Test Shares from Social Buttons

Test Shares from Social Buttons

It would be very helpful to be able to test the sharing posts without doing it live. I have found that what you create in the social button flow and what actually is posted is often very different, especially with Facebook and Twitter. I'd like to be able to see an actual post before going live.
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Anonymous
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Hi Alisa,

I'm not sure that's something Marketo can do. The accounts are created on the social media channel; outside of Marketo's controls.

I test by creating "testing" Facebook and Twitter accounts. I create the accounts and make them private. That way I can test the links and shares without having it go out publicly. 
Anonymous
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Alisa,
The Facebook privacy policy forces us to clear the placeholder text that the Marketer populated while creating the button. https://developers.facebook.com/policy/  states that You must not pre-fill any of the fields associated with the following products, unless the user manually generated the content earlier in the workflow: Stream stories (user_message parameter for Facebook.streamPublish and FB.Connect.streamPublish, and message parameter for stream.publish), Photos (caption), Videos (description), Notes (title and content), Links (comment), and Jabber/XMPP.

This is why what the user posts is different from what you had suggested.  We do capture the full share message in the activity log, so you can filter for leads who "Shared Content" with a constraint on the "Share Message" 

Raj
Community Manager
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