How to Use Twitterfeed to Automate Website RSS Feed Postings

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Go to Twitterfeed.com

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There are tons of tools out there you can use to automate your social media presence and make those repetitive tasks of posting links to each and every one of your profiles so much simpler.

Twitterfeed is one of the most popular tools people use to connect RSS feeds so that posts are automatically posted Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn profiles are compatible with TwitterFeed.

Visit Twitterfeed.com and browse through to the next slide to see how to get started with getting set up.

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Create a Free Account

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The first thing you need is a Twitterfeed account. Like many social media tools, signing up for Twitterfeed is free and only requires a valid email address and a password.

Once you’ve created an account, you need to sign in. The dashboard link at the top will show you all the feeds you set up, and you can create an unlimited amount of them.​

Since you haven’t set anything up yet, nothing will show up on your dashboard. Click “Create a New Feed’ in the upper right corner to set your first feed up.

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Create a New Feed

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Twitterfeed takes you through three easy steps to set up your automated feed. The first step after you press, “Create a New Feed” asks you to name the feed and enter the blog URL or feed URL.

The Feed Name is just something you can use to identify it on the dashboard and among other feeds you may set up later.

If you have jus the plain the URL of the blog or site you wish to set up, Twitterfeed can determine the RSS feed from it. Simply enter the URL and press “test rss feed” to ensure that it works.

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Configure Your Advanced Settings

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Remaining on the Step 1 page, look for the link below where you entered the blog or RSS feed URL where it says “Advanced Settings.”

Click on it to reveal several posting options you can change. You can choose how frequently you want Twitterfeed to check for updated content on the feed and how often to post them.

You can choose the title, the description, or both to be published, and you can integrate any URL shortener account you may have set up already--which is useful for sites like Twitter that have a 280-character limit.

For “Post Prefix” you can enter a short description to appear before every tweeted post, such as “New blog post...”

For “Post Suffix” you can enter something that appears at the end of each tweeted post, such as an author username, like “...by @username.”

Once you’ve configured your advanced settings the way you like, you can press “Continue to Step 2.”

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Configure Social Networking Sites

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Now you have to actually connect Twitterfeed to whichever social networking sites you want to automate with feed posts.

Choose either Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn and press the second option that involves authenticating your account. Once it’s been authenticated, you’ll be able to choose your account from the dropdown in the first option.

When your account is successfully authenticated, your feed will be connected to that social account and you’ll be done.

Posts from that RSS feed will begin to be posted automatically to your chosen social profile automatically.

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Configure Additional Feeds

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The great thing about Twitterfeed is that you can set up as many feeds with as many social profiles as you want.

If you go back to your dashboard, you can create more feeds from there and have a summary of each feed listed shown to you.

You can even press the “check now!” if you want Twitterfeed to post current updates. It’s a good idea to configure a URL shortening account like Bit.ly to Twitterfeed in the advanced settings because it can track clickthroughs on your links.

The dashboard will show a list of the most recently posted links and ​how many clicks those links got, which is great for getting an idea of how engaged your audience is with what you’re posting.