Today I’m going to show you how you can get more traffic to your website for free, by automating your article syndication.
What that means is, when you publish a new blog post on WordPress I’m going to show you how you can automatically have it posted on Facebook and Twitter and anywhere else that you’d like.
For this we’re going to use a free plugin called SNAP, and that stands for Social Networks Auto Poster.
I’ve installed it on a few of my websites, which is why I can recommend it.
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So here we are in the plugins section of WordPress. Just search for ‘SNAP’.
Just hit install and then activate:
Go to ‘Accounts’, and this is where you can set up as many social media accounts as you like.
Select ‘Network’, and I’m going to use Facebook for this demo:
To get this working properly we’re going to have to create an app in Facebook – but that’s not scary as it sounds.
It’s a very simple process and I’ll walk you through it step by step.
Making a Facebook App
When you click on the link to the Facebook Developers section, you’ll want to give this a fairly descriptive name.
I’m gonna call it ‘Profit Copilot Blog’, and then create the app:
Go to ‘Settings’ and make sure you’ve got ‘Basic’ selected.
Click on ‘Add Platform’ and choose ‘Website’.
Add your website address and click save.
Then we want to make it publicly available, make sure that this is set to ‘Yes’:
Next, choose ‘Facebook Login’:
Then you’ll want hit ‘Settings’, put in your URL again, and click ‘Save’:
Now we need to go back to ‘Settings’, to copy and paste both ‘App ID’ and the ‘App Secret’:
Connecting to WordPress
Next, paste the ‘App ID’ and the ‘App Secret’ into SNAP:
Now every post you publish will also be automatically published on your Facebook Timeline.
You can also set this to publish your content on a wide range of social media accounts.
Not only is this going to save you time because don’t have to do it manually, it’s going to help you drive more traffic to your site, for free.