We hasten to inform you that a new feature was added to RSS to Facebook Poster. Fulfilling the suggestion of our good friend Jeff Mills we have added an option which allows you to append post links with text or tag. This can be any affiliate ID, tracking tags or anything else.
Just add your parameter in text field and it will be automatically appended to each post link.
Let’s see what parameters can be used in this option. Normally we keep in mind query string and fragment.
Query string tells a website to display specific content according to the parameters used in this string. For example, pay attention to eBay RSS feeds. Query string starts with question mark (?). It consists of several parameters separated by ampersand (&). Each parameter in the string should have a key and its value. So naturally it should look like this: ?param=value, or if there are several parameters like this: ?param1=value¶m2=value.
In eBay links query string is nothing else but filters you use in eBay RSS Feeds Generator. This is how we tell eBay to show you selected products.
Query string parameters are also used in affiliate marketing. This is how you add your affiliate ID to a link and make clicks count. Here is an example of our promotional link:
Now let’s figure out what is a fragment. May be you paid attention to a hash symbol in web links (#). Everything which is right to this symbol calls fragment. Generally it is used as a sign or a command for a browser to focus on a specific part or section of a website or webpage.
For example: http://www.website.com/index.html#about
Usually fragment goes at the end of a link. Fragments can be used in very different ways. Just make sure you know how to use them before append to your links. And always test your links if you don’t want to ruin your links performance and visitors experience.
When you use the option to append any parameter to your links in RSS to Facebook Poster pay attention to the syntax we use. For example you want to add a string: ?param=value, you can just add param=value to the text field. Or if you use a separate parameter: ¶m2=value, you can just add param2=value. Several parameters: param1=value¶m2=value.
But be careful with fragments. If you want to add a fragment to your links you have to enter #your_fragment. Without hash symbol (#) it will be counted as a query string parameter which is totally different.
More features are coming!