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Introducing Seesmic Ping Paid Plans

We launched Seesmic Ping in beta early this year and have continued to work on the product – adding services (ie Tumblr), features (bookmarklet) and mobile applications (iPhone, iPad and Android) – and we’ll continue to work on adding features and services.

Several weeks ago, we announced to users about our pricing plan for Seesmic Ping and this week we are launching Seesmic Ping as a paid service and will continue building the product through our paid users. We will still offer a free plan and users will still be able to take advantage of the basic features. We’ve also improved the UI to the Seesmic Ping posting page, and we hope you’ll share in our delight with the improvements we’ve made.

Details of the Plans:
We’re offering three pricing tiers – Free, Plus and Pro.
You can view the pricing plans here.

Free Plan
There are two main limits for the Free plan: 1) number of accounts you can post to and 2) number of posts per day.

Number of accounts: Current users are by default under the free plan and will be limited to posting to three basic accounts (one Twitter, one Facebook account, and one LinkedIn account). Users under the free plan can set up as many accounts as they want – the limits are for posting destinations.

For example, I have a few twitter accounts set up in my Seesmic Profile: I have @yama as my personal account and @TakoyakiCart as my side business. Under the free plan, I can send a post to @yama and in a separate post, I can send to @TakoyakiCart. However, I won’t be able to send a single post to two twitter accounts at the same time in the free plan.

Seesmic Ping Account Limits

Seesmic Ping Account Limits

Posting limits: Under the free plan, you’ll be limited to 10 posts per day, that will include posts you scheduled in the future. Users will be notified when they reach their 8th post that they are near the limit of 10. On the web, you are notified when the limit is reset, which is when you make the first post of the day. Users will be notified/warned on both web and clients on the number of posts.

  Seesmic Ping Posting Limits

Seesmic Ping Posting Limits

Plus Plan
Users who sign up for a Seesmic Plus plan for $4.99 per month, can send up to 50 posts per day, to a combination of up to 10 accounts (including Tumblr and Facebook Pages) for posting.

Pro Plan
Users who sign up for a Seesmic Pro plan for $49.99 per month, can send an unlimited number of posts per day, to as many accounts you can set up for your Seesmic Profile.

By default, all users will be under the free plan, and it should not impact your accounts that you’ve already set up. You can upgrade your account by going to Profile settings to upgrade your plan.

Once you sign up for a plan, you can cancel your plan within the first 30 days, and will be refunded immediately. If you choose to cancel your plan after 30 days, you won’t be billed at the next billing cycle and can continue to use the plan until the end of the current cycle.

After years of providing free products, we’re pretty excited around implementing paid plans and start committing ourselves to work with customers. We still have much to do and a lot of work ahead of us, but we have a lot of exciting things coming in the pipeline. If you need help, you can submit your questions on our help site: http://help.seesmic.com/  If you have any suggestions to help us prioritize, feel free to add, vote or campaign here on our feedback site: http://feedback.seesmic.com/.

 

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Ping.fm and Seesmic Ping

Dear Ping.fm users,

As you might have heard, we are about to close Ping.fm. We’ve built its successor, Seesmic Ping, which is more reliable, stable and robust, providing more features and focusing on the most popular services. Here’s what’s currently featured in Seesmic Ping:

  • Post from iPhone, iPad and Android
  • Post via email
  • Post and schedule to multiple Twitter, Facebook (Pages & Profiles) and LinkedIn accounts (we’ve just added Tumblr)
  • Quickly and easily schedule posts to be sent at a future date and time
  • Create groups to send a combination of services.
  • Share multiple kinds of content: share links as attachments for Facebook, Linkedin and Tumblr; share photos or images (post pictures on Facebook and Twitter as if you were posting them “natively”)
  • View thumbnails of your images to ensure you know exactly what you are sharing
  • Preview and select thumbnails for attached links
  • View the history of your recent posts
  • View, edit or delete your scheduled posts
  • Bookmarklet for easy posting

And here are some features that you will be able to use on your Windows desktop:

  • Click and drag images onto the composer (you can also do a right click on the image file and “Share with Seesmic Ping”)
  • Click and drag links onto the composer
  • Spell check support
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Bookmarklet: automatically attach links with a single button
  • Minimize to System Tray: closing the app will minimize to the System Tray for easy access. Ctrl + Shift + P activates and brings the app to the front

New features coming:

  • Post via RSS
  • Customize group targets for email posting and RSS
  • Metrics
  • And more…

When will Ping.fm no longer be supported?

We will close down Ping.fm by mid-June. We’ve been working hard to get Seesmic Ping on par with the Ping.fm service you are used to.  So from the get-go you should enjoy a great experience when switching to Seesmic Ping, and it will only get better from there. So right now, we encourage you to get your Seesmic Profile and try Seesmic Ping through our mobile, desktop or web applications.  If you want to do it directly from your Ping.fm account, just log in: we’ve just put in place a special Ping.fm wizard that will smoothly take you through the process.

Pricing

There will be three plans for Seesmic Ping: a free plan, so that everyone gets a chance to enjoy it, a $4.99/month plan for the ones who want to get more, and a $49.99 for the ones who just want it all.  We will start charging for the service after the beta period, and more details will be provided by the time we officially launch in June.

API developers

As part of our service, we have a Seesmic Ping API available in private beta.  If you want to learn more about it, please contact SeesmicPingAPI@seesmic.com. We will provide more details on our plans (features, pricing, etc.) for the Seesmic Ping API soon.

We hope that we’ll make the Ping.fm community happy with the new service we’ve been working on. If you have any question or comment, feel free to contact us: pingfm@seesmic.com

Thank you for your continued support, and we hope you enjoy Seesmic Ping.

All the best,

The Seesmic Team

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Seesmic Ping – Introducing Groups

Hello Seesmic Ping users,

Groups is the newest cool feature for Seesmic Ping that goes one step further making cross-posting easy. You are now able to create and send messages to a group of target accounts of Facebook, Facebook Pages, multiple Twitter accounts, multiple Tumblr accounts, and Linkedin.

See how simple it is to create such a group:

… how useful it is to be able to easily pick up the right group:

… how fast it is to edit groups if you need to:

… and eventually to post:

You have the ability to create and schedule messages, links and images to different groups for your various businesses (as shown – Takoyaki Cart’s Twitter Account, Tumblr Account and Facebook Page). Hence, for example, you can send the appropriate types of messages, links and photos to your group of accounts for your personal (Twitter and Facebook wall) or professional brand (Twitter, Linkedin and Tumblr).

Groups are already available on the web client and  will be available on the mobile very soon.

We hope that you will love this feature: it will make your life on social platforms even smoother.

Happy cross posting!

The Seesmic Team

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Seesmic Ping Now Available Native on Desktop for OS X and Windows

We’re very excited to share a couple of new releases for Seesmic Ping. Now, you will be able to use your favorite cross-posting platform directly from your desktop, either on your Mac or on your Windows PC.

And for the best experience, we made these two applications native!

You will be able to:

  • Post to multiple Twitter, Facebook (Pages & Profiles) and LinkedIn accounts


  • Quickly and easily schedule posts to be sent at a future date and time


  • View thumbnails of your images to ensure you know exactly what you are sharing


  • View the history of your recent posts


  • View a list of your scheduled posts
  • Share multiple kinds of content: share links as attachments for Facebook as well as photos or images

In addition to all these features already available on our existing Seesmic Ping products, here are some highlights of this release for both platforms:

  • Click and drag images onto the composer (you can also do a right click on the image file and “Share with Seesmic Ping”)
  • Click and drag links onto the composer
  • Spell check support
  • Keyboard shortcuts

 

We also have a couple of specific features for Seesmic Ping for Windows:

  • Bookmarklet: automatically attach links with a single button
  • Minimize to System Tray: closing the app will minimize to the System Tray for easy access. Ctrl + Shift + P activates and brings the app to the front

We hope you will enjoy it as much was we do. Happy posting!

The Seesmic Team

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Seesmic Ping: new features available on Windows Phone 7

We are glad to announce the release of our new version of Seesmic Ping for Windows Phone 7. We made improvements, fixed a few bugs and added several features as well.

The new version includes features such as:

  • Previewing attached links

 

  • Accessing your history of sent posts and your list of scheduled posts


  • Ability to delete schedule posts
  • Upon pasting a url link in the composer, you’ll be prompted to add the link as an attachment

You’ll probably notice a few enhancements throughout the app. Feel free to try it and to give us your feedback.

The Seesmic Team


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