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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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Best way to get RSS Email / RSS Subscribers

I use Feedburner right now to get RSS Subscribers, but I think there is too much friction with Feedburner, they require a captcha among other things. What are some good email RSS subscription options ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to refresh Google Reader cache for a specific domain

Brief history example.com was associated with a blogspot. example.com changed to an institutional site and features a small code instructing which file should be retrieved by RSS readers. <link ...
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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 exists?...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 http://...
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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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Generating RSS Feeds Automatically?

I am running a static PHP website for the past 3 months. It's not a CMS but just simple PHP files (no database) in to which I add content. I am struggling to manually create RSS feeds as it is very ...
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If I cache an RSS feeds' html, but not the images, will this appear to be image hot-linking?

I have a simple RSS news application built using JavaScript, that pulls in feeds through Google's feed API. I'm doing a proof of concept and caching the feed using localStorage though due to storage ...
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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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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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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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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 ...