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Friday, June 08, 2007

Are you using auto discovery for your RSS Feed?

Auto Discovery? What's that?

Well until quite recently I thought I'd done everything right by creating an RSS Feed etc, but I was wrong.

You see, there's a little snippet of code that allows browsers like Mozilla and Safari to auto detect when your website has an RSS Feed and display the little orange icon in the url address bar.

This makes it extremely easy for visitors to add your RSS Feed to their reader.

Making it easier should equate to more traffic for your feed...

So 'how can I get this wondrous feature?' I hear you ask. I've pasted the code below for our own website - you'll just need to amend the url for your RSS Feed and the feed description.

Alternatively, you may wish to use an online service like feedforall to generate the code for you - just type in your title and url and hey presto, some nice code to copy and paste.

The code needs to go in between your <head> </head> tags.

Here's the bit of code i used:

<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="Fabulous Photo Gifts - News, Features, Gossip, SEO articles" href="http://www.purple13.co.uk/rss.xml" </a>

Click here to add the Fabulous Photo Gifts RSS Feed to your reader.

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