If you are currently importing your blog into Facebook using the Notes application, you’ve probably seen the following notice when logging into Facebook:
Changes to How You Share Content in Notes – You currently automatically import content from your website or blog into your Facebook notes. Starting November 22nd, this feature will no longer available, although you’ll still be able to write individual notes. The best way to share content from your website is to post links on your timeline. Learn more about notes.
Notes is an easy-to-use application from Facebook. It has a feature on it to import your blog whenever it detects a new post. However, beginning November 22nd, the import feature will be gone. The reason they give is that… We want you to connect with your fans in the most effective ways possible. That’s why as of September 30th you’ll no longer be able to automatically import posts from your website to your Page notes. The best way to get people to interact with your content is to give them insight into the links you share on your Wall by adding personal comments and responding to feedback from fans.
Be that as it may, the Notes application will still be there for you to use and post manually (so you can add your pithy comments), but it won’t be automated.
So what alternatives are there if you want automation in posting your blog articles?
I’ve been signed up with NetworkedBlogs to automate my blog articles into my Facebook newsfeed. It’s pretty easy to set up and it’s more effective in getting traffic because you can register your blog with NetworkedBlogs in a strategically chosen category and then your blog will be listed in their database of blogs. I’ve gotten a great response using this free app.
Ping.fm is another web tool I use. If you want your blog to be posted to multiple social media accounts at the same time, try out ping.fm. It’s a web-based tool where your login information is collected and then automates posting to various social accounts.
I heard of Posterous through a WordPress friend. I’m becoming very interested in it, especially since I read they’ve added scheduling to their list of features. So I can’t vouch for it personally, but I’ve heard great things.
If you’re a WordPress user, check out the plugins available from WordPress. I think the best way to find a plugin is to do some internet searches and read some reviews, or else from within the repository, see how many downloads it has and how many stars it has.
So here are five ways available to you to replace the Notes feature soon to be gone. Let me know what you’re using and why. If anyone’s used Posterous, I’d like to hear your experiences.