Tuesday, February 24, 2009

What is an RSS?

RSS has been around for more than a decade. RSS Stands for Really Simple Syndication and Rich Site Summary.

Many of us use RSS but are not familiar with what it actually is, so let me tell you a brief thing about RSS. It provides you with summaries and headlines which are usually in a language known as XML which is an acronym for Extensible Markup Language.

RSS provides an excellent facility by allowing the users to read the content of his/her favorite website without having to visit it. Now this is only possible when he/she has subscribed to that website/blog content.

Now you might ask me "You said this is in XML so how can i understand it after i subscribed to it?"
The answer to it is simple when ever you subscribe to it obvious that you have select a reader. This reader has the capability to convert XML to human readable language.

So you might feel that there is no more use to RSS than being updated with the latest content of the website. But did you know that you can actually use your website's RSS for online marketing of your blog/website?

Yes that's true you can actually submit your RSS URL to search engines which serve as a sitemap!

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