BillPitts - 6:51 pm on Mar 14, 2010 (gmt 0)
I was told by the tech guys at the company that hosts my online magazine of a great article on RSS feeds. It answered all of my questions about building a RSS feed. Now our site has an easy-to-update, very workable feed. I'm updating it manually as this is the way I prefer, plus we aren't making additions or changes that often.
This article is at Search Engine Watch [searchenginewatch.com].
However,this article doesn't cover how to place the RSS indicator at the right hand end of the address bar (as this page has above in its address bar). Bill, the administrator for this thread, covered that earlier here. I used the third version like so:
<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="RSS 2.0" href="http://www.TypeYourWebsiteNameHere.com/TypeYourFeedNameHere.xml" \title="TypeYourRSSfeedTitleHere"/>
and placed it in the header of my home page, following the internal style sheet.
One important note: when you type out your XML file for your feed descriptions, make sure it reads as you want it the first time. If you go back and alter one of the descriptions (to correct a spelling error, say), you will generate TWO notices about the same page in your feed. Not a big deal but it doesn't look clean or serve any real purpose, as there is no actual change to the page in question.