Get More Bang for Your Blog with NetworkedBlogs

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Once you’ve got your blog listed with NetworkedBlogs, here are some tips to help you leverage it to get more bang for your blog.

Anytime I mention the syndication page, here’s the link I’m referring to: http://w.networkedblogs.com/syndication

Send Your Posts to Twitter

You can use NetworkedBlogs to syndicate your posts to your Twitter accounts by following the steps at the end of yesterday’s tutorial.  You may not want to do this if you’re already using Twitter Tools or a similar plugin, but it’s an option.

Promote Your Blog Posts on Groups and Fan Pages You Admin

From the same “Syndicate” space you can setup NetworkedBlogs to send your posts to groups and pages automatically.  This will get your posts more exposure than if you only auto post to your profile.

Fill Out Your Profile Completely

As a blog author, you have a profile page.  Fill out the details!  http://apps.facebook.com/blognetworks/userpage.php You can add a short bio as well as multiple links.

Tell Your Readers They Can Follow You

Do your readers know how NetworkedBlogs works?  Post about it and show them how they can follow you on Facebook using it.

You can do this by adding the NetworkedBlogs widget to your blog.

Use the Share Features

You can share your NetworkedBlogs listing on your profile page by clicking the “Share” button.  And you can use the “Invite” link to invite friends to follow your blog.  I don’t recommend inviting ALL of your friends, but do invite the ones you feel would be interested in your content.

Add a “Blog” Tab/Page to Your Fan Page

Have you seen the fan pages that have a special tab/page on their links showing their recent blog posts?  It’s a great way to share your blog with your Facebook fans.

The good news is that it’s easy to add your own once you’ve got a Facebook fan page and your blog is listed with NetworkedBlogs.

Below is the step by step of how to get a “Blog” link and page on your fan page to share your most recent posts.

1) Go to your fan page and click the “Edit Page” button.

 

2) Click the “Apps” link on the left side of the page.

3) Find the “Browse more applications” link and click it.

4) Enter “Networked Blogs” in the search box and press Enter.  Then click on “Networked Blogs” in the search results.

5) Next look for the “Add to My Page” link and click it.

6) In the pop up click the “Add to Page” button for the page that you want to add the blog page to.

7)  Go back to your fan page and you’ll see the “Blog” link.  Click it.

8)  Now you need to tell NetworkedBlogs which blog to display.  You’ll see a message like the one below.  Click the “verify your settings” link.

9) You can choose your settings for your blog and fan page.  If you want to publish it to your wall as well as to the page for your blog on your fan page, check the first box.  If you want it to show only on your tab/page then click the second box.  Scroll to the bottom of the page and save.

Why consider the second option?  Facebook has been doing some crazy things with auto-published blog feeds for a while now.  They’re not featuring them as visibly.  So you might consider posting your newest blog links to your page by hand.  Or doing both – allowing NetworkedBlogs to auto post but also adding it by hand a few hours later.

10)  You’re all set!  Now you’ve got a “Blog” link and page on your fan page.

Thank you again to Diana Simon for lending me her blog and page to create this tutorial.

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50 Comments

  1. Michelle, you’re amazing! You have a “how to add that cute little static Static FBML” post coming soon? :-)
    Jenny Deramo recently posted… Rerun- My Children Drive Me CrazyMy Profile

    1. With the recent changes in Facebook pages they made it a little tougher to do custom tabs/pages but I’ll see what I can put together. I’ve done the custom iframe app option. I’ll see what other options there are. :)
      Michelle Shaeffer recently posted… Get More Bang for Your Blog with NetworkedBlogsMy Profile

  2. Thanks for another fantastic tutorial! Keep ’em coming… please?
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  3. That’s brilliant, Michelle, thanks!

    I nearly didn’t read all of your post, as I don’t want to syndicate my posts (purely because I often post them with different comments on twitter and facebook.
    But I do like the ‘blog’ addition to my fanpage and thanks to your instructions, I just did it – perfect!

    1. Angelika, that’s a great strategy. I do the same often. My first tweet is automated but after that I send it out a few more times with different text/comments.

      Yes, I hid a few other ideas in there, too.

  4. Thanks for the great info. I can write content in my sleep. What I amlearning is how to let people know aout my content!

  5. Angelika, that’s a great strategy. I do the same often. My first tweet is automated but after that I send it out a few more times with different text/comments.

    Yes, I hid a few other ideas in there, too.
    Michelle Shaeffer recently posted… Get More Bang for Your Blog with NetworkedBlogsMy Profile

  6. Thanks for such detailed instructions Michelle!

    I somehow got my blog onto Networked Blogs through Facebook, but truly had no idea how – so now I deconstruct & understand it better… and perhaps point my clients to your post too!!

    Take care, and thnx!
    Tracey
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    1. I’ve done that, too, Tracey. I get things setup then I’m not totally sure what I did to make them work. :)

  7. I can see there is so much more I need to do with Networked blogs.
    You are a genius.
    Thanks Michelle
    Heather x
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    1. You’re welcome, Heather. It’s got lots of great features.

  8. Thanks so much for this Michelle. I joined NetworkedBlogs a while back and then after a while deleted it because I really didn’t know what to do with it. Now I know and will get it back up, thanks!!

    1. It helps to know what to do with all those apps on Facebook. There are so many! I’m glad this was useful for you, Gillian.

  9. Hi Michelle, thanks for setting it all up for me! I have been following your tutorials and you always make it easy for me to follow them. Now you have taken it a step further and have made it even easier by doing it for me. What a treat and thanks for your help!

    1. You’re very welcome, Diana. I appreciate you being my guinea pig!

  10. […] Here’s the next step…  Part Three: Add a “Blog” Tab to Your Fan Page and some additional tips to help you best …. […]

  11. Thanks for sharing you knowledge. I am a newbie at Blogging and am fast becoming social media savvy because of people like you who are willing to share.

    Thanks again :-)

    1. You’re welcome, Georgina. One of the great things about bloggers is that so many out there are willing to share and help. I love the blogging community.

  12. Thanks very much for explaining how to add the Blog tab to a FB page. Works great!

    1. Awesome! Glad this was helpful. :)

  13. Thank you so much for this – your site has actually made me invest my energy into mine again. I really appriciate all your hard work.

    1. I’m glad to hear that, Devon. It can get tough sometimes by just keep going. :)
      Michelle Shaeffer recently posted… Driven Crazy Relentless FocusedMy Profile

  14. This is fabulous information. I’ve had a lot of difficulty with Networked Blogs. Now that I navigated away from their fan page, I can’t even get back to it! I have the tab on my fan page but it is showing an old blog I no longer have and I just realized that it is still listed on NetworkedBlogs when I go to the syndication page. I don’t have either syndicated; that is, automatically pulled to my FB page or profile. I prefer to do that myself. But I can’t for the life of me figure out how to remove the old blog and now my new one isn’t showing on my personal profile. The app shows in my list of apps but the link takes me to the NetworkedBlog app and not to a list of my blog posts like it used to. Can you help?

    Thank you!

    Susan Berland
    A Picture’s Worth
    http://www.susan-berland.com

    1. Hi Susan, that one sounds a bit complicated. Is the old blog still associated with your profile on Facebook?

      Try this to remove the old one:
      – login to Facebook
      – go to http://apps.facebook.com/blognetworks/userpage.php
      – scroll down and see what’s listed under “Blogs I Write”
      – if the old one is there, click on the title to go to it’s page
      – on the right under the thumbnail there’s a delete link you can click

      Hope this helps. :)
      Michelle Shaeffer recently posted… Driven Crazy Relentless FocusedMy Profile

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  16. Thanks again Michelle for this wonderful post. I should start making my blogs visible to facebook and twitter. I’m looking forward to your future tutorials.

    1. Thank you, Cresilda, I appreciate that and more tutorials are coming soon. :)
      Michelle Shaeffer recently posted… Driven Crazy Relentless FocusedMy Profile

  17. You are a great teacher Michelle!
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  18. Thanks for such detailed instructions! I thought I had added Networked Blogs, but I hadn’t done it correctly. No clue why this is so complicated, but your tutorial saved the day!
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    1. There are a lot of steps so it’s easy to miss something small along the way. Glad it’s working now for you. :)

  19. Seriously Michelle, I think I’m in love with you. My blog is only one month old and between you and
    Gary Vaynerchuck I have learned so much. Thank you.

    Emily
    thefashionfanatics.tumblr.com/
    http://twitter.com/#!/FashionFanEmDi

    1. Thanks, Emily! I’m glad it’s been helpful for you. :)

  20. This is what I was looking for! Thanks so much!

    1. You’re welcome, I’m glad it was helpful for you.

  21. Thank you so much. Your tutorial was a great help!!!!

    Best regards,

    Eva
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  22. Great Teacher Michelle <3

    1. Thanks, Scarlett.
      Michelle Shaeffer recently posted… Driven Crazy Relentless FocusedMy Profile

  23. Excellent posts Michelle, thanks and well done! Have shared with a friend because I bumbled through setup all myself over the last few days and couldn’t even explain how to her. Wished I’d found your post a little earlier :) The onlly thing I’m now having trouble with is my image/thumbnail. The networked blogs forum says images must be turned on in your rss, but I can’t figure out how. Have checked feedburner and plug in. Any ideas? Thx

  24. Michelle, this tutorial was so incredibly helpful. I just added the Blog tab to my Page successfully and will be sharing your informative post with all my Fans so they can do the same. Thank you times a million.

    -Ally

    1. I appreciate that, Ally. :)

  25. Does this application post the comments left on your blog to your fan page as well?

    1. No, not that I’m aware of. You could use Facebook’s commenting box to sort of integrate comments between the two places, if you wanted, though.

  26. Hi, This is super helpful thank you!!! I’ve been looking all over how to add the app to my business page.

  27. To save my soul, I can’t locate the “Browse more applications” tab after I click “apps”. Looked all over the page from top to bottom. Do you think Facebook has changed anything since your post was published, Michelle? Because that’s my biggest suspicion. :(
    Melanie Kissell recently posted… Quick Happiness Workshop for Increasing Profits at Times of Seeming UncertaintyMy Profile

  28. I have added my blog through networkedblogs to facebook. It posts twice and I don’t know what I did.
    Where can I see where the other one is coming from. It just shows a note next to the like button.
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  29. This is another fantastic tutorial, a very helpful tutorial. Thank you so much for the detailed instructions. It really helps me..

  30. Brilliant! The scheme of ‘NetworkedBlogs’ is truly a fabulous idea to make buzz in blogging!! Thanks for your cooperation of applying it perfectly in my own blog by following the above instruction.

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