Date: May 3rd, 2011 | Author: Steve Longoria | Tags: Advertising, Automate, Blogging, Entrepreneur, Facebook, Facebook Applications, Fan Page, Free, Marketing, RSS, Social Media, Tech, Word Of Mouth | No Comments »
I’ve been looking into RSS Graffiti to automate yet another mundane task. RSS Graffiti is a free Facebook application that pulls content from whatever RSS feeds you input and it then automatically posts to your Facebook page. Of course, this doesn’t mean you should never log in to your Facebook page again.
It’s still good to make updates on your Facebook page communicating directly with your fans instead of always just posting links. It’s something I need to work on myself, but I know it will only benefit me in the long run as it will help my “fans” and visitors to get to know which really brings us to what we’re all trying to do here… and that is to build relationships. Business and personal.
“RSS Graffiti periodically checks the RSS/Atom feeds that you specify and posts any new entries it finds to the Facebook Walls that you specify. You can get any feed written on any wall (Facebook Profiles, Fan Pages, Groups, Events and Application Profile Pages). In fact, multiple feeds to multiple walls. You choose the combination.”
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Date: April 17th, 2011 | Author: Steve Longoria | Tags: Automate, Automation, Aweber, Blogging, Business, Email, Feed, Marketing, RSS | No Comments »
Business processes that can be automated without damaging brand or customer relations, should be automated. It’s a no brainer really, which is why we should be all over this sweet feature Aweber comes packaged with. It basically allows you to easily keep in touch with your email list by inserting your RSS feed and having automatically blast messages to your list which highlights your blog content. Check out these instructions on how you can set this up for yourself!
“The blog broadcast feature found in Aweber is a great way to create ready to send email newsletters to update your readers on what is happening with your blog. The blog broadcast allows Aweber to take the contents of your RSS feed and turn it into a newsletter that summarizes the past few days or posts that were written on your blog.
When Aweber first released this tool, their thinking was that it would be a way for you to get email subscribers back to your blog to read your post, comment on it and take any other actions you wanted after getting to your site. So they designed the broadcasts to include partial blog posts and not full posts.
While partial posts have worked well for many, some users may want a way to include full blog posts directly in the emails. This would be useful for bloggers who don’t update often. Because blog Broadcast waits for a set number of posts before sending, readers could be waiting a long time between broadcast.
For example, if you write one post a week and don’t send a broadcast until you have ten posts, your newsletter subscribers will have to wait ten weeks for each email. You can cut the number of posts between emails to increase the mail out frequency but then the newsletter won’t look like it has much content since all the posts are short summaries.
By sending a full post blog broadcast, you can cut the number of posts shown in each email, increase the frequency of the mail outs, and maintain the look and feel of a full-blown newsletter. Here’s how to do it…
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