HootSuite RSS feed to Facebook and Twitter Not Working

Just the other day I wrote a post about the great feature of HootSuite to allow your RSS feeds from blogs (and other media) to post through to your other social channels. Unfortunately, it’s not working. 🙁

I set up feeds to FB and Twitter with all my special interest blogs (as well as this business blog), but so far, nothing at all has posted through to my Facebook or Twitter profiles.

I have searched online for a solution, but have so far, found none. The advice on the HootSuite Help page says:

Possible issues and solutions for your RSS feed

 Possible Issue  Solution
 The social network profile connected to your feed may have become disconnected from your HootSuite dashboard.  Reconnecting to Twitter.
 The RSS feed is paused.  Disabling and Enabling a RSS/Atom Feed.
 The RSS feed itself has not been updated since HootSuite sent the last message.  RSS feeds only post new content. If no new content is available there is nothing to publish.
 Each RSS update refers to the same static webpage.  If an RSS feed is directing to the same web page that is not being updated with new content it will not publish.
 The XML inside the feed is broken.  To find out if this is the case, visit feedvalidator.org. If the feed cannot be validated, contact the site you where you subscribed.
 The RSS feed has no date stamp.  Feeds must be configured so that posted items report a date/time. You may be able to configure this by visiting the site where you subscribed to the RSS feed.
 The RSS feed has an article with a date stamp from the future.  The feed will not publish until the future date becomes the present date.

I’ve tried the solutions and checked the validity of my feeds, with no luck so far. I’m still working on it. If anyone has a solution, please let me know. I will follow up with more information as soon as I have it.

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