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The Facebook Contact Tool in JARVEE is where you go to when you want to send a message or friend request to people who are members of a group, likers of a page, users that interacted (likers) on a specific post which is relevant to your niche and so on. If used the right way, it’s a pretty useful feature that may definitely help you grow your account.
It has 6 tabs as seen below and on this post, we will go through each of them to help you better understand what the tool is capable of.
How To Extract Users From Facebook?
Extract Members tab (semi-automatic method of extracting users)
First stop is the Extract Members tab. Basically, this is where you add a valid extraction link from where you want to scrape the users you either want to message or send a friend request to.
In the Extract Members tab, there are several ways of extracting users:
- The usual way is to add the extraction link in the designated box and click ‘Extract Users’
- You got 3 other options on how you can extract users. You can:
- Find Friends with Find Friends with Highshcool
- Find Friends with Find Friends with College
- Find Friends with Current City
On this method of extracting users, JARVEE will go to https://www.facebook.com/find-friends/browser/ and do a search based on the Highschool, College or Current City you specified. As you can see this Facebook contact tool is quite versatile.
Note: When you click on the Extract Users button, the link will then move to the table below and you’ll see how many users got extracted or if there was an error with the extraction (0,-1)
Auto Extract tab (fully automatic method of extracting users)
As you’ve read above, when extracting users via Extract Members tab, you’d still need to click on the Extract Users button to execute the action, so whenever you need to scrape users from the extraction link, you’d need to add the link and click extract which could be bothersome if you’d be extracting from the same link over and over again to get new members. Therefore, if there is a particular link where you want to scrape users from on a regular basis, then go to the Auto Extract tab.
- Same with the Extract Members tab, you’ll need to add the extraction link/s in the appropriate box
- Set how often (in hours) you want to extract from the link
- Set the scroll time, again, the more scroll time you use, the more results you’ll get, don’t set it too much though or it can timeout.
- Skip Non-English names (optional)
- Start the tool
NOTE: Same thing with the Extract Members, you’ll see the extraction results on the table below.
Where do I find the Facebook extracted users?
Use Members tab
All extracted members/users are sent to the Use Members tab. From here you can select the users by ticking the check box of the respective user.
After you have selected the users, you can either
A.) Send Friend Request, just tick your preferred options then click Send button.
NOTE: Keep in mind that if you have ticked the option to ‘Automatically send new members…’, the extracted users will no longer appear on the Members List, they get automatically sent to the Friend Request tab.
B.) Send Message to Selected Users
– Create your message (for personal touch, you can use tokens and spintax; there is no option to attach an image but you can add an image link and Facebook will automatically display the preview of that link)
– Tick the check box of your preferred options (see below for more information about ‘Send a second message’ option)
– When you are done with your setup, you can click on the ‘Add To Send Message List’ button and it will send the selected users to the Send Messages tab and get queued for execution.
NOTE: You can opt to ‘Send a second message’. Same thing, you can use a token , spintax and include an image link if you want to. The JARVEE Facebook contact tool has it all!
You can take advantage of this option if you want to make a follow up on the initial message you sent when user has not replied within X hours. Or you can choose to send a second message only when the user has replied.
More on Use Members tab
You also have there several action links such as Advanced Selection, Remove Selected, Export Selected, Import Users and Add Friends.
Advanced Selection — from here, you can filter users, select all users, remove selected users, tag selected users, export selected, send selected to Facebook Comment and Likes tool, remove tag and so on.
Remove Selected — you click on this when you want to remove all the users you’ve manually selected
Export Selected — click on this option if you want to export the users you’ve selected
Import Users — if you have a list of users you want to add to the tool, you can import them by clicking this link. Learn about the import file format here.
Add Friends — to quickly add your friends, just click this action link.
Below the Members List, you’ll see more quick options:
Select All, Select None
Split Between Same Tag Accounts – this will split and send the users to other accounts that had the same tag as the account (at least 1 same tag)
Split and Send To ‘Friend Requests’ of Same Tag Accounts – this will split and send the users to the ‘Friend Requests’ tab of other accounts that share same tag (at least 1 same tag)
Split and Send To Send Message of Same Tag Accounts – this will split and send the users to the ‘Send Message’ tab of other accounts that share same tag (at least 1 same tag)
And let’s not forget the “Copy Settings” button at the very bottom of the Use Members tab, with this magic button, it would let you copy whatever you want from the source account to selected accounts in just a few clicks.
Friend Requests tab in the Facebook Contact Tool
This is the tab where the users you’ve previously selected and sent to friend request go to and it would only take a few minutes to configure and get this tool running.
- You start by choosing the X-Y minutes before each new operation
- Choose the number of friend request you want to send each day
- You can also cancel X-Y number of requests each day
- When cancelling a request, you can choose to cancel after X days as well as opt to keep your pending requests at a minimum since it’s not good to have a lot of pending requests.
- By default, the requests are sent from top to bottom, but you can choose to pick a random user from the list
- Decide on the hours when you want the tool to send the friend requests
- Also, select the days of the week when you want the tool to
- If you want to cancel the requests you’ve sent outside JARVEE, you can choose to do that in the Friend Requests tab, just tick the corresponding option, configure the given settings and click the Extract Friend Request button.
- You may also send a message to people who have accepted your request and even send a second message if the user replied to the said message.
- As soon as you are finished with your settings, you can start sending out requests by switching the tool on.
NOTE: This will only send the message if the Send Messages tab is switched ON
All the users that you’ve previously selected and sent to Friend Request tab will appear under the Pending table and when the tool starts sending requests, it will move the user that received the request to the Results (Successful Requests) table. From the Results table, you’ll also see the status of the requests, either Accepted otherwise those that have not been accepted yet will show as Pending.
Auto Reply To New Messages tab
As you can see from the highlighted text on the image below, this tool visits the Facebook Messenger, will scrape users that have sent a message and sends them to the Send Messages tab where they will wait for execution, hence the Send Messages tab should be switched ON to start sending auto replies to new messages.
The message text you create here supports tokens and spintax. You can also set how often the tool will check for new messages every X minutes and should you wish to extract the users immediately, you can click on the ‘Extract Now’ action link at the bottom. Don’t forget to switch the tool ON once you’re done with setting it up.
How do I start sending the messages from the Facebook Contact Tool?
Send Messages tab
This is the tab where all the users you’ve sent from Use Members, Friend Requests and Auto Reply To New Messages go to. That being said, they will all respect the settings you indicate here when sending out the messages. In order to use the Facebook contact tool successfully make sure the settings you choose here are the right ones.
- Set the wait between minutes before each new operation. You have X-Y minutes and on every operation, JARVEE will choose a random minute based on the values you’ve selected for X-Y.
- Choose how many messages will go out on each operation. Again, it’s random between the 2 values you put there.
- Decide the maximum number of messages you want to send each day. You may increase the number of messages you send daily until it reaches the maximum number you prefer.
- Just like when sending a Friend Request, JARVEE goes from the top of the list moving downwards by default but you can have it pick randomly from the users on the Pending Send Message table.
- You can also delete pending messages that are older than X days
- As previously mentioned, there is no option to upload an image to your message but you can add an image link (or whatever link) and Facebook will automatically display the preview. In connection with that, you can choose to delete the link after the preview has been displayed.
- Sometimes, when you send messages too fast or too much, Facebook will display a captcha, hence you can select to stop the tool when it does get a captcha and let it rest for a few hours to keep your account safe.
- Decide on the hours when you want to send messages.
- Also, select the days of the week when you want the tool to send out messages.
- When you are all set and ready to go, just turn the switch ON and it would start sending messages depending on your settings.
All users queued to receive a message are listed in the Pending Send Message table then they will move to the Results (Successful Requests) table as soon as they’ve been processed.
Additionally, you can import users on the Pending Send Message table in case you already have a list of users and messages prepared, just make sure you have the correct import format.
Now you know everything you need to in order to use the Facebook Contact Tool in JARVEE successfully. Should you have any additional questions feel free to post below or contact our support.
In this guide, you’ll learn how easy it is to schedule all your Facebook Marketing for months in advance if you have the right tools at your disposal. And you need only about 10 minutes of your time. No more late nights or lost weekends.
I’ll show you how to keep your Facebook Pages and Profiles active with relevant and high-quality content, how to attract potential clients and how to save up to 90% of your time and put it to better use, like further growing your business.
Another important thing that you’ll learn in this guide is how important the Facebook reach is for your social growth, and how to use JARVEE to optimize your organic reach with minimum effort and no costs.
But first, let’s see what the Facebook organic reach is and why it is so important for your accounts’ and pages’ growth?
How to Improve Your Facebook Organic Reach
The Facebook Organic reach is the number of unique Facebook users you can reach with your Facebook content for free and not as a result of ads.
When you post something on Facebook, your content will be displayed only to some of your followers (people that liked your Facebook Page) or friends. It will not be visible to all your fanbase, but to a certain percentage, depending on your organic reach.
Your organic reach is calculated based on the engagement you get on your posts. As well on the amount of other competitive content that tries to win the attention of your fans at the same time.
Think of it this way: your followers like hundreds of other Facebook pages as well. All these pages compete with each other for a spot on your followers’ feeds. When there is too much content, there must be an algorithm in place to sort and prioritize what will eventually end up in the users’ News Feeds.
So you have a lot of competition (think of all those kittens pages!), which means you need to think strategically when posting your content. And of course, when crafting it.
First, you need to make sure your engagement rates are as high as possible. Lots of engagement translates into great content, and great content is highly appreciated by Facebook’s algorithm.
And second, you need to schedule your posts and try to avoid the “peak hours” – when everybody else is posting their own content. But of course, you also need to take into consideration your followers’ time zone and their online habits (when they actually show up to read their feeds).
So when to post your content on Facebook to optimize your reach?
The best way to find out is to check your Facebook analytics and see when your fans are on Facebook. The second best way is to start with a general guideline based on several studies and do a lot of AB testing until you find the winning formula.
According to the most recent studies about the best practices when it comes to posting on social media, the best time to post on Facebook would be anywhere between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. with the most clicks and shares around 9 a.m., 3 to 4 p.m. and a little after 7 p.m.
This is where JARVEE comes in. Using the latest and most performant technology, with JARVEE you can schedule your content to be posted between the most optimal time interval. You don’t need to stay up all night to share your updates. You can do this during your regular working hours, and just let JARVEE do the overtime.
Here is a step by step guide on how to schedule your updates to be posted during 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., or any other interval for that matter:
Step 1 – Create a Destination List for all your Facebook Accounts and Pages where you want to post your content (your destinations)
Yes, you can work with more accounts and Pages at the same time. You can even add groups that you joined and can share updates with.
The destination list must contain all the accounts, pages or groups where you want to publish your content. It is external from a campaign, to make it easier for you to add other accounts, pages or any social places where you want to post something, without changing the campaigns. This is extremely productive especially if you work with lots of pages or groups.
To create a destination list for your Facebook accounts, you need to
- go to the Destination Lists tab
- click on ADD DESTINATION LIST
- name your list, to make it easily recognizable
- check the option “Auto Select new Groups for the chosen Account” – in case you plan to join niche groups over time, where you want to share your posts, and you don’t want to come back every time to add each newly joined group
- for the Facebook accounts you want to work with, select the groups and pages you want by clicking the links in the GROUPS and PAGES/BOARDS columns. You will see a list with all the groups you belong to and the pages you own.
- if you want to also post on your wall, check the checkbox in the WALL/PROFILE column
- don’t forget to check the checkbox in the SELECTED column, for the accounts you want to use with your Facebook Marketing. When you want to stop using an account – even for a brief period – you just come back here and uncheck this checkbox.
Step 2 – Create A Standard Campaign
If you want a consistent social media activity to promote your business, products or even your personal brand, a standard campaign is your best bet.
Let me explain why.
A volume campaign is for the marketers with too much content, too many accounts and too little patience. Actually, it’s like this: if you want to schedule a large amount of content, with more than ten destinations to get faster results, you will have to use volume campaigns.
With a scheduled campaign you get to choose the specific hours for each and every post you want to share on Facebook. This can be very time consuming with little benefits. If you have content that absolutely needs to be posted at the exact hour and minute of a certain day, then you can, and I encourage you to, create an additional campaign, this time scheduled, for these posts only.
But for the most of your content, you can safely choose a standard campaign. You can set up an interval for your updates and the number of posts you want to make during this period. Then, depending on the number you choose, JARVEE will automatically assign optimized timers for each Facebook update. One trick here is to select the option to change these timers each day. But I’m getting ahead of myself here. Let’s proceed to step 3!
Step 3 – Add Your Content
There’s much more to talk about content. That’s why I’ll talk about it more in a future blog post. But for now, let’s see the basics.
First, we will see how to get started with the basic amount of (high-quality) content for your campaign, and then we will build on that until you have a completely automated strategy in place.
To add your content you must go to the What To Publish tab of your campaign. Here you will see several options:
- Add Post – use this if you want to add your content, one by one, to craft it using the editor, add pictures and so on. You can also add multiple posts with just one click.
- Flickr/Pinterest Post – here you can search and extract photos from Flickr or Pinterest based on keywords. Really helpful if you have a “creator’s block” and you’re in need of original content.
- RSS Post – this one will be the most useful feature for you if you want a consistent stream of content for your social channels. First of all, you can (I mean, you must!) add the RSS feed of your blog so that each new post will be automatically added to the campaign. Then, you can add the RSS feeds of other high-quality blogs or news outlets in your industry, to diversify your content and attract more followers.
- Monitor Folder – this feature is a life saver for your creative content. Set up folders to add your images once you finish creating and editing them and JARVEE will automatically add them to the campaign.
- Clickable Image Post – this is one of the most engaging type of posts on Facebook. Basically, you will add an enticing image to your post, to convince people to click on your links. But it’s more of an advanced option.
- Share Post – the already posted Facebook updates will be shared on your destinations for increased engagement and reach. You can even set up a Facebook page that will act as an RSS feed, and JARVEE will automatically share all the new posts from that page to your destinations.
Now let’s see how to make a minimum posts list for your destinations, which will ensure a constant flow of Facebook updates.
The first thing to do is to add your blog’s RSS feed. If you have a podcast, add that RSS feed, too:
- click on the WHAT TO PUBLISH tab, then on RSS POST
- add each Feed URL in the first field. Each on a new line like this:
- Feed Template – I usually use only the title of a blog post and its URL, so my template would look something like this: [TITLE] [URL]. This is because I want to avoid having too much text (studies shows that posts with short texts are performing much better on Facebook).
- check Create Image Post, so JARVEE will extract the largest image and create a nice looking image post (posts with images are performing much better than other types of Facebook posts).
- Click on ADD FEED and your feeds will be added to the table below
- To test out your template, click on GET 5 TO DRAFTS. This will extract the last 5 posts and add them to the Drafts.
- Check your posts in the Drafts tab. If you need to adjust your template you can come back and do that. If everything is ok, then return to the RSS Post sub-tab and choose how many posts you want to extract (for example 30) and click START
- for your own blog’s RSS feed you should also check out the option to “Add posts at the top of the Post list” – this will ensure that your blog posts will be shared on Facebook as soon as they are released
Next, add some other blogs in your niche, blogs that you like to read and want to share with your audience, or blogs that you know your audience will enjoy. Choose the best 2 or 3 blogs in your niche and add their RSS feeds as you did with your own blog. Extract the latest 30 posts from each blog, which will give you about 90 posts in your Post list. 120 posts if you count the 30 blog posts from your own blog.
Step 4 – Add The Destination List
Remember the list we created in the first step? Well, now it’s time to use it.
Go to Where To Publish and select your destination list. This will tell JARVEE that your campaign will publish on the accounts, pages, and groups on this list.
If you wish to add a new account or to remove an old one, you can do this in the Destination Lists area, without interfering with the campaign. If you add a new account or page, the campaign will start posting your content on that account too. If on the contrary, you remove an old account from your destination list, the campaign will simply stop posting on that account.
Step5 – Set Up The Timers
Go to When To Publish and
- set up the number of daily posts. I suggest starting with about 2 or 3 posts per day. According to several studies in the business (from companies like Hubspot or SocialBakers), the sweet spot of Facebook sharing is at 2 posts per day for most of the online brands. Too many or too few and you have a significant decrease in engagement. (We don’t want that!)
- set up the time interval for your posts. Like I said before this should be between 8 PM and midnight for your target audience. (JARVEE will use the time zone of the operating system it’s installed on)
- I usually check the option “Randomize timers each day” to make it look more genuine
- check the option “Publish on all selected destinations” and leave the default settings for the rest of the options
Step 6 – Review Your Campaign
Time to review your Post list. If you go to the Post List tab, you can see all the posts extracted from the RSS feeds, which should be about 120. Don’t worry; you don’t have to read them all.
If you used the [TITLE] [URL] template for your RSS posts, as I suggested, it should be pretty simple to scroll through the posts list and figure out if you should remove some of them. There are already high-quality articles (because you selected the top 2 blogs in your niche), so just a look at the title should be enough to figure out if your audience would appreciate the read.
Remove those that don’t match your criteria. By now you should have about 100, or 90 good articles to share with your fans. With three posts per day, this should easily last for a month (not to mention that JARVEE will automatically add all the new blog posts from these feeds)
Step 7 – Start Your Campaign
Now you can go to the Overview tab, make sure you add a recognizable name to your campaign and click on START CAMPAIGN.
That’s it. You just created a fully automated social media campaign for all your Facebook accounts with high-quality content that will last you for a full month! Maybe it didn’t take you just 10 minutes, but it was pretty close, right? This was just the first time you did this though, I am sure the second time it will take you 5!
What are the next steps? Whenever you have new content, like a contest, some inspirational quotes, questions or giveaways, you can come back to the campaign and add them using the What To Publish tab.
Once a month you should check your Posts List to filter out the posts that came from the RSS feeds (this shouldn’t take you more than 2 minutes).
This shouldn’t come as a surprise, but each business and industry behave differently. This means that you could try changing the time intervals for your posts once a month and see when you have maximum reach. But it’s better to start off with something that was tested and proved by other businesses to be effective, as we suggested in this tutorial.
- Schedule your posts to be shared with your fans between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. to get the most clicks and shares
- You can set up a month’s worth of Facebook posts in 10 minutes using RSS Posts in JARVEE.
- When you get started, limit your posts to 2 per day, as it was shown to be most effective for most online businesses.
- Once you start getting to know Facebook Marketing and JARVEE test out new things, new time intervals, post frequency, and types of content. This will help you come up with a personalized strategy that is the most efficient for your business.