How to Set Up Syndication of Your Blog Posts to Facebook - dummies

How to Set Up Syndication of Your Blog Posts to Facebook

By Amy Porterfield, Phyllis Khare, Andrea Vahl

Syndication tells NetworkedBlogs where you want your new blog posts to be posted in Facebook (and NetworkedBlogs can automatically tweet your new post, too). Syndication is a great tool to help you automate sending your blog content to Facebook and Twitter.

To set up your syndication, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to NetworkedBlogs.

  2. Click the Blogger Dashboard link in the top-right corner of the NetworkedBlogs application.

  3. If you’re using the application for the first time, click the Grant Permissions button.

    A pop-up window appears, asking you to allow the NetworkedBlogs app to post on your behalf and access your data. This request can look daunting, but the app is reputable.

  4. Click Allow.

    You see your Blogger dashboard.

  5. Click Syndication in the left sidebar.

    You see a drop-down menu with your blog and the places you want to send your post listed.

  6. From the drop-down menu, choose the blog you want to configure.

  7. Add Facebook targets and/or Twitter targets.


You can also customize the post by clicking the Customize Post button at the bottom of the Syndication page. You can specify whether to include an image. You can also choose whether you want to hide the NetworkedBlogs toolbar when people navigate to your post from the NetworkedBlogs link. The toolbar can make it easier for people to share, but the choice is up to you.

If you get stuck, the NetworkedBlogs application has a decent support page.

After you successfully configure your NetworkedBlogs application and post a new blog post, the application automatically sends the post to your Page or personal Profile. The post usually appears within a few minutes after you post to your blog, but we’ve seen it take as long as an hour. Just be patient if you don’t see it right away.

If you find that your blog post isn’t updated in the NetworkedBlogs application, you have to click a Pull Now button to find any new blog posts on your blog and bring them into the application. To do so, go to the Blogger dashboard, click the name of your blog on the dashboard, and then click the Pull Now button.