There Internet is an ever changing source of information. Keeping up to date with this information, as it constantly gets updated and added to, is difficult and time consuming. RSS (Really Simple Syndication) can help by gathering all the latest news and information you want to know about and delivering it directly to you in one place. RSS saves you the time by eliminating the need to revisit web sites on the chance there may be new content. With RSS feeds when there is new content, you don’t have to sift through page after page of content in order to find the relevant information. In addition, you don’t have to surrender an e-mail address to receive all the new and pertinent information from web sites you like.
For publishers of blogs and websites, RSS offers a way to distribute and share their latest content and with users, directories and aggregators who have requested it. It notting the people are more likely request information if they can maintain their anonymity. RSS allows them to keep this anonymity. RSS also circumvents the obstacle of spam filters, which is a major constraint for opt-in e-mail newsletters.
In order to start using RSS feeds, the first thing you require is a news reader. This is a piece of software that checks the feeds and lets you read any new information that has been added. There are many different versions of news readers, but they fall under two broad categories – feeds accessed using a browser and applications which download content for later consumption. Browser-based readers let you catch up with your RSS feed subscriptions from any computer, while downloadable applications are stored on a main computer, in the same manner that you download e-mail using Outlook or keep it on a web-based service like Gmail or Hotmail.
Once you have chosen a news reader, all you have to do is decide what content you want it to receive. For instance, if you would like the latest blog posts on search engine optimization methods and techniques from the Wi-Phye web site, simply visit blog, you will find a RSS icon in the footer of the page. If you click on the RSS icon, you can subscribe to the feed in various ways, including by dragging the URL of the feed into your news reader or by cutting and pasting the same URL into a new feed in your news reader. Most good browsers, including Firefox, automatically check for feeds for you when you visit a website, and display the orange icon when they find one.
To find out more about how we can help you create and deliver powerfully effective RSS Feeds, Contact Wi-Phye today.