Connect Your Blog to Facebook Page and Twitter Automatically

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Today’s quick tip:

How to link social networks together to minimize the amount of time spent there and yet still be able to engage all of my social communities.

Step 1

  • Have Facebook, Twitter and a website.
  • Website must have a blog with a working feed.  The feed is the orange radar button. This button points to the url of the feed.


Twitterfeed

A) Twitterfeed is the tool that links social media.

  • Create an account or sign in.
  • What is your feed name?
  • What is your blog feed or url? Copy that from your RSS feed page.

  • Click test RSS feed to see if it’s active.
  • The feed parsed– it’s working.

B)  Advanced settings.

I want to encourage you to use the “shorten through Bitly”; the Bitly settings. Now in order to do that you have to be signed up for Bitly. We’re going to come back to this in another video.  But, I want to make sure that you do use Bitly.

  • For “content” use “title and description

  • post prefix or post suffix
  • Continue to step 2

Step 2

A) Available services.

  • Add in available service by clicking on the name of the service.
  • Twittersign in and authenticate.
  • Create service.

B) Add Facebook.

  • Connect and authenticate.
  • Go back and sign in with your personal name.
  • Connected as your name– choose a page.

  • Create service.

Facebook and Twitter are active.  Add LinkedIn, Heletext or Statusnet. Or choose all done.

Congratulations! It’s complete.

a) Go to the dashboard to test it.

Remember we’re saying that when we build a blog we want that blog to auto populate to our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

  • Let’s log-in and write the new post “We Are Testing Twitterfeed” and then “This is a test” and let’s publish that into our blog.
  • “We are testing Twitterfeed” shows that the blog posted.

b) Back to Twitterfeed –check now.

c) Check now goes to the RSS feed.  The post “We are testing Twitterfeed” shows in the feed.

d) Refresh Twitter.com to see if it fed here. Click on “1 new tweet: to see “We are testing Twitterfeed. This is a test by bitly”.

e) Refresh Facebook to see “We are testing Twitterfeed”.

So now we’ve shown you how easy it is for you to link these three social networks together.  When you post a blog Twitterfeed will take over, populating your Facebook and Twitter.  Now you’ve hit 3 social networks with one action.

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14 comments on “Connect Your Blog to Facebook Page and Twitter Automatically
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  2. Jaswinder Singh says:

    thank you so much bro…
    really it worked.

  3. Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wished to
    say that I’ve really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. In any case I
    will be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!

    • Jason T. Wiser says:

      That’s great to hear. Thanks. What are some topics that you would like to hear more about?
      Welcome to On Track Tips

  4. yemi says:

    I am still having issues connecting my twitter and facebook to my BlogSpot for automatic update could u kindly run the process again

    • Jason T. Wiser says:

      Yes this post needs an update. For now try looking at IFTTT.com there might be a recipe that will work wonderfully for you. Please let me know if this helped.

  5. Your mode of describing everything in this article
    is really good, every one can without difficulty
    understand it, Thanks a lot.

  6. My developer is trying to persuade me to move to .net from PHP.
    I have always disliked the idea because of the costs. But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been
    using Movable-type on several websites for about a year and am
    worried about switching to another platform. I have heard excellent things about blogengine.
    net. Is there a way I can import all my wordpress content into it?
    Any kind of help would be really appreciated!

    • Webinator says:

      I cannot advise you on this. I am not spent enough time with Moveable Type, .NET, or Blogengine to really comment. I can say that I would never move from WordPress to Microsoft. Some things to consider. How attached are you to your developer, because after the move, you will be married. What I mean is that there are infinitely more WordPress developers than Blogengine devs. You would really be tying your hands. There may be a reason or application that could warrant the move, but it sound crazy to me.

  7. Your video suggests using FeedBurner, for reasons you will address at another time, instead of connecting TwitterFeed directly to your WordPress RSS feed. Why do you suggest doing that?

    • Webinator says:

      Brian there are many reasons to go through Feedburner. Feedburner has many built in features that you cannot get by just the wordpress feed, namely metrics. Also, you can get people to sign up to follow your feed by email and Feedburner generates a list of subscribers that you can then communicate with through your email marketing. Feedburner fixes the Google rendered feed XML file so your Google users can read it. You have inspired me to do a video on this topic. I will be glad to give you a mention in the video. I usually start videos with “today’s question comes from {your name} from {your website}.” Fill in the blanks and I will send you some free traffic. What do you say?

      • Sounds wonderful. Thanks for the advice. If you care to communicate via email, I think I might be able to return the favor with something we are working on, too. Let me know.

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