I have been experimenting with adding very specific, and narrowly on-topic, external RSS to add a dash of freshness to my hubs. Anyone else doing this? Will it work? What do you think?
Please describe in more detail about external RSS feeds or is it somewhere in the learning center or faq? Thanks.
The reference to the internal RSS in the learning centre is http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/rss-capsule
Note: the message
RSS Capsules can only have feeds that are related to your Hub. Unrelated articles are not useful to your reader and aren't allowed under our Terms of Service.
BUT you can also use very specific External RSS sources such as
http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheDailyNew … erSwimming
about Open swimming
about Parenting and Kids
These RSS are from external sources (not HP).
Don't know. Haven't tried them in a while. I might reconsider trying them again.
A lot of people deleted their RSS feeds in the wake of Google's Panda. I was not one of those people. I've always used them, and saw no negative results from keeping them.
Mind you, the feeds do need to be tightly relevant to your content... Most people were using the feature to just promote their own Hubs, not actually bring in topical feeds.
Thanks for that.
I deleted all my internal RSS feeds because they create duplicate text within my SUB.
The ones I am talking about are external RSS feeds for example
http://www.sciencedaily.com/rss/mind_br … rition.xml
RSS for nutrition from Science Daily.
The theory I am working on is that by specifying very narrow external RSS I won't have the same text on more than 5-10 pages in my SUB, and the bot may visit the pages with this RSS at different times and won't count it as duplicate text.
I don't think that the internal RSS are a good idea (too broad, too similar), but I think external ones are a different kettle of fish.
Thanks again for your comments
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