The Pros and Cons of Using RSS Feeds to Automate Social Media


Using RSS feeds to push your blog posts and/or other content to your social media pages can be a convenient way to ensure that your followers learn about your latest posts. However, using RSS feeds in this manner isn’t without controversy. Below are a few of the pros and cons to keep in mind.

The Pros of Using RSS Feeds

First, let’s look at the advantages:

The Cons of Using RSS Feeds

Now let’s look at the downside of using RSS feeds:

Using RSS feeds to share your blog posts can be a good strategy as it allows you to set it and forget it while keeping your social media page updated with current, relevant information. But it can backfire, too, if you overdo it. Use sparingly, respond promptly to comments, and keep your followers engaged.

Thomas von Ahn | Chief Elephant Slayer | Viral Solutions LLC
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About Thomas von Ahn

With more than 30 years of experience in B2B sales across various industries, Thomas has unique insight into both the offline and online sales sphere. It was during his time in the trenches that Thomas noticed a recurring theme: Though business owners are knowledgeable about their craft or trade, they often struggle to market and sell to their prospects. This realization is what prompted Thomas and his now business partner, Christine, to bring Viral Solutions to life. Since starting the company, Thomas has been able to assist countless business owners in developing a solid marketing plan based upon sound marketing strategy, then assigning the marketing tactics to a team of talented employees, and, finally, watching those actions unfold—his true passion.

Though Viral Solutions is on Thomas’ mind 24/7, he does occasionally take a break to cheer on the Green Bay Packers and enjoy his adopted home of Wisconsin. Much of his family also works at Viral Solutions, and this closeness with family and employees is the cornerstone of the Viral Solutions culture.