TypePad Traffic Tip #5. Share Posts to Twitter and Facebook
November 11, 2009
It's great to send stuff out to your Twitter followers or Facebook friends but it can be a chore to post to multiple sites. With 'Share This Post' you can post to your blog, update your Twitter status and update your Facebook profile, with one click in the new TypePad.
- Go to Account > Other Accounts. The Your
Other Accounts page displays.
To connect your Facebook account, select Facebook from the drop-down menu and click Add. A pop-up displays with Facebook showing the Facebook account name it is going to connect to TypePad. Click OK. That username now appears in your list of accounts (tutorial).
To connect your Twitter account, select Twitter from the drop-down and click Add. You're sent into Twitter and asked if you'd like to allow TypePad access to your Twitter account. Click Allow. You're sent back into TypePad and your Twitter account now appears in your list of other accounts (tutorial).
- To test the sharing, go to Blogs > (Your
Blog) > Compose and write a test post. Your Twitter and Facebook accounts
now show on the right under Share My Post.
Check the boxes of the services you want to send your post. Click Publish.
- Go to your Twitter account and verify that the latest update is your post's title with a link to the full post on your blog.
- Go to your Facebook profile and verify that your latest post has been added to our profile.
Power tip: We have partnered with Bit.ly to give you
real-time social media stats. When TypePad sends a post to Twitter or Facebook,
we shorten your post's URL with Bit.ly which gives you instant information
This traffic tip is part of our Top Ten TypePad Traffic Tips series. Check back for our next tip tomorrow or stay tuned by following us on TypePad, joining our Facebook page, following us on Twitter or grabbing the feed.
How about an option to add your Facebook Fan Page? I'd rather share my posts there than with my personal friends...
Posted by: Account Deleted | November 12, 2009 at 07:19 AM
When are you going to have an easy way for viewers of blogs to share posts on facebook? There are buttons now for Digg, delicious, twitter - but not facebook. Big omission. Please?
Posted by: Chad DeChant | November 12, 2009 at 08:06 PM
A friend has been complaining that clicking my typepad link on facebook takes him away from his facebook page any way to fix that???
Posted by: Alkalain | December 08, 2009 at 08:18 AM
Do you have to check the boxes each time you want to share the post with Twitter or Facebook? I'd prefer it automatically share to them.
Posted by: Account Deleted | December 08, 2009 at 03:01 PM
Posted by: Laurie Mattaliano | December 10, 2009 at 02:07 PM
Anyone from Typepad ever answer these?????
Posted by: Alkalain | January 15, 2010 at 10:51 AM
Thanks for the suggestion, Chad.
We plan on adding this functionality as an option soon. In the mean time, we have [at least] two widgets that can help with this:
AddThis - http://www.sixapart.com/typepad/widgets/publishing-tools/addthis.html
ShareThis - http://www.sixapart.com/typepad/widgets/publishing-tools/_the_sharethis.html
Posted by: The Typepad Team | January 17, 2010 at 10:34 PM
The behavior you describe is controlled by the Facebook implementation; I'm not aware of any way to change it.
One suggestion for your friend is to have your friend control what happens when he clicks on your links. On a PC, he can right click with his mouse and then open in a new window. For a Mac, I believe it is Control + Click, then Open in New Window.
Posted by: The Typepad Team | January 17, 2010 at 10:38 PM
You can set them up to automatically share to Twitter and Facebook. To turn on this capability, go to your blog > Settings > Sharing. Select your sharing accounts under
"By default, always share my posts on:
Hope that helps.
Posted by: The Typepad Team | January 17, 2010 at 10:42 PM
Posted by: Mark Simmons | January 17, 2010 at 10:43 PM
On a Mac, command+click automatically opens the link in a new tab :-)
Hope it helps :-)
Posted by: Agnes | January 19, 2010 at 10:51 AM
I have Facebook Fan Page for my business and rather have my typepad posting to go to that instead of my personal profile. Any status on when this will be available?
Posted by: Account Deleted | February 07, 2010 at 10:33 PM