Import Website Updates into Your Facebook Page

Posted: August 8, 2009

Wouldn’t it be nice to have your website updates automatically appear in on your Facebook page? If your website’s news section or blog as an RSS feed, this is possible using the Notes Application in Facebook.

There are some advantages to importing your updates into your Facebook page:

  1. Your Facebook Page Fans will automatically receive these updates in their News Feed.
  2. If you include links within your updates, these links will be converted into active links within Facebook when the update is important. This can help drive traffic to your website.

First you will have to make sure you have the Notes Application installed on your Facebook page. If you do not have the Notes Application installed, you can go to the Notes Application page and install it. You can either import notes into your personal Facebook profile or to one of the pages that you are the Administrator too. It is best practice that you post notes about your products and services to your Facebook page as the Fans associated with this page represent a target audience that has more relevance to the updates.

Once you have installed the Notes Application in your Facebook page, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to your Facebook Page and click ‘Edit Page’.
  2. Scroll down to the Notes Application and to the right, click on the pencil.
  3. A drop-down menu will appear. Click on ‘Edit’.
  4. On the right under ‘Notes Settings’, click on the ‘Import Blog’ link.
    Import Website Updates into Your Facebook Page
  5. In the field where it says ‘Web URL’, type in the URL to your RSS Feed.
    Import Website Updates into Your Facebook Page
  6. Check the box that allows Facebook to import your content and click the ‘Start Importing’ button.
  7. The next page will display a Preview of all the posts that are being imported into Facebook. If you are satisfied with this, click the ‘Confirm Import’ button and voila!

Each time your website is updated and a new post is included in your RSS Feed, Facebook will pick up this post and also display it in all your fan’s News Feeds.

A note that Facebook does not always import RSS Feeds immediately, but they seem to all show up in less than an hour. This can give you an opportunity to change that last second typo, if necessary.

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