Getting started with RSS

Written by Jorge Gonzalez

RSS is probablyrepparttar biggest and latest buzzword amongrepparttar 150484 techies, just after blogs.
But what is RSS anyway and how can you start taking advantage of it?

RSS is a format to provide headlines and summaries of information in a simple and standardized way. Think of it as a distributable "What's New" for websites.

RSS is great for users because it saves users from having to repeatedly visit favorite websites to check for new content or be notified of updates via email. It can give a glimpse of a site's latest concrete contents (no design) in a second.

RSS is also great for site owners because:

  • The summaries of their content can be republished all overrepparttar 150485 web, which gets new links and visits torepparttar 150486 site.
  • They get more returning visitors, since users can suscribe torepparttar 150487 feed to keep up withrepparttar 150488 site's updates.
  • More profits: RSS feeds can contain ads, such as Google Adsense.

    RSS feeds can be used for:

  • Blogs entries
  • Forum entries
  • Articles
  • News
  • Events
  • Latest products / discounts / specials
  • Music (podcasting)

    An "RSS feed" it'srepparttar 150489 actual RSS file with headlines. To have a glimpse of how it looks like and what it can contain, we'll examinerepparttar 150490 feed from step by step:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1" ?>

    <rss version="2.0">


           <title>Self-Help Community</title>


           <description>Self-Help Community isrepparttar 150491 absolute online reference on Self-Help ...</description>


           <copyright>Copyright 2005 Self-Help Community. All Rights Reserved.</copyright>

           <lastBuildDate>Tue, 19 Jul 2005 07:33:57 GMT</lastBuildDate>


              <title>Engaging inrepparttar 150492 Moment for More Effective Living.</title>


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    Written by Ratliff J

    Google has updated their Pagerank on July 15, 2005. I went through my websites earlier today and was pleased with my own results. I saw an increase forrepparttar most part, and a few losers that I knew would fall.

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