Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is a simple format that can be used either to receive updated content or to send content from one’s website or web log (commonly referred to as “blog”). Its simple to use and various free resources are available on the net. Simply put, RSS is just like newspapers receiving content from news agencies like AP, Reuters, UNI etc. If you have an RSS feed on your webpage, you continue to get latest content provided it is updated by the provider or source.
1. Select the RSS feed you wish to place on your webpage. For this simply type “RSS [subject]” in any search box like Google, Yahoo, MSN etc. In place of “[subject]” write the name of the topic. Let us say, you typed “rss news”. Then the search engine will display results for this keyword phrase. Select any result and look for the “red” button with the words “RSS” or “xml”. Click on any red button of your choice. A page in “xml” script will open up. Do not bother about the page – simply copy the “url” in the browser window. That is the RSS feed.
4. Verify the feed’s appearance etc. by visiting your website or blog
5. Repeat steps 2 through 4 till you are satisfied.
Though on a blogger like Google you have a side-bar for RSS feeds, they pertain to certain topics only. For incorporating RSS feeds do the following:
1. On blogger.com (for example), go to: Posting > Create > Edit Html.
3. Give a suitable title in the “Title” box.
4. Add any content, if you wish.
5. Click on “Publish Post”
6. View your blog and modify settings, if you like.
I have deliberately not mentioned any technical gibberish to enable easy understanding.
Please do not include RSS feeds (i.e., other than those provided by the web host) on free web hosting pages like GeoCities etc. since it violates the terms of service.