RSS Feed Automation
The RSS automation feature of Spinjutsu Studio Pro enables digital marketers to keep their IFTTT or SyndWire blogs supplied with a steady stream of fresh content. Anyone that runs IFTTT syndication networks or uses services like SyndWire faces the challenge of keeping their blogs active. Lacking no better solution, many people roll the dice and take the risk of automatically reposting content from someone else’s RSS feed to their blogs. Web 2.0 platforms are getting wise to this and an increasing number of people are getting their blogs shut down. What’s worse, it can potentially constitute copyright infringement and result in both legal and financial penalties (please read our disclaimers). The Spinjutsu automation engine is able to solve this problem once and for all by allowing you to publish feeds consisting of content that you put there yourself. Then you just supply the feed link to IFTTT, SyndWire etc. and they’ll automatically repost the new items to your blogs for you.
How It Works
- Provide details about the feed itself such as the author name, the primary blog URL that you want to list as being associated with the feed, etc.;
- Choose a publication schedule – what days and times you want to post;
- Pick a Project you’ve set up in Spinjutsu that contains the various content-related settings such as what topics, spintax to inject, whether to use the Spinjutsu content library or your ArticleBuilder subscription, if you want the articles to include curated content, etc.;
- Choose your AWS bucket and folder for upload, or FTP server upload details;
- Click publish;
- Spinjutsu Studio Pro will create and then regularly update your RSS 2.0-compliant feed;
- Leave the automation tool running to keep posting new content to your feeds like clockwork. There’s nothing else you have to do!
AWS: If you’ve published your RSS feed to your AWS account, it’s immediately accessible on the web, assuming you set your properites to allow public access. All you have to do is provide the URL to IFTTT, SyndWire etc. and you’re finished! AWS offers a free tier of use for an entire year, so we recommend that people consider this option at least to start with.
FTP: Using FTP is more complicated, because you generally can’t access your FTP upload folder from the public Internet. Instead, you have to set up a cron job on your server to copy the FTP file to a public-facing folder and adjust the permissions. If you’re paying for a server already, then this option might save you some money in the long run compared to AWS, but it isn’t for the non-technical.
Remember: Only use written content, images, and videos that you have the legal right to use and that won’t get you into trouble.