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How to Add RSS Feed to Website or Blog

The RSS feeds have become an indispensable tool for all those who have a blog or website. Thanks to them, readers can use services like Google Reader programs to receive news and updates of what is published on blogs and websites. They receive them directly to things such as email addresses. This means that people can get recent updates without having to open the browser and go to the site.

If you have decided to create a website but the platform you have chosen does not support the automatic creation of RSS feeds (almost all of them do), you must get in step with the times and give your readers the opportunity to receive the latest news post on the Internet without forcing them to visit your page every day.

Here are a few tips on how to generate RSS feeds for any site on the Internet.

If you do not want to waste too much time and want to find out quickly how to generate RSS feeds, you can turn to marketing companies. Most of them will offer to place an RSS feed on your website. They will most likely require that you buy a larger package, which they will integrate the RSS feed creation into.

First, you need to create an XML file. You may use a website with a builder on, such as feedforall.com but there are other websites that will cost less (or nothing), so shop around. Now that you have created your XML file, you must upload it onto your server. The URL may look something like this:

http://www.yoursite.com/yourfeed.xml.

You now have a RSS feed embedded into your website, however no matter how many instruction manuals you read, you may still find it difficult. This is why I would recommend catching a video tutorial Youtube is a pretty good place to catch one or two. If you watch a few of the videos, you will be able to see how it is done and will be able to gain a better understanding so that you can do it yourself.

The biggest problem you will have is that different platforms go about integrating RSS feeds differently. If you have an online blog account with another website, then they will probably have an RSS feed integrated in already when you sign up. If they don’t then they will have their own system for adding one. If you are building a website, then you may be using a web builder platform that has a different method of embedding an RSS feed.