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Scheduling Website Posts and Automatically Sharing on Social Networking Sites?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by Scorpion Ghost, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. Scorpion Ghost

    Scorpion Ghost Senior Member

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    I need some help.

    For now i just have a blogger blog, so that's what i'm working with right now.

    I have the Google+ Share on Automatic to my Google+ Page whenever i publish a new post. And that works fine. However, when i schedule a post it doesn't work, so i need to find a solution where Every time i post manually or a scheduled post that it gets shared on my Google+ page???

    Then, i looked into it yesterday and set the posts i publish to get automatically shared on my Twitter account using Feedburner. They have an option in there integrated. And this also worked fine, and i assumed there would be no issues since it's all done through the feed. However, it still didn't work with Scheduled posts. It only worked after i logged into my feedburner account and opened my feed. And that sort of defeats the purpose. So then i need to find a way to get that done???

    And i also need something to make the sharing on my facebook page automatic. So whenever i schedule - or publish manually - a post, i need it to get shared on my Facebook page, what can i use???

    So I need:

    Blogger --> Google+ Page
    Blogger --> Twitter Account
    Blogger --> Facebook Page

    I need it to happen Automatically and with Every post I publish no matter if it's Manually posted or Scheduled in advance.

    I don't mind not being able to define a link shortener or hashtags or stuff like that. As long as i can get it to work automatically...

    Come on guys, don't ignore me on this one :p

    Thanks! :)
     
  2. Farcast

    Farcast Junior Member

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    You could try Buffer. I've had success in the past, although I don't know everything that it can be linked with. There is a free (limited) version as well as a paid (unlimited) version.
     
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  3. phrozn

    phrozn Registered Member

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    I use hootsuite. I send probably 100 tweets daily without touching it.

    www.hootsuite.com
     
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  4. lalit_burma

    lalit_burma Senior Member

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    For facebook you may try RSS Graffiti ( https://apps.facebook.com/rssgraffiti )

    But mate this automation system is not going to help you because there will be very less engagement and comments.

    Instead of that hire someone who can do it for you and also interact with your fans, followers and in your circle friend.

    Best of luck :)
     
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  5. Scorpion Ghost

    Scorpion Ghost Senior Member

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    Thanks everyone. I looked into it and managed to make it work with Twitterfeed. However, i got 2 problems...

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    1. One is that i've noticed that on facebook pages when you post "Live" posts, they get seen much more than if you schedule them in advance. But with this "automatic-sharing" thing i literally got 5-6 views per post out of 400+ legit fans (humor niche).

    Is it really that "limited"? In other words, does facebook really cut your posts off from appearing in your fans newsfeeds if you autoshare? And if that's the case, what's the workaround?

    I also noticed that when i was posting a post and then sharing it manually from the share buttons i have for each post, i got more views. So that got me thinking, could a bot, or script, or some sort of code be created and implemented in a website and its only function to be to "automatically/manually" clicks on tweet + share, then GooglePlus + Share, then Facebook Like + Share/or/Facebook Share + On Profile or Page + Share?

    And im talking about Just Once when a new post goes live... Not a code/bot/script to keep re-sharing your older stuff, just for each new post, once per social networking site. And then i feel as though you'll go around the whole "3rd party automatic sharing" issue, and they won't blacklist your posts from appearing in your fans newsfeeds..

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    2. Two is the way i have my "setup" on social media (twitter and facebook). I basically post mostly/only on my Facebook Page, and then have each post automatically share on my twitter account with a link and whatever description i write.

    However, if i set it up so that when i publish a post on my blog it gets automatically shared on facebook and twitter. Then the redirection from facebook also posts the post on twitter, and then i get literally two of the same posts at the same time, on twitter.

    But if i cut the sharing from Facebook to Twitter, then my twitter account will stop being active, literally. The only solution is to actually schedule a bunch of posts for twitter, and then twitter won't be dependent on facebook, and i could do what i wanna do.

    I feel as though the solution to this second problem is so simple and i just can't see it.. Like, can't i make Only posts i post ON MY FACEBOOK PAGE be shared on twitter, but not any external links i share on my facebook page? Like, manipulate the RSS feed of my facebook page, if that's even possible...

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    Jesus christ, how do you guys deal with having 10, 20 websites and having social media accounts for all of them and having it all automated and not being "blacklisted" by facebook and/or twitter to the point where all that automation just goes down the toilet because at the end of the day almost nobody will see any of those posts flowing through your accounts...

    I feel deep inside of a black hole full of confusion.. How about you? :p
     
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  6. usong725

    usong725 Regular Member

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    i also noticed this 0 views when auto posting my post in fb page. But will get a lot of views when manually done.

    but this only happened just recently. before, i get a lot of views no matter if post is done manually or automatically.
     
  7. Scorpion Ghost

    Scorpion Ghost Senior Member

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    Yeah, right?

    I'm wondering if it has anything to do with "Twitterfeed" in particular, maybe Buffer or Hootsuite or RSS Graffiti would be better choices.

    I'm still hoping one of the experienced facebook guys will come and shed some light on the situation.
     
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    forgot to mention that my site is wordpress and im using "SNAP" plugin to auto post to my facebook page.

    ill try to use other apps like buffer to isolate the problem. hope facebook is not limiting the views if post is done automatically.
     
  9. Scorpion Ghost

    Scorpion Ghost Senior Member

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    Honestly, i think they are. I mean, if everyone made everything automatic then nobody would interact with anybody and we can all go sit outside and play with sticks while our websites share and re-share :p hahaha

    But who knows, maybe some softwares are "blacklisted". Or some softwares are more blacklsited than others.. Or maybe that's just the way it is for all 3rd party sharing sites or programs.

    I do think that a script or something which would click the right buttons after a post is shared would make it look legit. I mean, the script would be clicking just like a human would be clicking, and the Share would come from a share button, not from any 3rd party website...

    It could maybe even be done with a iMacro, but i'm a total noob with that. And then i doubt you could schedule the iMacro to run automatically whenever a new post is shared. In other words, to make a new post being publshed as the trigger which would make the iMacro Start and click those 10 buttons, you know, 2 for Google+, 2 for FB, 2 for Twitter, maybe 2 more for LinkedIn, Pinterest, etc.

    The shares would be done normally through a proper share button, and there would be no 3rd party involved. Makes sense... I think.
     
  10. Scorpion Ghost

    Scorpion Ghost Senior Member

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    Plus they would not be able to get you and punish you for that... How are they gonna get you? I mean, assuming you're smart enough to make that script which would preform such an action invisible in the sense that when someone visits your site and goes inspect element that they can't see it sitting there and figure out what it does...

    Oh man, i'm way out of my waters here... :p
     
  11. Scorpion Ghost

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    By the way, DEFINITELY facebook is limiting views when a share is made from a 3rd party site, even scheduled directly on FB...

    But not as you would think...

    Here is the pattern i've noticed on my 400 Likes Humor Page.

    1. Posting Directly to the page gets most views. [75-100]
    2. Scheduling Directly on Facebook gets less views, but still good. [50-75]
    3. Scheduling/Posting from a 3rd party site gets even less views. [20-50]
    4. Extra: When a link to my site is posted through Twitterfeed i get VERY FEW views. [5-10]

    These numbers are just average for posts with no likes and/or shares. If people like/share a post it gets more views, naturally.

    Basically, i don't know if the Number 4 is because i'm using Twitterfeed or becasue it's a link to an external site. I still didn't test that.

    Because ALL my other updates are Text or Picture, the only updates with External Links are the ones from my site which come in through Twitterfeed. So the extra "hiding" facebook does on those posts is either due to twitterfeed, or the external link, or both...

    Will see what happens, i'll probably try RSS Graffiti and see if it makes a difference...