I’ve used both and they work reliably within their “limited” capabilities. However, if you want more flexibility and more control, as well as reliability, move to SocialOomph.
Do you have several blogs that you follow daily?
Do you often tweet blog posts that are of interest to you and your followers?
Would you like to automate tweeting those interesting blog posts and control when your tweets are published instead of tweeting during the night when your followers are not likely to be online?
SocialOomph is worth your consideration.
For example, I like Seth Godin’s blog posts. However, his posts typically go live around 3:00am Pacific time. Depending on your settings, Twitterfeed and Feedburner would tweet about the post within an hour or so. This is too early for most of my followers to be online. I would prefer to send the tweet later in the day when it is more likely to be seen and read.
Feedburner, Twitterfeed, and SocialOomph have many of the same capabilities. However, SocialOomph has at least two unique features that I believe make it superior to the others.
- Control when your tweets are published so they appear in your timeline when your followers are typically awake and online (not at 3:00 am)
- Space out your automated tweets so they are not published several at the same time
Both of the above capabilities are managed by the “queue reservoir” feature in SocialOomph. This allows you to set the days of the week and time of day when your tweets will be published and how frequently a tweet will be sent from your queue.
Let’s assume that you follow three blogs that post content that is of interest to your followers. First, setup a queue reservoir to control when to tweet and to which of your accounts. Next, setup each blog feed with the desired filters, tweet prefix, tweet suffix, other parameters, and select the queue reservoir that you created.
Now the queue reservoir will start to fill with blog posts based on your settings. It may receive four or five posts at the same time for active blogs. However, instead of four or five tweets appearing at the same time, they will drip-feed from the reservoir over time, based on your settings.
You may feel that Feedburner and Twitterfeed have one major advantage over SocialOomph. They are free. Totally true. However, SocialOomph is a comprehensive solution for managing and monitoring your social media activities. Today we’re focusing on just one feature of SocialOomph that, by itself, may not be compelling enough to justify the monthly fee. So you will likely want to explore other capabilities of SocialOomph.
9 ways Social Oomph can boost your productivity on Twitter on Ragan’s PR Daily
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Here’s a chart that compares many of the basic features of Feedburner, Twitterfeed, and SocialOomph.
What is your experience with automatically tweeting your favorite blog posts?