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What is HubPage's rationale in not offering an RSS feed of our Hubs?

  1. Richard-H profile image87
    Richard-Hposted 3 years ago

    What is HubPage's rationale in not offering an RSS feed of our Hubs?

  2. Glenn Stok profile image98
    Glenn Stokposted 3 years ago

    The use of RSS feeds had a tendency to provide unrelated links or links to low quality websites. Both cases caused Google to lower the ranking on the hubs using RSS feeds that resulted in poor choices.

    So in February 2013 HubPages phased out the capsules for RSS Feeds to provide a better overall reader experience.

    See HP's blog: http://blog.hubpages.com/2012/12/phasin … s-capsule/

    1. Richard-H profile image87
      Richard-Hposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks so much for the reply! My concern was more for a feed of our Hubs which can use elsewhere, rather than the ability to add an RSS feed to a Hub.

    2. Glenn Stok profile image98
      Glenn Stokposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I misunderstood your question Richard. HP once had that too but it also was removed. RSS feeds are not used much anymore for the reasons I mentioned above. Same reasoning applies on both sides of the issue. Your profile lists all your hubs anyway.

    3. Paula Atwell profile image81
      Paula Atwellposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I agree with Richard. That is what I use RSS feeds for.

  3. lisavollrath profile image96
    lisavollrathposted 3 years ago

    Do people really use RSS feeds any more? So many feed reader services have died off. I just don't think that's how people follow their favorite sites any more.

    1. Paula Atwell profile image81
      Paula Atwellposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I use them for pages on Facebook, on my own sites at the very least.

  4. BrianRS profile image80
    BrianRSposted 3 years ago

    The other problem with RSS feeds is that they create multiple links to the same domain and HubPages wants/does limit links to 2 per domain. They must also consider that the reverse will be detrimental if they gave hubs an RSS feed i.e it makes it too easy to add multiple links back to HubPages.

  5. TonyPayne profile image82
    TonyPayneposted 3 years ago

    I understood what you meant Richard, and I too like to provide a feed of the latest articles from the sites where I write on my blogs, for example on my Blogger one I have a lot of these in the sidebar and it works well.

    I can understand the point about removing the RSS Capsule to avoid low quality content on the site, but it's really handy to be able to provide details of our latest hubs on other sites.

    I wonder if it's permitted or not to create your own RSS Feeds?  I have done this for Bubblews and Persona Paper and they work nicely.

 
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