📹 What Are RSS Auto-Importers & How Do I Set Them Up?
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Importing your content from RSS feeds, podcasts, YouTube channels, and blogs just got more fun with RSS Auto Importer 😝
By the end of this article, you'll have learned how to automate your social to a whole new level!
In This Article
- Video Walkthrough
- What Does It Mean To Auto-Import from RSS?
- How Can I Turn On RSS Auto-Import?
- Setting Up General Options
- Setting Up Advanced Options
- How To Pause Imports
- What Is The Pricing For RSS Auto-Importer?
- How Do I Get More RSS Auto-Importers?
What Does It Mean To Auto-Import from RSS?
The RSS Importer feature allows you to automatically schedule and publish blog posts from your favorite blogs.
You can choose to import a single post or in bulk.
💫For example, if you're a Real Estate Agent and you wanted to add more value to your followers, you can set up the RSS Auto-Importer for an interior design blog that showcases beautiful homes similar to those you are selling.
You can set the RSS Auto-Importer to publish content, with a customizable call to action, on a time and day you think would close the deal, or generate the greatest interest to book a viewing with you. You can also add keywords, for example, 'Town House', which will only automatically Queue blog articles which mention Town House 💪all without lifting a finger!
Note: If a new post is published on a blog it's expected that the post won't publish to your Social Profiles immediately. SmarterQueue will automatically check your RSS Feeds once every 10 minutes and will import any new posts that are found.
How the magic works...
- Set up your RSS Auto-Imports quickly and easily (steps below)
- Each time a blog post is published to the blog you've selected during set up, a post will be created and Queued automatically
- The post is automatically customized
- And published at the time you've set on your Posting Plan
- You can even add keywords like 'Latest News' if you don't want to Queue and post everything from the blog you've selected
How Can I Turn On RSS Auto-Import?
1. Firstly, go to 'Find Content':
Setting Up General Options
Firstly, select 'On' under 'Auto-Import'.
The General Options available are going to be:
- Add New Posts To (Bottom of Queue, Top Of Queue, Save As Draft, Publish ASAP).
Setting Up Advanced Options
You will see a tab for Advanced Options. This increases the functionality you can get out of your Import.
The options are...
- Add Old Posts To - If you want to Bulk Import all previous posts on the feed.
- Add Text Before The Article's Title - What appears before the link in each post
- Add Text After The Article's Title - What appears after the link in each post
- Recycle Posts - One Time Post, Or Evergreen
- Would You Like These Posts To Expire
- Image Options - (Remove Images, Use Existing Images, Add Images From Links where missing)
After going through the options you can click save and your Feed is now turned on. It is already pulling those posts and when a new one goes live it will add it to based on your selected preferences.
Note: Facebook does not allow auto-generated posts to contain auto-filled captions. As a result, any auto-imported posts for Facebook profiles will only contain a link preview, and no post text. This also means any Prefix and Suffix text that you save will not be added to the post. You can always edit the post in your Queue after it has been auto-imported, and add any post text that you wish.
How To Pause Imports
If you want to pause your import for any reason you can do this through your Pause Preferences.
Simply select Pause All Auto Imports and when you are ready to turn them back on select Unpause
What Is The Pricing For RSS Auto-Importer?
- Agency Plan will be able to have up to 25 RSS auto-importers (25 different RSS feeds)
- Business Plan will be able to have up to 5 RSS auto-importers
- Solo Plan will be able to have up to 2 RSS auto-importers
- Custom Plan will be able to select 2, 5, 10, 25 and 50
For more information, please visit the Pricing Page.
How Do I Get More RSS Auto-Importers?
You can 'add on' more RSS Auto-Importers if you like, for example, you may be on our Solo Plan and want to have 5 RSS feeds pulling automatically into your Queue instead of from just two sources.
To add on more, please check out How Do I Upgrade? All you need to do is check out again by selecting the drop-down on a 'Custom Plan'.