Hi Thanks for your interest in the RSS system. RSS - A Primer for Publishers & Content Providers.

I set this page up as we are seeing more and more web sites start to use the RSS & ATOM formats on their own web sites. The word RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication.

First we will look at what a news reader is or as they are better known as an aggregator the one in the photo below is freeware it's name is Blog Express and very simple to use just click on the picture and click on the down load button on there site and then install the program on your computer.

If you are more interested in the use of Pod or video Casting look for the following gif's on web sites: or

If you want a News Reader with much more features I can recommend Feed Demon by www.bradsoft.com or the version I use my self name of it is News Crawler by www.newzcrawler.com Or Try out the RSS Reader for Windows or Mac it's free and very good and simple to pick up.                                                                             

A Smalltalk, desktop RSS Reader. Open source, runs on Windows, Mac, and various Unix flavors.  You could have a look here as well for more News Readers

How to use the free IE7 Program this will be a very basic step by step guide

 How to add  RSS XML content with step by step photos.

Now you may be thinking I want to know more about RSS and Atom and so on formats one of the best books I know of is in the Dummies range of computer books this will tell you every thing from adding an aggregator to adding and making your own feeds so people can down load them in to their own news readers the book is by Ellen Finkelstein. Click on the book Icon to order this fantastic book from Amazon.


I know looking on the net there is a lot of information for people that are interested  in the RSS system I think as time goes by  the RSS system will be as popular as e-mail. 

Visit Ellen Finkelstein own web site at: www.ellenfinkelstein.com

Now you may want to start to offer RSS XML feeds from your own web site you can down load a very good program like NewzAlart  How to set every thing up with this program with step by step instructions Click here.

Now that you have made your RSS XML file you will need to submit it to the search engines the quickest way to submit your RSS Feeds to the search engines is with this program. RSS Submit automates the process of submitting your RSS feeds, publishing your content, and getting more traffic.RSS Submit

There are a number of web sites that will let you read your feeds on line like the following click on the gif files below to be taken to the web sites. 


Information on RSS Readers
Software-based RSS readers require you to download an application and install it on your PC or Mac. These include:

Feed Demon (Win)   Pluck (Win, integrates into Internet Explorer)   NetNewsWire (Mac)   AmphetaDesk (Mac, Win, Linux)   NewzCrawler (Win)   Klipfolio (Win)

Now you may want to add your own feeds so your friends can down load them in to there own aggregator with out all this work involved then the simplest way is to use an online RSS Feed builder.

RSS Builder is an easy service to create RSS feeds for your web site. It provides a simple interface that lets you add topics, links and content, and then publish the RSS (v2.0) feed to your web server with one click! This service is absolutely free of charge. Register Now!

Now that you have made your RSS feed you need to check it is ok see below

FEED Validator for Atom and RSS Click on RSS Valid Icon.

[Valid RSS]     

If your RSS feed is ok than you should get the message below.

Congratulations! This is a valid RSS feed If you do not get this message then it will tell you where the errors are in your RSS Feed.

Global Syndication is a company based in Harbor Springs, Michigan that provides RSS solutions for business, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and individuals. The mission of Global Syndication is to make RSS easy for everyone. Many people think of hard-to-maintain blogs when they think of RSS -- and our goal is to change that.

Global Syndication's dedicated makes it easy for anyone -- regardless of technical ability -- to create a professional RSS news feed or pod cast in less than 30 seconds. for more information and to visit there web site click the Icon below.



www.anthony-dacko.net/links page

Internet Content Rating Association