Syndicate Your Headlines Using RSS

Written by Shelley Lowery

RSS is quickly becomingrepparttar standard choice for delivering syndicated web content. Have you ever wondered how some ofrepparttar 131904 large content sites deliver their headlines? Or, have you ever wanted to display news headlines, but didn't want to displayrepparttar 131905 standard "Content Provided By..." info? Or, have you ever wanted to syndicate your own content? RSS may berepparttar 131906 answer you've been looking for.

RSS stands for Rich Site Summary. It is a XML format specifically designed to share content. Netscape originally developed RSS to drive channels for their Netscape Netcenter. Formerly known as RDF, RSS was developed in 1999 and has quickly evolved intorepparttar 131907 dominant format for syndicating content. Well-known sites such as, CNET, ZDNet, CNN, Wired and many more utilize this powerful means of dynamic content delivery.

Distributing your content using RSS will involve creating one file that contains your content. This file will reside on your server to enable other web sites to display your channel. You can update your channel simply by updating your file.

Once you've created your file you can submit it to web sites like Netscape to enable other web sites to subscribe.

Creating an RSS File

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Your first step will be to identify your file. To do this, placerepparttar 131909 following code atrepparttar 131910 top of your text file.

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