Why Have Feeds? - Having Feeds
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The process of creating a lot of great content in a CMS, attractively arranging Web pages to best display this content, and inputting Web feeds so this content can be shared and enjoyed can take a good bit of time. There are a lot of details to consider and there is potentially a lot of code to write. Not all Web sites offer enough content to support the idea of having feeds, but for those which have a lot to offer, Web feeds can be highly beneficial.
Web feeds also offer a certain touch of professional Web prestige. Because many of the most popular content-based sites offer feeds, having them on your own site adds a bit of cache. It offers some much-needed user interaction, it helps spread your content far and wide, and it adds a little extra.
It is, however, by no means a must-have for any Web site. Content even without feeds always has its own merit, as itís the content which serves to drive traffic to the site in the first place. Without good content, you have no visitors to subscribe to feeds. Users can always access your content the good, old-fashioned way.
Feeds are just a little extra element which allows visitors who enjoy the content to receive it easily, without the strain of visiting your site. If you want to take the time and make the effort to have feeds, they can certainly help spread your content (and, by extension, word of your site). But your site will get along without Web feeds, too. What you do is entirely up to you and what you think is most suitable for your web site.
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