First of all, you’re going to need to have a Facebook Page (personal or business) and/or Twitter account… but preferably both. Rather than walking you through setting up those social mediums, I’m just going to delve right into the syndication 🙂
Sign up for a Twitterfeed account and add your new feed by pasting the link from the originating site/aggregate. Don’t forget to test your RSS to make sure the feed parses before continuing!
Click to Advanced Settings. I prefer it checking for new posts every 30 minutes to an hour, and I usually post 1 or two updates each time it checks. Depending on the feed, you can include title, description or both. I also prefer to shorten links using bit.ly so I may monitor another level of analytics which will also notify me if a ton of people are clicking on one of my shortened links.
There are a lot of other advanced options here, such as posting to LinkedIn and their corresponding thumbnail images, post sorting, optional prefixes and suffixes as well as a keyword filter. I’ll be skipping on by these for this project (that’s up to your need!). Click the button that says “Continue to Step 2.“
Step 2 is where you link your services. If you are already publishing from your Facebook Page to your Twitter, then you don’t need to double up on your mediums.. Here you can choose from Twitter, Facebook (pages, personal), LinkedIn (personal only), and app.net.
Authenticate your account and find the page that you’d like to publish to.
There are a couple more UTM Tag options here, but for all intents and purposes, let’s skip that and click “Create Service.”
Now the feed should show up in your Twitterfeed Dashboard! If you know that the next posts are going to be coming out shortly, make sure you keep an eye on your feed over the next few hours to make sure it’s parsing properly.
Protip: Keep an eye on your feed on a daily basis if you don’t know where it’s coming from. You could be accidentally sharing some spammy posts. and that’s not good for your Kred nor your Klout o.O
Any questions or need me to help you set it up? Message me! -kris10