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RSS, short for Rich Site Summary, originally RDF Site Summary, and often dubbed Really Simple Syndication, is a data format for delivering regularly changing web content. Many news-related sites, weblogs and other online publishers syndicate their content as an RSS Feed to whoever wants it.
RSS feeds solve a problem for both website publishers and visitors. An RSS feed provides a medium to easily remain informed by retrieving the latest content from popular websites of interest. You save time by not needing to visit each site individually, and ensure your visitors' privacy by not requiring them to join each site's email newsletter.
♦ How Can RSS News Feed Integration Help Your Website?
Publishers benefit by having a constant flow of changing information relative to the topics covered on their websites by syndicating content automatically. A standardized XML file format allows the information to be published once and viewed by many different programs.
Another advantage of pulling in data from other websites is you have a continuous stream of new content for your website which is easily maintained and managed! Another couple of great benefits include keeping your visitors at your website longer, and attracting new, inquistive minds and eyes!
RSS news feeds benefit readers who want to subscribe to timely updates from favorite websites or to aggregate feeds from many sites into one place. The number of sites offering RSS feeds is growing rapidly and includes big names like Yahoo News and Google News.
♦ Tools Used To Integrate + Syndicate RSS News Feeds
Our Vancouver RSS news feed integration and syndication projects are created using open source technologies such as MySQL databases combined with server-side scripting languages like PHP and/or Perl, and other web technologies such as DOM, XML and XSL.
This combination allows for the functionality and scalability required to accommodate existing business demands as well as keeping an eye out for future growth.
♦ How Can RSS News Feeds Benefit Your Existing Website?
There are a number of options available to you should you wish to begin publishing and syndicating time-sensitive information through your website.
Should this be a completely new add-on for your website, you may want to simply integrate a WordPress blog into your existing website and replicate the design so visitors enjoy a seamless experience. WordPress offers its own RSS syndication solutions and generates RSS feeds quite easily. Should you already publish articles or news items on your website, it's likely easier to generate and publish an RSS feed directly from the website's existing news or articles database.
Alternatively, you could run an industry news aggregation service. Collect any number of RSS feeds which you wish to monitor for news and latest updates. Add the RSS feed addresses and periodically have your RSS news headline application fetch each feed and have your industry news database update itself real-time.
Having regularly updated information made available through your website will draw further attention from search engines and blog pinging services, all of which are looking for the latest in fresh bits and bytes.
♦ Using Our RSS News Feed Integration + Syndication Services
Since the turn of the millenium, our Vancouver RSS news feed integration + syndication developers have witnessed dramatic shifts in traffic patterns for our Vancouver clients' websites shortly after enabling a new RSS feed aggregator. News aggregators implemented months and even years ago continue to help generate regular traffic to the website.
Contact our Vancouver RSS integration and syndication developers to learn more about how we can help you integrate and syndicate RSS news feeds today - call 604.540.2348 or email us!