Best Syndication Now Offers RSS Feeds for its
September 5th 2005
RSS Feeder /
RSS (Really Simple Syndication)
has become an increasingly popular way to disseminate news,
information, commentary, Blogs, Forums, sound, video and pretty much
any other type of content. The viewer / consumer downloads a RSS
feed reader program. The reader is used to check for news and
updates to display.
The feeders can aggregate
content from various sources, as long at the sources use an XML
style page to archive the content. Without downloading the reader
first, the XML page is utterly useless.
In our opinion the easiest
reader to use is the Opera Browser. This browser functions like any
other browser including Internet Explorer (IE) and Firefox. Like
Firefox, Opera uses a tabbed format. Unlike Firefox, Opera has a
built in RSS reader. So if you were to land on an XML page Opera
will immediately prompt you “would you like to add this websites
content to your RSS feed?” By clicking yes, the news feed will be
included in RSS line-up of news sources.
Some of the most respected news
agencies like the Washington Post, Forbes, USA Today, and the New
York Times have incorporated XML news feed pages in their site.
Google News just recently implemented RSS for their syndication.
So why would a Newspaper or
Magazine give away their content. The New York Times’ payroll
exceeds 12,000 employees. How can the Times profit from syndicating
their content for free? Here is how: The RSS readers only give a
synopsis of the story with a link to the original source. If the
reader wants to read the whole story they click the link and visit
the Times website. RSS benefits the Times by driving readers to
their ads. After all, the Times is in the business of selling
Our XLM page is called
“feed.xml” and is located in our root directory. The path for our
http://bestsyndication.com/feed.xml. Copying the path into the
RSS input field of your reader will your RSS reader updated with our
content. If you use the
you will not need to copy anything. There is a great viewer
for Internet Explorer (IE) called Pluck. You can download it
from Softpedia for free.
We are very interested in your
comments or corrections concerning RSS. Do you have a favorite RSS
feeder / reader? What have we left out that you need to know?
Please submit your comments and articles.
Best Syndication Staff Writer
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