Wow, sometimes you have to jump though about 100 hoops to find the best way to do something in the web world.
All I wanted to do was have Facebook automatically import posts from my blog. At first, I thought this was going to be easy. I found the instructions on this site but I ran into some problems. The Facebook page I want the updates to go onto is a Business page (Fan Page), so the “Notes” technique is a bit more convoluted. Then, it posts the items to your Notes in Facebook rather than pointing you to your blog pages. Not what I’m trying to do.
So after much labor and searching, I found a Facebook application called RSS Graffiti. Very nice! Although there seem to be a million steps in getting it working the way you want it to. Here is what I did to get it working (it does exactly what I’m looking for):
Go to your fan page (or business page) and click “Edit Page” under your photo.
At the bottom of the page choose “More Applications” by clicking Browse More.
Type “rss graffiti” in the search box on the top left of Facebook.
Choose RSS Graffiti from the search results.
Click the “Go to Application” button under the logo on the left.
Click the blue button to Authorize access to Facebook for the application.
Click “Allow” to let RSS Graffiti access (I know, this will happen a few more times!)
It is subtle, but choose your fan page, not your main profile to authorize…it will appear in the left hand part of the application. Here it is shown as Hannush Web Design under “Your Fan Page”…you can do your regular profile too if you’d like.
Add RSS Graffiti to Hannush Web Design? Sure, why not.
Allow publishing to your profile (yes again!)
Believe it or not, one more “Allow Publishing” (and you thought I was kidding…you can’t make a mistake in judgment here)
Click the + Add Feed button.
Now, preview your blog post and then choose a style for the post. You can make it beautiful with pic and everything, or you can make it compact, like a Tweet. Then…
On that same form, you can also choose how your title is presented.
THAT IS IT! They definitely could streamline this process.
Now write a blog post and watch the magic! If you’d like to also have Facebook send this to your Twitter account…use these simple instructions to sync up these two Social Media programs. Now, one blog post goes 3 places. You’re definitely covered.