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RSS Part 2: Feeds Sharing Value January 11, 2010

Filed under: Social Networking,Virtual Office Tools — Amber Whitener - Virtual IT Assistant @ 5:25 pm
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When Auto Messages Are OK

I realize that I am always talking about the fact that automating messages and social media is only a good sometimes. However, if there is something in your field of work that you are always searching, and always sharing, then RSS feeds are a fine use of automation technology.

Facebook is something that I, and most of you reading this, probably use every day. Because of my daily visits to facebook, I also visit my business fan page every day. Fan pages are an opportunity for businesses that are just now really beginning to be used effectively. There are apps being built every day to enhance our fun and experiences in connecting and sharing with one another. I used to Google and Bing the keywords: “business facebook fan page” at least once a day just to see what’s new and how people are taking advantage of this opportunity.

Consistency Pays Off

When you are in any industry, no matter what it is, you have to keep an eye on the competition to make sure that you are the best at what you do! 😉 In the technology world, that is now constantly meshing with the social world, this is more true than ever. You have to love it and stay on top of it!

Once I figured out how to setup an RSS feed of a search for my keywords, then I used an app called RSS Graffiti RSS Graffiti to feed the posts into my Business 2.0 page on facebook for me and my fans to get the latest news on facebook fan pages for business! Because of sharing and being consistent about sharing, my fans have steadily inclined by about 15 – 20 a week since I set it up. What excites me about this is that these are people who are just genuinely interested about fan pages for business and I have earned new clients, been able to help other businesses, and been able to share what I am doing at my business through this site.

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RSS Part 1: Feeds of Search Results January 4, 2010

Filed under: Virtual Office Tools — Amber Whitener - Virtual IT Assistant @ 10:00 am
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Need a service that constantly searches Bing or Google Blogs for updated information about any topic and automatically posts the news to your Facebook Fan Page?

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No matter what industry you are in, you MUST keep up with the competition in order to compete. RSS feeds of search results can keep updated information on any topic; anything you’d want to stay up to date with and then share with an RSS address.

How to get RSS Feeds for search results feed according to

Bing:

– run your web or news search at the Bing Search Engine
– add the text ‘&format=rss’ to the url
– copy the full url into your RSS Reader.

How to get RSS Feeds for search results feed according to

Google Blogs:

– run your web or news search at the Google Blogs Search
– find the RSS icon in your browser
– subscribe to your RSS Search.

Stay tuned for next week’s post: RSS Part 2: Feeds Adding Value (a bit of automation for your Social Network)

Skill level: Intermediate. You must already have an RSS reader setup and knowledge of subscribing and retrieving your feeds.

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