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How to create RSS Feed submissions?

Started by grofee, March 14, 2023, 11:52:28 AM

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Creating and submitting an RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feed can help you distribute your website's content to a wider audience and increase its visibility. RSS feeds are commonly used by news websites, blogs, podcasts, and other content-driven platforms. Here are the steps to create and submit an RSS feed:

Creating an RSS Feed:

Content Management System (CMS): Most websites, especially those built on content management systems like WordPress, automatically generate RSS feeds for your content. Typically, the feed is located at the URL https://yourwebsite.com/feed or https://yourwebsite.com/rss. Check your CMS settings or documentation for specific details.

Manually Create an RSS Feed:

If your website doesn't automatically generate an RSS feed, you can create one manually using XML. Here's a basic example of an RSS feed template:
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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<rss version="2.0">
    <title>Your Website Title</title>
    <description>Your website description</description>
      <title>Article Title</title>
      <description>Article description</description>
    <!-- Add more <item> entries for each article or content piece -->
Customize the template with your website's information, including the title, link, and description. Add <item> elements for each piece of content you want to include in the feed.
Test Your RSS Feed: Before submitting, validate your RSS feed using online validation tools or built-in validators in your CMS. Ensure that it follows the RSS 2.0 specification and doesn't contain any errors.

Submitting Your RSS Feed:

Once you've created your RSS feed, you can submit it to various directories and aggregators to increase its visibility:

Submit to Search Engines: Major search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo allow you to submit your RSS feed to ensure that your content is indexed promptly. Here are some submission links:

Google: Use Google Webmaster Tools (now called Google Search Console) to submit your feed.
Bing: Use Bing Webmaster Tools to submit your feed.
Submit to RSS Feed Directories: There are several RSS feed directories and aggregators where you can submit your feed to reach a broader audience. Some popular directories include:

FeedBurner (owned by Google)
Ping Services: Use ping services like Ping-O-Matic (pingomatic.com) to notify various search engines and directories whenever you update your RSS feed with new content.

Promote on Social Media: Share your RSS feed on your social media profiles to encourage followers to subscribe to your updates.

Encourage Subscriptions: Make it easy for visitors to subscribe to your RSS feed by adding subscription buttons or links on your website.

Monitor and Update: Keep track of your RSS feed's performance, monitor subscribers, and regularly update it with new content to keep your audience engaged.

By creating and submitting your RSS feed, you can increase the visibility of your website's content and make it easier for users to stay updated with your latest articles, news, or podcasts.

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