What is RSS & how is it used?

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What is RSSWe have been updating our blog much more frequently lately. In an effort to ensure no one is missing out on any of our posts (and in a thinly veiled hint) we have put together a brief guide on what an RSS feed is, why you should make use of them and (most importantly) where to sign up to ours! Well, if you don’t ask, you don’t get..!

What is RSS and why sign up?

Put simply, Real Simple Syndication (RSS) refers to the ‘feed’ of a website ie the content. It allows you to be automatically notified of changes to any websites content you have signed up to. For example, you can sign up to sports results, news sites, blogs…the list is endless.

An RSS feed is the easiest way to keep up-to-date with websites that interest you. It allows you to see all your feeds in one place without having to visit each website individually so saves you time too.

Signing up to an RSS Feed

Signing up to a feed is easy and fast. You need a news reader such as google reader which will allow you to view all of your feeds on any computer.

Once you have your news reader it’s a matter of signing up to a feed that interests you, this can be done in a variety of ways. Generally if a website has a feed available it will advertise this using a variation of the orange icon in the computer screen graphic at the top of this post.

With this blog you can sign up in several ways. For example, click the orange icon in the address bar (see image below) and click one of the subscribe options. You will then be taken to the feed page where you have to choose which feed reader to suscribe via. Once you have selected an option and hit ‘subscribe now’ then that’s it, you are subscribed!

Next time the website’s content is updated, you’ll be among the first to know.

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To keep up to date with the latest blog posts or news items on this blog, click on the ‘Read More – RSS‘ button on the right this will let you get our new blog posts without having to return to our site on a daily basis. Not that we don’t want you to return, but it will save you time and we are a helpful bunch! 😉

Alternatively, click here to subscribe.

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