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Should you create RSS Feeds on your site or host them elsewhere?

Should you create RSS Feeds on your site or host them elsewhere?

There are several ways to create RSS Feeds for your website. Some site owners and webmasters may find it helpful to use a RSS feed hosting service like mySiteFeed.com/, while others may want the RSS feed to come from their own site. There are, of course, advantages and disadvantages to each approach.

Advantages of using RSS feed hosting
One of the primary advantages of using a RSS feed hosting service like to create your RSS feed is that it is fast. A quick visit to the site, signup and immediately start creating your RSS feed. To create your custom RSS feed, you choose the title and then can immediately start adding RSS feed items. As you add RSS feed items, they are immediately shown in the feed. Add the code that mySiteFeed.com/ provides to your website, and your feed is immediately available for subscribers and to be distributed by others across the web!

Another advantage is speed. Instead of researching the RSS Feed specification, programming your own xml, and adjusting your server details, you are immediately able to offer your feed. In an environment where time is money, it is sometimes nice to have something that “just works” and is done. If you are a web site owner with little technical expertise, RSS feed hosting can save you valuable time to pursue other business objectives for your web site.

A third advantage is bandwidth. If your hosting package comes with unlimited bandwidth, this is not really much of a concern. But if your hosting account has limits, it is important to consider how creating a RSS Feed can impact those limits. The nature of RSS Feeds is to be constantly polled by subscribers, RSS directories, and feed distribution partners. As your feed membership grows, it could impact your page load times or other server resources like bandwidth.

A RSS feed hosting service like mySiteFeed.com will never be able to offer the customization that an expert programmer and webmaster could provide their feed. But with very little time and expertise, most webmasters and site owners appreciate being able to setup their RSS Feeds quickly, easily, and experiment with this exciting new technology.

Add comment August 27th, 2006

Generating RSS Feeds in eCommerce Shopping Carts

with mySiteFeed.com, RSS Feeds can be easily created from popular shopping cart applications like Actinic, GoECart, Mal’s eCommerce, Miva Merchant, MonsterCommerce, osCommerce, Volusion, X-Cart, Zen Cart. Our service can help merchants highlight new products and store features, encouraging return visits from customers.

Using RSS feeds can also helps merchants running these shopping carts with their search engine placement. RSS Feed Directories will offer high quality inbound links to merchant feeds, helping merchants to increase their search engine ranking.

Add comment March 25th, 2006

mySiteFeed.com – Online tools to create RSS Feeds, or generate rss feeds from static websites

mySiteFeed.com – Online tools to create RSS Feeds, or generate rss feeds from static websites

Use our online tools to create and share feeds from your website. Choose our free / advertising supported service, or upgrade to the Professional service for only $8.95 a month!

Add comment March 10th, 2006


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