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What in the heck is an RSS?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Mjordan, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. Mjordan

    Mjordan Power Member

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    Ok I'm pretty new the blogs and I'm in need of some dire help.
    I've set up my first wordpress based site and its all up and going with lots of content and is starting to get some traffic.

    Now I've read and read about RSS feeds and all this crap but the more I read the more I become confused.

    So my main question, how the hell do create and set up an RSS feed for my site?

    (before you start flamming, yes I've searched google and read for hours but everything confuses me as there is no simple answer or step by step guide that I could find.)
     
  2. tuesday10

    tuesday10 Regular Member

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    Your post is really surreal but in very simple terms it's a way of syndicating your content (getting out into cyberspace). RSS stands for really simple syndication. People can subscribe to your rss feed by clicking the little orange rss icon which sits atop most blogs.

    Each time you make a post the person who has subscribed will receive an update of that post via their chosen rss feed reader.

    I am sure it's a lot simpler than this but I can't explain it. Sorry and hope this helps you to tackle the rss beast:)
     
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  3. LightHouse

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    Got to your URL of your site... and add /feed on the end of the URL

    boom there is your RSS feed! you can submit that to directories or people can subscribe to it.
     
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  4. Mjordan

    Mjordan Power Member

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    Well I know this much, I guess you didn't understand what I was asking. Thanks though.
     
  5. Mjordan

    Mjordan Power Member

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    Wow so so so simple haha. Now how come sometimes when i click on a sites RSS button a new page comes up and theres all this stuff about feedburner or something?
     
  6. tuesday10

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    Come on dude/dudette, of course it's simple. If your website is a blog it will almost certainly have a rss feed ( rss feeds are inherent in blogs - trust me). Simply get your feed url and submit it to wherever...

    If on the other hand you want to create an rss feed for a static html site then only Google will be able to help you.

    T10
     
  7. Mjordan

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    See thats the problem I didn't know that my blog would already have a feed, yes I'm a noob lol. And all the stuff on google was directing me towards making one for a static HTML site and confused the shit out of me lol.

    So basically i can get a RSS submitter program and all I need is my URL of the feed? Which would be http://www.mywebsite.com/feed correct?

    EDIT: ok why is my feed not showing up with Google Chrome but it is with every other browser?
     
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    Yes: FireFox, Opera, Safari...
     
  9. Mjordan

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    Wow that's really gay that chrome doesn't support RSS
     
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    cooper_l Newbie

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    RSS = the way to 1000$ an hour.
     
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    Black-Cracka Newbie

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    For the few with the mental capacity to completely understand it. ;)
     
  12. LightHouse

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    It brings that stuff up because other wise a whole bunch of XML would come up. Some browsers will automatically point you to a reader service. Feedbuner is a service as as well as google reader.

    Do this Sign up at www.google.com/reader, then add your blog feed to your google reader account. You will see how it takes your XML feed and makes it readable.


    learn by doing and understanding
     
  13. tuesday10

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    Glad you are heading towards the light at the end of the tunnel dude. You see, it pays to hang around the guys in BHW;)
     
  14. tuesday10

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    Do you make $1000 an hour with RSS? If you do some proof would be nice:)
     
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    $24,000 a day.
    $168,000 a week.
    $744,000 a month
    $8,928,00 a year.


    From 3 letters, Yum. Do you belive that? I think whoever posted that exaggerated a tad, of course possible, but highly improbable.

    You can make money with RSS using auto-blogs - stealing content from other sites using RSS (it's used for users to get updates without having to refresh the site every second). Once you find a sites RSS link all you need to do Is get a plug-in to publish it & re-write the content so It looks original and won't effect your SERP.

    Not sure if that is the method Mr. $1,000 an hour is using but its one of them.

    BINGO $9 Million a year. Then scale. ;)
     
  16. Mjordan

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    Alright I got one of those RSS submitters and sent my feed to a bunch of sites, hopefully I'll see a little traffic from that.

    So if I sign up with google reader then my feed will be visible to users that are using Chrome?

    And thanks for all the help so far guys!