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Need some help with RSS Feeds

  1. JP993 profile image91
    JP993posted 7 years ago

    I've read a few hubs on RSS Feeds but they've gone over my head. Theres the option to add an RSS capsule to our hubs when I click on it im not sure what im supposed to put in?????

    Please help

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    Website Examinerposted 7 years ago

    That would be the URL for any RSS feed of your choice. For example, your own RSS feed as shown on your profile page is as follows:


    You can get the URL by visiting a page with an RSS feed, then right click and "copy link address" or the like.

    Additionally, you can customize how many entries and how detailed information you want displayed.

  3. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Welcome to HubPages! smile

    An RSS feed is solely for the use of spreading the word about HubPages and it's writers.

    You can use it to spread your own list of hubs or those of other hub writers.

    To use an RSS feed- you have to setup a specific location to draw information from. Thus, you are going to use HubPages RSS Feed.

    The standard one that is on your profile located under your profile picture. It's hxxp://hubpages.com/author/JP993

    This will have at the end one of three specified locations- to pull from- "latest" - "hot" or "best".

    You can use an RSS feed in coordination with your hubs via the RSS Feed Capsule. You would enter the RSS Feed that is from your profile- the ending as I said can be changed- and to do so, you would simply change the end command.

    Example: hxxp://hubpages.com/author/JP993/latest/?rss or hxxp://hubpages.com/author/JP993/hot/?rss or hxxp://hubpages.com/author/JP993/best/?rss.

    I hope that helps.

    On a side note- you can also use RSS Feeds to hook up with a specific "tag" or "keyword(s)".

    To use a "tag" or "keyword(s)", then the example changes-

    hxxp://hubpages.com/tag/(whatever tag/keyword)/best?rss or hot?rss or latest?rss

    Please just use these are as examples- the "http" was removed for a reason, so as to not actually create said "hyperlink" to those.

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      Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I disagree with this part. An RSS feed can go to any domain that supports RSS; however, if you do so, you will not be permitted any outbound hyperlinks to the same domain.

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Disagree? Oh okay.
        On what authority are you making this claim?

        From what I am to understand that you would still be allowed to have at least ONE more outbound link to a same domain. HubPages only allows two links to one domain. The RSS Feed would only be considered One. Thus, leaving you the ability to have one more outbound link.

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          Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          "My hub was moderated as overly promotional; what does that mean?

          ...linking to the same domain in the body of the text AND in an RSS feed"


          See also various forum discussions, e.g.:


          1. Cagsil profile image61
            Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Interesting. Thank you for letting me know.

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              Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Sure thing! Good to see you around here.

    2. JP993 profile image91
      JP993posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Just had to thank you for this post, very very very helpful.

  4. JP993 profile image91
    JP993posted 7 years ago

    Thank you guys. I knew that I could promote someone eslse RSS Feed, but I really only want to promot my own to begin with.

    I also want to submit my RSS Feeds to some RSS Directories so was wondering how i can get my RSS Feed URL is it just a case of adding?rss at the end of the URL.

    I read on another hub that by rick clicking on your RSS Feed icon under your profile and copy shortcut you get the URL. Can I use this URL To submit to directories?

    Really want to up my traffic and I know how powerful RSS feeds are.

    Thanks again

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      Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You are welcome, but I am wondering why you need to ask again. I have already provided your RSS feed URL above, and Cagsil has explained how optionally you can modify that. I have also explained how to get the URL for any other RSS feed.

      1. SteveoMc profile image75
        SteveoMcposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Here's the deal for me WE.  When I was trying to figure this part out,  I could not get my head around it.  I read, re-read and studied RSS until I thought I was going to knock my head against the wall.   

        I could not understand the concept.   I must have been a nuisance, asking eveyone I came into contact with about RSS and getting some wonderful explanations, I just could not do it. 

        So this concept for me was one of the hardest to learn about and actually start using.   There were two hubs that really made a difference to me, one by Edweirdo, that demonstrated creating your own RSS feeds from tags, and one from sunforged about RSS early submission sites.   

        http://hubpages.com/hub/Promote-Your-Ol … -RSS-Feeds


        I am not typical, I think, so most people can get this without reading the same thing over several times, but that is what it took for me.   Plus a lot of bookmarking.  I think I get it now and probably use RSS feeds way to much.

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    Website Examinerposted 7 years ago

    Thanks for the valuable information, SteveoMc.

  6. JP993 profile image91
    JP993posted 7 years ago

    Sorry if i've asked the same question. It may be that I was expecting a complex answer. If what you've shown me is what I need to get my hubs in to RSS directories then I'd like to say thank you again.

    Thank you Stevemc I read Edweirdos hub a few times and it just didnt seem to click with me maybe now going back to it it might make a bit more sense. The other hub you suggest I havent read yet thank you for that.

    With Ebay, its just a case do you want a RSS Feed and you click yes please then ebay takes care of the rest. It made a massive difference to my sales and where I get them from.