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IFTTT Poster User Guide

Automated posting through IFTTT integrations
Mike Gerrard
Updated 7 months ago
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About IFTTT Poster

IFTTT PosterIFTTT Poster automatically shares content from your content feeds to IFTTT applets where RSS Ground service is set as a trigger (If This).

To start sharing content you need to set up an IFTTT posting campaign and then create an IFTTT applet.

To be able to create an IFTTT 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.

See the user guide on how to set up an applet with RSS Ground as a trigger.

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

To add content 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.

Process feeds' 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, you are recommended to use the Only new option.

If you wish to ensure gradual and continuous posting, you are recommended to use the 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 the  Random option.

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

Enable recycling - this option allows 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 that 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 section is optional, but you can use advanced settings to customize your posts.

Note: before you proceed to IFTTT applet settings, you need to create and save your IFTTT posting campaign. See the user guide on how to set up an applet with RSS Ground as a trigger.

Use <category> as hashtag - some content feeds utilize <category> code tag that may contain original content tags and blog categories. You can apply this option to automatically use these tags as hashtags in your post.

Hashtags pool - here you can specify a pool of up to 100 hashtags that will be added to your posts. Up to 10 random hashtags can be added to each post at a time.

Use a random number of hashtags - set a range for the number of hashtags to be added to your posts. Maximum values 10-10. This range is also applied to the Use <category> as hashtag option.

With the help of hashtags pool and number randomization, you can set to add a random number of random hashtags to your posts. 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" link, or else) to add to each post. The same text will be added to each post as a final phrase.

Append post links - append any tag or parameter to links. This can be any affiliate ID, tracking tags, or anything else. For example: ?utm_source=feeds&utm_campaign=ifttt

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.

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In the Automation section, you set the posting campaign timing: how often your posting campaign should make posts. Advanced automation settings allow 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, and 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.

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Useful articles:

What is a posting campaign

How to create a posting campaign

Setting up a posting campaign the best way

Posting campaign automation settings

Managing posting campaigns and reading posting campaign log

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