Twitter Poster User Guide

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

About Twitter Poster

Twitter PosterTwitter poster allows to automatically share content from content feeds to your Twitter accounts, as 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.

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 manually 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.

First thing you have to do in Basic settings is to add one or several of your Twitter accounts. Use Add new Twitter account option. Press the "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" drop-down 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 Twiter accounts to retweet your main post. Use the " Retweet to" option.

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

Please use the "Search" option if you have a long list of authenticated Twitter accounts.

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 Twitter 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 Twitter accounts, you are recommended to use the "Only new" option.

If you wish to ensure the gradual update of your Twitter accounts, 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 to re-post already posted content over again. You can re-post the same item within the same posting campaign up to 5 times. 

"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 which mentions at least one of the specified keywords in its title or description will be excluded from posting.

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 with both posting methods to make sure which one better work 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 links with - 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. However, you can choose not to shorten your links and Twitter will shorten them automatically.

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.

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