RSS feed what is it and why is it important for a blogger and an internet user

What is an RSS feed – while surfing the web on the internet, we like many websites very much and we want to keep getting updates for every new post on this site in the future, so the RSS feed is very useful for this purpose. Most bloggers and internet users must have heard about the RSS feed at one time or another but don't have enough information about it, so they keep looking for the RSS feed on the internet.


What is an RSS feed
RSS feed what is it and why is it important for a blogger and an internet user.

If you don't even know  what is an RSS feed How does the RSS Feed work What are the advantages of RSS feeds RSS Feeds How to subscribe you have come to the right article.


In today's blog post, we tried to explain the RSS feed to you from the point of view of both an internet user and a blogger. Also, if you are a blogger, then in this article you will also learn how to add an RSS feed to your blog.


To get complete information about the RSS feed, definitely read this article to the end, so let's start this blog post without spending too much of your time.


What is RSS Feed


RSS, the full form of which is Simple Syndication, is a feed with the help of which internet users can get every update of their favorite site directly on their device (laptop, computer, or smartphone).


To obtain website information, the user must first subscribe to the RSS feed of the site, then all updates of this site automatically reach the user's device through e-mail or any other Feed service.


Most websites on the internet use an RSS feed, and you can subscribe to the RSS feed of the website of interest to you, and then get a notification of all the content posted on this site on your device.


The RSS service benefits the user as well as the blogger. From the user's point of view, you must have understood that by subscribing to the RSS feed, you can get every update of your favorite website on your device, while speaking from the blogger's point of view, then the blogger can share his new post through RSS feed more and more. It can reach more people.


What is the full form of RSS


The full form of RSS is Really Simple Syndication.


Who created the RSS feed


The RSS feed was created in 1999 by the American internet services company Netscape Communications Corp to use its internet portal Netscape. Later Netscape abandoned it. After Netscape abandoned the standard, the software manufacturer UserLand developed the RSS feed and released RSS 2.0.1 in 2002.


How does the RSS Feed work


RSS Feed is a fully text-based service with the help of which users can get updates of new content published on the website on their device. The user is shown updating his shared blog via e-mail or any other Feed service.


The user must subscribe to the RSS feed to get updates on his favorite blog/website from the RSS feed. The RSS Feed always runs in the background waiting for the new content of your shared blog and as soon as the content is published on the blog, it delivers the content to your device.


How to subscribe to RSS feeds


Many internet users do not understand how to subscribe to an RSS feed, to solve their problem, we further told you the process of subscribing to an RSS feed.


First of all, you have to check if your favorite blogs use RSS feed or not, because nowadays many blogs use email subscription, push notification, etc. instead of RSS feed. The color of the RSS Feed icon is usually orange. Through them, you can get acquainted with him.


If your favorite blogs use an RSS Feed, click on the RSS feed link. By clicking on the link, you will get to the feed of that blog.


Here you will get the option to subscribe now and you can subscribe to the RSS feed through your favorite service like email, Yahoo, Feedly, etc.


The benefits of RSS feed


After reading the article up here, you should have a good understanding of what an RSS feed is and how it works. Let's now also see some of the benefits of an RSS feed. As we told you above, the RSS Feed feature is useful for the internet user as well as the blogger, so we told you the benefits of the RSS feed from the point of view.


Benefits of subscribing to the RSS service for users


The user gets the following benefits from subscribing to the RSS feed :


  • You can get updates for every new post on your favorite blog on your device.
  •  You don't have to visit the site again and again in search of new content, which also saves your precious time.
  •  You have full control over the web content, you can subscribe and unsubscribe to the RSS feed of any blog.
  •  You do not have to provide any personal information by subscribing to an RSS feed.

What benefits of adding an RSS feed to your blog for bloggers


The RSS feed has the following advantages for a blogger or website owner :


  • You can make the new content published on your blog reach as many people as possible.
  •  Instant traffic will come to your new post.
  •  With the help of an RSS feed, you can make the visitor a regular reader.
  •  You can also add an RSS feed to the blog completely free of charge.

Disadvantages of RSS feeds


Let's now take a look at some of the disadvantages of an RSS feed.  By the way, if we talk from the user's point of view, there is no harm in the RSS feed for him because he can subscribe and unsubscribe to the RSS feed of any blog at will.  But speaking from a blogger's perspective, you have some disadvantages of an RSS feed such as :


  • Competitors can subscribe to the RSS feed of your blog and copy your content.
  •  Graphics and images do not always appear in an RSS feed.
  •  You cannot easily track your subscriber in the RSS feed.

How to add an RSS feed to your blog


If you are a blogger and want to add an RSS feed to your blog, follow the process described below.  Before adding an RSS feed to a blog, you should create it.  We have told you here to create an RSS feed with the help of Google Feedburner.


#1 – first of all, your search by typing Google Feedburner on Google and opening its official website.  You can also open Google Feedburner directly by clicking on this link.


What is an RSS feed
How to add an RSS feed to your blog.


#2 – here you will get a summary copy option at this moment, enter the URL of your blog in this box and click Next.


What is an RSS feed
How to add an RSS feed to your blog.


#3 – after that you need to give the title of the feed and its title.  You can put the name of your blog in the title and you can also give the name of the blog in the title.  You will find the address written at the end of the URL of the feed.  After that, you click Create.


What is an RSS feed
How to add an RSS feed to your blog.


#4 – again, you have to click on Create, after doing this, the RSS feed will be ready. You can view your feed by clicking Configure Proxy (in the image below there is a feed icon for RSS). You copy the URL of your feed.


What is an RSS feed
How to add an RSS feed to your blog.

What is an RSS feed
How to add an RSS feed to your blog.


#5 – after creating an RSS feed, you can add an RSS feed as a tool in the sidebar or footer of your blog. Whether your blog is on Blogger or WordPress, all CMS have an RSS tool in which you must enter and save a URL address for your RSS feed.


By doing this, you can install an RSS feed in your blog and increase the number of regular readers of your blog.


Conclusion : what is an RSS feed


Dear friends, this was the complete information about what is an RSS feed, in this article we tried to explain the RSS feed to you from the point of view of both the user and the blogger. We sincerely hope that after reading this article you should have understood the RSS feed well.


 If you still have any questions regarding the RSS feed, you can let us know in the comments box below and yes if you have to learn something from this article, then also share it with your friends on social media.


 Thanks for reading the article to the end.

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