How to Post Newly-Published Articles on Facebook

An RSS feed is one of the most versatile tools for presenting a regularly-updated content stream online.

In a recent post, we shared some powerful ways to use your auto-generated Expert Author RSS feeds (aka Really Simple Syndication) for your benefit.

The flexibility of RSS makes it perfect for sharing your articles on your own website. Plus, you can also input an RSS feed URL into an RSS reader to follow the published works of a single person or an entire niche.

One of the things we skimmed over in that post and want to revisit now is how easy it is to incorporate your Expert Author feed into other sites, like Facebook. We want to revisit it because it can help you reach an audience that you may have overlooked, and it’s pretty simple.

There are a few options when it comes to posting your Expert Author feed to your personal/business Facebook page. The first option, which we use for the EzineArticles Blog RSS feed on Facebook, involves adding an RSS application to your account to automatically post a status update when new articles or posts are added to the feed. Another option is to import the RSS feed through the “Notes” feature. We’ll cover both in this post.

RSS App for Facebook*

You have the option to use an RSS App to display your Expert Author feed on Facebook. This process automatically updates your Facebook status with the details of your new posts. Here are a few apps we’ve found that work to this end:

  • RSS Graffiti
  • Social RSS
  • Simply RSS

To find these Facebook Applications, type them in the top search bar on Facebook and select them from the dropdown box. The set-up process for each varies, but be sure to have your Expert Author feed URL handy. That will certainly be required to set up each of them.

Importing External RSS to a Note*

With the “Notes” application, you can quickly and easily import an external feed that automatically updates in the form of notes on your wall. Instead of using an app created by an outside group, this process pulls the feed into the “Notes” app. To set this up for your personal Facebook profile:

  1. Go to the “Notes” application page on Facebook. (Must be logged in.)
  2. From here, you’ll see a list of notes written by you and others in chronological order.
  3. On the left side of the page under Subscribe, click the “Edit import settings” link.
  4. Access your Expert Author feed through your Expert Author Bio and enter it in the “Web URL” entry box.
  5. Click the “Start Importing” button.

If you have any questions or problems with this process, visit the Facebook Help Center. One point to remember: this is for personal Facebook profiles only. The Facebook Fan Page set-up is longer and details can be viewed here.

*NOTE: Adding an RSS App to your Facebook account requires is an intermediate-to-advanced article promotion strategy and may be challenging for beginners. EzineArticles Member Support does not provide support for RSS feed implementation.

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Joseph Riden writes:

Awesome! I’ve already got the feed from EzineArticles to Twitter going. I’m looking at feeding my articles to Google Sites and Linked In as well.

Can you help us with feeding to those locations? How about others?

It seems the general principle is that feeds can copy content from or to any locations as long as feed capability is built into the source and target sites. In other words, content can move from any site that has feed output and to any site that has ability to receive feeds.

I’m in the middle of writing a new article about this and would welcome any tips you can provide.

Regards,

Joseph

Comment provided December 20, 2010 at 12:02 PM

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Joseph, you’re correct. A generic RSS feed can be used by any site with a built-in RSS reader. You can find out more about how to get a generic RSS feed from various EzineArticles sources here: http://blog.EzineArticles.com/2010/11/sharing-articles-with-rss.html

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Brentnol Mendonca writes:

how can i get my Expert Author feed URL?

Comment provided December 20, 2010 at 12:04 PM

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Brentnol, you can find out exactly how to do that in this Blog post: http://blog.EzineArticles.com/2010/11/sharing-articles-with-rss.html

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Andrew Tanner writes:

This is a pretty cool feature. What if we don’t have a facebook page yet, can we make a fan page from an existing account and put it there?

Keep up the great tips…

Comment provided December 20, 2010 at 3:47 PM

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Andrew, this technique will work for both personal Facebook profiles and fan pages. Whether or not you can convert a personal profile to a fan page is something you’d have to investigate on Facebook.

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Sean Breslin writes:

I’m looking forward to using this… Facebook is one of the top SEO dogs, getting a link there is a good tactic!

Comment provided December 20, 2010 at 4:32 PM

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Chris writes:

Hi.
I am trying to add my EzineArticles author feed to the rss application on facebook but can’t seem to locate a URL in my EzineArticles account. Can you please tell me what I need to do to find the url feed (not a HTML code feed)?

Comment provided December 20, 2010 at 8:35 PM

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Chris, you can find out exactly how to do that in this Blog post: http://blog.EzineArticles.com/2010/11/sharing-articles-with-rss.html

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Chris writes:

Thanks for the link to the helpful article Marc. Can set it up now.
Cheers.

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Rocky Torres writes:

Exciting feature!

Comment provided December 20, 2010 at 10:00 PM

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transcribe writes:

That’s really great. Can you tell me how am I going to post my articles RSS feed in my business facebook page and twitter page for more exposure ?

Comment provided December 21, 2010 at 8:31 AM

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Jason writes:

This is really useful. I have always wondered how to employ the power of such as high page rank such as FB!

Comment provided December 24, 2010 at 2:20 PM

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JesseJamez writes:

I tried writing an article for EzineArticles and got denied but then i got my SH**T together and got it on here lol

Comment provided December 24, 2010 at 8:05 PM

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Wlinna Kilo writes:

That’s excellent. Can you let me know how am I likely to post my articles Feed in my business facebook page and twitter page for additional exposure ?

Comment provided December 25, 2010 at 4:56 AM

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Robert Welch writes:

This alone could dramaticly increase ones credibility and get more responses from people who would otherwise ignore what you are offering. I will definatly use this.

Comment provided December 27, 2010 at 12:38 PM

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John writes:

woo. Never thought I could think facebook has places to put articles. I will put my next project into facebook article marketing. Thanks .

Comment provided December 31, 2010 at 5:09 PM

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Liz V writes:

Man, I hope I can figure this out. I’ve been basicly commenting and writting articles because I was told that was the way to go.

Comment provided March 23, 2011 at 11:19 AM

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Rajiv Sighamony writes:

It seems very complicated. The best way for me is to post the article on my profile page. At least I think I get a back link.

Comment provided July 18, 2011 at 1:54 PM

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Babar writes:

that’s great. Its a great feature. Looking forward to use it.

Comment provided December 20, 2011 at 12:59 AM

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i need to be upload the article on the facebook but i am unable to do that

Comment provided December 3, 2012 at 2:42 PM

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