Setting Up RSS Feed For Website?

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Any ideas anyone?
Cheers!
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Hello Margaret

If you are wanting to set up an RSS Feed, please follow these steps:

1. Open the widgets folder on the sidebar to your right.
2. Drag and drop the "RSS feed" widget onto your page.
3. Click on "Edit" on the green widget tool bar
4. In the properties sidebar click on "edit your link"
5. A link editor will open up. You need to replace the default URL with a URL of a feed that you want. For example, pasting the following URL will create a Yahoo! News RSS feed: http://rss.news.yahoo.com/rss/topstories.
6. When you are done click "OK" in the link editor and then click "apply" in the properties side bar.

An RSS feed with automatically updated links on the subject of your choice will be added to your site.

Alternatively, you can easily add an RSS feed to your site with a widget from our Widgetbox Gallery, this is how:

1. Drag and drop a Widgetbox Gallery widget onto your page.
2. A dialogue box will open, search for 'RSS' to see all the widgets available.
3. Choose the RSS feed you would like to use on your site.
4. Edit your settings to customise your widget.
5. Click on the green 'Get Widget' button and it will be saved and added to your page.
6. Save and preview your page to view the widget.

If you would like to create your own RSS manually - please click here to view a short tutorial - Creating an RSS feed for your site.

I hope this information is what you're looking for. Please let me know if it's not.
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Cheers Littleus - Great!
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Blondie

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littleus, will this help with optimization of a website? I know that rss feeds are said to be good for adding dynamic content, but others say that search engines can't read it...

Will the method you outlined above be readable by, say, google?

Thank you,
Blondie
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KanThaiDecor

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Hello Blondie....I will chime in on that if you don't mind...I have spent a lot of time adding my blog url and feeds to many places and all of them for free....My blog now accounts for close to 20% of the total visits to my site....Those are visits I would not have had at all if I had not promoted my blog.
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Thanks for the input John, it's great to hear concrete examples.
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Blondie

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John, that's awesome! Congratulations on getting all that traffic. :)

But, when you add an rss feed to your own site or blog is it in javascript (which search engines cannot read) or something else that cannot be read by a search engine?

I guess I'm confused about whether or not adding rss feeds to your own site will help get your site ranked higher. I read somewhere that adding rss widgets do nothing to help search engine rank because they're javascript.

But if you add an rss feed that is in html (by copying the code from, say, feedzilla.com)and you drag an html block over to your yola site and paste in the html code can a search engine read that or am I still actually working with javascript?

Thank you!
Blondie
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KanThaiDecor

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You are plenty smart I think...Just like all of us here ,still a work in progress as we all learn together.....Are you talking about adding rss feeds from other sites to your own?
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Hi guys,

Interesting thread, are we talking about an RSS feed from our own sites blog or adding a RSS feed from other sites?

Lee.
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Blondie

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Hey guys!

I'm talking about adding other's rss feeds to my site.

Thanks!
Bee as in Blondie
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KanThaiDecor

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Off the top of my head I would say it is like any other URL and needs to be a fair trade as in the other site adding your feed URL to their site.
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Blondie

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Hey Duke! I haven't been by here in a while...I've missed all my yola buddies!
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UK Duke, Champion

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We've all missed you too. What have you been up to? Been keeping busy?
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Blondie

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Aw, thanks Lee. I've been very sick...feeling a bit better now, though, so I'm back on the net. And I should get my very first adsense check next month! GO GO YOLA GO!
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good and bad news then? - glad to know your feeling better. :)