Manage RSS feeds with HootSuite

By Chris Trottier | 5 years ago | 23 Comments

HootSuite has a few nifty tricks up its sleeve for managing RSS feeds. Here are a few things you may or may not know about feeding RSS with HootSuite:

Pause a Feed

We’ve made it possible to pause your feeds with HootSuite — with a click of a button. In the RSS/Atom section of your settings, simply press the pause button. Press play if you want it to resume. We’d like to think that the hardest thing about this is wrapping your mind around how easy it is.

HootSuite with RSS Feeds

Private Analytics

When you feed your RSS content into HootSuite, rest easy knowing the analytics are private. Your competition can’t peek at your numbers. Unlike other Twitter RSS services that depend on third parties for their URL analytics, HootSuite integrates both RSS and analytics in one app. This means better security for you (and less intel for competitors).

Multiple Accounts

We’ve saved the best tip for last. With HootSuite, multiple Twitter profiles can have access to one RSS feed. You can choose which accounts have access, and when they have it. One RSS feed can be configured to send to all your accounts, a few of them, or just one.

Here at HootSuite, we have tested many helpful ways to integrate RSS feeds with Twitter. However, we’re only scratching the surface. What tips do you have?

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Ryan
Ryan

Is there a way to have a separate view of just RSS? I don't want this linked into my Facebook and Twitter networks. Does anyone know?

albert
albert

Can you tell when twittersearch RSS atom feeds will be supported again?

They stopped working end of december 2010

Thanks

Nathan
Nathan

This is a great feature to have, it makes it much better than tweetdeck!

shane
shane

This is a great feature and one I was looking forward to using... however, it does not appear to work. I've setup the same RSS feed on an email service and it works fine, so I know the RSS feed is fine... What am I missing? this would be a great feature.

Blogger
Blogger

Thanks again for a nice site.

Mark
Mark

When you auto-feed an RSS to twitter, why can you not have this automatically update your facebook status as well?

Scott Griffith
Scott Griffith

Support for Facebook and Linked In are great! I've scheduled tweets with you since I started.

1. Can you also add support for Facebook Fan Pages- or how do I do it if possible?

2. Also, are you working on a version for Blackberry?

Thanks, Scott

cantubury
cantubury

@John

thanks for the heads up on RSSCloud and PubSubHubBub . never heard of them will check them out

Nate Williams
Nate Williams

Great feature ... when do you anticipate supporting twitter lists?

Jeff
Jeff

Hi all--

If you're having issues with your RSS feeds, please drop by our Get Satisfaction forum for assistance: http://getsatisfaction.com/hootsuite

Our support team can help you out.

--Jeff

LadySivitri
LadySivitri

How long does it take the RSS feed to kick in? I had it checking every hour, many new items, and hadn't gotten anything published four hours later.

Having an half-hour check would be great, and an option to not post the link.

miamiman
miamiman

My RSS are not feeding. What can the problem be?

Jarrod
Jarrod

What about a shrink text button? Is that in the works? I love the shrink URL, but I miss my shrink text button.

David cruz
David cruz

It's the perfect solution for ppl who want to automatically tweet their blog posts.

Also great for ppl who run multiple blogs & manage

multiple Twitter accounts. Hootsuite makes it

so easy & organised. Thanks a bunch folks!

Joyce
Joyce

Great so far. How about adding the ability to set up the times for automated posting? For example, we have an account that multiple people post to through out the day, but we'd like to have the account RSS-fed overnight. Rather than having someone turn the feed on and off each day, why not let us just set it to operate between 10PM and 6AM (or whatever hours we choose). Even better would be: ON from 10PM to 6AM during the week and ON all of the time over the weekends. Now that would be sweet!

Vincent Sanchez
Vincent Sanchez

After watching you today, Im a fan now. I enjoy your company and wish to stay a part of it. I'm into church as well. Thank you

Neal Rauhauser
Neal Rauhauser

@becky grant

I run multiple Twitter accounts - one is the real me, another is for public service announcements, a third is a testbed for the public server stuff. I think they'd prefer you not have N+1 sock puppets, but there are legitimate reasons for having a multifaceted presence there.

becky grant
becky grant

Isn't having multiple twitter accounts against the TOS? Anyway, Why would you want to RSS feed your twitter? Are you trying to gain more friends? I never really understood that lol

John
John

This is a great feature that I've been using for a while now. However, is there anyway to speed up when the rss feed actually posts to twitter. An hour is too long. Maybe add RSSCloud and PubSubHubBub protocol integration? Just an idea

alyssa
alyssa

I am subscribed to so many blogs it is ridiculous, this seems like a great way to manage them all thenks

SKI
SKI

Most excellent. Maybe this will bring us to the tipping point on RSS acceptance. Thanks guys!

-ski