12 Great Ways to Use Your Business Blog’s RSS Feed
Using RSS feeds is more or less like subscribing to a journal or magazine that is delivered to subscribers periodically. The difference in using RSS feeds as opposed to subscribing to a magazine, however, is that the information doesn’t go to your personal mailbox. The information is sent to your RSS reader from where one can access the latest updates by your favorite publishers. To reap the most from RSS feeds, you will first and foremost have to procure and RSS reader. These are plentiful in the market, but a good place to start would be trying out a few free and user-friendly RSS Feed Readers readily available online. Having done that, you will be able to see unread entries from feeds you have subscribed to which normally appear in bold. Some of the most popular web-based Feed readers are Bloglines and Google Reader. Both have amazingly helpful sections, and you will learn how to use them in no time.
The importance of RSS Feeds for one’s website cannot be overstated. Besides enabling you to be well versed with the latest information, you will enjoy maximum privacy as there is no email address involved. Needless to say, you will experience fewer cases of identity theft, viruses and spam in a bid to access reads by your favorite publishers. You will also not go through the trouble of setting up dummy accounts specifically for your favorite publications. RSS Feeds are important in that they keep you informed with less hustle and in timely fashion. In addition to that, you can easily get rid of unpleasant content with just the click of a button. By means of RSS Feeds, publishers are also able to get a bigger audience, which is a plus on their side. This they can achieve easily, and needless to say, it enables them to reap the maximum benefit and profit when many readers can access their content. Other interesting reads: 10 Useful RSS-Tricks and Hacks For WordPress
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