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RSS Feeds : Creating the RSS Feed URL : Create Hubpages RSS Feed

Updated on September 4, 2011

What is an RSS feed? :: How do you create RSS feed URL's to promote your web content?

An RSS feed is your method of promoting your regularly updated web content to an audience that wants to see that kind of content.

My article: What is an RSS Feed? :: How does an RSS Feed help with website promotion? explains what it says in the title.

In "RSS Feeds ::Creating the RSS Feed URL" I will be giving examples for Hubpages but each method can be adapted to your own particular circumstances if you have access to a generated list of your own or a group's web content. The tips I am sharing will get more complex as you read down the list of tips.

In order to promote your web content to it's best advantage you must be able to generate RSS feed URL's that aggregate similar content into a category-based list or index (feed). On Hubpages you have been given a starter-for-ten RSS feed that will allow you to promote all new content that you produce. This can be found by going to your profile page and clicking the icon (as represented here to the right). The RSS feed URL can be found where all URL's usually reside and that is in the URL entry box at the top of your screen.

The RSS Feed URL that has been created for me looks like this:

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The /humagaia/ bit is the bit that will be different for each of us. It is my username or alias.

This basic, personal feed is the basis for generating all of the RSS feed URL's that you will ever need. And the great thing is that by adding the feed to my hub, my hub will be updated as soon (or as close to damnit!) as I publish any new hubs and the search engines will love this as they think it is new content on this hub.

Tip 1. Create an RSS Feed URL for Anyone Without Going to Their Profile

So the first tip is that if you just happen to want to promote someone else's hubs you don't even need to go to their profile. All you need to do is enter their username in place of your username. Here I have replaced /humagaia/ with /healthyhanna/:

This is the RSS Feed URL for HealthyHanna. I am sure she won't mind me giving her a little promotion. She has been giving me little plugs and commenting on my hubs so it is time to give something back. The example below show HealthyHanna's latest three hubs. An the great thing is that as soon as she publishes a new hub this hub will show the updated list AND the search engines will think I have updated my hub!

Simple but effective!

Tip 2. RSS Feed URL's for 'Hot' and 'Best'

The second tip is that Hubpages also offers lists (feeds) of your content in two other categorisations for your personal feed structure: 'Hot' and 'Best'. These are powerful tools for promoting your content both externally and internally on your own hubs. They produce what looks like, to the outside world (search engines in particular, but also your feed subscribers), new, regularly updated content without you having to produce any new content. You can adjust your personal RSS Feed URL to incorporate these additional categories by substituting /latest/ with either of /best/ or /hot/.

My RSS Feed URL's look like this when the original /latest/ has been substituted with /best/:

An example of this can be seen to the right.

Again for /healthyhanna/ this would be:

If /hot/ is substited for /latest/ then the feed will look like this:

This time an example can be seen below.

For /healthyhanna/ this would be:

Please note that at no time did I need to go anywhere other than editing this hub to generate these RSS feeds. Everthing can be done in the comfort of your own hub! In addition please also note that the content of each feed is different and that any changes in the categorisation of /hot/ or /best/ will generate a new list for each and we are back with the search engine favourite - new content!

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    • rajan jolly profile image

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      7 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Very interesting and useful. Thanks for sharing.

    • PurvisBobbi44 profile image

      Barbara Purvis Hunter 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Thank you so much---I have tried my RSS Feed on site and they rejected it.

      Now, I will try this one. Thanks, and I will be back to read more.


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      Cynthia B Turner 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      This was very helpful. I spend about an hour each day looking for information on hubpages to improve my visibility/earnings. Thanks for writing.

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      8 years ago from Addingham, UK.

      Advice is always welcome but still very confusing, could do with it explained in real clear terms for folks who are very new and do not understand rss terminology etc. I am after finding out how we update hubs and then google automatically updates with the hub?

    • Ask_DJ_Lyons profile image


      8 years ago from Mosheim, Tennessee

      This was very useful. Now I am eager to learn more. Thanks!

    • edelhaus profile image


      8 years ago from Munich, Germany

      thank you - that helped clear up a few things!

    • burningdesire profile image


      9 years ago from A little red dot in South East Asia

      This is a lot of information!! And I am trying to absorb the contents of it. Thank you for sharing

    • M A Williams profile image


      9 years ago from New Hampshire

      Thanks for listing all the RSS Feeds

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      India Arnold 

      9 years ago from Northern, California

      This is very helpful as I attempt to create rss feeds, something I am VERY unfamiliar with. Nice Job!



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