Twitter Poster User Guide

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

About Twitter Poster

Twitter PosterTwitter Poster automatically shares content from content feeds to your Twitter accounts, making tweets or retweets. To start sharing content you need to set up a Twitter posting campaign.

To be able to create a Twitter 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 Twitter accounts, you are recommended to use Only new option.

If you wish to ensure the gradual update of your Twitter accounts, 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 Twitter accounts. Press Authenticate button, follow the steps, and grant our app all requested permissions. Advanced posting settings will help to customize your Twitter posts. 

The first thing you have to do is to add one or several Twitter accounts. Use the  Add new Twitter account option. Press Authenticate button, follow the steps, and grant our app all requested permissions. If you add several Twitter accounts at a time make sure you log out from the previous account to authenticate another one.

We save all your ever authenticated accounts and you can find them in the Tweet to dropdown menu. So you can simply select a needed Twitter account from there. 

In each posting campaign, you can select only one Twitter account to make posts to. However, you can also select two other Twitter accounts to retweet your main post. Use the Retweet to option.

Note: the retweet option is not available for Basic membership users.

Advanced settings are optional. 

Posting method - you can send your posts to Twitter in two ways.

  • Only link - we will send only a content link to your Twitter account, and Twitter will automatically compile the post.
  • All post elements – will allow you to edit post mask. You can add, remove or change the order for the main post elements:
  •   %TITLE% - content title
      %DESCR% - content description 
      %LINK% - backlink to the content homepage

By default it will be: %TITLE% %DESCR% - %LINK%. You can also add short text or some symbols to post mask. But remember, your post (tweet) should not exceed 280 symbols. This includes title, description, link and your additional symbols.

Note: It is not allowed to use any hashtags in the Posting mask. They all will be automatically removed.

Read more about posting mask

We recommend making test tweets using both posting methods to make sure which one better works with your content feeds.

Examples of the same auto tweets made with different methods:

"All post elements" method:

Only link" method:

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

Use a random number of hashtags - set a range for a number of hashtags to be added to your tweets. 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. 

Note: according to the Twitter Quality Policy they don’t like when you manipulate with hashtags and add the same hashtags in your tweets over and over again. We strongly recommend  using a sufficient pool of hashtags to ensure their randomization in order to avoid penalties from Twitter.

Shorten & track links - here you can choose to shorten links in your tweets with one of the shortening services. Some shorten services may require your personal API keys. Bit.ly shorten service also allows you to use tags with its short URLs. This will allow you to filter these short URLs in your Bit.ly account.

However, you can choose not to shorten your links and Twitter will shorten them automatically.

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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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