Are you an active blogger? Maybe you are a business owner hoping to start posting more consistently in the near future. After all, frequently posting quality content to your business or personal blog is one of the single most effective ways to increase your standing in search results—and one of the least expensive.
After putting in all of that time and effort, you want to make sure that your post gets in front of as many eyes as possible, right? In a perfect world, you would blast each blog post out through all of your social media platforms, but for many people this is not a realistic option.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could write a fantastic blog post, hit “Publish,” and have it automatically feed to all of your social media accounts? Well, you can.
There are several options available to help you set up your blog to auto-post. Here are some of the many popular platforms available today:
NetworkedBlogs—With this service, you can have your blog posts automatically feed to your Twitter and Facebook accounts. There is a verification process by which you add a temporary widget to your blog or alternately you can request that your Facebook friends confirm that you are the blog owner.
Twitterfeed—Automatically feed your blog posts to Twitter, Facebook and more by using the easy to set up, easy-to-use Twitterfeed Twitter App. Features are limited, but it is free.
Dlvr.it – Here you can have your blog feed automatically update to Facebook, LinkedIn, Tumblr, and a couple other social media accounts. This is a simple, free way to get your newest blog posts out into the social media atmosphere.
HootSuite—HootSuite is a fan favorite for its robust (and free) features. You can schedule and post updates to most of the major social networks and add your blog or other RSS feeds to automatically update to your social media accounts when published. For a small monthly fee, you can get expanded features for larger businesses or organizations.
Zapier—With plans ranging from free to $125 per month, Zapier offers a broad array of task automation services which allow you to automate many day-to-day tasks that involve using two or more apps. Geared for businesses, this integration platform allows you to create “zaps” for defined actions, like automatically blasting your new blog posts to all of the major social networks, and much more. Since the purpose of this post is auto-feeding blogs, we won’t get into great detail here, but we encourage you to check out the website to find out more.
At OpenVine, we use Zapier for website clients who are interested in having their blog posts automatically feed to their social media accounts. Are you interested in increasing traffic to your website through content marketing? Maybe you need help generating quality content. Whatever your situation, we can help. Contact us today to learn more about our website, blog writing, and internet marketing services.
*Image courtesy of cuteimage1 / depositphotos.net