A long time ago I setup to post from Google+ to Twitter.
I could not find out however how I initiated that post forwarding, so I did some searching, then decided to go the IFTTT route: 10 Easy Steps To Automate Your Google Plus To Twitter Postings – Social Media Strategies & Techniques For Business Professionals.
The page does not allow you to select text or right click, but you can view the source (for instance in Chrome with view-source:http://www.garyhyman.com/10-easy-steps-to-automate-your-google-plus-to-twitter-postings/) so I’ll summarise:
- Note your Google+ numeric ID. For me these were 31 digits. Lets call it ####.
- Append the ID to http://gplus-to-rss.appspot.com/rss/ so you get http://gplus-to-rss.appspot.com/rss/####, then verify it indeed returns an RSS feed
- Login to ifttt.com (create an account first if you don’t have one), then create a new THIS source from the RSS feed icon.
- Select the link from 2. as source.
- Click on the THAT link, and select Twitter (you might need to enable IFTTT for Twitter).
- From the Twitter list, select “post a tweet”.
- Amend the text if needed (remember you only have 140 characters!), then press Create Action.
- Test (you might need to wait for about 15 minutes): indeed it worked as my G+ post got picked up by a tweet pointing to it about 15 minutes later.
- RSS feed http://gplus-to-rss.appspot.com/rss/109418621512564781181.
- I already used IFTTT so I didn’t need to create a new account.
There are more complex schemes going through FeedBurner which I didn’t try yet:
- How to auto-publish your Google+ posts to Twitter, Facebook and Myspace | BitShare – Internet Technology and Culture Blog.
- Elgan: How I publish from Google+ | Computerworld.
Other alternatives I might try when IFTTT stops working:
- Google Plus to Twitter w/ link to post by warthurton – IFTTT.
- Google+ to Twitter – ManageFlitter.
- How to update Twitter and Facebook with your Google+ posts.
- 3 Google+ Tools That Take Your Marketing to a New Level | Social Media Examiner.
- Post From Google+ » To Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and more….
- How To Connect Your Google Plus to Twitter – BuzzShift – Digital Strategy Agency.