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15. Manual: RSS to Google Plus Poster
Posted by Mark Seaman on 03 December 2013 07:52 AM

By RSS Ground service.


To start using RSS to Google+ Poster and create a new project you need to go to main menu "Tools"-"RSS Feeds Posters"-"RSS to Google+ Poster".

Also you can generate RSS feeds in one of our RSS feeds Generators and use "Generate and Send to" option. Choose "RSS to Google+ Poster" from a drop-down menu and you will automatically start a new Google Plus posting project with your RSS feeds already added.

If you wish to use some saved feeds in your new posting project go to "My saves"-"My RSS feeds", check-mark RSS feeds you wish to use and choose "RSS to Google+ Poster" from drop-down menu in "Send selected feeds to" option above the list of RSS feeds.

To mannually add RSS feeds to your posting project use "ADD RSS FEEDS" button.
 

 New RSS to Google+ poster

 

Now you need to enter your Google account login information.

We also recommend specifying your Google account recovery email or phone number. This information will be needed in case Google asks to verify that you own an account. However this information is not mandatory.

Note: We strongly recommend using subsidery Google accounts to make posts to your pages.

You can create Google pages under your main account but to let other Google accounts manage these pages. To set permissions for other Google accounts to manage your Google pages you need to go to Google My Business - > Brand pages -> choose your page - > Manage page -> Edit - > Settings - > Manage your Brand account -> Account. Press Manage Permissions and then Invite New Users (upper right corner).

 

 

please make sure you don't have 2-step verification enabled in your Google account since it will not allow remore posting to your Google pages. In Manage your Brand account -> VIEW GENERAL ACCOUNT INFO go to Sign-in & Security. Make sure in Signing in to Google section 2-step verification if off.

 

 

After you entered your Google account credentials you need to allow RSS Ground connect to your Google pages. You need to press Allow access button. You need to be logged in to Google account which is authorized to manage your Google page.

Make sure you are logged out from any other Google account. 

Every time you create a new project you need to press [Allow access] before you save your posting project. You will be redirected to a new tab with Google instructions where you need to press [Continue]. This will allow a connetction to your Google page from your RSS Ground account.

 

Now you can come back to project editor to finish your settings.

You may set to make posts to a specific Google page by specifying page ID.See below an example Google page URL. The long number with several digits is your Google+ page ID.

 

 Google+ page ID

Note: Please use only numerical page ID.

 

If you wish to send posts to your Google Plus timeline just leave this field empty.

If you want to make updates to several Google+ pages you need to create separate projects to do so.

Press "Next" to go to the second step.

 

Posting project settings


Now you can make some settings for your posting project.

First, give your project a name so it could be easily found later in "My Saves" – "My posting projects" section.

Include keywords - this option will choose to post only RSS items which have at least one of the specified keywords in their title or description. You may use several keywords separated with commas.

Exclude keywords - this option will sort RSS items which include at least one of the specified keywords in their title or description and exclude them from posting. You may use several keywords separated with commas.

Shuffle RSS feeds - this option will set the order in which your list of RSS feeds will be processed.  If "Shuffle" checked - random order. If "Shuffle" not checked - in the order in which RSS feeds were added.

Number of items to post – you may post the exact number of RSS items (set for example 2-2 to post 2 items every time) or post a random number of items (set 1-3 to post randomly from 1 to 3 items every time)

Post items - this option will set the order in which RSS feeds' items will be processed.
Only new – only fresh added RSS items will be posted.
From newest to oldest – if no fresh items were added to RSS feed next the most recent time items will be posted.
From oldest to newest - the oldest in time items will be posted in the first place.
Randomly – random set of RSS items will be chosen for posting.

Before each run the system checks your RSS feeds for updates. And if you wish to post only fresh items you choose "Only new" option. In this case posts will be made using only fresh content. If no new items were added to RSS feeds the program will not make any posts and wait until the fresh content is added to RSS feeds. If you wish to use not only fresh content from your RSS feeds you need to choose "From newest to oldest" option. In this case the program will check for updates in RSS feeds and use them as the priority content for posting. If no fresh content was added the system will use the latest but not yet published content. If there is no matter for you whether to post new or older content you may choose "Randomly" option and a random set of items will be posted every time. If you wish to post gradually post RSS items starting from the oldest one you need to choose "From oldest to newest" option.

  Note: no matter what option was used in "Post items" duplicate items will never be used for posting.

Number of items to post – you may post the exact number of RSS items (set for example 2-2 to post 2 items every time) or post a random number of items (set 1-3 to post randomly from 1 to 3 items every time)

Press "Next" button once you are done with project settings


Automation


Here you set the timing of the project – another words, how often should RSS to Google+ poster make posts.

 

Project automation


Current server time - here you see a current system time. It may differ from your local time. So take this parameter into account.

Next run – date and time of the next post. Once the automation is set it will show you when the next post will be done.

Start /End project at – here you specify the exact dates for beginning and finishing the project. You use this option if you need to update your Google+ hope page or any specific Google+ page within a specific time period, for example Christmas holidays or during your own vacation. If you don’t have any specific "End date" use any far perspective date for example year 2015.

Repeat project - here you choose how often you want to make posts to your Google+.

 Note: even if you set to make posts "every hour" a random timestamp will be used. It may be 45 minutes or 68 minutes for example. This was made to avoid any footprints and to make it look more like human manual updates.


Don’t forget to press "Save project" once you are done with these settings.

You may use "Previous" button to navigate to the previous steps.

Now your project will be saved and you may find it in "My saves" – "My Posting Projects" section using main menu.

 

Saved projects


In "My Posting Projects" section you will find a list of all projects. Here you may "Pause" (press "ON" icon ) a project or "Restart" it (press "OFF" ). To remove a project from the list press "DELETE" icon .

Use "EDIT" icon  to go to project editor and make needed changes (reset Facebook account or list of pages, add more RSS feeds, change automation settings or any other).

Using project editor you may create a new project using the sample of already existing project. For example you wish to make posts to a specific group of Facebook pages and want to use the same settings as you already used in another project. Choose the needed project from the list, make the needed changes and NECESSARILY! change its name (otherwise the original project will be overwritten). When you save the project you will see your new and former projects in the list.

Press    icon to see the LOG of project operation.

Pay attention to "Next run at" column in your project tab. Here you see when the next project run will occur. The time is relative to our server time.

In project log you may see when your project was created, updated, paused, resumed. Here you will also be able to see the latest posts made.

 

Project log

 

Green information block will show the successful post. This block will display a post date, post title and post destination. You may click post title to visit a page with your post.

Yellow block will tell if there was no RSS content to post.

See the FAQ article on why your project may fail to post

Blue blocks will tell when your project was created, updated, paused or restarted.

 Note: only the last 50 project actions are displayed in log.
 

Example of Google+ posts

 

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