rss specfications rss feeds

RSS Specifications
What is RSS?
RSS Software
History of RSS
XML Basics
RSS Articles
RSS Uses
Create RSS Feed
Submit RSS Feeds
Display RSS
Feed Validators
RSS Graphics
RSS Directory
RSS Forums
RSS Feeds
Syndicate Content
Subscribe to Feeds
Aggregator How To
RSS Sites
RSS Blog
RSS Wiki's
Top 10 RSS
RSS Subscriptions

everything you need to know about rss

RSS Blog & RSS News

Blog Search

Search for a blog, add your own blog, or grab an RSS feed on the blog topic of your choice. Blog Search is a new service launched Jayde Online.

Amazon Price Watch Feed Creator

Do you want to keep an eye on your wishlist or a particular item, want to be informed whether and how much the price has been changed, but don't have the time?

The tools at Watchcow allows users to paste in the URL of an Amazon wishlist or a single product page and build a feed for syndication.

FeedCombine - Meshes Feeds By Providing a New Url

You can customize a feed by meshing multiple feeds into a single content stream. Simply enter the urls of the feeds, select the entries per feed you would like included in the new feed and generate a new feed url.

The combined url will pull entries from all the feeds designated. More on FeedCombine

PubSub Blog Submission

Add your blog to PubSub. After a blog is listed with PubSub, all new entries will be instantly matched against all the subscriptions in the PubSub user base and they  will notify users them within seconds that you've got something relevant to say.

Details - PubSub Blog Submit

Ideas for RSS News Aggregators

Robert Scoble has done a nice job summarizing improvements that he would like to see in news aggregation software:

Feature request for RSS News Aggregators: I want to be able to "clean up" my feed subscription list. I want to remove any RSS feed that hasn't published in the past XX days (default to 30).

Or, someone could write me a service. I upload an OPML file and it checks to see if anything was published to each of the feeds included within in the past XX days. If not, it deletes the feed and lets me download the new, cleaned, OPML file.

While we're thinking about such things, how about this? I import an OPML file with a list of feeds, say 1000 feeds. Then it looks at my list of feeds and finds me the 100 most common links from those feeds. That probably would give me a list of new feeds I'd like to check out.

Read all RSS Aggregator Suggestions and Comments

Bloglines Developing a Blog Search Engine

In an interview, Mark Fletcher, the CEO of Bloglines (now a division of AskJeeves) says that his company will release a blog search engine this summer which will surpass the likes of Technorati, Feedster, and PubSub. “The challenge,” he says, “is to create world-class blog search, which we don’t think exists now.”

Bloglines is one of the most popular online news aggregator but faces strong competition from emerging players like Pluck, Newsgator, Microsoft’s and even Findory which learns from the articles you read and surfaces other interesting weblog posts and news articles.
Complete Article

Another Syndicate Conference

IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, and FuelDog Events, a developer of tradeshow concepts and technology, announced the successful completion of Syndicate(TM), held May 17-18, 2005 at New York City's Marriott Marquis. Due to the success of this inaugural event focused on the business implications of RSS and blogging, it was also announced that Syndicate will be expanded to include a West Coast version of the conference. The West Coast event is scheduled to take place December 12-14, 2005 at the Argent Hotel in San Francisco.

Podcast Tools

Using podcasting tools broadcasters, publishers and webmasters can increase their audience and reach.

Complete Article on Podcast Tools

French commission: Say 'non' to blogs

Gotta Love the French -

France's Commission generale de terminologie et de neologie words to link wants to replace the use of the term blog with bloc-notes.

The Commission is charged with protecting and enriching the French language. In proposing the substitution of bloc-notes for "blog," the commission said it would be acceptable to use the abbreviation bloc.

Complete Article

RSS Sets Its Sights on the Enterprise

If there's any doubt that XML-based syndication, commonly called RSS, is impacting more than the legion of Webloggers who have helped to popularize it, look no further than the New York Times.

The online companion to the Gray Lady has watched the popularity of its RSS feeds grow from a mere half-million page views to 7 million since late 2003, said Martin Nisenholtz, senior vice president of digital operations at The New York Times Co., during a keynote at the Syndicate Conference here last week

"We have deliberately and very methodically gone out and gotten RSS out there," Nisenholtz said. "It's the fastest growing distribution channel we have."

Syndication feeds may be impacting the way the nation's best-known newspaper reaches its readers, but RSS has yet to scale the walls of most corporations. The enterprise use of RSS, so far, appears concentrated among publishers, marketers and advertisers based on the discussions of conference attendees.

But the enterprise potential of syndication feeds for internal communications, for coordinating with partners and for reaching customers is beginning to draw interest from IT departments, business managers and vendors.

Full Article


What is FeedMiner? We’re a search engine specifically designed for finding RSS and Atom feeds fast and accurately. There are many ways to read feeds, but very few to find them efficiently.

FeedMiner is a pure feed search engine. Type in your search terms, just like you would in any other search engine. Your search results are displayed as lists of relevant feeds for you to view in FeedMiner or in your favorite feed reader. Other search engines will let you find blogs, web pages, travel information, etc. But FeedMiner is only searches feeds.

Lots of News from the Syndicate Conference

I'll be posting a review of the Syndicate Conference shortly. A number of new announcements were made, including FeedDemon (Bradbury Software) was purchased by NewsGator. I talked with Nick Bradbury at length and the goal is for users to have the ability to synchronize feeds regardless of the software used to read the feed. Should be interesting to see how things shape up.

Security Protection - RSS Portal

Security Protection is a RSS directory that contains information related to security and protection. From national security and information security to alarm systems and encryption.

The site, is a collection of topic specific RSS feeds related to security and protection issues. The focussed site allows visitors to find information categorized directory of RSS feeds.

If you have a related feed, it can be submitted to the directory free of charge, simply select the appropriate category.

Light Posting

This week's blog posts will be light as we will be in attendance at the Syndicate Conference in New York City.

FeedForAll Nominated as Best Internet Communication Software

The Shareware Industry Awards Foundation announced that FeedForAll has been nominated for Best Internet Communication Application for the year 2005. The Shareware Industry Awards are selected by a group of industry professionals that nominate and vote based on a programs merits. The award winners will be announced July 16, 2005 at the annual Shareware Industry Conference. This year the conference will take place in Denver, Colorado. Additional information on the 2005 Shareware Industry Conference and awards can be found at .

FeedForAll, is an application designed to create, edit and publish RSS feeds, and podcasts. With FeedForAll, webmasters have the ability to create new RSS feeds from scratch, or modify and enhance existing RSS feeds or podcasts.
Additional Information on FeedForAll

RSS Feeds Making Money

First it was banner ads, then Google AdSense and now, the latest way to make money on your web site could very well be RSS feeds. Say what? I said: RSS is hot and you should be using it to drive eyeballs to your site. Here's how it works:

Complete Article - Making Money with RSS Feeds

U.S. Government RSS Library

New US RSS Library is a directory of government RSS feeds. Locate government information using RSS.

ScrappyGoo - Aggregate and Filter Google News

ScrappyGoo lets you search Google News and generate a unique RSS feed of your results. This persistent news search delivery is offered as a free service. By default, each feed has 16 entries. It uses standard boolean operators.

You can generate and read as many feeds as you want for your desktop or online feed reader. But you cannot syndicate the results of any of the feeds on your website.

BBC Eases Rules Related to RSS Feed Use

The BBC has opened up its content more so that people can use news stories and headlines on their own sites via RSS.

Revised licence terms mean other sites can integrate RSS feeds from the BBC without offline contract negotiations, as was previously the case.

RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. It is a way of keeping automatically aware of website updates.

BBC News and Sport have made their content available for online news reader programs via RSS since 2003.

But this relaxing of the licence means a much more open approach, according to the BBC News website editor, Pete Clifton.

CSI has RSS Feeds

The popular television series CSI has added an RSS feed containing daily updated news on 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation', 'CSI: Miami' and 'CSI: New York.'


RSS Network Launched; New RSS Feed Directory Locate Topic Specific Feeds

NotePage, Inc. the creator's of, FeedForAll, a popular tool to create, edit and publish RSS feeds, has launched RSS Network. RSS Network is a categorized RSS feed search engine and directory.

While RSS has become an increasingly popular communication medium for more and more businesses, locating topic specific feeds can prove to be a challenge. RSS Network is designed to group related feeds under general topics. Site visitors can also conduct keyword searches to find highly specific feeds or items of interest.

RSS Network, is located at . Search results can be viewed in XML format, or ina more readable HTML webpage format. Unlike similar search engines, RSS Network allows site vistitors to choose to search the item contents or just the feeds title and description, for keywords. The results displayed denote both feeds, and items in feeds, that meet the specified search criteria.

RSS Network is growing into a valuable resource for professionals searching for topic specific feeds. RSS Network is a valuable aid for communication professionals, making it easy for individuals to locate, syndicate or aggregate feeds of interest.

The 7 Steps to Promoting Your RSS Feeds on Your Website

RSS gets 100% of your content delivered, but it’s no good if no one subscribes to your feeds.

So your first order of business after planning and creating your feeds has to be promoting them to your visitors.

Complete Article - 7 Steps to Promoting Your RSS Feed

Traffic Conditions via RSS - Great for Mobile Readers

Now you can check the best route home from your RSS reader - Yahoo! offers traffic conditions data via RSS.

The URL to add to your newsreader looks like this:

Edit the URL to add your information:

czs is your zip code
mag is the level of ‘magnification’ (3 = 4 miles, 4 = 10 miles, 5 = 40 miles)
minserv is the minimum severity of the traffic condition (1 = minor, 2 = moderate, 4 = major, 5 = critical.)

Free Script to Display RSS as HTML

Try out this free script to display RSS feeds as HTML. Using PHP instead of javascript means that the search engines will spider the contents of the feed that are included in the web page.
Try free PHP script rss2html.php

PadCaster - RSS Appcast Feed Creator

PadCaster is a commandline tool that converts a MacPAD application to an RSS 2.0 feed. The feed PadCaster produces update notifications. Additional Details - PadCaster

Business Case for RSS - Downloadable PDF

Download the The Real Business Case for RSS PDF and really begin to understand the power of RSS. The detailed PDF is 29 pages long and really is a great introduction to RSS, detailing why every business should find a way to integrate RSS into their existing communication channel.

The PDF is an overview of the raises interesting issues, and should make every marketer take notice:

"But RSS is such a tool. Misunderstood by most marketers, overlooked by many end-users, it has the potential to power the entire Internet marketing mix. It is not the solution to all of our problems, but it is the one tool that can have the most profound affect on our Internet marketing and business results in 2005 and beyond."

- RSS Specification Feed created by FeedForAll

RSS to html script to display RSS on a website.

Audio Recording Software
Record and edit audio files with software.

- Blog Feed

- Article Feed


specifications for rss