twitterfeed.com vs. dlvr.it

I am currently in the process of evaluating two services that utilize an RSS feed to auto post my blog entries to Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. I am evaluating 3rd party services because I wasn’t looking for a WordPress plugin. Having too many plugins just increase the overhead in your WordPress site and can lead to sluggish performance.

twitterfeedMy search first took me towards twitterfeed.com. Twitterfeed is a great tool to use and works very well.  It incorporates some a solid feature set:

  • RSS check frequency
  • bit.ly integration
  • tracking
  • dashboard
  • include prefix and suffix text with post

For the past few weeks I have used Twitterfeed publish to Twitter and Facebook, but not LinkedIn. Since I am active on all 3 social media sites, the lack of LinkedIn was a shortcoming in this service.

dlvr.itThe next step in my journey led me to dlvr.it. Dlvr.it, currently in Beta, is a service very similar to Twitterfeed. It’s feature set includes:

  • ability to configure “Routes”
  • scheduling
  • RSS check frequency
  • bit.ly integration
  • tracking
  • dashboard
  • include prefix and suffix text with post
  • hashtag support
  • diverse set of social networks to publish on

The big advantage to me is posting to LinkedIn. I am active on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Relying on the WordPress widget on LinkedIn just isn’t reliable to distribute content. Many people utilize apps and feeds to monitor social media sites and that WordPress widget only showed on my profile page.

I will be kicking the tires on dlvr.it over the coming weeks and will follow up with a blog post on which service I prefer and why.