import blog post to facebook How To Import, Publish Blog Posts To FacebookAutomatically or manually publishing and importing a blog post to Facebook allows bloggers to tap into a massive social distribution channel. Facebook users can further assist in distributing your content by sharing articles and punching the “Like” button. Posting your blog articles to your site’s Facebook fan page or your personal Facebook profile represent two means by which your website can gain new subscribers. Below we’ve listed several ways you can manually or automatically publish to Facebook.


Import blog to Facebook Notes
facebook notes How To Import, Publish Blog Posts To FacebookThis is one of the easiest ways to automatically import your blog to Facebook. All you have to do is login to your Facebook profie, copy your website’s RSS address, and plug the RSS URL into your profile’s Facebook Notes app. This will pull your site’s feed every day to automatically import your blog articles and store them as Facebook Notes. Keep in mind that Facebook Notes will import whatever your feed displays. Thus, if you’ve setup your site’s RSS to grab the entire contents of every article, and not just an article’s excerpt, Facebook Notes will display the whole article too. This is not a great idea if you’re a blogger because Google and other search engines can index these Notes and push search traffic to your Facebook profile instead of your website. Moreover, each Facebook Note title links to its own URL and your original post link is buried at the bottom where no one can easily find it.

Is this solution easy to implement? – Yes
Automatic import to Facebook? – Yes
Do title links point to website? – No
Is this solution dependable? – Yes
Does it offer traffic statistics? – No


Import blog post to Facebook via third party apps
facebook apps How To Import, Publish Blog Posts To FacebookSocial sharing utilities like Ping.fm, Posterous, and NetworkedBlogs can allow customization and more control over how your content is distributed on Facebook. While this solution isn’t as simple to implement, adding such applications to your Facebook profile or fan page can give you access other desirable features. For instance, many of these applications allow you to track how many people visit your site via articles that are imported or shared on Facebook. Another added benefit is that, unlike the Facebook Notes solution, your imported article excerpt titles link to your website’s original article and not to Facebook. Because these imported article excerpts can only be found on a profile’s news feed or a fan page wall, and each excerpt does not have its own Facebook page, these excerpts are not indexed by search engines. Hence, you do not lose search traffic to Facebook with this particular solution.

Is this solution easy to implement? – No
Automatic import to Facebook? – Yes
Do title links point to website? – Yes
Is this solution dependable? – Yes
Does it offer traffic statistics? – Yes


Import blog post to Facebook via WordPress plugins
wordpress plugins How To Import, Publish Blog Posts To FacebookIf you have a WordPress blog there are several WP plugins that you can add to post articles to Facebook automatically. For the most part, you’ll just need to upload and install the plugin and then insert your Facebook login credentials so the plugin can push the content to your Facebook profile or fan page. WordPress plugins like WordBook, Gigya Socialize, and FT-FacePress-II are some of the more popular Facebook posting plugins. One caveat of this solution is that it your dependent on the plugin developer to keep it updated regularly to ensure that it continues to work with your version of WP. Let’s also not forget the potential for plugin compatibility issues that may arise.

Is this solution easy to implement? – Yes
Automatic import to Facebook? – Yes
Do title links point to website? – Yes
Is this solution dependable? – Not always
Does it offer traffic statistics? – Sometimes


Import blog post to Facebook via RSS
rss How To Import, Publish Blog Posts To FacebookThere are a few RSS applications (i.e. Social RSS) on Facebook that you can use to automatically import your site’s RSS feed to your Facebook fan page or personal profile. These applications require little effort to setup and practically no time is needed to maintain them. All you have to do is add the RSS app to your Facebook page or profile and then paste your site’s RSS address into where it says to do so. As new articles are published on your website, your feed will update and the RSS app will post an excerpt on Facebook.

Is this solution easy to implement? – Yes
Automatic import to Facebook? – Yes
Do title links point to website? – Yes
Is this solution dependable? – Not always
Does it offer traffic statistics? – Paid versions


Import blog post to Facebook via newsletter
newsletter How To Import, Publish Blog Posts To FacebookSome bloggers like to publish a weekly newsletter that contains a digest of that past week’s articles and other useful content. This solution may or may not link the titles of the promotion to your newsletter page. An email list is preferred for gaining followers versus Facebook, Twitter, or NetworkedBlogs because you have more control over it. That is, you don’t own Facebook fans and Twitter followers so if for some reason your account is purposefully or accidentally closed or deleted you lose all your subscribers. In contrast, an email list of subscribers can only fail if you allow it and email lists can be exported. Publishing daily newsletter articles to Facebook is not recommended as email marketing service charge you per campaign and therefore your costs will increase substantially. Another reason not to use a newsletter to post articles to Facebook is that your subscribers may take offense to a daily newsletter email and cancel their subscription.

Is this solution easy to implement? – Yes
Automatic import to Facebook? – No
Do title links point to website? – Yes
Is this solution dependable? – Yes
Does it offer traffic statistics? – Yes


Manually import blog post to Facebook
facebook share How To Import, Publish Blog Posts To FacebookIf you want total control over posting your website articles to your Facebook profile or fan page, you can manually add each article via a Facebook status update or a FB share button. To track how many clicks each posted article gets on Facebook, you can manually insert a shortened URL before you publish it on Facebook.

Is this solution easy to implement? – Yes
Automatic import to Facebook? – No
Do title links point to website? – Yes
Is this solution dependable? – Yes
Does it offer traffic statistics? – Yes

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