Facebook Poster User Guide

  1. About Facebook Poster
  2. Basic settings
  3. Advanced settings

About Facebook Poster

Facebook PosterFacebook Poster can automatically post content from your content feeds to your Facebook pages (private or business) and to your Facebook groups (public, private and secret). To start sharing content you need to set up a Facebook posting campaign.

To be able to create a Facebook 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.

Watch our quick user guide on how to create a posting campaign.

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Basic settings

You start creating your posting campaign with the addition of content feeds. You add them from Feeds Box, any of the content feeds generators. Or you can manually add your feeds in the posting campaign editor using the "Add new feeds" > "Import feeds" option. 

Note: all feeds you manually add to your posting campaigns are automatically added to your Feeds Box. Such feeds are considered "public feeds" and are subject to appropriate account limits.

As soon as content feeds are added you start to set up your campaign. You have two types of settings: Basic and Advanced. Only Basic settings are mandatory.

The first thing you have to do in Basic settings is to Authenticate your Facebook user. Press the  Authenticate button, follow the steps and grant our app all requested permissions.

As soon as your Facebook user is authenticated a " Send posts to" option will appear. In the drop-down menu, you will see a list of Facebook pages and groups you can make posts to. You can select only 1 posting destination if you have a Basic membership, and up to 3 - if you are on a paid membership. Same posts will be sent to all selected destinations simultaneously.

Please use the "Search" option if you have a long list of pages and groups. If you can't find any of your Facebook groups on the list, it is more likely that you haven't added our app to these groups.  See  quick tutorial on how to add RSS Ground app to your Facebook group.

Finally, you set a  posting interval - how often you wish to make posts. The minimum interval size you can set depends on your membership level: from once in "every 24 hours" for the Basic level, to "every 30 minutes" for the Business level.

If basic settings are enough for you, name your campaign and save it. 

All your Facebook posting campaigns are saved in the "Posting Campaigns" section of MY ACCOUNT. See our other user tutorial on how to manage your created posting campaigns.

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Advanced settings

Posting order - here you set the order in which content from your specified 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 from the feeds 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 content to your Facebook pages or groups, you are recommended to use the "Only new" option.

If you wish to ensure the gradual update of your Facebook pages and groups, 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: no matter what option was used in "Posting order", duplicate content will never be used for posting.

Enable recycling - this option will allow you to re-post already posted content over again. You can re-post the same item within the same posting campaign up to 5 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 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 filter keywords. Content which mentions at least one of the specified keywords in its title or description will be excluded from posting.

Add item's title to post - if checked, each item's title will be posted as a part of a post above image (as a part of a message). 

Add item's description to post - if checked, each item's description will be posted as a part of a post above image (as a part of a message). 

Add item's link to post - if checked, each item's link will be added to the post as a backlink to the original content source.

Use item's images and videos  if checked, all item's images (photos) and at least one video (if available) will be attached to the post. If not checked, the Facebook bot will automatically fetch an image from the original content source. 

Add custom text to post - specify your custom text (call to action, slogan, "read more" link, or else) to add to each Facebook post. The same text will be added to each post as a final phrase of a text message. Only plain text (no HTML) allowed in this field. URLs will be converted into links aromatically. Maximum length - 250 symbols. 

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

Use a random number of hashtags - set a range for a number of hashtags to be added to your posts. Maximum values 10-10. 

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.

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

Number of items to post – this option was deprecated. Right now you can post only one item at a time.

Advanced automation settings:

Advanced automation allows setting a flexible schedule to run your posting campaign.
For example, you can set to run your campaign only on weekdays, or avoid making posts at night time.
You can also set a delayed start of your campaign and date to automatically stop it.
Pay attention to a 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.

Well, now don't forget to name your posting campaign, otherwise, it will have a default generic name.

Example of a Facebook post with all content elements included:

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