Is Octosuite a Scam? No, But things May Not Run as Smooth as You Think.
Overview of Octosuite
Octosuite by Luke Maguire. a tool that is capable of performing”complete management, mass automation, and engagement that will send your fan pages and groups viral without ever having to post an update again.”
Does Octosuite really work as they say it does? Is Octosuite a scam?
No, it isn’t but recent developments and changes within Facebook’s algorithm have made things challenging for the technical folks at Octosuite.
I will show you how these changes affect you as an end user and you can then make up your mind whether or not it’s a fit option for your marketing needs.
Octosuite -At a Glance
NAME OF PRODUCT: Octosuite Ocean Edition
WEBSITE URL: www.Octosuite.com
PRICE: $47 once off
SUPPORT: 8.5 out of 10
SOFTWARE FUNCTIONALITY AND USEFULNESS: 2.5 out of 5
TRAINING AND TOOLS: 3.5 out of 5
OVERALL VERDICT: 5.0 out of 10
How Much does the Octosuite Membership cost?
There are three membership options available.
There is the,
- Octosuite Lite Edition $27/Year
- Octosuite Ocean Edition $47 (One Time Fee)
- Octosuite Basic Edition $37/Year
I decided to go for the $47 package, the Octosuite Ocean Edition.
What got me all excited about this option, is the fact that it is a lifetime membership and I would not have to pay anything extra again, ever!
Prior to using Octosuite, I signed up for another auto poster. Their price was $ 9 for the basic plan, payable on a monthly basis.That would mean that if I wanted their complete ‘suite’ I would be looking at paying much more.
So, considering what Octosuite offered, it certainly looked like I would be bagging the bargain of the century.
What is offered in the Octosuite Ocean Edition Package?
Let me show you EXACTLY what you get-
You get access to the following,
- Facebook Page Finder
- Facebook Discover
- Twitter Trends
- YouTube Trends
- YouTube Search
- Royalty Free Images
- Reddit Feature
What exactly are these features all about and how do they work?
First up, the Facebook Page Finder
The Octosuite Facebook Page Finder
This feature allows you to find popular fan pages around a chosen interest. Let’s say that you want to search for fan pages around the ‘baseball sport’ for instance. All you simply do is type in the term ‘baseball,’ and this is the result you would get.
You will notice at the bottom, there are three tabs,‘DISCOVER CONTENT, VISIT PAGE and ANALYZE AUDIENCE.”
The VISIT PAGE is self-explanatory.
The ANALYZE AUDIENCE would give one a breakdown of which countries are viewing the page the most.
The DISCOVER CONTENT shows content such as pictures or videos that are contained within that particular fan page.
Here you are able to, watch the VIDEO, EDIT, DOWNLOAD, POST, AND SHARE.
However, this feature does not work as smoothly as I had imagined and I will discuss the shortcomings later on.
This functionality makes it easy for you to see what is trending worldwide or as per location.
Allows you the option of checking out the latest videos that are trending this channel.
You can break down your search by country if you like.
What is the purpose of the functionality, you may ask?
To keep yourself up to date and post the latest viral content so that your target audience can see that you are ‘jacked up’ with what is going around.
You Tube Search
This functionality allows you to perform a search by topic of interest and to see which videos are being watched most frequently.
What is NOT included in the Octosuite Ocean Edition?
You DO NOT get access to the following,
- SYNDICATION ACCOUNTS– allows you to syndicate content to Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.
- IMAGE EDITOR– allows you to customize images, before posting to your groups or Fan Pages,
- LINK CLOAKER
- COMMERCIAL PLR Rights– You can create 10 accounts to give to your clients.
You will need to purchase additional licenses to unlock these features.
What is the main purpose of an auto poster?
To save you time, right? So, the big question here is, “does using Octosuite save you time?”
As I have mentioned earlier on, there are a couple of hiccups when it comes to using this software.
Let me show you how the main function of auto-posting works.
How Does Octosuite work?
To do your auto-posting, you would want to head over to the POST section which looks like this.
After you have written out your AD Copy (on whatever you want to talk about) you can end it off with a link. Then the final step would be to add an image or video and your post is all set and ready to go!
Pretty easy! so far!
Now you select the groups that you would want to post to. Then schedule the time interval delay that you want to apply when posting them. I usually select 2 minutes.
You don’t want to go posting like crazy, and then Facebook ‘flags’ you for spamming, or worse, ban your account!
I find that by setting up for 2minutes, it is fine and is well under the radar.
So, where is the problem?
After you are all set and ready to post and you click on the post button, this is the reply that you get from Octosuite.
Now, this has not always been the problem. Apparently, the support from OCTOSUITE tells me that since FB had updated their algorithms, you are unable to ‘directly,’ post images to your groups.
So, what do you do? There are two options.
Option One – Post without any images- that would really suck. Imagine you’ve got a killer ad and no picture. Besides, having an image will boost your post dramatically!
Option Two – Use the bypass option as suggested by Octosuite.
What is this bypass alternative?
To post your image to your FAN PAGES first, and then use Octosuite to share it to your intended groups and the problem is sorted.
This requires for you to perform additional steps. Firstly, this would mean that you would need a FAN page set up. And secondly, you need to send your images to them first.
Anyway, after sorting out your Fan page and having a post or two ready, it’s time to finally put Octosuite into action.
This is when problem number two comes up. After going through all these steps, I found that my post had NOT been sent to my groups.
I kept on refreshing(probably around 10 times and no-where could I see my post.)
What does support have to say about all of this?
The Support at Octosuite- They are First Class
From day one, I needed support urgently and they had come to my rescue.
You see when I first bought the ‘once-off,’ license, I made the big mistake of registering my Pay-Pal email address with Octosuite.
The email address that I needed to register with, was the one that I had my Facebook account with.
In a state of panic, thinking that I would have to spend an additional 47bucks, I contacted support, holding thumbs that it would get sorted out.
Low and behold, not even 24 hours had gone by, and this is the reply that I had received.
To my surprise, Octosuite sent me a brand new license key without me having to pay more.
As for ‘the group posting to fan pages issue‘, they say that they are working on it, and hope to get it sorted out.
Here is some feedback from Luke Maguire on the Octosuite VIP Facebook Group
Let me highlight the main points of this software before going on to my verdict.
THE PROS AND CONS OF OCTOSUITE
- No need to download software- everything is online
- Once off license fee(with the ocean edition)
- Good Support
- Training videos to guide you
- Software does not run as smooth
- Certain upsells(optional)
- No Trial
- Only works on PC and not MAC
My Final Verdict of Octosuite
Is Octosuite a scam? The truth of the matter is, that there was a time when I had just joined when Octosuite worked fantastically.
Posting to groups was a pleasure and I got good results. So, in all fairness, I do not think that Octosuite is a scam.
However, as we speak, I cannot say that it has remained the same. Don’t get me wrong, I am not blaming the guys at Octosuite. They say that they are working on finding a way through this and I guess we need to be patient.
But until then, where does it leave you?
Well, at this point in time I have resorted to posting all my ads manually onto Facebook. I know what you’re saying, that ‘it takes time,’ But, if you set aside time, like an hour or so, you will be amazed at how many groups you can post to, using 2-minute intervals.
Is there any other Facebook auto poster out there that you could use? Well, I am trialing one out at the moment, should it live up to expectations, you will be the first to know.
So, do check up on this space from time to time.
If you are still interested in checking Octosuite out then click the link below to take you directly to the sales pages. Who knows, by the time you have read this, things may have changed and all is back to normal.
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