The process of posting a new blog and then updating all your social outlets manual is laborious, why not just automate it?
IFTTT is a marketed as a recipe book. It stands for “If this then that”- a simple bit of code but powerful as you can use this to automate your online business.
A quick overview of an IFTTT recipe
There are many parts of a recipe and the key ones are as follows:
The this part of a Recipe is a Trigger. Some example Triggers are “I’m tagged in a photo on Facebook” or “I check in on Foursquare.”
The that part of a Recipe is an Action. Some example Actions are “send me a text message” or “create a status message on Facebook.”
Pieces of data from a Trigger are called Ingredients. For example, the Ingredients of an Email Trigger could be: subject, body, attachment, received date, and the sender’s address.
So how will this help me?
I will show you the answer to this with an example of how I use it:
My recipe is as follows:
If a new blog is posted in wordpress then post to my facebook group.
The trigger is the blog on wordpress, the action is the post to facebook.
What does this look like on IFTTT?
So Personal Evolution is my Facebook page for this blog. IFTTT will now post the message: “Hey guys, check out my new blog post blah here https://blah”. In this way I don’t have to continuously update each social stream I have.
Tying it all together…
Using IFTTT you will save a lot of time between Twitter accounts, Facebook pages etc. You can even use this to send texts and stuff from your phone and automate your life to an extent. There isn’t a G+ channel yet, but I’m sure that will come soon.
If you would like to know or have a question more please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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