RSS explained in simple English

First what is RSS? Rich Site Summary is a format for delivering regularly changing web content. Visually RSS symbol looks like the top image featured, some bloggers just write RSS (like mine):In other words, news related, new posts, bloggers syndicate their content as an RSS Feed to whoever wants it. RSS allows you to easily stay informed by retrieving the latest content form the sites you are interested in....more

Are You Locking Out Blog Subscribers?

In the process of going through the online world and finding blog posts I wanted to subscribe to, I encountered a lot of roadblocks in my way. I wanted to share those with you so that you can make sure people find it really easy to subscribe to your blog posts. I mean, I was out there with the PURPOSE of subscribing. Many people will only opt to describe after they’ve read a post of yours they like. With that said, here are some important things to look out for. ...more
It's great advice to frequently view your blog as a visitor rather than the owner, but ...more

Formula for Creating An Effective Online Marketing Funnel

By Bob Speyer, Web Success Team ...more

RSS: Full or Partial Feeds

As you integrate (or continue to integrate) a feed in your blog, one of the questions that arises is Should I post a full or partial feed? Today we'll explore what to consider before you make your decision. ...more

I've gone back and forth since I started my blog, but right now I'm doing partial. I try to ...more

Customizing Your RSS Button

This button has become the standard for finding and subscribing to a blog's RSS feed. When a reader is interested in subscribing to your feed, she is probably looking for that button. She can find it in the address bar of her browser (where the site's URL is) or she may look for it in the blog's sidebar. ...more

Erin, you're correct. E-mail RSS is an excellent option to offer readers and I wrote about ...more

Enabling E-mail RSS with Feedburner

If you have a blog or web site, you likely have an RSS feed your readers can subscribe to via a feed reader so they know when you've updated your site with new content. Traditionally, RSS feeds are read through a feed reader or news aggregator. Lately, though, more and more people are asking for feeds via e-mail. Answering that request is easier than ever and I'll show you how. ...more

Great post, Melanie and the step-by-step instructions are really helpful. Yet another thing that ...more

Setting Up a Feedburner Account

RSS stands for Real Simple Syndication and it is a way of letting your readers know when you update your site with new content. Your readers can subscribe to your RSS feed, set up an account with a feed reader (e.g., Google Reader), and then, when you update your site, the feed reader shows that content in your readers' feed readers. This video explains RSS in the simplest way I've seen: ...more

I recently moved my blog to a new server, new address, new shebang. With feedburner, I just ...more

Twitter as an RSS Reader? Publish Your Newest Post Links to Your Twitter Account

For the last six or eight months, a friend of mine has told me that she uses Twitter as her RSS feed. She follows everyone she's interested in and follows the links they provide via Twitter (whether to personal or news blogs). She doesn't use any other aggregator. Her experience made me stop and think: do all bloggers think to link their blogs to their Twitter account? Depending on where you are in your social media journey, this may be a new idea for you. You may not be aware of the tools available to help you link your accounts so readers, no matter where they are, can find you....more

What we are finding with our publishers at, is they treat Twitter and Facebook ...more

BlogHer Groups get new RSS feeds!

I've loved having these great BlogHer Groups to join and interact in. I'm loving them even more now that there are brand new RSS feeds for each of them. If you use a feedreader to follow your favorite content, you can add BlogHer Group feeds to your feedreader and be notified anytime a new forum post is created or a new piece of content is shared within that group. Visit your favorite group (or groups) and click the orange RSS icon to grab the feed. ...more

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Cutting the Cord

I'm addicted to Facebook. I'm addicted to Twitter. I'm addicted to Google Reader. I'm addicted to email. I'm addicted to my Blackberry, which helps me keep up with Facebook and Twitter and Google Reader and email. ...more