Help, I don’t know RSS! What do I need to know to set-up my own feeds?
Help, I don't know RSS! What do I need to know to set-up my own feeds?
- I am very confused about RSS. I suspect that I am either doing it wrong and/or not leveraging it as fully as I could/should. I know that I want to use RSS feeds but I'm not sure what major issues should be the focus during feed set-up. Can you help?
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Answer: To learn the ins and outs of RSS (Really Simple Syndication), we suggest you begin by checking out WhatIsRSS.com. It's a quick read, at only a single page, and presents a concise overview of RSS.
When implementing RSS you must consider the following four questions and plan accordingly:
- What is the best way to set up an RSS feed for a blog? — Use a free RSS channel tool which allows you to set-up custom RSS feeds on a variety of different categories in seconds—without formal HTML knowledge. Here is a detailed tutorial using the (above mentioned) free RSS channel tool which guides you through all of the necessary steps to create the final RSS feed.
- How should you syndicate the RSS feed to the widest possible audience? — The most popular online option is FeedBurner ...