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Add a Little Freshness with Dash of External RSS

  1. janderson99 profile image85
    janderson99posted 4 years ago

    I have been experimenting with adding very specific, and narrowly on-topic, external RSS to add a dash of freshness to my hubs. Anyone else doing this? Will it work? What do you think?

    1. brakel2 profile image87
      brakel2posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Please describe in more detail about external RSS feeds or is it somewhere in the learning center or faq? Thanks.

      1. janderson99 profile image85
        janderson99posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        The reference to the internal RSS in the learning centre is http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/rss-capsule

        Note: the message
        RSS Capsules can only have feeds that are related to your Hub. Unrelated articles are not useful to your reader and aren't allowed under our Terms of Service.

        BUT you can also use very specific External RSS sources such as

        http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheDailyNew … erSwimming
        about Open swimming

        about Parenting and Kids

        These RSS are from external sources (not HP).

  2. Cagsil profile image84
    Cagsilposted 4 years ago

    Don't know. Haven't tried them in a while. I might reconsider trying them again.

  3. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 4 years ago

    A lot of people deleted their RSS feeds in the wake of Google's Panda.  I was not one of those people.  I've always used them, and saw no negative results from keeping them.

    Mind you, the feeds do need to be tightly relevant to your content...  Most people were using the feature to just promote their own Hubs, not actually bring in topical feeds.

    1. janderson99 profile image85
      janderson99posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for that.

      I deleted all my internal RSS feeds because they create duplicate text within my SUB.

      The ones I am talking about are external RSS  feeds for example

      http://www.sciencedaily.com/rss/mind_br … rition.xml

      RSS for nutrition from Science Daily.

      The theory I am working on is that by specifying very narrow external RSS I won't have the same text on more than 5-10 pages in my SUB, and the bot may visit the pages with this RSS at different times and won't count it as duplicate text.

      I don't think that the internal RSS are a good idea (too broad, too similar), but I think external ones are a different kettle of fish.

      Thanks again for your comments