Poll: How you feed your blog on Facebook?

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POLL: How do you feed your blog posts to Facebook?

Shutterstock_2003031 An important source of traffic to your blog is Facebook. I’ve observed a trend in social media. About a year ago, most of my social traffic was from Twitter. Now, it’s overwhelmingly coming from Facebook.

So, it’s a darn good idea to make sure your blog posts are showing up on your Facebook Page (and profile if you use your profile for business purposes or if you have a personal blog). I’m in the “automate” school and have been experimenting with the various applications that pull the RSS feed from my blog onto my page.

I’m curious to know which application you use and why. The poll below does not cover all the options so if you don’t see your preferred method listed, please enter it in the “Other” field and tell us about it in the comments.

I’m currently using RSS Graffiti.  I like the interface and the fact I can choose which profile or page I want the post to be associated with. Also like that I can determine how often the feed is polled for new content and add text to introduce the feed. And, it’s not limited to blogs. You can set up any RSS feed and deliver the content to your page – I set up my Cinchcasts to feed to my page as well (this isn’t a unique feature to RSS Graffiti).

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While all the applications do an adequate job, I’ve noticed that feeds that are auto posted don’t get as much visibility in the main Facebook News Feed which is where most people engage and interact with your content. The people who are adamant about posting blog links manually have an advantage there.

Love to hear your thoughts on which applications are best to pull your blog feed to your Facebook page…

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Denise Wakeman, The Blog Squad on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 in Driving Traffic to your Blog, Polls, Web/Tech |

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tipper

I use networked blogs to add my posts to my Blind Pig & The Acorn fb page. And I use typepad’s fb feature to add my posts to my personal fb page. Since typepad integrated the like facbook feature-my hits have really increased. I also use a twitter app to send my BP&TA fb posts to my twitter page. I love all the automated feed pushers : )

Posted by:tipper |Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 02:24 PM

Brad Fallon

I never had tried to feed my blog posts to Facebook, I’m still on the verge of my tutorial stage browsing for nice tips like your post. Thanks.

Posted by:Brad Fallon |Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 05:59 AM

Denise Wakeman, The Blog Squad

Ironically, RSS Graffiti wasn’t able to pull this post on to my FB page and I had to post it manually. What I do like is that I was able to see a report about WHY the feed failed (some problem with Facebook not being able to configure something in the post – probably the java script in the poll).

Posted by:Denise Wakeman, The Blog Squad |Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 06:48 AM

Nicky Kriel

I used Networked Blogs as recommended by Mari Smith. It means that I don’t think about it. My blog feeds automatically into my LinkedIn Profile, but I manually use the Tweet Meme button on my blog so I can add some engagement to my Tweet. I started using Notes, but it was too inconsistent. Keep up all this great advice Denise, there is so much still to learn!

Posted by:Nicky Kriel |Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 06:59 AM

Denise Wakeman, The Blog Squad

So far, NetworkedBlogs is by far the favorite. I was using it as well until it failed on me. I was on vacation for 3 weeks and had queued up posts on two blogs to publish while I was away. Most never were published and I had to post the link manually. That started my recent quest for a better solution. So far, not one app has performed perfectly. And, some don’t include the “Share” link or only post the title with no excerpt.

Posted by:Denise Wakeman, The Blog Squad |Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 07:32 AM

dotCOMreport

NetworkedBlogs is my favorite. It has failed upon occasion but seems to be the most reliable of the lot thus far. What do you think of RSS Graffiti? It might be worth checking out.

Posted by:dotCOMreport |Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 08:35 AM

Elizabeth H. Cottrell

I am VERY interested in this discussion. After course with you and Rachna, I added Networked Blogs and Notes App. Also have had intermittent problems. Main issue is that people comment on Facebook, but don’t actually come to my blog. Laura Roeder says she uses PING. I will look into RSS Graffiti.

Posted by:Elizabeth H. Cottrell |Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 09:16 AM

Pati Springmeyer

I use Networked Blogs to feed the page, but only because it was pretty easy to implement. I think a post comparing the benefits and detriments of the several possibilities would be VERY useful. And then a how-to?
Best to all,
Pati

Posted by:Pati Springmeyer |Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 09:43 AM

Denise Wakeman, The Blog Squad

Mari Smith is doing an entire session on this subject at the Blogging Success Summit: http://budurl.com/BSS11

Posted by:Denise Wakeman, The Blog Squad |Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 10:49 AM

Clint Cora Karate World Champion Motivational Speaker

Using Networked Blogs app. I like the fact that it shows the photo I attach to the blog post on the Facebook wall.

Posted by:Clint Cora Karate World Champion Motivational Speaker |Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 08:32 PM

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