Using wordpress and ping.fm to update social networks
Update: ping.fm is pretty much dead. use the twitterfeed method here instead
automatic facebook twitter myspace linkedin and other status updates from wordpress blog posts using your rss feed
This will teach you how to setup your wordpress blog to send automatic status updates to all your social networks every time you make a post.
what you need:
- a wordpress blog
- social network accounts
the first thing to do is to setup your twitter account, facebook account, myspace, etc. once they are all setup with friends then
- log in to http://ping.fm
- go to rss feeds
- put in the address of the rss feed from your site
once that is setup your wordpress blog is set to send ping.fm a message when you post.
- log back into ping.fm
- goto ‘add network’
- add the ones you have
this is a great way to drive some traffic to your site, especially when you make decent content that people want to read. combined with a little SEO and a good choice of words then you will see the benefits in a few days to a week.
remeber not to spam post. people will find you and will add you on their own. just make your content interesting and it will happen.