frequently asked questions

Section 9: Getting the Most Out of

What is an Expert Author RSS Feed?

RSS is an acronym for Really Simple Syndication and it is designed to provide your readers with instant updates on your newly published articles.

RSS feeds provide a stripped version of the content in a flexible web format to be easily placed on a website via an RSS reader.

To Access Your RSS Feed:

  1. Pull up the Login page for Expert Author Account.

  2. Select the Profile tab from the top of the interface.

  3. Select "View Public Profile" from the "View My Profile" dropdown menu.

  4. Click on your RSS Feed button.

  5. You'll be taken to a webpage depicting your RSS feed. Copy the URL for that page onto your clipboard.

  6. Paste the URL into the appropriate field in your RSS module or plug-in application.

To Set Up and View an RSS Feed:

  1. Search for an RSS reader and download it.

  2. Go to the main page for the niche or the author bio.

  3. Hover over the RSS Icon .

  4. Click on your preferred RSS Reader Button in the drop-down menu.

  5. Follow the directions for your reader on adding a new feed.

What Are Email Alerts?

When you sign up for an email alert, you will receive instant notifications when something new has been posted. Areas that might be of interest to you include:

  1. Newly Published Articles by Your Chosen Authors

  2. Newly Published Articles in Your Chosen Categories

  3. New EzineArticles Blog Posts

  4. New EzineArticles Newsletter

You can sign-up for any of the above or choose other selections here.

Can I Connect my Articles with Social Media Platforms?

Yes. Social media offers an option for article writers, like yourself, to connect with a tech-savvy audience to share your articles and your expertise. Plus, that audience can be invaluable as each member has the power to share your articles with their own followers, and so on.

You can follow other EzineArticles Expert Authors on Twitter here. You may also join our Facebook group and "Like" our Facebook wall.

To share your articles on Twitter and Facebook, you'll first need to connect your EzineArticles account with your Twitter account. You can then connect your Twitter account to your Facebook account to share across both platforms.

Connecting your EzineArticles account to your Twitter account

  1. Pull up the Login page for Expert Author Account.

  2. On your homepage, next to your Author Photo, select the grey Twitter icon.

  3. Enter your Twitter login information and select "allow."

Connecting Twitter with Facebook

  1. Log into

  2. Enter "Twitter" in the top search bar.

  3. Add the application to your account.

  4. Then, allow and authorize access for Twitter and Facebook by logging into your Twitter account.

  5. From your Twitter account, select the head and shoulders icon in the top right tool bar and select "Settings."

  6. Select "Profile" from the left hand side navigation menu.

  7. Select "Post your Tweets to Facebook" near the bottom of the screen. You may have to log into Facebook if you are not already logged in.

  8. A Facebook popup will appear; select "Log In with Facebook."

  9. Choose your preferred settings and select "Allow."

Allow Sharing

  1. Pull up the Login page for Expert Author Account.

  2. Select your author name on the blue toolbar at the top right of your homepage.

  3. Select "Settings" from the dropdown menu.

  4. Select the Articles tab.

  5. In the Article Share Default section, choose "Enabled" for Facebook and Twitter.

  6. When new articles are submitted, you'll be prompted to share them via a popup box:

You can select "Share" or "Don't Share." If you'd like to disable these popups, follow the four steps above, but choose "Disable" for Facebook and Twitter.

How do I Add an Expert Author Banner to my Website?

Here's the simple step-by-step process to add one or more banners anywhere on your website or blog:

  1. Pull up the Login page for Expert Author Account.

  2. Select the Resources tab from the top of the interface.

  3. Select "Author Banners."

  4. Choose a Featured Author Banner and copy the corresponding HTML code to your clipboard.

  5. Paste the code into your website or blog's editor.

How do I Add an EzineArticles Widget to my Site?

An BioGeny widget allows your site visitors to see a live listing of your current articles and gives you more credibility as an expert author. To add a widget:

  1. Pull up the Login page for Expert Author Account.

  2. Select the Resources tab from the top of the interface.

  3. Select "Widget."

  4. Follow the directions for adding a Widget to your website. Select "Show Advanced Options" to modify the widget further.

  5. Select the "Grab the Code!" button when you're finished.

  6. Copy and paste the code into your website.

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