RSS Feeds – RSS Aggregators

#How To Utilize And Read RSS Feeds With An RSS Aggregator

Updated September 2016

RSS or Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary is the latest information management tool that is gradually earning popularity among web users, website owners, and especially with work from home enthusiasts with their own online business.

With RSS technology, it is possible to get your latest postings out onto the internet very quickly  But users clicking on your RSS or XML button is not enough to give them access to your feed.  An RSS feed or code displayed in a pop-up screen if not on the main page is composed of symbols and words that would only make sense to advanced RSS users and computer programmers and software enthusiasts. Another software tool called an RSS aggregator or reader is needed by whoever wants access.

its possible to get your latest website postings onto the internet very quickly with RSS technology

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An aggregator works by scanning the worldwide web with latest postings based on the RSS code (containing the website’s URL) provided or added by the user. When it finds a new posting, news, or update, it will publish the RSS feed on your home page containing the title of the posting, which also serves as a clickable link to the website source. This RSS feed may or may not contain the whole article, a summary, and photos, depending on what RSS aggregator is being used.

Paid and Unpaid Aggregators

rssbandit is a desktop based news aggregator that charges for its services which includes regular updated upgrades

Aggregators come in two types: the downloadable program or desktop-type and the online or web-based type. The desktop aggregator usually charges a certain amount for its services; this would include regular updating in the form of upgrades or patches to the original version. This type of RSS reader allows more customization of RSS feeds as well as page format or design over its on-line counterparts. But of course, price can be a drawback.

aggregators work by scanning the worldwide web with latest postings based on the RSS code and will publish the RSS feed on your home page containing the title of the posting

On-line or web-based aggregators are free of charge. All you need to do is register an account with them then you can start enjoying their services. Depending on the “brand” of the aggregator, customization is more limited. Some even do not allow you to customize at all.


Product and service advertisers are realizing the potential of RSS aggregators in internet marketing. In fact, several submit RSS codes to several popular web-based aggregators to reach the growing technophile and internet-based market. My Yahoo has been instrumental in popularizing RSS technology to both users and website owners and advertisers.

At present, there are many aggregators to choose from and newer versions of the same aggregator are constantly developed by its programmers.

Below are some of these desktop and online aggregators:

Desktop Aggregatorsaggregators come in two types - desktop-type and the online or web-based type – free – paid

  1. AmphetaDesk

Advantages:

free

supports Linux, Mac, and Windows

easy addition of RSS feeds

Disadvantages:

not maximized use of screen display

few options for customizing

  1. FeedDemonfeedemon is a fee and user friendly aggregator

Advantages:

user friendly

free trial version

contains prepared popular feeds

allows filtering of RSS feeds

configurable “watch list” to manage junk RSS feeds

search channel feature that incorporates other RSS services e.g. Feedster

allows feed storage for future use

tabbed browsers for channel navigation

built-in podcast receiver

Disadvantages:

supports only Internet Explorer (embedded)

paid software ($29.95)


Online Aggregators

  1. Bloglinesbloglines aggregator supports all major browsers is user-friendly for beginners and free

Advantages:

all major browsers supported (e.g. Netscape Navigator, Internet Explorer, Firefox)

user-friendly especially for beginners

free, web-based aggregator

easy registration

no advertisements

contains its own directory of RSS feeds of thousands of websites

personal email account for subscribing to newsletter emails (optional)

allows privacy adjustments for personal blogs

allows saved searches

mobile version available

10 languages supported

Additional add-on tools for automated blogrolls and subscription buttons

  1. NewsGatornewsgator is a free and provides personalized news channels

Advantages:

free (consumer-standard version)

provides personalized news channel

allows translation of RSS articles into email format

synchronization of feeds in several devices possible

browse and search feed capabilities save time on surfing

allows keyword filtering

blog headlines

button-click automatic subscription to news feeds

Disadvantage:

Outlook-based thus limited to Windows

  1. My Yahoomy yahoo is a free and web-based aggregator

Advantages:

Free web-based aggregator

user-friendly

customizable home page design

button-click subscription to RSS feeds

built-in directory and search tool for feeds

wide variety of feeds e.g. news (science, technology, local), weather

connects to all Yahoo features and services

Disadvantage

banner advertisements

There are also lightweight RSS aggregator extensions which are actually plug-ins to existing internet browsers. An example of which is Sage aggregator.

sage aggregator is free - beginner-friendly - reads both RSS and Atom feeds

Advantages:

free of charge

beginner-friendly

reads both RSS and Atom feeds

allows feed discovery

can be assimilated to Firefox bookmark (storage and live)

allows OPML feed lists imports and exports

customizable style sheets

supports a wide range of locales e.g. Catalan, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Korean, Polish, Slovenian, etc.

easy installation

Disadvantages:

good for about 12 RSS feeds

limited use to Mozilla-Firefox and Mozilla-Firefox supported browsers


RSS developers promise better features in future versions of their aggregators. Microsoft is planning to include a built-in aggregator in their next Windows version. These developments are definitely something to look forward to by all internet aficionados.

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