Posted on : 21-11-2010 | By : stargaterich | In : Internet_Marketing
If you look at the right sidebar of this blog you would notice an icon with the word ‘Full RSS Feed’. You may wonder what is RSS and why is it so important that most websites would incorporate RSS feed.
In a nutshell RSS stands for ‘Really Simple Syndication’. Some people prefer to call it ‘Rich Site Summary’. There are other terms for it but I guess what is more important is what RSS can do for your online business.
RSS feed allows people to be notified of new contents or new posts in your blog without having to visit your site. Simply put in another way, it allows you to push new contents and information to those who subscribed to your feed.
The underlying technology that powers the RSS feed is somewhat complicated to the layman people who are not technical savvy. In actual fact it is not complex at all. In order to extract new post from my blog, you need to install a tool call feed reader.
The feed reader or feed aggregator task is to find RSS feeds to aggregate from large sites such as MSN, Yahoo and other sites such as personal blogs and websites that you specified.
The aggregator will generate a special script that you can insert into your blog. This script creates an RSS feed that automatically pulls news, items, and blog post from websites that you specified.
In a way, RSS feed is one of the coolest and most useful Internet technology ever created. It allows you to add fresh content or put new content links and summaries on your blog without having to search around for related information.
All you will have to do is select a feed aggregator and select a potential feeds from a list of news sites and authority blogs. Additionally, you will be able to input your own selections, allowing you to create custom feeds
In summary so what is RSS? Well, it is a simple way in which to drive traffic to your blog and to display summaries of other blogs. It also allows you to notify others and syndicate your contents for others to display on their websites. If you recalled, it is the same technology that makes autoblogging possible.