How To Auto-Publish Your Blog Posts To Your Google+ Page

A Quick & Easy Way 
To Publish Your Blog To Google Plus

I’m very picky about my social share automation.

However, since the +1 button on the post will not publish to my Page, I often find that I neglect getting blog posts shared over there. 

Fortunately, now that Hootsuite can publish to Google+ Pages, it’s easy to set up a little automation to take care of this for now. 

It’s simple enough to take advantage of the RSS Feeds tool that is built right into Hootsuite!

screenshot of the RSS feed tool in hootsuite, being used to connect to a Google+ page

Steps To Use Hootsuite To Publish Your Blog’s RSS To Your Google+ Page

1. Open & log in to Hootsuite.com

2. Hover over the left panel and in the pop-out, under Settings, you will find “RSS/Atom” (click it).

3. Near the top of the RSS/Atom settings in Hootsuite, you will see a [+] button. (click it)

4. This opens the “Add RSS/Atom Feed” panel.  

5. Fill in the form:

Feed URL: Your site’s feed URL, by default on WordPress that is http:// yourdomain.com/feed

a. Profile To Send To: Select Your Google+ Page. (Here’s how to connect hootsuite to google+)

b. Check Interval: Select the longest one that is appropriate for your site. I occasionally publish several times per day and at odd hours so I have selected hourly for this blog/account. However, many sites are perfect at 24hrs. 

c. Send Up To: one post at a time

d. Include Text From Post: Uncheck

e. Prepend Text: (optional) I entered  “New Blog Post: ”   (pay attention to use a space at the end if you use this feature)

f. URL Shortener: ow.ly

g. Click “Save Feed” (and you’re done)

It’s as simple as that to get your website’s feed being auto-published to your Google+ Business page!

As noted in the post on connecting Google+ to Hootsuite, Google+ Profile integration does not yet exist. 

I hope it doesn’t need to be stated that repeated sharing of blog posts is actually an easy way to identify you as “not present” on a social site and thus as a spammer. Even though the posts lack an app tag, lack of truly engaging commentary mixed in will make you look bad.  

As always, caveat emptor…. 

Are you regularly sharing your blog contents to your Google+ Page and Profile? 

Be sure to join us for the livestream Hangout in a few weeks when we get together for a roundtable to discuss Twitter tips!

~ Kim ~
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45 Comments on "How To Auto-Publish Your Blog Posts To Your Google+ Page"


Guest
2 years 10 months ago

always had issues with this used to use dlvr.it which selects wrong thumbnails i’l try this and reply soon thanks btw!

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MisseyerNovaIvo
2 years 10 months ago

This is awesome..,just join with me here…dear..,get it now…

Guest
2 years 10 months ago

Hi Kim,

What a great, descriptive post on how to do this. While we do not use HootSuite, we have looked at it as an option to help with our social sharing.

When we get it, we will definitely be coming back here for your easy to follow directions.

Guest
2 years 10 months ago

Hi Kim,
That is a real bummer that G+ will allow auto-posting. I had hoped that they would not do that. Auto publishing from an RSS means that it will no longer be a social site, it will become a link farm.

I like knowing that any post written had to be done by a person logging in and taking the time to do it.

Maybe G+ can have BIG RED text saying Auto Post on anything coming in from an app like HootSuite. That way we know that a real person didn’t take the time to visit the site and add it.

Guest
2 years 10 months ago

Hi Kim,

Thanks for sharing these details. I use hootesuite and it is great to see we can use it to keep our Google+ pages up to date with our blog posts . You seem to be using Google+ a lot lately and enjoying the hangout feature. take care Rosemary