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[HOW-TO] Get the RSS Feed for A Twitter Account

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by mcgoohan6, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. mcgoohan6

    mcgoohan6 Power Member

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    In the past i had submitted my RSS feeds for some of my Twitter accounts to the RSS directories for some extra juice. Most of my blogs have twitter accounts that I feed posts to via Twitter Tools WP plugin.

    But I hadn't realized that Twitter had pretty much abandoned the RSS functionality a few months ago.

    I found this method at this site and it works not only for your own twitter accounts, but any other twitter account I tried it on.
    Code:
    http://seo-alien.com/tips-and-tricks/find-twitter-rss-feed/
    To cut to the chase, here's what you need to do:

    1. Have the twitter ID of the account you want to get the RSS feed for

    2. Use the following code, but replace the "xxxxx" with the twitter ID

    Code:
    [COLOR=#990000][B]http://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/user_timeline.rss?screen_name=xxxxx
    [/B][/COLOR]
    
    3. Use the RSS for whatever you can think of to do with it. I submitted my own to the directories, but I'm thinking of possible things to do with other users feeds for autoblogs or using them with TwitterFeed or Dlvr.it
     
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  2. JackSparrow

    JackSparrow Supreme Member

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  3. PlusOne

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    Nice method and it is the first time I have seen this method. But isn't there a dedicated button inside twitter where it shows rss of the user? Great share anyway.
     
  4. mcgoohan6

    mcgoohan6 Power Member

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    In the old days there was, and until Jack Sparrow pointed it out, I had all but forgotten, that you can still switch back to the old interface. Thanks Jack!

    Other than setting up new accounts, I usually interact with TweetAttacks
     
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    0_inspiration Regular Member

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    Well I like the tip! Old Twitter wont be around forever ~(allegedly :D), so this technique willl come into it's own in time :D
     
  6. BlackHatRockstar

    BlackHatRockstar Registered Member

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    BUMP! This no longer works, does anyone know a way to get an RSS feed from any Twitter account?
     
  7. mcgoohan6

    mcgoohan6 Power Member

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    I just tried it again on multiple accounts and it worked for me. I used two of my own accounts and Lady Gaga's account and I got the rss without any problem.

    Code:
    [B][COLOR=#990000][B]http://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/user_timeline.rss?screen_name=xxxxx
    [/B][/COLOR][/B]
     
  8. elvis1973

    elvis1973 Power Member

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    yip works for me too
     
  9. BlackHatRockstar

    BlackHatRockstar Registered Member

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    Thanks guys, I tried to add a feed like that to feedburner and just get an error message.
     
  10. Apposl

    Apposl Power Member

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    Is there a new way to do this? I need to collect tweets via RSS and post on my own forum.
     
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