Twitter Poster User Guide
About Twitter poster
To automatically share content from content feeds to your Twitter accounts you need to setup a Twitter posting campaign. With Twitter posting campaign you can make posts to one or several Twitter accounts.
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. However you should consider your membership level limits.
Here is an example of an automated Twitter post made by RSS Ground:
Watch this quick user guide on how to create and manage posting campaigns:
If you can't watch the above video tutorial, please read the text version.
Main Twitter posting campaign settings
'Twitter accounts' tab
First you need to choose what Twitter accounts you wish to make posts to. If this is your fist Twitter posting campaign and you never added Twitter accounts to any other posting campaign or if you simply wish to add another Twitter account for posting press "ADD NEW". Follow the steps and authenticate your Twitter account.
You can add several Twitter accounts to the same posting campaign and update them simultaneously.
To activate Twitter account for this posting campaign, make sure to press [II] icon.Your posting campaign will make same posts to all activated in this posting campaign Twitter accounts. And if you wish to make different posts to your different Twitter accounts you need to create different posting campaigns and activate needed Twitter accounts there.
When you done with activating Twitter accounts press NEXT.
In Settings tab you set up posting features. They are all optional and can be used by default.
First you name your posting campaign. Be specific, make sure you will recognize a needed posting campaign among others.
Include 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.
Exclude keywords - specify one or several content filter keywords. Content which mentions at least one of the specified keywords in its title or description will be excluded from posting.
Shorten links with – here you choose a service to shorten links in your Twitter posts. Some shorten services require API keys, make sure you obtained them before you choose needed shorten service in this posting campaign.
Post to accounts – here you set the order in which your activated Twitter accounts will be updated:
- All – all activated Twitter accounts will be updated simultaneously (same tweets will be posted to all Twitter accounts);
- Rotate – tweets will be posted to activated Twitter accounts by turns, to one Twitter account at a time;
- Random – with every campaign run tweets will be posted to a random Twitter account.
Posting mask – set the structure for your Twitter post:
%TITLE% - title of feed's article
%DESCR% - description of feed's article
%LINK% - backlink to original article.
By default it will be %TITLE% %DESCR% - %LINK%. You can add additional symbols to post mask, change the order of post elements, remove any element if you don't wish to use it.
Here you can also add hashtags, which will be added to each of your automated tweets. For example: #marketing
Post items - here set the order in which content from your specified feeds will be processed and selected for posting.
- Only new - only newly added content after the previous campaign run will be processed and posted.
- From newest to oldest - if there is no newly added content other not posted content from the feeds will be processed starting from the most recent.
- From oldest to newest - content will be processed and posted starting from the oldest.
- Randomly - a random content from specified feeds will be processed and posted.
If you wish to post only fresh content 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.
Number of items to post – here you set how many posts you want to make at a time. 2-2 means 2 posts with each posting campaign run. 1-3 means a random number of posts from 1 to 3 will be made. Random posts number can add a unique pattern to your posting activity, to make it look more like a human behavior.
After you are done with all posting campaign settings, including automation, press SAVE CAMPAIGN button.
Your Facebook posting campaigns will be save in My Account - Posting Campaigns section.
Find your posting campaigns under Twitter tab.