Importing WordPress Blog into Facebook Fan Page

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  • #421916

    bocraw
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    Hey…I just saw this really cool video that shows how to automatically import your blog into Facebook notes:

    http://wordpress.tv/2009/07/22/import-your-wordpress-blog-into-facebook/

    I was able to do it for my personal blog with no problem. But does anyone know if this can be done on a “Fan Page”? e.g.:http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Armchair-Anglers-Podcast/169581722042?v=app_2373072738&ref=ts#/pages/The-Armchair-Anglers-Podcast/169581722042?v=wall&ref=ts

    The blog I need help with is armchairanglers.wordpress.com.

    #422216

    glad1at0re
    Member

    I have the same question. Very useful feature and it would be even better if we could use it on a “fan page”.

    #422217

    raincoaster
    Member

    Why not ask the developers of the Notes app? This isn’t a WordPress issue.

    #422219

    glad1at0re
    Member

    Good idea, I will

    #422237

    If anyone is still looking, I was trying to figure out the same info and everyone said it was complicated… it’s not. Log into Facebook and go to your fan page. Then click on the edit page button below the pic box in the top left corner. Scroll down to the applications and look for notes and click edit. Then click on the import blog and put in your info. It’s the exact same as doing it for your personal profile, just under the fan page editing area. Hope this helps!

    #422241

    mythrider
    Member

    bocraw, thanks for the video tip!

    #422242

    bocraw
    Member

    You are welcome mythrider. The only disadvantage to doing that is that it messes up your stats on your blog since people do not view your post directly on your wordpress page.

    Thanks for the kind words of encouragement on my blog!

    #422243

    greenlasagna
    Member

    It doesn’t mess up your stats if you do a snippet with the “Read More” going directly to your WP blog.

    #422244

    bocraw
    Member

    Greenlasagna…mine pulls the entire post in to FB even though I use the “more” tag in the post.

    #422248

    jwmay1974
    Member

    So I saw once I did the steps listed above it pulled all my current posts to my FB fan page. So now, do I have to continually do a pull every time I make a new post on my blog or is there a way to auto update from now on? I’ve tried every plugin I could and still no go. The best I could get was to post directly to my personal profile. If I have to pull manually every post, does it just update the 1 new post or try to import all posts again?

    Thanks

    #422249

    timethief
    Member

    Bottom line: this isn’t a wordpress.COM issue.

    #422250

    raincoaster
    Member

    By the way, now that Facebook is open to Google, posting your entire post on FB means that Google and other search engines will drastically downgrade your blog, considering it to be spam.

    I use Getsociallive.com and the Networked Blogs application, both of which only post snippets and thumbnails. And FB is my #2 referrer.

    #422261

    globalcnp
    Member

    elitepropertyshop, Thank you so much for the tip!!!

    #422262

    globalcnp
    Member

    Hi raincoaster,

    I couldn’t find the Networked Blogs application on Getsociallive.com. Did they change that recently?

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    #422263

    timethief
    Member

    I’m wondering if everyone who gas posted here has read what raincoaster said. Creating duplicate content can result in slaughtering your blog’s PageRank.
    http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=66359

    #422264

    bocraw
    Member

    There is a suitable alternative that ENHANCES your blog stats instead of detracting from them. I use the FB application RSS Graffiti for both a fan page and my personal page. (Actually, just switched my personal page today).

    Here is the link: http://www.facebook.com/#/apps/application.php?id=45439413586&ref=mf

    I tried several RSS applications in FB before settling on this one. I have used it for weeks with the Fan Page and had no issues. It post a snipits of your WP posts to your wall– but friends have to click the link and go to your blog to view the whole article. It is perfect. Happens automatically.

    Hope this helps. Glad I can finally contribute a useful tip to the forum considering how many questions I’ve posted.

    #422265

    timethief
    Member

    Thanks for sharing that. :)

    #422266

    bassitone
    Member

    @globalcnp Networked Blogs and GetSocial are completely different. GetSocial is a bit of code you put into your posts for the share toolbar, while Networked Blogs is an app on Facebook itself

    #422267

    raincoaster
    Member

    Networked Blogs still works on Facebook. My main point was that you shouldn’t import the entire post, but rather a snippet and a link to point people to your actual blog. Yes, fewer people will read it on Facebook, but this avoids the unintended side-effect of search engines downgrading you for duplicate material. ANY Facebook app that lets you post a snippet and a link will do this. Importing the entire post is now a very bad idea, since Facebook is now transparent to search engines. It didn’t used to be this way.

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