How To Find & Subscribe To Facebook Fan Page RSS Feeds

Did you know that every Facebook Fan Page wall has an RSS feed that can be subscribed to, grabbed, embedded, and everything else you can do with RSS?

The cool thing about a Facebook Fan Page RSS feed is that you only get that Fan Page’s updates in the feed – you don’t get all of the other comments from fans.

Here’s how to subscribe to, or otherwise find and grab, the RSS feed to any Facebook Fan Page:

If you use Firefox, this is really easy.  Just visit the Facebook Fan Page and you should see the orange RSS box to the right in the address bar.  Just click that RSS image and you’ll be taken to the RSS feed itself where you can subscribe to it in your favorite RSS reader.

You also just go to your Google Reader > click “Add Subscription” in the upper right hand corner, and enter the full URL of the Facebook Fan Page you want to subscribe to.

** CAUTION ** With Google Reader, make sure you are only putting the URL of the Facebook Fan Page itself, without the addition attributes that Facebook likes to add at the end of URL’s.

For example:  When you visit this Facebook Fan Page, the URL that shows in the address bar is this >> http://www.facebook.com/CornerstoneAthens?ref=ts

But the actual URL of the Fan Page, and the one that needs to be added to the “Add Subscription” box is this >> http://facebook.com/cornerstoneathens

Notice the “?ref=ts” part is left off.  If you were to include the “?ref=ts” part, then you won’t be able to subscribe to the feed.

Finally, you can add the Facebook Fan Page URL (as I just described above) to something like FeedBurner, and create a new RSS feed.  Just enter the Facebook Fan Page URL in FeedBurner, follow the steps, and you’ll now have a FeeburnerFeed of your desired Facebook Fan Page.

And once you’ve got your FeedBurner feed of your Facebook Fan Page, now you can have people subscribe to your Fan Page via email, and a whole myriad of other RSS feed subscription techniques.

Since you can subscribe to Facebook Fan Page wall streams, this also means that you can easily embed your Fan Page updates into other sites, blog, etc…

Did you know that your Facebook Fan Page had an RSS feed?  For some reason, I’m just now realizing this…. hmmm….

  • Do you know if there is a way to also get the Fan postings to the wall. I am interested in using the feed as a way to monitor activity on my own fan page. It would also be nice to get comment notifications.

    http://www.facebook.com/David.Sanger.Photography

    • @SocialMedia_SEO

      Hi David – this is basically the same response I gave in the Facebook forum – the default structure of the Facebook RSS feed is to show only the updates of the page admin on any given Facebook Fan Page, and not include any updates, comments, posts, etc… generated by fans.

      There may be a way to tweet this feed to include fan updates in Yahoo Pipes, but I have not seen it, nor have I played around with it. I will see what I can do, but as it is now, the Facebook Fan Page RSS feed will only show admin updates.

      Hope that helps.

    • @SocialMedia_SEO

      Hi David – this is basically the same response I gave in the Facebook forum – the default structure of the Facebook RSS feed is to show only the updates of the page admin on any given Facebook Fan Page, and not include any updates, comments, posts, etc… generated by fans.

  • Do you know if there is a way to also get the Fan postings to the wall. I am interested in using the feed as a way to monitor activity on my own fan page. It would also be nice to get comment notifications.

    http://www.facebook.com/David.Sanger.Photography

    • @SocialMedia_SEO

      Hi David – this is basically the same response I gave in the Facebook forum – the default structure of the Facebook RSS feed is to show only the updates of the page admin on any given Facebook Fan Page, and not include any updates, comments, posts, etc… generated by fans.

      There may be a way to tweet this feed to include fan updates in Yahoo Pipes, but I have not seen it, nor have I played around with it. I will see what I can do, but as it is now, the Facebook Fan Page RSS feed will only show admin updates.

      Hope that helps.

    • @SocialMedia_SEO

      Hi David – this is basically the same response I gave in the Facebook forum – the default structure of the Facebook RSS feed is to show only the updates of the page admin on any given Facebook Fan Page, and not include any updates, comments, posts, etc… generated by fans.

  • I want to include the comments from the fan in my RSS feed from facebook. Is that possible?

    • @SocialMedia_SEO

      Hi Michael – the default feed is just to show updates from the admin. I will play around with the feed in Yahoo Pipes and see if I can't tweek it to show fans, but for now it's just admin updates.

  • I want to include the comments from the fan in my RSS feed from facebook. Is that possible?

    • @SocialMedia_SEO

      Hi Michael – the default feed is just to show updates from the admin. I will play around with the feed in Yahoo Pipes and see if I can't tweek it to show fans, but for now it's just admin updates.

  • Jeff Howden

    I've discovered today that the fan page RSS feed is no longer publishing any data whatsoever, not even the XML prologue. Anybody else running into this?

    • Hi Jeff – I notice the same thing. That is very strange indeed – I get a plain white screen when I click my Facebook Fan Page RSS feed…. weird! Let's keep an eye on it throughout the day and see what happens.

  • Jeff Howden

    I've discovered today that the fan page RSS feed is no longer publishing any data whatsoever, not even the XML prologue. Anybody else running into this?

    • Hi Jeff – I notice the same thing. That is very strange indeed – I get a plain white screen when I click my Facebook Fan Page RSS feed…. weird! Let's keep an eye on it throughout the day and see what happens.

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  • Thank you SO MUCH for posting this. I feel quite silly now, that I've spent an hour trying to figure this out, and it's right in front of me in the address bar! Anyway, thank you.

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  • NewBorn

    is there way to get mail notifications for every event created from a fan page i'm fan of?

  • NewBorn

    is there way to get mail notifications for every event created from a fan page i'm fan of?

  • Lara Челак

    PS that's the code that works. When I drop in the FB page URL, it doesn't work.

  • Lara Челак

    PS that's the code that works. When I drop in the FB page URL, it doesn't work.

  • CEsar

    The Facebook Fan Page Atom feed does not Validate on . None of my different RSS parsers will read it. How can,

    A) get the Atom feed to validate.
    B) using PHP, get the most recent post from a fan page.

  • CEsar

    The Facebook Fan Page Atom feed does not Validate on . None of my different RSS parsers will read it. How can,

    A) get the Atom feed to validate.
    B) using PHP, get the most recent post from a fan page.

  • Sean

    Does anyone have a solution to getting these RSS feeds from a fan page?

  • Sean

    Does anyone have a solution to getting these RSS feeds from a fan page?

  • jmjm

    I want also to include the comments from the fan in my RSS feed from facebook Page. A solution ???