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Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Using Twitter Feed - Alternative rss posting

If you were a hootsuite user you have probably noticed that you are now VERY limited on rss feeds but there is another way to get your feeds posted.

Twitter feed!
Here's how to use it.

Go to http://www.twitterfeed.com

You will need to create an account but it's all good and spam free.

Once you have an account and have signed in you will be greeted by your shiny new dashboard and you can start to create feeds.

Click on create a new feed

You will then be asked to name your feed (you can call it whatever you like) and put in the rss feed of your etsy shop to go to the team account.

This is how you get the rss link for your etsy shop... nice and easy once you have the link copy and paste it.

This will open up when you click the link just under where you copied your feed link too.
You can set the times for it to pull and do all sorts of fancy things (you can even set it to only pull listings with certain keywords if you are feeling brave) But for now all you need is the prefix and suffix.
The prefix will come before the link and title, the suffix after. I use the prefix to say "New from Scarlet" and the suffix for hashtags (you only get 20 characters for each)

Continue on to the next step and select twitter

You will need to tie your twitter account (or team twitter accounts) before you can post to them. You can also use it for facebook and other social media sites.

Hope that helps those of you with multiple feed trauma.

Scarlet xx

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