If you have a website with many articles and posts want to post to Twitter, you may not want to post the feed one by one as it could take too long. You can actually automate your Twitter feed in such case. There are some apps or services can help you auto-post your blog or website updates to Twitter.
OK, let’s start with the basic business of queuing up tweets so that they’re sent at a specified time. SocialOomph allows you to type a 140-character tweet in the normal way.
You can then choose when it’s sent, either by setting a delay in minutes, hours, days or weeks, or specifying a particular date and time.
A basic account is free and can handle multiple Twitter profiles should you have more than one online persona.
Upgrade to a paid Professional account and you can access extra features like enabling automatic follow backs and automatic DMs to new followers – we don’t recommend the latter as many people find it annoying.
A Professional account also lets you schedule updates to other services including Facebook and LinkedIn.
This is short for Deliver It. Dlvr.it supports blog publishing to all the popular social networks – including Twitter – and you can also route your post to different social networks based on keywords or tags associated with that post. They have a workaround to publish RSS feed to Google Plus as well though it’s not officially supported.
IFTTT is the newest kid in the block that can do much more than just publishing your blog to Twitter. You create “recipes” around your RSS feed and then trigger tasks based on content of your feed items. Not as straightforward as Twitter Feed or Dlvr.it but extremely powerful.
One of the great things about Twitter is the ability to share things you find on the web – a particularly fascinating TechRadar feature, for example.
But if you come across several interesting stories in the course of your surfing it’s not good to send out a sudden flurry of tweets all at once.
The answer to this problem is Buffer; it’s available as a plug-in for Chrome, Firefox and Opera, as well as apps for Android and iPhone.
5. Twitter Feed
Twitter Feed – You can use Twitter Feed to publish your blog feed to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn simultaneously. It even lets you publish the same RSS feed to multiple Twitter accounts in one go. Twitter Feed is part of Bitly, the popular URL shortener service, but you can also use other URL shortening services as well.
HootSuite is a jack-of-all-trades social media updater that can schedule updates to many services including Google+, MySpace and WordPress, as well as the usual suspects.
There are free and paid versions for your choice with HootSuite. Browser plug-ins are available too.
How do you know if your tweets are reaching the right people, or indeed if they’re reaching anyone at all?
Tweriod might be able to help. It can tell how far your Twitter tweets reached. Like the HootSuite, Tweriod offers both free and premium versions, with the free version you can have the fairly basic features and only allows you one analysis per month.
Do you use any of the above services to post your blog and websites feeds and updates to Twitter? Which is your favorite?