Telegram Poster User Guide

  1. About Telegram Poster
  2. Content settings
  3. Posting settings
  4. Automation settings

About Telegram Poster

Telegram Poster

Telegram Poster automatically shares content from your content feeds to public and private Telegram channels and groups. 

To use the Telegram Poster you need to have:
1. Telegram app installed on your phone or desktop.
2. At least one Telegram channel or group. Guide.
3. Telegram bot added to at least one channel or group. Guide.

To be able to create a Telegram posting campaign you need to sign up for any of RSS Ground membership plans.

You can have one or several posting campaigns running simultaneously depending on your membership level limits.

See the user guide on how to create a posting campaign.

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Content

In the Content section, you add your content feeds. And Advanced settings will fine-tune the algorithm of selecting the content from the feeds for the next post.

To add feeds to your posting campaign press Add content. Use the Import feeds option to manually add one or several content feeds. Your feeds will be added to this posting campaign and automatically saved to your Feeds Box.

If you already have your feeds saved in the Feeds Box, use the  From Feeds Box option.  

Note: you can use up to 10 content feeds in one posting campaign.

Advanced settings are optional.

Post items - here you set the order in which content from your feeds will be processed and selected for posting.

  • Only new - only content newly added after the previous campaign run will be posted.
  • From newest to oldest - if there is no newly added content, most fresh but not yet posted content will be posted.
  • From oldest to newest - content will be posted starting from the oldest.
  • Randomly - random content from specified feeds will be posted.

If you wish to post only recent news to your Telegram channels or groups, you are recommended to use Only new option.

If you wish to ensure the gradual update of your Telegram channels or groups, you are recommended to use From newest to oldest option.

If you make posts from content feeds where timestamp does not matter, for example, product feeds or affiliate feeds, you may use Random option.

Note: Posting campaign uses one feed's item for one post at a time, and no matter what option was used in the  Post items option, duplicate content will never be used for posting, unless you use recycling.

Enable recycling - this option will allow you to re-post already posted content over again. 

Re-post items - you can set a limit to re-post the same content up to 5 times or choose Indefinitely - to re-post the same content an unlimited number of times. 

The "recycling" option can be good for affiliate product feeds, or other content feeds where unique content is not a priority. Please use this option very carefully. Social networks don't like duplicate content.

Post only items with these keywords - specify one or several content filter keywords. Only content which mentions at least one of the specified keywords in its title or description will be posted.

Don't post items with these keywords - specify one or several content filter keywords. Content that mentions at least one of the specified keywords in its title or description will be excluded from posting.

Don't post items without images - some content feeds may contain items that don't have any images in them. This option will allow you to ignore such items.

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Posting

In the Posting section, you authenticate your Telegram bot and specify Telegram channels and groups. Advanced posting settings will help to customize your Telegram posts. 

To authenticate your Telegram bot. Press the Authenticate button, add your Telegram bot token and again press Authenticate.

How to create a bot and get token

As soon as your Telegram token is authenticated, you will see an option Send posts to. This is a dropdown with a list of Telegram channels and groups where your bot was added. If you don't see a needed channel or group in the list, please go there remove your Telegram bot and then add it again. Then press Authenticate once again. 

Also, you can manually add your group or channel using the option Other channel /group in the dropdown. Read more about this option

You can make posts to only one channel or group from the posting campaign. If you wish to make posts to several channels or groups, you need to set up a separate posting campaign for each one of them.

Advanced settings are optional.

Add item's title to post - item's title will be added to the post.

Add item's description to post - item's description will be added to the post. There is a limit of 1000 symbols for posts with images and 4000 symbols for posts without images.

If you wish to make long text posts, don't check the Use item's image option. Your telegram posts will contain only text with up to 4000 symbols.

Add item's link to post - item's link will be added to the post. And you can also set an anchor text for this link.

Enable first link preview - you can allow Telegram to use the first link from your post and pull an image from there to use it in the widget below your post.

Hashtags pool - here you can specify a pool of up to 100 hashtags that will be added to the post in random order. Up to 10 hashtags can be added at once.

Use a random number of hashtags - set a range for a number of hashtags to be added to the image caption. Maximum values 10-10.

With the help of hashtags pool and number randomization, you can add a random number of random hashtags to image captions. This can be useful for content promotion and optimization. If you don't want to use randomization, just set the random number range equal to the number of hashtags used, like 3-3.

Add custom text to post - specify your custom text (call to action, slogan, "read more", or else). The same text will be added to each post. You can use plain text or HTML here. Maximum length -250 symbols.

Append post links - append any tag or parameter to the links in your Telegram post. This can be any affiliate ID, tracking tags, or anything else. For example:  ?utm_source=telegram&utm_campaign=rssground

You can append not only link parameters, but also link fragments. If you add a fragment (  #your_fragment), make sure you enter it with the "hash" symbol (#), otherwise, it will be counted as a parameter (?your_fragment).

Read more about query strings and fragments.

Note: as it was said, there is a limit to the number of symbols that can be posted. This number includes the symbols used for the item's title, item's description, item's link with an appendix, hashtags, and custom text. If the limit is reached, the length of the posted text will be automatically shortened.

Example of a Telegram post with all content elements included:

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Automation

In the Automation section, you set your posting campaign timing: how often your posting campaign should make posts. Advanced automation settings allow implementing a more flexible schedule for your posting campaign.

Run posting campaign - how often you wish to make posts. The minimum time interval between posts depends on your membership level: from once "every 24 hours" for the Basic level, to "every 30 minutes" for the Business level.

Advanced settings are optional.

Here you can set to run your campaign only on weekdays ( Days to run campaign) or avoid making posts at night time ( Time to run campaign).
You can also set a delayed start of your campaign and date to automatically stop it.
Pay attention to the  time zone setting. By default, your local (set on your computer) time zone is selected. But you can choose any time zone to adjust your posting campaign timing.

Read more about posting campaign automation

When you are done with settings, press SAVE. Now you can find your posting campaign in the Posting Campaigns section of your RSS Ground account. You can add or remove feeds, edit your campaign when you need. Also you can view the posting camping log to monitor its performance. See the links below for more information.

Useful links:

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