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But what exsactly does it do? exsamples?
What I realy want to know is this tech something I might like to learn, can I use it, Will it help my website and will my traffic apreciate it.
Of course you can't give me a yes/no awnser to that but some data to help me figure that out would be greatly apppreciated
Lets say you have a news folder, and it has 10 news items in it. If someone wanted to see your news items then they would have to come to your site.
Now lets say that along with having the 10 news items on your site you create an RSS feed of it. The RSS would be an xml file that would have the title, URL, description for each of your 10 news items.
Now anyone with an RSS reader (an example of one is google.com/ig) can get those ten items without having to come to your page unless one of the articles fancies them and they click it and come to your article for the full story.
I am not sure about what your site has but if you have content that is updated quite often then you may look at providing a feed for it. One of my sites has a message board, I do an RSS of that so that people can see at a glance if there are new posts and decide if they want to get in on the discussion.
Hope this helps you a bit. If you have any questions I would be glad to help answer them.
What would be great is if we could recive feeds aboult new stuff concerning seniors and place them on our website. (can we do that? if so Where would we find the feeds)
Yes you can display feeds on your site. How you do that depends on what, if any backend scripting do you have? PHP, or similar or is your site straight HTML?
For finding the feeds just search news sources and see if they have one. I think Yahoo has an RSS directory that you can search as well although I have never used it.
Depending on how your site works I may be able to help you display them on your site but if not someone here should be able to.
I would go over this thread it is a step by step tutorial for putting RSS on your site with PHP, it should have everything you need.
Good luck and if you have more questions post back
If you custom built a reader that would allow for this then maybe yes but anyone trying it on their reader will not get the same result.
Just as a note, images are not included with the feed, just hyperlinks(IMG reference tags).