Once you have setup an RSS Feed, you can choose to post updates as and when you require. Or, you can setup an RSS Auto Poster so that updates made to the RSS Feed are automatically posted out to your social channels as required.
Please see the following article detailing how to setup an RSS Feed
1. To do this, first click on the RSS Feed in the list to the right in this example we are using the Moz.Blog Rss Feed we have already set up.
2. Next, select the New Auto Post button located above this, next to the New Feed button.
3. You first want to ensure you are on the correct feed. You can check this by looking at the name in the Selected Feed field.
4. Next select the social services, blog, service list or similar you wish to have the RSS Feed post to automatically using the Post To drop down.
5. Using the Update Frequency option you can select how often the system should check for updates from the RSS Feed.
6. Next, you can choose Scheduled which means the post will be scheduled to go out as soon as new article is published to the RSS feed. You also have the option to choose whether they’re added to your Drafts view or a Queue.
7. Using the Number Of Entries To Publish you can select the maximum amount of updates to be pulled from the Feed for auto-posting.
This will be affected by the amount of updates that have been added to the RSS Feed within the frequency time and whether you set the auto-poster to post repeats or only post new entries.
8. You can set whether or not you want to be alerted when posts from the RSS Feed are sent out in which case you’ll be sent an email when a new post is sent out. You can enable this by turning on or off the Alert Me When Posts Are Published option.
9. By selecting whether a Feed is Active or Paused, you can temporarily disable an auto-poster without having to delete the settings you’ve added.
Using the Advanced Options you can set additional fields that will assist you in the posting of your RSS feeds.
10. The Type Of Posts To Share option has two settings Any (The system will check for RSS posts that have not been posted out already) and New Posts Only the system will check for all only new posts.
The system generally only picks up posts that are less than 30 days old.
11. You can also set what information is added to the posts that will be sent out using the Post The Following Content option.
12. The default option for Title and Link will mean that the title of the update is added to the body of the post in Sendible followed by a link to the update itself. This option is best for Twitter as the character count will be kept low however, it is also useful if you want a link preview to be included in the post.
For issues that may arise with posting links to Twitter & Facebook please see the following article:
13. Title and Description will include the title and the text from the update in the body of the post on Sendible. This option is better for sites which allow posts with high character counts, eg. Facebook and LinkedIn.
14. Description only will include just the text from the update in the body of the post.
15. Link Only means that only a link to the update will be added to the body of the post.
16. Title Only means that just the title of the update will be added to the body of the post.
17. If you want to shorten the URL which is attached when posting you can do this with the Shorten Links option.
18. Using the Repeat Posts option you can select whether you want posts to be repeated once they have already been brought through once.
19. You can also set whether you want the system to send posts in order of newest first or if you’d prefer the system post updates in a random order by using the Posting Sequence.
20. Text you add to the Prefix Each Post With text box will be included at the beginning of every post brought through from the RSS Feed.
21.Text you add to the Suffix Each Post With text box will be included at the end of every post.
22. By adding words into the Inclusion or Exclusion filter, you can control which posts from an RSS Feed are posted out. So, for example, if you’ve set up an RSS Feed which might include mentions of a competitor, you can add their name into the Exclusion filter and then any updates which include their name will not be posted. To ensure that only posts which include certain words, for example your brand name, add this into the Inclusion filter.
23. You can also add your Google Analytics details to track links back to your site if your RSS Feed is coming from your blog or similar.
24. Once you’ve added your settings, click Save and the Auto poster will get to work.