am primarily a web-based travel agent, making my living
from selling travel arrangements from leads generated from
my specialist travel websites. Over a period of time I
have built many websites and when creating the last few
sites I have added an RSS news feed to generate up-to-date
news about that particular travel niche.
In doing so I have added another valuable resource for my
potential clients and site visitors but at the same time I
have added a source of continually changing content that
helps my sites with regard to their search engine
However, initially I found the great mass of articles,
ebooks and software really confusing. All I wanted to know
was how to be able to set up an RSS feed and then add it
to my site.
After many, many hours of researching RSS feeds and buying
quite a few, reasonably expensive RSS feed creation
programs, I finally came across this solution, which for
me, is easy to use, straightforward to set up and, more
importantly, is free.
To set up, say, a "Cruise News" feed, I would
find a suitable feed from sources such as www.icerocket.com,
visit Yahoo's news feeds at http://news.yahoo.com/rss.
For example, to create a feed in Yahoo I would enter my
subject in the "search" box, which would result
in a new page of news, relevant to cruises and cruising. I
would then click on the orange RSS feed icon that will be
shown on the page and the copy the resulting feed URL,
that would appear in the IE address bar.
Next I would visit "FeedJ2s", at http://jade.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/feed/index.php?s=build
and enter that Cruise News feed URL. Then, by pressing the
"Generate Feed" button I would be able to
generate the relevant "Cruise News" RSS code
that I could then enter in the relevant place on my new
Now I am not suggesting that this is the best way you
could create a useable RSS feed for your website. There
are plenty of other ways and other programs out there and
you can visit my dedicated website http://www.rss-feeds-4u.com)
which will tell you all about RSS feeds and products.
However, if you don't' want to spend a lot of time or any
money on setting up RSS feeds for your website, this must
be the easiest way by far.