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Noob question about rss feeds and static pages

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2:59 am on Aug 8, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I have a static site the has a page that will be updated not more than 10 times a year. I don't need the feed to be created automatically, I can cut and paste into the xml file.

My question: how does the subscriber 'know' the feed has been updated? Does google reader check my page every so often? Do I have to do something on my end?

thanks for any help that can be afforded.

2:39 am on Aug 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

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You could change the publish date of the feed and then ping one of the various ping sites to alert the various services of the change.