Another use for RSS
Part three in this little series looks at a different way you could make use of RSS.
Previously we looked at what RSS was and how you could make the best use of it as a visitor to a website. Also we considered how to better “burn” you feed to promote it.
Another use of RSS is to bring content into your website. Fresh and relevant content is key to keeping visitors interested in a website but you probably don’t have the time to keep updating your website 24 hours a day with latest news. This is where you could use a RSS feed to bring fresh content into your site.
Lets say for example you are running a website about home education and you want to keep the readers up to date with the latest relevant news. The good old BBC has a news pages dedicated to education, and that page has a RSS Feed. You could link this feed into your website keeping your visitors informed and keeping your website updated with fresh content. You should take the time to check the terms relating to the use of the feed, but generally as long long as you don’t try to take credit for it and make sure it links back to the original site all should be okay.
Now this doesn’t mean you should not create your own content and create sites entirely made of other peoples RSS feeds.
It means you could use RSS feed to add extra value to your visitors and give them that extra incentive to visit your site on a regular basis.