Feeds are Fearfully Freaking me Out!

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    Sophia Angeliqueposted 7 years ago

    Feeds are freaking me out.

    Hi guys and girls.

    I’m baaaack!

    I’ve figured out how to ask the questions  in a way that is more clear than I asked last time.
    I found out last week that one needed a reader in order to read articles coming through a feed. I didn’t know that because I have never had any interest in feeds. I also very seldom sign up for subscriptions – in fact, only one in sixteen years now.
    So, what I want to know is where to people go to sign up for feeds. When I’ve submitted my article into a feed, where do other people find it to sign up to receive it? That’s the question I’ve been trying to find out all this time.
    So, for instance, I signed up for Feedburner. I cannot see a single thing it’s doing. Nobody is ‘signing up’ to receive my feed. But I also can’t find a place where they’re put my feed so that people can sign up for it.
    Many thanks. 

    1. Randy Godwin profile image91
      Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Your profile page is one place! smile  I noticed you had a round with the friendly folks on the forums at AC/Yahoo a few days ago.  What a bunch of rude people, huh?

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        Sophia Angeliqueposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        @Randy. Thanks for responding.

        My profile on feedburner.com?

        I don't think so.

        I'm not talking about signing up for a feed on Hub pages. I'm  talking about submitting feeds of my work on hub pages to sites that supposedly promote feeds.

        1. Randy Godwin profile image91
          Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Oh okay!  Misunderstood your question!smile

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            Sophia Angeliqueposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            smile Not a problem. smile

  2. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    Hi Sophia, I find these two hubs helpful, you might want to add to your feeds submission I think you submitted your feeds already to different sites, right?  -- http://hubpages.com/hub/RSS-Submission-Sites-list by sunforged and http://hubpages.com/hub/Making-money-on … e-rss-feed by mark Knowles.

    if people like to receive feeds from your site they will just subscribe to your RSS feed which can be found here in your profile page. Subscribe to prettydarkhorse's RSS feed - below your profile pic -

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hi prettydarkhose.

      The trouble with the feeds on hub pages is that they are not topic specific. I have put in tags that make some feeds about writing and some feeds about money or shopping or writing, etc. I want to farm out those feeds. I have been through Sunforged lists numerous times. Not one of those feeds have accepted any of my feeds, and I have checked on this site if I have the code right, and everybody has said yes.

  3. lrohner profile image80
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    You really didn't need to burn a feed through Feedburner if you just wanted to be able to submit a feed of your hubs to places.

    For instance:

    http://hubpages.com/author/sophia+angelique/hot/?rss

    http://hubpages.com/author/sophia+angelique/latest/?rss

    http://hubpages.com/tag/pets/hot

    are all valid feeds that can be submitted to any site that promotes feeds.

    Unless I'm missing something, I believe that when you submit through Feedburner, they create a URL for you of your feed that has a few extra "goodies," like tracking, monetization, etc. They also will give you a snippet of code that creates a "chiclet," an RSS icon you can put on your own website or blog that allows people to suscribe to your feed.

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The only feed that works on feedburner is the one that is 'latest'. I don't want to use the 'latest' one because it is too generalised. I want to use the tag ones, and none of the tag one's work. I have checked the code here before and everyone says it's right. But they simply dont' work on feedburner. And every single feed that I submitted them to on Sunforged's list didn't accept them. Feedcat, for example, said it was the wrong code.

  4. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    Last time I checked the stats on actual humans using feedreader services is 2-5% - most have no idea what an rss is and have no desire to read one.

    The users of rss readers seem to be mostly tech/geeky types who were excited about them when they were created. We may use them to follow a blogger we enjoy, not so much a general article writer who doesnt have a specific focus to their topics.

    Some may stick a feed on their igoogle page or have ones set up in outlook w/o even knowing it.

    Internet marketers and website owners use rss for quick propagation of links and easy sharing between formats - and some may use the aggregate service to find feeds to use on their sites for dynamic relevant content. Its not likely a search reader of a single hubpage would ever subscribe to your feed - especially if its not something you are actively promoting

    feedburner doesnt put your link anywhere for you - its mostly a great way to track and monitor the use of your feed - you still have to share it at the appropriate places and promote it to your readers.

    you really dont need  a feed reader - thefunction is built into all browsers nowadays and is defaulted to desktop email clients

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for explaining that, sunforged. So, essentially, I'm not going to bother with it. smile

      1. sunforged profile image74
        sunforgedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        well - yes, its not worth a headache its supposed to be easy - im sure you have better uses of your time.

        But:

        I said "Internet marketers" use them

        You are trying to promote your content on the web - so IMer you are.

        I said "not that important for general article writers"

        You have taken the time to make specific category based feeds.


        Give me code, I make work, will figure out why you had problem.

        any example - whether you have feedburned it ir direct from your category page - paste it here, lets get this sorted once and for all

  5. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    feedcat wont work forever with a hubfeed, as they require a certain bit of code to be added to your site

    is this your warning?
    Warning – this feed has no tracking icon placed on your website! It is needed for the correct measurement of your feed audiences. If you do not complete this, promoting of your feed from public catalog will be suspended and later, the feed will be deleted.

    ive had that for 6 months, they prob hsve no staff for such things.

    all of your feeds are correct - except the first has a typo of two ??

    next time you try this out if you get an error, share the exact message.

    try feedburner again - it takes one click "burn feed" - that feed will be read fine by any service

    one click - if you do more, you are doing to uch

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Sunforged. Can't remember the exact wording. I'll let you know when I try again. wink

 
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