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Thursday, January 13, 2011

RSS Directories - What Are They And Why Use Them?

What is exactly is RSS? How does one use RSS?

RSS is an acronym which stands for Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary. RSS is used for content distribution and is an XML-based format. A Webmaster will create an RSS file for you that contains your headline or descriptions of any specific info. Most RSS feeds contain news headlines or info, but there are many other uses of RSS.

RSS feeds deliver updates to web-based content and are a defined standard that is based on XML format. This standard lets webmasters provide fresh content and headlines in a very succinct manner. Consumers who use RSS readers or news aggregators can collect and also monitor favorite feeds into a single or centralized location or program. The content that is viewed in the RSS reader or aggregator is called an RSS feed.

RSS is extremely popular and becoming more so. It is free and also very easy to promote your site and content without advertising costs.

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