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Connecting your Facebook to Twitter accounts

You may be wondering if it is possible to connect your Facebook Page to multiple Twitter accounts, either as you have more than one Facebook Page or more than one Twitter account.
I faced this question, when I was setting up this blog to be separate from some other Facebook pages and Twitter accounts that I manage.
Now from my experience, it’s difficult to set up this from the Twitter to Facebook side. This is the following issue you’ll often face. So we’ll need to approach it from Facebook to Twitter instead – since Facebook gives you some more customizable selections here.
In this example, I was looking to link up my @dejavuguides Twitter to my DejaVuGuides Facebook page, but I already have my @vulongtran Twitter and VuLongTran Facebook pages connected.

To resolve this issue, you need to set this up on Facebook’s side, so you are selecting the Facebook account you want to connect.
It’s not easy to find where this is on Facebook’s settings, so I’d suggest visiting this page directly.

Step 1 – Visit Facebook to Twitter Connect page from Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/twitter

Step 2 – Choose your Facebook account

Choose your personal Facebook account and then click “Link to Twitter”. Then simply choose which items you’d like to send to Twitter. I’d suggest the “Status Updates” at the minimum and maybe the “Links”. The rest, are more depending on how you what your business/ personal needs to share across from Facebook to Twitter.

Step 3 – “Save Changes” once you’re comfortable with what you was to send over to Twitter

Step 4 – You should see a confirmation screen 

If you refresh the page, you should see something like this. 

Note –  This is only to post from Facebook to Twitter only. There doesn’t seem to be a way to make it from Twitter to Facebook from the options that I have seen. There is a difference, as it’s one way from Facebook to Twitter and not the other way around. As you’ll see in this screenshot.

From a practical perspective, it simply means you post more inside the Facebook website instead of Twitter. 
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What are custom Permalinks in Blogger.com?

First of all, what are Permalinks in Blogger.com?

Permalinks are the name and URL of your blog posts on Blogger.com. Normally when you write a blog post on Blogger.com, it’s automatically generated for you based on the title of your blog post. The main reason you want to customise it is to help make your blog posts more readable to your visitors so that they know exactly what your website page is about.
The other reason would be for SEO (search engine optimisation) benefit, which supports your visitors need to be able to read your website easily.

Google’s Blogger.com team describes it as:
“Custom permalinks. When you write a post, Blogger automatically generates a permalink (a URL that links to a blog post) for your post from its title. If you prefer to use a custom permalink, you can do so via the “Permalink” option in the Post Settings box”. – Blogger.com

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Permalinks are part of the SEO features in Blogger.com that was released 2012. So to create your own URL for a specific post, simply select “Custom URL”, and enter your new URL in the field below.

Taking the example from the suppport website from Blogger.com. 

If you wrote the post in December of 2015, your new URL will look like this:

 
www.nameofblog.blogspot.com/2015/12/customURL.html
 
Where, the bolded area is the portion of the URL that is customizable.
 
If the custom permalink you entered already exists, Blogger will attempt find a free one for you.
 
At present, the characters allowed in a custom URL are limited to: a-z, A-Z, 0-1. The only special characters available are underscore, dash, and period.
 
Here’s an example of this for my website:

Custom permalink on blogger.com example

 
When using custom Permalink and thinking about it from an SEO (Search engine optimisation) perspective, you want to make sure that you are:
  • Dashes between words – as search engines read blogs better than if you used underscores. That is have a permalink that looks like “this-is-a-permalink” than “this_is_a_permalink”

Is it worth customising my Permalink for my Blogger.com account?

  • Check if the Automatic Permalink is clear to read and suits your need. If it doesn’t then it’s worth customising your Permalink for your Blogger.com blog post.