Good RSS Policies For Your Site
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As RSS feeds become more popular, everybody has the opportunity of providing dynamic, quality content on their sites.Almost any topic can be presented through an RSS feed. However, there are some considerations to keep in mind in order to optimize your feeds.
Due to the fact that the feeds are automated, you do not have control over the content itself, but over how you present it and the topics that you select for your feeds. The main objective is to present updated news, without having to manually update it all the time.
Remember that although this is content from another site presented on your site, it does not mean that it will take away your originality. You are selecting feeds from different sites on a related topic to present it to your visitors in a summarized and perhaps more organized fashion, related to the main topic of your site.
Some ideas that will help you improve the RSS experience on your site:
1. Make sure your feeds comply with your user’s needs – Remember that you are using feeds to keep your site updated with content automatically. Therefore, make sure that you comply with this objective. If, for example, you are showing the table of contents of a weekly published online Journal, whenever the content changes, so will your feed. Make sure this is what your users expect. If they need access to all the issues, then what you need is a search engine or browser, not an RSS feed. Do not add a new RSS feed for each issue, this defeats the purpose of the automation of the feeds, because you’ll have to manually add feeds each time a new issue is displayed on the original site.
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