Why to Use Automatic Syndication from WordPress or any content management system while you can actually do it manually ? What are pros and cons of Syndication ? If you do not know how to Syndicate, read our basic guide on how to automatically publish your blog posts on Twitter and Facebook, that is actually a guide whereas this is an article with the title Why to Use Automatic Syndication. There are WordPress plugins or other CMS addons for the work or you can use a third party service like mentioned in that guide. Answer from the most to the basic question Why to Use Automatic Syndication will be – because its automatic ! That is actually a partial answer.
Why to Use Automatic Syndication from WordPress Blog or any CMS or any Forum Software
Automated Syndication has some basic advantages in common :
- It is automated, i.e. needs no user’s interaction once setup : That is basically a partial answer but the most commonly applied logic
- Basically the Feed is syndicated. Because may be due to XML protocol, may be due to the intervening server’s IP is reliable (like through FeedBurner), they are crawled faster. You can try for two different posts. There are problems too (for that another paragraph).
- If you have published a draft version of Post from a mobile device, basically you need not to login to many social networks maually
- It actually speeds up the work flow by submitting to some social networks automatically, which are less important or need no selection of thumbnail.
Why to Use Automatic Syndication is not a Full answer unless you are aware of the cons
There is enough chance to get marked as spam ether by the social network, Google Search or the other users or followers. Most of the systems has no built in function to notify the webmaster about the failure. Failure might happen at feed generation level.
Overall, it is quite obvious that the automated syndication does have more advantages over the manual method, especially if you are using lot of social networks or posting a draft via mobile device, which are quite common today. For few social networks like Google Plus, Pinterest, it needs a manual post for adding more description, to use a particular thumbnail or to make it feel non spammy. Whereas for social networks like Twitter, automated systems actually works almost equivalent to manual sharing.