Productive RSS

RSS, short for Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication, makes integrating content from various sites into one webpage possible. It helps you keep track of the content of your favorite site with just one quick glance. If you own a website, you definitely want to make it possible for visitors to get feeds from your site. It makes advertising much easier. If you’re interested in this, here’s what you need to know:

1.) The first thing you need to know is create an RSS feed news channel. You can use a tool for RSS syndication, and this is often integrated into the content management software you are using. If not, you can easily download one.

2.) The next step is actually create the file of your RSS feed. You can do this by clicking on “Build RSS.” A code will be generated, and you need to save it in a file with one of the following extensions: .rdf, .xml, or.rss.

3.) Now it’s time to upload the RSS file to your web server. By this time, the file can be viewed by news aggregators already.

4.) Make sure that errors are not present in your RSS file. An error in the code will result in the feed from your site not properly syndicated. Remember that this feed is going to be broadcast to a large number of people so it’s best that your code is presentable from the get-go.

5.) Once you’re sure that everything’s perfect with your code, you can put the orange icon bearing the letters XML on your website. This icon should bear a hyperlink your RSS feed’s URL. Visitors can easily click on this icon if they want to get feeds from your site.

6.) You can also go to RSS site directories to register your RSS feed. These sites are free so there’s no reason not to register. They provide exposure to your RSS feed, which is a good thing for your site.

7.) Once you have enabled feeds to be sent from your site, it’s your responsibility to keep your content updated. People choose to get feeds to get the latest content; if you don’t update your site, they’ll have every reason to stop getting feeds from you.

8.) You can decide whether to use a partial feed, or a full feed. The option depends on what is better suited for your site.


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