RSS is a very old method of telling your subscribers that new content has been added to your website. The webmaster would add the new content to the RSS feed in the website and the subscriber would use a RSS reader to pick up that feed and review the new material.

With the growth of social media especially Facebook And Twitter people are constantly checking for updates throughout the day. They also keep an eye on new emails arriving.

Today surveys show that less than 9% of internet users have ever used a RSS feed and Google has in fact discontinued their rss reader.

But there is now a way to use your rss feed that is built into WordPress by default.




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Cynthiah1 Premium
Super info. Thanks.
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rene4me Premium
Great tips,TY:)
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LisaFranks Premium
Wow! This is great! Thank you.
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camandche Premium
Thanks for this, will utilise once I get to that stage, following you now! All the best!
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camandche Premium
Hiya, I ended up using Digg Reader as it was free vs the suggested one listed, all good!
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anusuya1 Premium
Digg reader is outdated/ replaced. Do you suggest an free alternative?
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laurenjean Premium
Looks great, thanks!
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SamiWilliams Premium
What results have you seen from adding this RSS feed to your site?
Interesting idea, Great tutorial.
Sami
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RJScot Premium
Hi Sami, so far I have got this set up and tested. I need to create more blog posts on a regular basis. My main focus at the moment is to increase traffic to my website as this rss method only works for subscribers. I will be writing a new powerful blog post this week end which I am hoping will cause more subscribers to complete signing up.
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SZev Premium
I just asked a question about this very topic and I look forward to hearing about your results!
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GinaGo Premium
Thank you!
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rodeves Premium
Thank you for a great tutorial.
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LornaAllen Premium
Looks amazing Robert! Thanks so much for sharing.
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Loes Premium
I have to study this, thanks for your lead.
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KatieMac Premium
This is great thank you ,, someone was only asking the other day for this sort of thing
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dunbar Premium
Thanks for sharing Robert, I will bookmark this as I am not quite up to this stage yet, great lesson cheers Helen
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FHagstrom Premium
Great stuff Robert, thanks for this
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Dinh Premium
I use the RSS for my mailchimp email subscription and it sends out an email update each time I have a new post. It's really effective in making people aware and come back to your site.

Thanks for sharing!
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RJScot Premium
Hi Dinh. I am very pleased to hear that you are already using a similar system and seeing great results
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