How to automatically import blog posts to Twitter

We have learned how to automatically publicize and share to Twitter in a WordPress.com blog. In this post, we learn how to automatically publish posts to Twitter from a hosted WordPress blog. Before following the tutorial, be sure that you have set up a Twitter account and an RSS feed.

Instructions 

1.) Register a Twitterfeed account.

2.) After registering, login to your Twittefeed account and your Twitter account.

3.) In your Twitter Dashboard, click the Create New Feed button

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4.) Type your feed name in the Feed Name box, paste your RSS feed in the next box, and then click the Continue to Step 2 button. This will bring you to the Available Services of the Feed Publishing page. Notice that  Twitterfeed can also be integrated to Facebook,  Linkedin, Status net and Hellotxt.

5.) Select Twitter in the Available Services list. This will bring you to the New Twitter Service page.

6.) In the New Twitter Service page, select the click the Authenticate Twitter button. This will take you to a page where you will be asked to “Authorize Twittefeed to use your account. Now, click the Authorize App button. Your authenticated Twitter account name should appear in the Authenticated Twitter Account list box.

7.) Now, click Create Service button at the bottom-left of the page to finish.

After doing the steps above, everytime you posted a new article, it will be automatically imported as tweet in your Twitter account.

Getting your first exposure

If you have written a significant number of posts (20 or 30 maybe), the things that you should do next is to start promoting your blog. Here are the few things that you should do in your first three months of blogging.

1.) Submit your blog to search engines to get indexed. This is one of the really important things that you should do after a month or two of blogging. Although, according to blog experts, this has a very small impact for new blogs, but there is no harm in trying.  You should submit your blog to the three giant search engines: GoogleYahoo, and Bing.

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2.) Strengthen your links. One fast way to get indexed in a search engine is to get back links from other reputable blogs or websites. You won’t have a lot of back links in your first three months, but you can improve your internal links. Try to link as many as you can within your blog. Having three related posts link in each article is a good practice. Continue reading

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