Will the changing information in an rss capsule (or news capsule) 'update' a hub, from the point-of-
view of a search engine, in the same way that going to the hub and editing some of the text will?
Yes, the RSS capsule can be used to keep the content fresh. A search engine does not "know" how the page is composed or how the web server generates the page. It can only see the content of the webpage and it will see that it is different every time (due to the RSS capsule or other capsules, like the news capsule).
That's great to know, thank you for the info simeonvisser!
Although the general consensus is that changing information, whether it be RSS feed, News feed, or just an ordinary update will cause the searchbots to visit, I am sceptical on all three counts. I use Market Samurai to test out these theories and as far as I can see, it is a fallacy that any 'updates' cause the searchbot to visit.
Evidence: MS shows me the number of days since a bot updated. I have a /latest/ RSS feed set in all my hubs. I have created hubs over the last 2 weeks, about 1 per day. I also have News feeds in most hubs. I also have done changes to older hubs. The number of days since the Googlebot visited my oldest 11 hubs is between 33 days and 6 days.
This would seem, on the face of it, to show that whatever you do to try to "force" the searchbots to visit, it has little effect.
Others may differ on this however.
However, you should not forsake RSS feeds as they have uses other than the one you are trying to use them for.
by sergs_pogi 6 years ago
I'm studying lately how to drive more traffic to my hubs, since I noticed my page views did not increase though I published more articles. So I study how to promote my hubs, and I went to RSS feeds. I now find out what my unique RSS feed is. Now I want to make the full use of this. Thanks.
by Mike Russo 7 years ago
I'm trying to understand RSS feeds. I think the capsule is a reader that aggreates feeds from other websites, but I'm not sure
by Juliette Kando FI Chor 9 years ago
Is it better to put an rss feed before or after the comments capsule? I would be interested to know what people think.
by IndikaT 8 years ago
I don't have a clear idea about the rss feeds. can somebody direct me to a place where I can learn about rss and how to use it in my hubs.
by Ruchi Urvashi 6 years ago
How to use RSS feed while creating a new hub?What is RSS feed and how to use that capsule while creating or editing a hub? What are the advantages of using this capsule?
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