Today’s Facebook Tip: Third Party App Postings

It sure seems convenient to have your 3rd party apps post your updates to Facebook, but did you realize that Facebook collapses users’ news feeds that have multiple postings from the same app? That means your updates could be ignored.

So, how do you conveniently post your blog or tweets to Facebook?

Instead of using Twitter or NetworkedBlogs to post your blog updates, I recommend sending custom updates. This goes back to my tip – “What’s good for Twitter isn’t necessarily good for Facebook and vice versa.”

Why? There’s a whole different language with Twitter and you are, of course, limited to 140 characters. It can also be confusing to some users to see shortened words, as well as @ and # symbols.

My solution is to use a tool that allows you to post to multiple social profiles, like your Facebook Profile, Facebook Fan Page, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. However, I don’t recommend posting the same exact content to multiple profiles at the same time. Mix it up! You have more room to work with on Facebook (420 characters vs. 140 on Twitter), so add a little more to your Facebook posts.

If you’re looking for free and easy tools, check out my favorites, HootSuite or TweetDeck.