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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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How to control RSS feed access to my blog

I have a personal blog I set up using Jekyll and getting hosted on GitHub Pages. How can I make sure people access any article from my blog fully only by visiting it, not through an RSS reader such as ...
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Do article pages need to have an RSS Feed page?

I am working on a blog software. This blog has a home page, category pages and articles. I will add an RSS feed to this blog. I added the RSS feed to the home page by adding /feed to the end of the ...
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How to Substitute HTML Entities in RSS?

It happened several times that an automatically generated RSS feed broke due to the presence of HTML entities. This makes sense since RSS is not HTML but the issue is that it is generated from ...
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Facebook Instant Articles gives "Unclaimed URL" error

I don't know which URL paste in the RSS feed. When I try, I get the following error: Production RSS Feed Connect your RSS feed for Insntant Articles here. Learn more about automated publishing ...
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Can you nest "<![CDATA[ ... ]]>" blocks when generating RSS feeds?

When generating RSS feeds, the RSS standard says that these translations have to be made for content to not be interpreted as XML, but rather as plaintext: '&' => '&#x26;' '<' => '&...
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Impact on SEO for scraped news content

I'm making a finance website and apart from our core features, I also want to show the latest news. These news articles are scraped from RSS feeds (full-article scraping) of some reputed news ...
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How to find sites which have embedded a particular RSS feed?

One of our sites provides news for a niche industry. Historically, a news summary was syndicated to a number of external, third-part sites via several RSS feeds. How can I identify which (if any) ...
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Is RSS feed submission a search engine ranking factor now?

Is RSS submission worth doing now? Is it still considered as SEO ranking factor?
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Using nginx, I need my "bad user agent" map not to block my rss xml file

I use a map in nginx to block bad user agents (nutch and such). Some RSS readers have funny user agents, so I rather not run the map on that directory. Stripping down the nginx.conf file: server{ ...
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Bing Webmaster Tools finds my Wordpress RSS feed and uses it as a sitemap

I have submitted my Wordpress XML sitemap to Bing Master Tools. It is properly crawled and working as expected. Bing also automatically finds my WordPress category listing pages RSS feeds and ...
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Is it 'ok' to have IFrame tags in RSS feeds?

I ran my RSS feed through http://www.feedvalidator.org/ but it says: This feed is valid, but interoperability with the widest range of feed readers could be improved by implementing the following ...
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Handling requests for deprecated RSS feeds

The site I run still gets pinged frequently by RSS readers and services, even though we deprecated support for those feeds over two years ago. The URLs currently return a 404. Are there any good ...
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Can math formulas in LaTeX get rendered properly in an RSS feed?

At the moment, I am running my blog through Github Pages, which lets you serve a website through Jekyll. Within my site, I have MathJax enabled through the header of my theme, so all of the ...
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How can search engines find my RSS feed?

I have a small blog. Now, I have created an rss.xml. I put that in the root of the site, on the server. Should I do anything to make search engines like Google, Technorati, Yahoo! be able to find it? ...
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Should an RSS feed be listed in a site's XML sitemap?

In the sitemap.xml should I have a link to the rss.xml? <url> <loc>https://www.example.com/rss.xml</loc> <lastmod>2017-02-24</lastmod> <changefreq>...
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Can a website have multiple RSS feeds? How would the <link> and <channel> elements look?

If I wanted to, for example, create three RSS feeds on my site to better allow users to subscribe specifically to the section in which they were interested, could I have three separate XML files at ...
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How to improve RSS crawl rate?

I uploaded rss files in bulk but divided into many small pieces. Googlebot indexed them very slowly. I saw a document that said googlebot has its own task backlog and some routine works, so it may ...
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Is it acceptable to create a feed for every page using Pubsubhubbub?

We have a setup that creates a "new" feed each time we add a page that has the URL: http://example.com/pubFeed.php?page=page_id The final page_id parameter changes for each new page that we add. So ...
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Duplicating a RSS feed to show the whole post in addition to the feed showing snippets

Just looking for some quick feedback on the following. I have an RSS feed currently that works as it should. However, our client has asked for us to botch it to work in a way that isn't normal ...
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Can scripts that import RSS feeds be used to get SEO traffic?

I have noticed lately some websites that have a script that is capable of getting RSS feeds from different sources. It then takes the content and inserts it into the website. Can this kind of ...
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Is it possible to add a canonical tag in an RSS feed?

We are producing content and exposing it via RSS Feed for content syndication by other bloggers. The others are picking my content and syndicating it on their website, which is leading to duplicity. ...
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Is it legal to cache RSS images on my server?

I have some RSS feeds showing on my website, for speed up loading time I like to cache images directly on my server. Is it legal to credits the source inside the post and store images from those ...
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Do we need RSS buttons?

Wait! Before you comment or answer – did you actually read the whole question? Did you notice that the question ends in the word "button" ? If this is how the question appeared to you: then ...
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What to do with my RSS sitemap & PubSubHubbub for fast URL indexation in Google?

I've read on several places, that by using Google PubSubHubbub will get the newest pages posted in RSS feeds ultra fast indexed by Google. So, I have my RSS sitemap with lots of new pages added daily ...
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RSS Feed / HTML Title and Dscription Limit Per SEO Standard

I'm creating an RSS feed which is meant to be SEO friendly in the invent the content is syndicated and created as a webpage. I'm under the impression currently that this is the going standard: Title:...
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Add rel=nofollow to all links in rss feed

i wish to add a rel=nofollow in all links from an rss feed, including links in item description $rss = new DOMDocument(); $rss->load($xml); $feed = array(); foreach ($rss->getElementsByTagName('...
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Duplicating blog feed without upsetting SEO

My client owns two websites and on one of them he wishes to copy the blog feed from the other site and insert it. The problem with this is that Google is generally unhappy with duplicated content - ...
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What is the proper way to indicate that my site doesn't have an RSS feed?

I have a website that is showing that there are attempts to access /rss in my server logs, but we don't have an RSS feed. What is the best way to show that there is no RSS feed for my site? Should I ...
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Is there a single standard tool for creating a reverse feed for blog posts? [closed]

I'd like to create a custom "reverse" RSS feed that periodically releases old blog posts in reverse order. Alternatively, I'd like to create a feed that allows someone to read through the archives of ...
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Preventing content from being linked

I am currently running a fairly popular private Wordpress site on a dedicated bare metal server using ISPConfig, Nginx and MariaDB. We have a series of podcasts and content that we host specific for ...
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How to let Google's crawler know about new Atom/RSS updates?

What is the right way of letting Google's crawler know about new Atom/RSS updates? The documentation about sitemap is clear about how to ping the crawler, but when it comes to Atom/RSS, there is ...
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Can rel canonical links be included in RSS feeds?

My client is asking me for something I never heard before - canonical links in an RSS feed. They are producing original content and are going to expose it via RSS so it can be syndicated by other ...
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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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Using Blogger to power a site's internal blog

I would like to add a blog to my site. I am considering using a Blogger blog which my site would access (probably using the RSS feed) parse, and display using a set of my own HTML templates. I haven'...
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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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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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Should RSS feeds be disallowed in robots.txt?

I have RSS feeds on my site. I've decided to follow Stack Exchange and disallow my RSS feeds in the robots.txt. I don't want search engine to display the RSS feed page to people, that's not really a ...
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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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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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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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How does this website work? [closed]

By the looks of it this website is just a feed of articles from other sites. How does it import the whole articles like this? and how is the site ranking at all with the lack on original content? I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 : http://www.windowsphonefr.com/mise-a-...
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Selfoss says "no entries found"

I installed selfoss as instructed in the readme, set up the rss feeds, but I get "no entries found" when I open it. Anyone got this problem?
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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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