Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video—in a standardized format.

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Do people still use RSS feeds?

I've built a site where people can submit security vulnerabilities found on websites. I've got some requests (not many though) by people to implement an RSS feed of confirmed and published cases. ...
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What are some good feeds/blogs/twitter accounts to follow if I want to learn more about web development?

Who are some of the big names out there (besides Jeff Atwood/@codinghorror, of course) that I should be following as a resource if I want to stay on top of what's new as well commentary on what ...
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Should I Include RSS Feed URLs in an XML Sitemap?

Simple question - Should I Include the RSS Feed URLs in my site's XML Sitemap? I am NOT asking whether I should USE an RSS Feed AS an XML sitemap, but rather, should I include the URLs to the ...
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Is RSS auto-discovery still viable?

I am preparing a website and noticed that although the source code contains RSS autodiscovery URL, i.e. something like <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" href="/rss.xml"> none ...
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Content theft - Where can I go from here?

I am the webmaster of a very successful blog in a fairly small niche. Recently our success has started to bite us with people copying posts on the site without consent and trying to pass them off as ...
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How to track subscriptions to an RSS feed

I have RSS feeds on some of my sites and I'm wondering how I can track how many people are subscribing to them. The obvious solution is to track the number of hits on the URL, but I don't feel like ...
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Migrating the source of a FeedBurner podcast feed from one WordPress to another

I'm using FeedBurner as the public-facing feed for the Ask Different Podcast. Recently Stack Exchange has set up a Blog Overflow blog for Ask Different, and I'd like to move the source of the ...
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Should I provide RSS or Atom feeds?

I'm leaning towards atom but I'm not sure.
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How do I view ALL blog posts in an RSS feed?

I have a blog and its posts date back all the way to March of 2009. However, when I visit my feed url (it's feedburner), the oldest post that shows up on that page is one written in February of 2011. ...
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RSS vs Sitemap for SEO

What are the differences of the two and how can they help in SEO? I'm creating a custom-scripted CMS and I'm thinking if should I either add RSS/Sitemap/Both?
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Rss legal issues

I know it is illegal to post full articles of a website on yours beacuse of copyright. Is it legal to post the rss feeds of a website on your website?
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How to Syndicate Websites Without RSS?

I have four websites that I am wanting to link to from one website. But the kicker here is that beyond just linking to the sites I was looking for a way to display updates from those sites on my site. ...
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Getting users to use RSS

I've got a gaming site that hosts After Action Reports (AARs). From my traffic logs, I know that these AARs are far and away the most popular part of the site with my members. Members typically post ...
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How to obtain a page's GUID in Composite C1 CMS?

Question is pretty simple, I think. How can I find out what the page GUID for a certain page in my Composite C1 website is? I need it for RSS reading from a Blog within the CMS.
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Do you need permission to show an RSS feed?

Does anyone know if you need permission to show an RSS feed on your website? I want to show the BBC business RSS feed and I heard that I may need to get permission to show it. I did some Googling but ...
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how can I find out which websites are linking to mine?

How can I have a RSS of new sites that link to mine? I would like to know which sites are linking to us. Is there any way to do that?
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.htaccess Redirect 301 in Wordpress – From Post to Page

By default, Wordpress posts are added to RSS feed. For my website, I want to include Wordpress pages to RSS feed. I know that some plugins could help me. Instead, I try to use redirect 301 in ...
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RSS feed <link rel=“alternate”> on which pages?

I've got a site that includes a blog amongst other things. I'm adding the tag for autodiscovery of the RSS feed. There's only one feed on the site. Should live on every page (i.e. I put it in the ...
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Feedburner - Multiple feeds in multiple languages

I run a website that available in Dutch and English. Each 'language version' has its own blog and related RSS feed. I want to publish these RSS feeds through Feedburner. Obviously I would like to have ...
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RSS aggregator with related headlines…like Google News

Does anybody know of a script that would allow me to aggregate RSS feeds (and possibly have users submit their own) while also identifying related/similar headlines much like Google News? I don't ...
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Which feed does Magento's attribute “In Feed” refer to?

I have been researching Magento's RSS feeds and there is an attribute for new products called 'In Feed'. My understanding was that this determined whether or not the product was added to the RSS ...
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RSS feed : wrong encoding?

I just migrated my website to a brand new server, and now i'm having a weird issue. Some characters on my RSS feed are not properly encoded, as you can see here : ...
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updated posts in my RSS feed

Should I put in my RSS feed posts that I've updated or I'll just update it but don't put it my RSS feed? (considering RSS feed contains latest 10 posts).
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How can I associate my main domain to a RSS?

This is an institutional site which uses Tumblr to keep the visitors updated. The Tumblr is linked via frames in the subdirectory /blog/ of the domain to track stats. My question is: How can I allow ...
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Pull page content from master site in WordPress

So I am working on some sites for a health practice, all in Wordpress. I have one parent hub site that contains all the information about all the treatments they offer on different pages. I also have ...
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What are the disadvantages of an invalid RSS feed

I have recently started using feedvalidator.org to validate my RSS feeds. The RSS reader reads the feeds fine but the feed validator says they are not valid feeds. I tried other RSS feeds like ...
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How to update an RSS Feed?

Let's say we have a similar RSS feed like here. Where should I be inserting the new content? And, should all the articles be listed in an RSS feed?
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utility to pull in the entries of an rss feed with a certain date range

I'd like to include a section on my daily blog post that could capture/aggregate my activity from twitter, github, etc on that day. Ideally this information could be displayed in a visually ...
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How to find all feed directories where a particular site has submitted his feed

I am looking for a list of working sites which accepts feeds, then I struck with an idea that I can find those places by following other sites of my niche which would have already submitted their ...
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RSS Feeds - Are they Cached?

How can I (or is it possible) to remove some blog posts out of a feed such as Google Feedburner? I have removed some from my blog but obviously looks like they are cached somehow. I just don't want ...
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Is it legal to show RSS feeds on my website from another website

I want to display the feeds from multiple news website on my website and create a site which would be something like http://paper.li So is it legal to display those feeds directly on my website? The ...
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Adding an RSS feed to a Facebook page

I want to add a client's blog feed to a Facebook page. Is there a way to do that without using a third party app?
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Why blogger puts BR tags only when content served via RSS feed?

I have a problem with using my new blog RSS feed. I wrote a post (the first one) with some code examples formatted by SyntaxHighlighter. To paste a code sample I'm switching from WYSIWYG to HTML view ...
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RSS feed aggregator

There used to be things called planets that aggregate all RSS feeds on a given subject. How legit are these sites? Can they legally repost the RSS contents (as much or as little it is supplied by the ...
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Self hosted Netvibes alternative [closed]

I am looking for a self-hosted alternative to part of the Netvibes functionality. It should act as feed reader, show my mail inbox, a list of bookmarks and maybe the weather forecast. I wish to move ...
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Google Apps and Google Reader - Third level domain

I'd like to point a third level domain (eg. reader.mydomain.com) to google reader just like mail.mydomain.com points to gmail. Is it possibile, and if yes, how would I do it? Thanks in advance.
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Will echoing content from a simple XML loaded with PHP cause the page to show up in search results (SEO)?

I want to know if I'm using PHP right to create search friendly content. I'd like my images to start showing up in Google for my website, so I'm passing an RSS feed to PHP file using the ...
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How to create an RSS feed for my blog on my own hosting?

I just installed a Blubrry plugin in my WordPress to create an RSS feed for my podcasts that I want to upload. But what is the next step after installing and activating that plugin? Does installing ...
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Do all web hosts allow rss feeds?

Simple question: Do all website hosts allow RSS feeds to be coded, such that if I have an application for my phone, and the application pulls information from my website, I could use any web host to ...
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What is considered the optimal placement of a link to an RSS feed for SEO?

When do I want a search engine's spider to run across my RSS feed link? Before the heading (not saying header tag..) During the heading During the main content During the footer After the footer ...
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Which of these url for Feeds for the Sitemap should I use?

Does it matter which of these I add to my Sitemaps file? http://example.com/?feed=rss http://example.com/?feed=rss2 http://example.com/?feed=rdf http://example.com/?feed=atom
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Is there a googlebot equivalent for RSS feeds?

I have a lot of feeds generated on my pages - and it seems to let them go to waste (Googlebot does not seem to see them). The RSS feeds display correctly in the pages when viewed through a browser, so ...
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Will having a section that aggregates news from another site's RSS feeds get me penalized for SEO?

SEO newbie here, I have a news section on my front page that essentially reads off another sites feed (example.com/feed/) and posts direct links to each article back to that site. Pretty much a mini ...
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How can you tell how much BANDWIDTH RSS Feeds are taking up, overall?

I am considering pulling out RSS FEEDS from the default Outlook Mailbox configuration pushed to our users by Exchange. My two biggest reasons for doing this is that (1) I firmly believe that the ...
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Show wordpress posts on linkedin company page

I have a customer with a wordpress blog that wants to add their posts to their LinkedIn company page. Is it possible to add a wordpress feed like you can in user profiles? I saw that there was a ...
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Why does Google Reader only update our site's RSS feed once every 4-5 days?

We have a website with a RSS feed. When I use Google Reader to subscribe to the feed, it is only updated once in a while - something like every 4-5 days. In Google Reader the latest 2 or 3 posts ...
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Planet feed aggregator for django

We are looking for a way to integrate a feed aggregator (like a planet, which takes a set of rss/atom feeds and posts the latest N feed items) into a Django site. Ideally, the planet should integrate ...
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301 redirecting a blog's RSS feed URL?

I moved my personal blog from Wordpress to Ghost this weekend, which changes the RSS feed URL from /feed/ to /rss/. By default Ghost returns a 301 redirect for /feed/, which I've verified by checking ...
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Convert RSS feed in one line

I need to use an RSS Feed in a Digital Signage application (Xibo). But to scroll the feed on right or left I need it to be presented on a single line or only the first line will be displayed. I've ...
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Specializing RSS content

May I please have some help in using an RSS feed. Here is a link to an RSS feed: http://weather.uk.msn.com/RSS.aspx?wealocations=wc:NZXX0049&weadegreetype=C&culture=en-GB This is the feed ...