RSS which stands for Really Simple Syndication is a type of web feed which allows users to access updates to online contents in a readable format. These feeds can help a user to keep track of many different single news aggregator. Instead of checking back every single day to any particular site like my site to see if there is any new content, these RSS feeds give you users the option to simply subscribe to the RSS feed, much like you would subscribe to a YouTube channel, and simply get a notification each time the channel uploads a new video to YouTube.
How Does this Feeds Work?
RSS feeds are simple text files that, once submitted to feed directories, it will allow subscribers to the feed to see the updated content within a very short time. This feeds actually benefits those who own or publish website content, to be honest with you, I use feeds for my site. It makes it easy for us to get our updated content to existing subscribers much more faster by submitting feeds to various XML and RSS directories.
How Can I Subscribe To RSS Feeds Of A Site?
- First and foremost, find a site that you would love to stay updated with when they publish a new content;
- An Orange feed Icon is becoming the standard for feed subscription, if you happen to come across this symbol on the website that you wish to stay updated with, click on it and you will be subscribed to the RSS feed of the site. You will begin to see some popups in your feed reader. A feed reader is an aggregator of RSS feeds.
- Subscribe to the feed. Like I said earlier, numerous sites use variety of options to get a user to subscribe to their RSS feeds, you might see Subscribe to this site or you will see a list of icons that includes the RSS icon. Clicking on any of these links will enable you to subscribe to the news feed.