As we all know by now, YouTube unfortunately disabled RSS feeds. If you're unfamiliar with RSS and what it stands for, the definition is "really simple syndication." An RSS feed is nothing more than a URL address with the extension "/RSS.xml." An RSS feed allows a YouTube video content creator, blogger, or Internet marketer to syndicate the video to multiple social networks like LinkedIn.com, Facebook.com, Twitter.com, Pinterest.com, and so on. The good thing about using a YouTube RSS feed to syndicate newly uploaded videos to multiple social networks is getting more views, clicks on Google ads, and more sales "if you include affiliate links in your YouTube video descriptions." As YouTube disabled RSS feeds and directly discouraged people from auto magically sharing their videos on multiple social networks at once, there is a back door for this. Your best bet is to put the following information to work as soon as you finish reading this thread because YouTube and Twitter executives are going to read this and possibly player hate.
'Taking the Backdoor'
Many people have been in the dark in learning a useful and legitimate way auto syndicate their newly uploaded YouTube videos to multiple social networks. This thread serves as your legitimate "YouTube video auto-sharing cheat sheet." Fret no more!
Steps for taking the "YouTube auto sharing backdoor":
1. Log into your YouTube account. After you login, click the blue circle with a small head inside located in the upper flush right hand corner. Once you click the blue circle with a small head inside you'll see a small box appear. Inside the small box, you will see the words "Creator studio," and another image located on the flush right hand side of the Creator studio tab that looks like a wheel. Click the image that looks like a wheel which will take you inside your you to control panel. After reaching your YouTube control panel, you will see the words "connected accounts" located on the flush left hand corner of your computer screen. The "connected accounts" tab is exactly located under "account settings."
2. By this time you should be inside the "connected accounts" section. Underneath the words connected accounts, you'll see the words "connect your accounts." The only option available to connect your YouTube account to four videos to the auto posted is Twitter.com. Go ahead and click the blue tab that says "connect," and authorize YouTube.com to access your Twitter login credentials. You only have to do this one time. Once your twitter account is connected to your YouTube account, it's a "set it and forget it." From now on, every new YouTube video uploaded to your channel will be automatically posted to Twitter without any effort.
3. Head on over to this blog post by Labnol and follow the simple instructions listed. You may also follow the instructions in the YouTube video below to get a rough idea how to create a twitter RSS feed for your profile.
Amit from Labnol says this about setting up a Twitter RSS feed in 4 easy steps:
"On the Twitter website, go to Settings -> Widgets (link) and create a new widget. You can create widgets for user timelines, favorites, Twitter lists, collections and search results.
Once the new widget is published, make a note of the widget ID which you can find in the URL of the widget. It is a long string of numbers.
Click here to make a copy of the Google Script and choose Run -> Twitter_RSS to authorize the script. You’ve to do this only once.
Inside the Script Editor, go to Publish -> Deploy as Web App and click the “Save New Version” button. Set Anyone, including Anonymous under Who has access to the app and hit Deploy.
Google Script will now create a unique URL for your RSS web app that will look something like
Just append the Twitter Widget ID (created in Step 2) to this URL and your RSS feed for Twitter is ready. For instance, if the Twitter widget ID is 123456, your RSS Feed URL would be:
The Twitter RSS feed will have all details about the tweet including the date when that tweet was posted, the full name, user name and profile picture of the Twitter user and the actual text of the tweet. "
If the creation and deploying of your Twitter RSS feed through Google scripts becomes confusing, send an email to @author Amit Agarwal: firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. If you managed to get through to the challenging part above and created your Twitter RSS feed via Google script, you can now proceed to create a Feedburner.com feed for that Twitter RSS feed you created via Google script. You'll create a Feedburner feed for 2 reasons. One, to rebrand your Google script-Twitter RSS. Two, for the purpose of Feedburner "auto-pinging" your Feedburner-Twitter feed to ping directories, so you get more traffic to your tweets-YouTube videos automatically shared to Twitter.
The first thing you want to do is log into Feedburner through your Gmail account. Once you've logged into feed burner, add that Google script-Twitter RSS you just made from step 3 into the Feedburner control panel. Once you've done that, click next. After you've click next, you'll be able to create any name you want for your Feed burner feed. Once you've created a name for your Feedburner feed, click next again. At this point, you'll see the new Feedburner URL you've created
Once you see that, take your PC mouse and go to the "Publicize" tab. After clicking the publicize tab, you'll see the word "Pingshot."
You'll notice the following after you click the publicize tab:
Most web-based feed reading services will check for updates on their own time. Give 'em a push with PingShot.
Notify interested services when my feed changes
This service is inactive"
Take your PC mouse and click "activate." By clicking activate, you enable Feedburner automatically ping every new YouTube video automatically posted to your twitter to ping directories, increasing your potential of getting more views to your Twitter tweets-increased views to your YouTube videos. Once your Feedburner feed is set up and "Pingshot" is activated, it's "set it and forget it."
5. Add hash tags to every new video you upload to YouTube before clicking the "publish" button. A hash tag example looks something like:
This is The #Name of MY New #YouTubeVideo
You see where the #'s are? Those are considered "hashtags." When you publish a new YouTube video with hash tags in the title and those videos or automatically posted to your twitter profile, those hash tags become automatically hyperlinked on twitter, making your videos additionally searchable and resulting in a small but steady increase of Twitter traffic to your tweets. Do this every time you upload a new YouTube video annual virtually see a steady increase of traffic in months and years to come.
6. Sign up for a free account at Dlvr.it. Once registered, you can add the RSS Feedburner account in your dashboard after adding the RSS feed, can easily configure your dashboard to auto post content to Tumblr, App.net, Status.net, LinkedIn.com company pages, your personal and LinkedIn.com profile. In your Dlvr.it account, you can go ahead and ignore the option of connecting your Facebook account, because you'll use another free service which will allow you to not only auto post content from your Feedburner RSS feed to Google +, but will also allow you to post Facebook personal profile, Facebook fan page, and even a Facebook group for free. You want to use this service to auto post content to Google + and Linkedin.com company pages, you'll have to sign up for a premium account which costs money.
7. Sign up for a free account on Buffer.com. This service offers a free and paid option. You can use the free options auto post content from your Feedburner RSS feed to LinkedIn and Facebook. Believe it or not, you can use this service to auto post content for free to a Google + page. You want to share content to the Google plus community because there's untapped traffic building potential on that network. In addition to tapping into traffic building potential back to your YouTube videos, you can also get creative by marketing affiliate links in the beginning of your YouTube video descriptions which will help you increase online affiliate income potential.
These are some helpful ways you can work around creating a new to RSS feed and get creative by automagically sharing your YouTube videos on multiple social networks. Always remember the more networks your videos or shared on the more traffic you will receive as well as increasing the likelihood of making money through "effective YouTube video marketing."
Happy video marketing and wish you nothing but the best.