Adding your blog or RSS feed to a facebook fan page.

UPDATE: This method no longer works. I will post a new method soon

It can be a complete pain keeping up with every social media website. Facebook, Buzz, Twitter – it’s a miracle if I get any work done at all just trying to keep everything up to date… If you are not diligent, fan pages can start to get out of date very quickly.

Fortunately there are some way to make your life that bit easier. Instead of having to post both to Facebook and your blog, you can set up Facebook to automatically import your blog posts from a rss feed, reducing the number of things to worry about by one.

This is incredibly easy to do, requires no effort or technical knowledge – it only requires adding your blog address to a single form to get it to work. The only challenge is that Facebook have not exactly made it clear how to find this simple setting…


Confusingly, the way you add a blog to a fan page is different from the way you add it to a personal profile. If you wish to add a blog to your personal facebook page, check out this tutorial on ehow.com. If you want to add your blog to a fan page, read on…..

Step 1

Sign into Facebook with a profile that has admin privileges for the page you want to add your blog to and navigate to the fan page.

Step 2

Click on the “Edit Page link”



Step 3

Scroll down to the Notes application and click on the “Edit” link. If the notes application is not there you will have to add it using the more applications link at the bottom of the page.

Step 4

On the right hand side there will be a link entitled “import a blog”. Click on it.



Step 5

Enter the url of the rss feed for your blog. For most blogs, this will simply be the address of your blog’s home page. Click the “Start Importing” Button.



Step 6

If you have entered the correct url for your blog, a preview your blog posts will appear. If you are happy with the import, click “confirm import”.

Now whenever you post on your blog, a new note will be posted on you fan pages wall, meaning that your fan page is kept up to date and relevant.



If you liked this article you might like to read the follow-up article, Add your business to Bing Local Listing maps in the UK.

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16 Comments

  1. Dalton

    Thanks, great tutorial! Worked like a charm.

  2. Fuad NAHDI

    Excellent. I never thought of this way to auto update my fb fan page from my blog.

    Thanks

  3. Wendy

    I did this but it wouldn’t automatically pull it to the fan page. If I stopped import and started again, it would. Weird. Also, it publishes as a Note and didn’t show my website.

    Now I’m trying networkedblogs to import. I like the format better but am having the same problem that it won’t automatically publish to the wall of the fan page. Aggravating. Know any fixes?

    • Alex Taylor

      I’m afraid it will always publish as a note – one of the limitations of doing it this way. Have you made sure that the notes application has permission to write to the wall? That might be why it isn’t posting. The blog will only be checked very hour or so, meaning that it might take a bit of time for a post to appear after the initial import.

  4. Jake

    You rock my man! Although the import blog link has changed to Edit import settings.

    Thanks a million!!

  5. June

    Ok, I followed this to a T. I am entering the url for my blog, however Facebook is saying that the import failed, “we couldn’t find a feed using the url you provided”. I am entering the correct url. Do you have any suggestions to this problem?

  6. Bethany

    Thanks for this, it was very helpful. Should these updates be showing up in the fans’ News Feed updates? I just created it so as of right now I’m the only *fan* but it’s not showing up in my own news feed.

  7. Suzanne

    Thank you!!! it was driving me crazy, but seems to be working fine!

  8. Tiff

    Hi there, Thank you for the easy to follow instructions. I am also getting message that “We couldn’t find a feed using the url you provided”. Any advice about what/why this is and how to get around it please? Thanks

  9. Erik

    @Tiff: be sure you’re using one of the URL formats described on the WordPress “feeds” page: http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Feeds

  10. Samantha Evans

    This doesn’t work for our wordpress website that is a bloog. This doesn’t work for our RSS feed.

  11. Janessa Lantz

    Thanks for sharing this, saved me so much time.

  12. Alex Taylor

    It seems like a lot of people are having issues importing rss feeds into notes. See http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=2347471856&topic=11280 for more information. However it seems to be working for me at the moment at least. It it probably worth just trying and hoping that facebook will sort itself out soon….

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