November 30, 2012
Social networks have always been a very important way to create contacts, meet people and share new information. This is now even more true of the online world, where one person can own not only a Blog or Website, but also countless other “social” accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, GOOGLE + and Linked In, to name but a few. All of these can benefit you professionally, and have become useful tools for displaying your personality, skills and knowledge to future employers and readers.
Have you ever thought of linking them all up to each other? That way, not only do you create a more well- rounded and complete picture of yourself, but you can also drive “traffic” from one to the other. Such as to your blog for instance! By linking your Twitter and Facebook up to your blog, you also are able to provide your readers with up to the minute information and news.
But how I hear you ask?
Rather than running around like headless chicken, software has been specifically developed to painlessly and automatically post your articles onto Facebook and Twitter and help you to keep track of statistics showing which links to which posts generate the most clicks.
Dlvr.it, Brdcst.it, Twitterfeed and Twitterlive (now known as Blogsfeed) are all great examples and generally all work in the same way. We’ve taken one of them – Twitterfeed (which has no limit to the number of blogs you want to add) and used it as an example on how to set up use and use this software. We’ve also included a couple of screenshots to help you along the way J
If you already have an account with Twitterfeed you can enable Posts to be published by following these three steps:
2) Click on “Advanced setting” and underneath here you can set (amongst other things):
- How often Twitterfeed checks you Blog for new posts and how many posts it will tweet/publish at one time.
- Which bit of your Post it will tweet/publish i.e. the title, description or both.
3) Connect Twitterfeed with your Twitter account, Facebook and Linked In, making sure you’ve entered the right Usernames and passwords. Also check that any other details entered are correct and click “Create Feed”.
For those of you eager beavers who also want to link your Facebook accounts to your Twitter (why not we say!) here’s how:
1)Login to Facebook.
2) Then go to “Edit Page” (at the top) and “Manage Permissions”
3) Click on “Resources” in the side bar and then underneath the subtitle “Connect with people” you will find “Link your page with Twitter”.
4) Click on this and follow the remaining instructions. Done!
It may be a good idea to play around with the other click-able titles under the “Resources” tab, to see which other ways you can find of making yourself a connected well- rounded online person.