Welcome to Talk to us Thursday (TUST) – How to Subscribe to A Brand’s Facebook Page in an RSS Feed Reader – A Guest Post by Silly Mummy
Today the Blogs and PR team are very excited to bring you a Guest Post by Rhonda from Silly Mummy
Did you know that you can use RSS Feed Readers to follow your favourite Facebook Pages? Today, I’m going to show you a quick method to keep track of Pages without missing their updates, as these could potentially get lost in your busy Facebook newsfeed.
You can then visit the Pages if you wish to comment. This method also makes it possible to keep track of a Facebook page without having to ‘Like’ it first.
Let’s use Google RSS Feed Reader in this example.
STEP 1 – Record the following RSS link
Open a new document in Word, Sticky Notes, Notepad or whatever software you normally
use to type your notes.
Copy and paste this link into the new document:
Leave this document open. We will come back to it in a few minutes.
STEP 2 – Grab the Facebook Page’s identity number (aka their ID)
A Page’s ID is usually a long number found in their URL. But because most pages have
converted their IDs to a vanity URL, it’s not easy to know their ID (e.g. mine is
www.facebook.com/sillymummydotcom). What we need to do then is convert their URL back
to an ID and insert into the URL we copied in Step 1 above.
Open a new Tab in your browser, and navigate to the Facebook Page you wish to follow.
Copy their URL link.
Click on the following link which should open automatically into a new Tab
Paste the Facebook page URL into the field and press Enter to convert to its ID.
The result should look like this:
Copy the ID number.
STEP 3 – Go back to your document and modify the URL
Now in your document you will replace PASTE_ID_HERE with the ID number.
It should now look like this
STEP 4 – Subscribe to the Facebook Page
Copy the new link and paste into the Subscribe field in your RSS Feed Reader.
Click Add and you’re done!
Now you have the Facebook Page’s updates in your RSS Feed Reader. This feed will
deliver the Page’s Administrator’s updates. To see or make a comment, click on the title of
the post to jump to Facebook.
To organise your RSS Feed Reader to keep Facebook Pages separate from blogs,
categorise them in folders.
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