We’ve all seen this image on many of our favorite websites, asking if we want to subscribe to their RSS feed. Well, what is an RSS feed? How do they work? What do you need to do to subscribe to an RSS feed? These are questions many of us have, and today we are going to provide an explanation of what exactly RSS feeds are and what they do. Trademark Productions provides website consulting to help improve your website. One of the first things we may do is supply an RSS feed to improve your site. So let’s take a look and find out exactly what these things are.
RSS is an acronym which has been explained in two ways. RSS can be defined as “Rich Site Summary” feed, but is better known as “Really Simple Syndication.” What these feeds do is make it easier for you to save some time from constantly checking your favorite websites for updates. Once you subscribe to a RSS feed, the website will notify you of any updates that may happen on a given day. This could be news, blog posts, or website updates. These feeds are often described as a news feed which the user subscribes to through a website.
So now you’re probably asking, what do I need to do to make sure I will be able to read/ be notified of these updates? Well, it’s actually pretty simple. What you need to do is gain access to a RSS reader. Many people recommend using Goggle Reader (although there are numerous other readers) as their primary RSS reader. To receive RSS feed updates from your favorite sites, you can use a search function through your reader, or enter the URL of the RSS feed. Once this is done, your reader will be notified instantly anytime new information pops-up on your favorite websites. This greatly cuts down the time it takes to search your favorite websites individually for updates.
When trying to receive an RSS feed on your favorite websites, look for the following icons:
Once you click one of these icons, you will be redirected to an explanation as to what exactly you need to do to receive the feeds. This is one of the numerous things we at Trademark Productions can do to improve your website. We also offer numerous consulting services to help you get the most out of your website. Contact us today to find out what we can do for you.