Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Google's Alternative to Twitterfeed

I have long been a fan of Twitterfeed for its ease of automatically updating Twitter with new blog posts. However, it's been a bit unreliable recently and doesn't provide the type of analytics I'd been wanting.  Also, if you signed up before June of 2009, then it is practically impossible to recover your log-in and password information if you've forgotten it. Hypothetically speaking, of course.

Yesterday I made the switch from using Twitterfeed (had to disable it through Twitter's settings since I can't log into my account) to Socialize, a similar service that Google's Feedburner offers. The benefit of using Feedburner's option is that it integrates the click-through data with your Feedburner and Google Analytics information. The Socialize setting is under the Publicize tab in your Feedburner account.  There are also some recent additions to the email options, so be sure to check those out and update your settings accordingly. 

Here's a snapshot of what the settings look like and how simple they are to set up:

blog updates for twitter

Which tools do you use to update Twitter with new blog posts?


NINA said...

I use Hootsuite, I used to like Tweetdeck but not so much anymore. I can't remember the last time I logged into my Twitter account on the web. Thanks for the info!

p.s. Love the new pic.

Heather at Outstanding Occasions said...

Thanks for the heads up on Socialize Liene! I will definitely be checking this out:)

Allison Howell said...

I've been sort of manually doing updating with su.pr. It is inconvenient though and for some reason, Wordpress doesn't actually publish the post on time if I schedule it... definitely a glitch I need to figure out. Socialize sounds like a great tool to check out. Thanks Liene.

Tracey Kumer-Moore said...


Thank you for this tip!

My twitterfeed had been less than reliable actually and I do use feedburner so this is great news!

Your new picture is fantastic! LOVE IT and so "you":)

Great spending time with you in New Orleans at The Special Event.

Bernadette Smith said...

I use Sup.r because I like to see the number of clicks. Pre-scheduling the posts is an extra step but I also like being able to control the timing of the posts. My blog posts are also pre-scheduled so they typically post at 12:01am on my chosen date and I'm afraid that the tweet would show up then, too if I used more automation.

Juliet Douglas said...

I'm one of those poor people who had forgotten my username and password and it was impossible to recover! I had to create a new account actually.

I just switched to Socialize and I love that it is connected to Feedburner so that I can see everything all in one screen!

The Memory Journalists said...

Great info Liene. Thanks for sharing. I use twitterfeed right now too but will look into the feedburner socialize now.

Polka Dot Bride said...

After a bunch of headaches, I am officially taking this recommendation and running with it! Thanks Liene!

Nasif said...

I am shifting to google's service... After i moved to wordpress, twitter feed is showing no response grrrr