Frequently Asked Questions About Our RSS Feeds

What is RSS?
RSS is a family of XML dialects for Web syndication used by (among other things) news websites and weblogs. The abbreviation is used to refer to the following standards:
1. Rich Site Summary (RSS 0.91)
2. RDF Site Summary (RSS 0.9 and 1.0)
3. Really Simple Syndication (RSS 2.0)

The technology of RSS allows Internet users to subscribe to websites that have provided RSS feeds; these are typically sites that change or add content regularly. To use this technology, site owners create or obtain specialized software (such as a content management system) which, in the machine-readable XML format, presents new articles in a list, giving a line or two of each article and a link to the full article or post. Unlike subscriptions to many printed newspapers and magazines, most RSS subscriptions are free.

The RSS formats provide web content or summaries of web content together with links to the full versions of the content, and other meta-data. This information is delivered as an XML file called an RSS feed, webfeed, RSS stream, or RSS channel. In addition to facilitating syndication, RSS allows a website's frequent readers to track updates on the site using an aggregator.

How can a feed help my site?
Having a RSS feed can help generate new and repeat visitors. New visitors can be gained by the increased search engine placement a feed can provide, and through the many RSS Feed directories that may list your feed.

How can other sites display my feed?
We provide a variety of options for other sites to display your feeds. Have a site that would like to syndicate your feed? Simply pass on the Flash and JavaScript objects we provide you - already customized to show your feed!

What feed directories can I submit my feed to?
We recommend you submit your feed to these directories:
http://www.rss-specifications.com/rss-submission.htm
FeedSubmitter
Feed Shark
LS Blogs


What services should I ping?
We recommend you use Ping-o-matic to ping several services at once.

Are atom feeds currently supported?
Not currently available. Please contact us and let us know if atom support is vital to you.


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