Gain a Competitive Advantage with RSS Feeds

Keeping an eye on the EzineArticles Blog, your niche and your competition is easy with RSS!

You’ve probably heard of RSS (Really Simple Syndication), but do you really understand the value it can bring to your article marketing program? More importantly, do you know just how EASY it is to incorporate EzineArticles RSS feeds into your work-flow?

Competitive Advantages of RSS:

  • Puts Published Information in One Centralized Location
  • Keeps You Up-To-Date on Your Market or Niche
  • Let’s You See What Your Competitors are Doing
  • Helps You Know When/How to Modify Your Article Marketing Strategy
  • Keeps You Abreast of EzineArticles News

Before we go into the “how to” of RSS, let me define a couple of terms:

RSS – The abbreviation for Really Simply Syndication. RSS is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works – such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video – in a standardized format.

XML – The abbreviation for Extensible Markup Language. XML is a set of rules for encoding documents electronically. In essence, it’s the behind-the-scenes language of RSS.

In the following video, I’ll walk you through the simple step-by-step process for adding EzineArticles-related feeds to your favorite RSS reader. And if you don’t have an RSS reader, I’ll show you how to find one.

Downloadable Versions:
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If you’re more of a reader than a viewer, here’s the process in a nutshell:

  • Find an RSS Reader
  • For Article Niches:
    1. Go to the Page for that Article Niche
    2. Hover Over the RSS Icon
    3. Click on Your Preferred RSS Reader Button in the Drop-Down Menu
    4. Follow the Directions for Your Reader
  • For Expert Authors:
    1. Go to an Expert Author Page
    2. Hover Over the RSS Icon
    3. Click on Your Preferred RSS Reader Button in the Drop-Down Menu
    4. Follow the Directions for Your Reader
  • For the EzineArticles Blog:
    1. Navigate to http://blog.EzineArticles.com/
    2. Click on Your Preferred RSS Reader Button in the Right Navigation Bar
    3. Follow the Directions for Your Reader
  • For XML:
    1. Click on the the XML Button in Any RSS Menu
    2. Copy the URL for that Page
    3. Paste the URL into Your Reader

For more information: http://EzineArticles.com/rss_what/

Now go subscribe to a few EzineArticles RSS feeds. And keep writing and submitting fresh, original articles because you never know who might be subscribed to your RSS feed!

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Lisa writes:

I love using EzineArticles RSS feeds on my iGoogle page. I have a tab specifically for this and it has my articles, my fav authors and my top niches (like article writing) so I can see what other people are writing about, too.

Comment provided January 7, 2010 at 3:43 PM

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Bobby Ray Koch writes:

Thank you.That is helpful information,that I can pass along.

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Comment provided January 7, 2010 at 4:41 PM

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Shirley Bass writes:

I have EzineArticles on my iGoogle page also and I, too, enjoy it.

Comment provided January 7, 2010 at 10:48 PM

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cape town tours writes:

how do i put EzineArticles rss feeds on my webpage?

Comment provided January 8, 2010 at 1:27 AM

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Including an Expert Author or category/niche feed on your website is quite simple using the EzineArticles Widget.

Adding the Blog feed can be accomplished by using an RSS reader like RSS Feed Reader.

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This widget is wonderful! I have it in both my sites, and my fresh articles appear there everyday. This is fantastic! Before this possibility existed, I had to change my websitesarticles all the time…

The best of all is that it reflects constant activity with the projection of daily articles, what attracts returning visitors.

Comment provided January 8, 2010 at 11:32 AM

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What a great resource. I’m on it! Keep the superb information and tips coming please.

Comment provided January 11, 2010 at 4:27 PM

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Awesome information
Great business info, definately following this site from now on.

Comment provided February 7, 2010 at 8:13 PM

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Thnx for offering this as an mp3 download. I much prefer this format so I can listen to the content whilst out walking or in the car.

Comment provided March 8, 2010 at 9:32 PM

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