How to Twitter using RSS Feeds



How to Twitter using RSS Feeds

Simple uses for Really Simple Syndication (RSS)

RSS feeds are helpful for use with Twitter and other social networking sites. They can save you a considerable amount of time. Instead of sending an article that you have just written manually to your Twitter feed, you can use RSS feeds instead.

There are two options for sending your Helium articles directly to Twitter. The first is through your activities tab (under My Helium) and the other is using the RSS feed that is on your authors page.

Setting up an RSS feed is simple and can save you time. If you find a reliable service, they are accurate and will save you time.


Instructions

Step 1

Locate your Helium RSS feed

The first thing that you need to do is identify the location of your RSS feed on Helium. To do this, log into your Helium account, click on your user name and go to your About Me page. Once you have done this select your articles tab and you will see a small gray box that says «RSS Feed». It will look like this

Step 2

Review RSS for Accuracy

The easiest way to verify the accuracy of your RSS feed is to click on the RSS link in your profile (as shown above). When you select this command you should be taken to another screen that gives you an option to subscribe to the RSS field and shows the last articles that you have written. It will look like this:

Step 3

Find RSS feeder program

There are many examples of software online that will allow you to feed RSS feeds into your Twitter account at no charge. For the purposes of this demonstration we will use TwitterFeed. Sign up for a free account with them (or the feeder program of your choice). Once you have signed up at TwitterFeed you will see this screen:


Things Needed
• Twitter Account
• RSS link to Helium articles
• RSS link to Blog (if applicable)
• RSS feeder

Tips & Warnings
• Verify accuracy of RSS feed
• Avoid duplicates through proper setup
• Verify on Twitter for accuracy
• Avoid punctuation in titles

Category:


Comment: 3
  •  
    Cable  24.12.2015 22:37

    Thanks! Doreen. This information has been of great help to me.

  •  
    Thacher  18.03.2016 09:11

    Thank you so much for the help. I can’t tell clunky trucks from Twitter but now I can, thanks to you. Now I can start Twitting

  •  
    Wicksted  06.04.2016 15:35

    Great zone, Doreen. You make everything so easy, easy enough even for a non-techy! Thanks so much!


Add a comment

*

*

Text commentary: