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How to Add Rss Feed in your Website

Posted by venkatramseo on November 17, 2009

RSS stands for actually Simple Syndication or it’s sometimes referred to as Rich Site Summary. It’s an XML-based content format for distributing headlines, news, content, etc.

Most popular sites news sites and blogs give RSS feeds for you to subscribe to. All you need is a feed reader to vision its contents.

Feed readers come in every one shapes and sizes these days. The Firefox browser has one built right into the Bookmarks feature. I use Google Reader.

You can also generate feeds for your own website so your audience can subscribe to them. If you update your content commonly and promote the feed effectively, it can help drive more stable traffic to your website.

The URL will be something like http://www.yoursite.com/yourfeed.xml. This is the link to your RSS/XML feed, and the one you’ll be advertising so people can subscribe.

Advantages of Creating RSS Feeds

More Traffic

For webmasters this is a good way to bring repeat traffic to your site.

Avoid Email Spam Filters

Many webmasters are now dumping their newsletters and switching to this method of content distribution because you don’t have to fret about dodging the spam filters.

Export Your RSS Feed

The cool thing about these feeds is that other people can use them as content on their site. So if you have a feed that is of scrupulous interest to another webmaster, they can post your content on their site with an easy JavaScript code. This is another huge traffic opportunity!

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