Find your Facebook fan page RSS feed URL

What is my Facebook business page RSS feed?

Although it is relatively easy to import data into Facebook using RSS applications (RSS Graffiti being my favourite)… Facebook is not particularly adept at data LEAVING!

So we’re gonna do a bit of facebook magic!

However, sometimes we have some pretty damn good reason to want to ensure some control over that data…especially in the form of backing up or repurposing content.

Recently a colleague asked:

“Where can I find the RSS feed of a Facebook page? I tried to add a Facebook page to Google Reader, but it can’t find a feed URL. I searched on Google, but all the information I found is no longer relevant and does not work. »

The answer is that Facebook continues to make this task more and more difficult!

(You noticed it, I see!)

Originally, in the left sidebar of the Facebook page, we had a handy little RSS icon that made this relatively simple!

Now, as Facebook has come to push users to engage through the apps API, it’s expected that all the access to our feeds we need… can be accomplished through these tools.

An example of a Facebook app that monitors page content would be the Hootsuite app…. which, although excellent, is not what we need!

What we need sometimes is an old fashioned RSS feed (or RSS 2.0 or ATOM feed).

For example, I’m using my Facebook fan page’s RSS feed to pull data from two different sites for different purposes (one is strictly backup and the other is content redirection).

It might sound daunting, but it’s still something that you as a business owner can probably accomplish on your own…

Let me show you how to get the RSS feed URL of this FB page!

1. First of all, we need to get our FB page ID number.

To do this, we replace the www in our page URL with the word “graphic” so that bECOMES (and press enter).

On the resulting page, specify the “id” and write it down. We’ll use it without the surrounding quotes.

In this example, our ID is: 187709648701

This number may look familiar because it was the very long number that was in the original page URL before you set your Custom Facebook Page URL.

I get it? Good…

2. Now we need to do some minor reverse engineering of this URL to get YOUR URL:

This URL contains MY ID… and you must replace it with the ID you retrieved in the first step.

Once you have entered your username… you have successfully created the RSS 2.0 feed URL for your Facebook page (effective: 09/26/12)

And There you go!

Useful RSS feed anywhere ANY RSS feed can be used!

See, it wasn’t that hard, was it? Beautiful sorcery!

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