Are you wondering why I’m writing a post about how to cross-post, when I JUST wrote one about how I’m not a fan of cross-posting? Well, for starters, some of these tactics are temporary, meaning you turn them on and off for each update, so it’s not just a flow of ALL of your updates.  And, second, I thought it would be helpful to have all of this in one place to keep track of it! And third, to me, even some of the “permanent” cross-post tactics (such as Blog to LinkedIn) can be useful. So, if you do decide to cross-post after reading my post here’s how:

 

From/To
Twitter
Facebook

Profile

Facebook

Fan  Page

LinkedIn
Blog
Twitter  

X

 

T → F

 

T → Ffp

 

T → L

 

T → B

Facebook Profile
 

Can’t do

 

X

 

Can’t do

 

Can’t do

F → B
Facebook Fan Page
 

Ffp → T

 

Can’t do

 

X

 

Can’t do

 

Ffp → B

LinkedIn
 

L → T

 

Can’t do

 

Can’t do

 

X

 

Can’t do

Blog
 

B → T

 

B → F

 

B → Ffp

 

B → L

 

X

 

Twitter to Facebook Profile

  • Individual updates
    • Tweetdeck Desktop – Add your profile to your Tweetdeck account by clicking on the plus at the top of the screen.  Once your account has been added, you can toggle each account on and off by clicking on the account name.
    • Tweetdeck for iPhone – Go to the settings page and add your Facebook account.  When updating  your status, select your Facebook account.
    • Selective Tweets – Install the Selective Twitter application in your Facebook account.  Once you’ve done that, any Twitter update you make with #fb, will also update your Facebook status.
    • There are many other mobile and desktop applications that do this, such as Seesmic Desktop, Hootsuite, and many more.
  • Permanent
    • Install this Twitter application in your Facebook account.  Once you’ve done that, EVERY Twitter update you make, will also update your Facebook status.  CAUTION, this can be annoying to your Facebook friends.

 

Twitter to Facebook Fan Page

  • Tweetdeck Desktop – see above.  Hootsuite and Seesmic also do this.

 

Facebook Fan Page to Twitter

    • Individual updates- There is currently no way to update Twitter from your Facebook Fan Page on an individual update basis.
    • Permanent
      • Install this Twitter application in your Facebook account.  Once you’ve done that, EVERY update you make on your Facebook Fan Page, will also post to Twitter.

 

Twitter to LinkedIn

  • Tweetdeck Desktop – see above.  Hootsuite also does this.
  • Adjust your settings in LinkedIn by going to Settings and then Twitter Settings.  Once you’ve added your Twitter account, you can choose to have all or some of your updates flow to LinkedIn.  Again, I CAUTION  the use of permanent update cross-posting.  For individual updates to flow to LinkedIn, simply use #in or #li when you update your Twitter status.

 

LinkedIn to Twitter

  • This functionality is built right into LinkedIn now, so each update you make on LinkedIn, you can select if you want it to also post to Twitter, by checking the check box below your update.

Twitter to Blog

  • Add a widget to your blog that displays your recent tweets by installing the “Twitter for WordPress” plugin on your blog. Your tweets will stream into a widget on the side of your blog, similar to mine on the bottom right.
  • You can also install the Wibya toolbar (see mine at the bottom of this page) which shows your Twitter updates.  If you want to know more about the Wibya toolbar, take a look at my post on the topic.  Another similar toolbar is the Meebo Bar.

 

Facebook Fan Page to Blog

  • This is possible using the Wibya toolbar or the Meebo Bar.  See above.

Facebook Profile to Blog

  • This is possible using the Wibya toolbar or the Meebo Bar.  See above.

 

Blog to Twitter

  • Twitterfeed - You can easily automate the posting of your blog to Twitter by setting up a feed on Twitterfeed.
  • Ping.fm – Newly added feature allows you to add your feeds to be automatically sent to a variety of social networks.


Blog to Facebook Profile

  • Create a Facebook note for each of your blog posts by following these instructions: In the “Applications” menu (in the bottom bar), choose “Notes.”, under “Notes Settings,” click on “Import a blog” and enter your feed address.  For more detailed instructions and screen shots, see this post.
  • Wordbooker – This is a WordPress plugin that imports your blog posts to Facebook.  The difference in this versus using Notes, is that your posts get a separate area on your profile, and any comments are imported back into your blog.  (Thanks to @tpapi for the suggestion!)
  • Ping.fm – See above

 

Blog to Facebook Fan Page

 

Blog to LinkedIn

 

Not possible at this time (if you know of a way to do these, please let me know in the comments!):

  • Facebook Profile to LinkedIn
  • Facebook Profile to Twitter
  • Facebook Profile to Facebook Fan Page
  • Facebook Fan Page to Facebook Profile
  • Facebook Fan Page to LinkedIn
  • LinkedIn to Facebook Profile
  • LinkedIn to Facebook Fan Page
  • LinkedIn to Blog

 

You may also be familiar with Ping.fm, which allows you to update 50 social media sites at once.  You just post it once, and it updates the sites you choose.  So, obviously this is a great way to cross-post.  A few weeks ago, Seesmic acquired Ping.fm, so the Ping.fm functionaility will be incorporated into Seesmic in a few weeks, making it a great option to cross-post.  Ping.fm is currently incorporated into Hootsuite as well.

 

Did I leave anything out?  I plan on keeping this updated over time, so please let me know if I have missed anything!

 

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    • http://twitter.com/soctoolreview Matt Johnson

      Rachel,

      Thanks for sharing all of the tools.

      I totally agree with your previous entry on cross-posting. It's important to make sure that the content you share on each social network is appropriate for your audience.

      Matt Johnson
      SocialToolReview.com & uVizz.com

    • Steve Gardberg

      Rachel, I've been using http://www.hellotxt.com to post simultaneously to multiple places, like ping.fm. I wish, however, that hellotxt had an iPhone app since I think it would be faster than using the Web interface.

    • http://www.rachel-levy.com Rachel Levy

      Good to know. I'll have to look that up, and I'll add it above shortly.
      Thanks for the comment!

    • http://head4college-ne.blogspot.com/ Sharon McLaughlin

      This is such a helpful post. I do cross post between LinkedIn, my blog and Twitter, at times and it is good to know what options are out there.

    • http://twitter.com/dvautier Diane Vautier

      This is a fantastic summary Rachel. I was just thinking about this. I agree that it isn't always appropriate to cross-post all the time, but it works in some instances. It's a question I get from my clients all the time.

      This is a great tool to use. Thanks for sharing it.

      Diane
      @DVautier

    • TPapi

      A great resource for cross posting. Check out the new <a title=”
      Wordbooker Simplifies WordPress Facebook Cross Posting” href=”http://ttrumble.com/wordbooker-simplifies-wordpress-facebook-cross-posting/”>
      Wordbooker Simplifies WordPress Facebook Cross Posting for cross posting from a WordPress blog to Facebook. Lots of options for how the post is linked to on Facebook and allows auto sharing links on a Facebook Fan Page.

    • http://www.rachel-levy.com Rachel Levy

      Wordbooker looks great, thanks for the suggestion. I'm adding it above now.

    • http://www.rachel-levy.com Rachel Levy

      It also allows you to post to Fan Pages, which wasn't possible through any
      other method! (as far as I knew)

    • TPapi

      A great resource for cross posting. Check out the new WordPress plugin for cross posting from a WordPress blog to Facebook. Lots of options for how the post is linked to on Facebook and allows auto sharing links on a Facebook Fan Page.
      http://ttrumble.com/wordbooker-simplifies-wordp

    • http://www.rachel-levy.com Rachel Levy

      Wordbooker looks great, thanks for the suggestion. I'm adding it above now.

    • http://www.rachel-levy.com Rachel Levy

      It also allows you to post to Fan Pages, which wasn't possible through any
      other method! (as far as I knew)

    • http://www.aimitmedia.com Aim It Media

      Hi Rachel, I created a similar post but mine is on my entire workflow for social media and I just updated it to include HootSuite. «Aim It Media Social Workflow http://bit.ly/9mc6Aa

    • frankdickinson

      Great visual/graphic Rachel. helpful in distilling what can be a crazy process of linking everything together.

    • http://www.best-registrycleaner.net Best Registry Cleaner

      Thanks for sharing all of the tools.