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10 steps to becoming a Twitter power user with Hootsuite #9

on Nov 12 in hints and tips, tools, Twitter posted by

Here is the ninth of 10 blog posts on using Hootsuite to become a Twitter power user. For details about Hootsuite, including a screenshot of the dashboard, see the introductory post. Here’s today’s recommended step:

9. Use RSS feeds to post from any Web site
If you have a blog, you can post direct to Hootsuite via your site’s RSS feed, or from any site for that matter. First, get the RSS feed for your site. (If you’re unfamiliar with RSS, you can start with this Introduction to RSS from W3Schools.) Then:

  1. Click “Settings” to access the RSS/Atom tab. Click the tab.
  2. Click on “Add New Feed”
  3. Copy the RSS feed URL into the field provided and select options.
  4. Manage the feed from the list. You can pause the feed at any time.

Options in Step 3 include:

  • Choose how frequently to check the feed for new updates
  • Choose how many new posts are tweeted each time the feed is checked
  • Prepend the post with relevant text, such as “new blog post”
  • Choose the relevant profile to Tweet from

That’s it! Coming up next is the last of 10 steps to becoming a Twitter power user with Hootsuite. I hope you’ve enjoyed the series so far!

Step 1. Schedule Tweets

Step 2. Shorten links

Step 3. Use multiple profiles

Step 4. Track multiple feeds

Step 5. Using Hootsuite Search

Step 6. Update multiple online profiles

Step 7. Embed columns into your website

Step 8. Manage multiple users

Next: Step 10. Optimize performance using statistics

2 Comments Leave a comment

  1. Hi – I can’t seem to get any of the links to your tips to work. Would love to read them if you can make it work!

    Richard

    Comment by Richard Stone - Stone Junction — December 23, 2009 @ 4:32 pm

  2. Hi Richard,

    Apologies for the broken links. They should all be fixed now. Thank you for letting me know.

    Comment by Roger — January 5, 2010 @ 4:46 pm

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