraltag includes specific analytics for each social platform (repins, retweets, etc.), whereas MeetEdgar does not.
  • Facebook: MeetEdgar supports Facebook Profiles, Pages and Groups, whereas Viraltag only supports Profiles and Pages.

Conclusion

Viraltag is hands-down the most exciting social media scheduling tool I have seen since MeetEdgar launched in 2014.

Does Viraltag have room to grow? Sure! But they are off to an incredible start, and I only see them getting better over time. And the price tag? It’s a no-brainer.

If you enjoyed this post, you may also want to check out How to Get Popular on Pinterest in 2 Months or Less.

Mary is the founder of Persuasion Nation. She loves spending time with her hubby and 3 kids in sunny San Diego, and helping solo entrepreneurs build their own profitable blogs.

13 comments

    • I’m glad you enjoyed this tip, Brandon! I agree, Viraltag totally pays for itself… in fact, they just sent me a coupon code for 6 months free and $9 per month thereafter because of this review! I am really floored.

  1. Simon Zaku says:

    Wow, such an awesome tool.

    Super social media automation tool here. It’s amazing to hear that it supports more social media platforms than meetedger. The headache of using more than one tool is gone.

    I’ll love to try it out.

    Thanks for exposing you lil secret, Mary πŸ˜€

    • YES, Simon!! I really don’t like the idea of using more than one tool (and paying more than one monthly fee). Perhaps the biggest secret I’m exposing here is that this is replacing Tailwind for me… πŸ˜‰

  2. Krishna says:

    Wow….Thanks a lot Mary for sharing such an amazing tool, that too the one which is affordable.

    I am sure you might have did lots of research for finding out tool like this.

    I was actually using Hootsuite, which actually is the best tool. No doubt in it. But the problem is I have schedule it everytime.

    But Viraltag makes my job much easy. I will defintely try investing in it.

    Thanks again.

    • Ture, Krishna, there is no doubt that Hootsuite is the #1 social media scheduling tool! Too bad they don’t offer automation. You can periodically upload posts in bulk via CSV file, but that still requires extra time, or money (if you hire someone to do it for you). Because of that, even some of my Hootsuite Ambassador friends are starting to switch over to Viraltag. Let me know what you think of it, Krishna!

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