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Rss Feeds Question?

  1. kirstenblog profile image77
    kirstenblogposted 8 years ago

    I tried using this RSS url in a new hub I wrote but it says its not a valid RSS...

    Now I know I do not quite get RSS yet but I found the URL when doing a search for mp3 players, I clicked the RSS thingy in the url box and it turned into what I think looks like the RSS feed for that page. I am wondering if by just copying and pasting the URL after clicking the RSS button in the url box is not enough, is it not formatted correctly or something?

    1. kirstenblog profile image77
      kirstenblogposted 8 years ago

      So I thought I would try a different rss feed on the topic, found one off the net and tried it. Got the same message about it not being a valid rss feed? What am I doing wrong?

    2. Eileen Hughes profile image86
      Eileen Hughesposted 8 years ago

      I am glad that I am not the only one that has trouble with rss.
      This is a helpful hub that could help you understand it better.

      http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Add-your … ebook-Page

    3. Dame Scribe profile image60
      Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

      To get the feed url I usually have to open the RSS feed page itself then copy the url and paste it into the appropriate RSS capsule smile hope that helps.

    4. kirstenblog profile image77
      kirstenblogposted 8 years ago

      Dame Scribe, this is exactly what I was doing and in the rss capsule on my hub it said that it was not a valid rss feed. I got to doing a little reading and the 4th hub on rss I read this morning actually had the solution. In it the hubber suggested that you take the straight url (not the rss one you get when you click the rss button in the url box) and add ?rss at the end of that url, I tried it and bingo it worked! Left some lovely feedback for that awesome hubber and if you want to read a bit on using rss from simple to advanced I recommend this hub
      http://hubpages.com/hub/HubPages-Promot … od_3875922
      It really cleared up my problem!

      Now a hub I created comparing 2 mp3 players has an rss feed for the keyword mp3 players for all hubs written on hubpages on that keyword. Much more relevant then using an author rss.

    5. Blogging Erika profile image62
      Blogging Erikaposted 8 years ago

      Interesting that you're using an RSS feed from HubPages itself, I didn't know that was available! 

      Whenever I need an RSS feed I go to http://news.yahoo.com, scroll down to the middle of the page, put your keywords in the "Create Your Own RSS Feed" field, click the Search button and then copy the URL of the page it sends you to.