#HootTip: Set up Your RSS and Atom Feeds in your #Hootsuite Dashboard

The key to a great social media strategy is sharing great content, whether you discover it online or create it yourself. Either way, content curation can be a time-consuming process. Luckily, HootSuite’s ability to integrate RSS and Atom feeds from any blog  into your dashboard means that sharing great content to your social networks happens automatically, saving you both time and effort.

Here’s How

  1. In launch menu on the left of your dashboard, select the Settings (gear) icon and choose RSS/Atom.Screen Shot 2014-02-12 at 11.39.17 AM

  2. Under RSS/Atom in the pop-up, select the + iconScreen Shot 2014-02-12 at 11.40.48 AM polaroid
  3. In the pop-up that appears, enter the required information. First, type or paste the RSS/Atom URL under “Feed URL.”
  4. Then, select a profile from which you would like the RSS/Atom feed to post and how often HootSuite will check for new posts.
  5. Now, choose how many posts will occur at one time. If you want to set a standard message to go out with your RSS/Atom feed, fill in the optional  “Prepend text to each message” field. Not sure what to add? Try an intro to your blog or a hashtag.
  6. Finally, choose a URL shortener from the drop-down menu and select “Save Feed.” Screen Shot 2014-02-12 at 11.53.48 AM

Note: If you ever wish to delete your RSS/Atom feeds, first select the Settings icon and choose RSS/Atom. Click the Delete (garbage can) icon next to the Rss/Atom feed you would like to delete. Click OK.

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