QUUU Promote is a content promotion tool that allows you to share content and get more exposure.
For me SEO is still the best way to get traffic but I also understand that the time I take to create great content should be marketed in a variety of ways. That is why Quuu appealed to me – it seemed like a great way to get my content promoted by the people in my target market.
My Quuu Promote review will tell you everything you need to know before trying it yourself.
What Is Quuu?
Quuu actually has two sides to their platform – the main piece is the one where you can go and find content to share on social media. The content that you can find is manually approved by the Quuu team so you are typically finding better quality content to share.
The pricing for this service is available in 3 levels:
- Free includes 1 social profile with up to 6 suggestions per day and 1 social media sharing pod
- Pro is $19 per month and includes 10 social profiles, 6 suggester per profile per day and 3 social media sharing pods
- Business is $50 per month and includes 100 social profiles, 6 suggester per profile per day and unlimited social media sharing pods
It currently works with Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
I did not test this side of the software – only their Promote feature which is what the review below is for.
Below is a walk through of the Quuu Promote dashboard and how to add new posts.
What Is Quuu Promote?
Quuu Promote is a tool that helps your content get bigger distribution in turn helping your organic reach.
You submit content that you want to be promoted into their interface and it will then be shown to the people that have signed up to receive content like yours and if they like it – they share it!
My full Quuu review below will help you decide if it is right for you!
How Much Does Quuu Promote Cost?
Quuu Promote offers 2 monthly pricing options for their service – we have noted the details below. Important to note is that I only used the Manual option for testing purposes!
$75/month per site
- All post are managed by the Quuu content team
- Articles will promote 2 articles per day
- Content team will pull your articles from your RSS feed
- Custom variations of text will be added for each social network
- Hashtags will be added
- Open graph images on content
- 10 articles will be shared upon sign up.
$50/month per site
- 2 posts can be promoted per day
- You manually enter all details
- Unlimited sharing by others
- Unlimited clicks by others
- 30 day 100% money back guarantee
- Content is promoted for as long as it is relevant
The automatic option is definitely worth it if you are tight on time as they will handle everything for you – but if you are a control freak (like I am) and want to save a few dollars the manual option will be just fine!
The Submission Process
Submitting a post to Quuu is actually pretty easy. You can either manually enter a post with the click of a button or import your articles from your RSS feed.
Not every post will make it through the approval process. Apparently they are manually reviewed which is why it can take a day or 2 to get them active.
Most of my posts were approved with no problems and I would get an emailing confirming it was approved and going live.
Below is an email I received letting me know one post was rejected.
It was not approved because they did not feel I had enough images to go with my post. Not sure how I feel about this one since it did not really need multiple images to tell the story and I could not find images that were free to use – so I ultimately removed it from my dashboard and uploaded a different post.
I have also had some rejected for being “too promotional” and “too controversial”. Like one post I wrote about the AKC saying they are not what they seem to be – that was too risky for them.
The day I wrote this post I submitted another one to Quuu as well. I submitted this post – WordPress Security Headers which is meant to be an educational post to help improve your WordPress security.
Below is the email I received regarding my rejection of this post. So, I am not sure they even read my post on this one since I am not “reviewing” the tool I am just showing it as a resource to get your score – it is a resource not a review.
What is frustrating is there is no way to tell them this, you have to go and redo the post or just use something else.
Thank you for your content submission to Quuu.
Unfortunately on this occasion, we can’t include your submission to the Quuu content system for the following reason:
While this looks like a brilliant tool for WordPress security, we’re currently unable to approve as it’s a single tool review. If this could be updated to include multiple tools, we’d love to take another look!
For more information about our Quality Criteria, please visit this link: https://quuu.co/blog/quuu-promote-quality-criteria/
We hope you understand that above all else, the quality and relevancy of our content is paramount to everybody’s enjoyment of the Quuu service.
If your post is approved for promotion you will get an email that looks similar to the one below and your post will then be live for others to share.
My Personal Results With Quuu
I actually tested with 3 different websites but am only posting my 2Dogs Media results here.
Post 1 – Core Web Vitals
I submitted this post to Quuu on September 1, 2020 and it was approved and went live on September 2, 2020.
My stats for the post in the Quuu dashboard as of this post going live were 218 shares resulting in 0 clicks.
I did see the post share a lot on Twitter as you can see in the image (the green boxes are the Core Web Vitals post) – but you can also see it was not re-tweeted very much.
I did a search on Facebook to see if it was even shared there – but could not find any mentions except for my original share of the post.
Traffic to the post has 2 visits from Twitter since the post went live which tells that for all the sharing that was done on Twitter the actually share and click rate were very low.
Post 2 – Custom Color Settings
I did not note when I submitted this or when it was approved – but it was a few months ago for this specific post.
The Quuu dashboard shows 196 shares with 252 clicks to the post on my website.
I have in fact seen this one share quite a bit on Twitter as well. There were a couple of shares I found on LinkedIn and none on Facebook.
As I noted above Quuu is showing 252 clicks to my website. But here is the screenshot from my analytics account from Jan 1, 2020 – Sep 15, 2020.
321 of my clicks came from organic that leaves 51 additional website visits broken into various sources. Since Twitter accounts for most of the Quuu post shares – and I only have 16 visits from Twitter, I am thinking the clicks from the Quuu dashboard are not accurate.
The direct source can have some clicks allocated from Quuu as well so that may be a few more clicks.
Post 3 – Gutenberg Block Tutorial
Another post that I did a while back and did not note dates of submission or acceptance.
My Quuu dashboard shows 366 shares and 63 clicks for this post.
I saw it shared on Twitter but not on Linkedin or Facebook.
The analytics for this post are again from Jan – Sept and you can see there are 4 clicks from twitter.
Post 4 – Blog Post
This is an informational post with resources for a product (not an affiliate post – just educational in nature). It is a newer post and does not rank for any keywords
- Analytics shows I have had 24 visitors to the post since January 1, 2020
- Clicks from Quuu show as 87
Clearly a big difference in click numbers.
Post 5 – Blog Post
This is an informational post that teaches people how to do something
- Analytics shows I have had 147 visitors (79 of those are from organic search) total to the post since January 1, 2020
- Clicks from Quuu show as 267
Clearly a big difference in click numbers again.
Post 6 – Blog Post
This is another informational post that shows people alternatives to a traditional thing we do.
- Analytics shows I have had 30 visitors (5 of those are from organic search) total to the post since January 1, 2020
- Clicks from Quuu show as 186
Clearly a big difference in click numbers again.
Am I Happy With The Results?
But for me as a small business my goal is to drive traffic to my website to ultimately become a client or at least even sign up for my email!
Unfortunately, neither of these things happened.
When analyzing my click data from both analytics and search console the clicks from Quuu were not really close on most posts.
I decided to not continue using it for these reasons.
My goal for any social promotion is to get a real return on my investment, and with this it was not there for me.
What I Like About Quuu Promote
- I like the ease of use and the fact that they really vet the content – sometimes a little too much!
- I like that like minded people are sharing my content.
- When I reviewed the Twitter profiles of those that shared my content – they were very much in line with each of the websites I tested this with.
- The interface and user-friendliness is definitely great.
What I Do Not Like About Quuu Promote
- The lack of better statistics and reporting, I would really like to see what platform my posts are being shared on without me digging
- I would also like to know how the clicks are measured and why there is such a big discrepancy
- Sometimes the approval process is a little too restrictive – for example a post I had that was rejected because they thought I should add more pictures
Would I Recommend Quuu Promote For Content Promotion?
Probably not if you are a blogger or small business with a limited budget that really needs clicks to your website, then I am not sure this is the right tool for you. ROI is important as a smaller business owner, and I am not convinced it is there for you.
Maybe if you are a bigger brand with a marketing budget that needs awareness and visibility to keep your name out there and have a marketing team that can interact with those who share your content – then I do recommend it!
What I Wish I Had Done With Quuu Promote
If I had the time to nurture the people that shared my content I may gained followers and built more relationships – which in turn would lead to a more successful brand in the long run.
I highly recommending spending some time thanking those that shared your content – and connect with them! This is what social media is about after all.
What Others Think Of Quuu Promote
So, you know what I think of it – but I am just one person. As I always try to do here are some other resources so you can learn more about this tool and if it is right for you.
Have you tried Quuu Promote and want to share your experience? Please share your comments so others can make a more informed decision for their own business needs.