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QUICK-START Instructions to Create a Feed

(1) Open a free account by snapping  Publish  above, then snap  Get A Free Account . (2) Create a feed by snapping  Publish  and logging in if necessary, then snap  Set Up Feeds . (3) Post an item on the feed by snapping  Publish  and logging in if necessary, then snap  Publish Items . After you post an item, your feed goes live.


Enfeedia and RSS Feed Basics  

Click any of the drop-down menu items below to learn all about RSS feeds, and to learn how you can use feeds hosted by Enfeedia to offer a powerful communication channel for your audience. And also help your SEO efforts for your website by using our Super Simple Syndication Method.

Why You Need Your Own News Feed

If you have or want a following for your business, organization, or simply your personal endeavors, creating an RSS news feed is just the ticket. If SEO for your website is important to you, an Enfeedia-hosted RSS feed is a powerful tool.

What's an RSS news feed? It's a powerful yet simple way to put your stream of messages "out there" without you sending email. And that makes it easy for one to learn what's new without meandering all through your website.

Post your messages whenever you want, as often as you want, and your audience reads them on your feed at their convenience. They can even choose to register for automatically delivered email alerts when items are posted on the feed.

Choose To Use Your News — Or Lose

By publishing messages on a continuing basis, you establish yourself as an authority on your topic. RSS news feeds are excellent for maintaining customer loyalty. Keep them informed on a regular basis. Don't let them forget about you!

Fresh content posted on your feed that's syndicated on your website improves the search engine results placement of your site.

An RSS news feed is simpler than email and more valued by your email-bombarded audience!

What is "news"? It's any message or article you want. You can even embed a photo or video into your news item, and add text links, a Google search tool, and a PayPal buy-now button.

No List To Maintain Will Keep You Sane

If you've ever had to maintain an email list, and if you've ever had to suffer receiving all those "undeliverable mail" messsages, then you will appreciate this: By creating and publishing an RSS news feed, you no longer need to send your audience email and therefore don't need to maintain an email list. Those who wish to easily stay up-to-date about your news without having to peruse your site can register for automatic mail alerts. Did you know that many email service providers impose limits on sending email, for example, the number of recipients for a single email, the number of email recipients per hour or day or month ... with the risk of having your email account temporarily shut down if a limit is exceeded? Not a problem with Enfeedia's feed-driven email.

You'll Be The Rage With Your Own NewsPage

When you publish your RSS news feed with Enfeedia, we create a NewsPage -- a standalone website hosted at Enfeedia -- for you so your audience doesn't even have to know anything about news feeds — and some of you might not even need a website. Because, with a premium membership, you can customize your NewsPage with information about your endeavor, including pictures and videos. Combined with regular postings on your feed, you will find your NewsPage showing up in search results giving your endeavor more exposure -- with no additional work on your part. By the way, consider the benefits of having links you create from your Enfeedia-hosted NewsPage to your website regaring SEO.

You'll Publish With Ease! (We Know That'll Please.)

If you know how to write and send email, you can easily publish your own RSS news feed using Enfeedia.

What could be easier: Sign in and enter your news item title and article into an online form and submit it; within seconds, it's published online and subscribers (optionally) get an alert.

By adding an Enfeedia-supplied code snippet and using an Enfeedia-supplied script, you can syndicate your RSS news feed items — one or many — on your website. And now you can syndicate your feed on your website without using that script, what we call Super Simple Syndication.

Syndication just means embedding an RSS feed directly on one's site. Yes, you can syndicate your own feed on your own site. We call this syndication feature NewsOnSite, and the process of posting items onto your site ShootOnSite.

With self-syndication, when you publish items on your feed, you are automatically publishing those items on your website at the same time without lifting a finger. And that means search engines index your news feed content with the rest of your webpage!

Step Up Your Site's SEO Score with Super Simple Syndication

Super Simple Syndication improves on Original Syndication (what we've offered from the beginning) by eliminating the need to upload the shootOnSite script to your website. Because that script is a sizeable amount of PHP code, some of you or your webmasters may have been reluctant to upload that code to your website, concerned about side effects or unexpected consequences to your site operation.

Now, you can forget all about that script, and just have Enfeedia do the syndication for you. Here's how: The snippet sends a few paramaters, like your Enfeedia account name and feed name, over to Enfeedia. Enfeedia receives those paramaters and then uses its internal shootOnSite script to transform the cryptic feed file into HTML code to provide the feed in human-readable form. That HTML code is returned to your website where it replaces the code snippet, causing the feed to appear on your webpage just as if were hard coded on your site. And seen by search engine spiders. Every time your page is loaded, that process occurs, so the feed that is presented is assured to be current.

To get your Super Simple Syndication code snippet, go to the Promote section of Enfeedia and follow the on-screen instructions.

Super Simple Syndication is available to premium membership levels (Publisher, Pubisher-PRO and Enterprise).


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All About Expert Publishing With RSS Feeds

With FeedBurner email alerts, you will receive an email when new items are posted on this feed. One email per day will be delivered overnight. If multiple items are posted, they will all be included in that email. Email will not be issued if no items were posted in the previous day. This service is free.

Register for email alerts for Enfeedia News from FeedBurner

With Blogtrottr FeedMail, you will receive an email when new items are posted on this feed. If you select the "Realtime" default setting, you will receive the email with newly posted item within about 60 minutes of the posting time. Only one item per email. If you create a Blogtrottr account, you will be able to manage "digests" wherein email will be issued every 2 hours or 4 hours or 6 hours, etc., if items are posted. Although you don't need to open a Blogtrottr account -- in which case subscribing for FeedMail is very similar to that of FeedBurner (submit and verify email address) -- we recommend you do open an account to manage various aspects of the mail delivery service. This servie is free, but you are offered an upgrade to eliminate the ad placed in FeedMail for the free plan.

Register for Enfeedia News FeedMail from Blogtrottr: Blogtrottr

News from the Enfeedia.com News Feed Publishing Service  read enfeedia news feedWhat's this?

Posted: 07 Sep 2014
NOW, FOR WORDPRESS-BASED WEBSITES: Super Simple Syndication of Enfeedia-Hosted RSS Feeds 
enfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) Until now, syndicating an Enfeedia-generated and hosted feed on a WordPress-based website has been difficult. But now, with the introduction of Super Simple Syndication, just use the free "Insert PHP" plugin to post one line of Enfeedia-provided PHP code.(1)

Why syndicate an Enfeedia-generated feed on a Wo ... read RSS feed item.

Posted: 05 Sep 2014
PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP RATES DRASTICALLY REDUCED! 
enfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) Effectively immediately, the monthly rates for the Publisher and Publisher-PRO premium memberships are reduced to just $1 and $3 respectively! Three months of Publisher cost about one cup of Starbucks coffee. A bag of popcorn and beverage at the theater probably equals over a year of Publisher membership. One ... read RSS feed item.

Posted: 03 Sep 2014
Step Up Your Site's SEO Score with Super Simple Syndication 
enfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) A mouthful, yes! But there's two very important topics in that one title.

So first, the big announcement: Super Simple Syndication -- simple because it's scriptless

Henceforth, you can syndicate (embed) an Enfeedia hosted feed on your website without uploading a script to your website. Previous ... read RSS feed item.

Posted: 25 Aug 2014
Enfeedia announces a collaboration with Blogtrottr for a powerful email alerts delivery service we call FeedMail 
enfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) Since Yahoo ended their email alert system for feeds, Communicator members have been denied that important feature. Now, with our new collaboration with Blogtrottr, we are able to not only reinstate an email delivery service, but one that is much simpler than what Yahoo had offered.

Like the Yahoo service ... read RSS feed item.

Posted: 11 May 2014
NEW! "Snap & Feed(tm)": Upload photos from your computer or smartphone camera app to your RSS news feed 
enfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) Now, when entering your item posting, you can upload a photo from your computer hard disk or a photo from your iPhone camera app. There's no need to put your image online somewhere else and link to it there. (This feature has not yet been tested on a Droid phone; try it, and contact us to let us know how i ... read RSS feed item.

Posted: 07 May 2014
Will your embedded feed on a responsive (mobile-friendly) website also be responsive? 
enfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) You may be wondering, given the transformation of the Enfeedia website into a responsive design, is one's news feed embedded (syndicated) on a responsive website also responsive? The Blog/News page of the Winning Pickleball website exemplifies how well your feed or blog seamlessly an integrate into your w ... read RSS feed item.

Posted: 02 Nov 2013
ENFEEDIA IS NOW FULLY MOBILE-IZED ("responsive") and features improved navigation 
enfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) The fully "responsive" version of Enfeedia RSS feed publishing system has been released today."Responsive" means that the presentation of information on the device is automatically adjusted for the screen size of the device. The user experience is identical across all popular platforms ... desktop, laptops, ta ... read RSS feed item.

Posted: 31 Jul 2013
PUBLISHING FEEDS NOW "MOBILE-IZED" 
enfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) ANNOUNCING ENFEEDIA'S MOBILE PUBLISHING APPLICATION! Now when you log in, or when you click a "shootOnSite" link to post a news item, you will be taken to our new mobile-friendly design for publishing your feed. Try it on your smartphone, you will amazed by the ease of navigating and posting information on ... read RSS feed item.

Featured Feeds

Ten featured feeds, determined by a combination of frequency of posting and length of feed and for which 'FeedBack' is enabled are listed below.

For each feed, the top line is the feed title, the next line the feed account name (click this to open the feed Hub), and the third line the feed name (click this to open the feed NewsPage that includes the Hub).

(1) SaddleBrooke Ranch Pickleball Club News
sbrpickleball
clubnews

(2) PLUMAS COUNTY REAL ESTATE by Carol Murray
carolmurrayrealestate
plumascounty

(3) News from the Enfeedia.com News Feed Publishing Service
enfeedia
enfeedia

(4) SaddleBrooke Ranch Tennis Club News
sbrtennis
clubnews

(5) Tips about Enfeedia
enfeedia
tips

(6) Articles about RSS News Feeds and SEO
enfeedia
articles

(7) Class of 62 Chat Room
sme62
blog

(8) SaddleBrooke Ranch Pickleball Association Special Events
sbrpickleball
specialevents

(9) For demonstrating using Enfeedia to publish news
demo
demo_feed

(10) SME62 Class News
sme62
classnews

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Glossary in the context of Enfeedia

RSS Feed aka RSS News Feed aka Feed -- An online communication vehicle for distributing messages from time to time by way of news readers, news aggregators, and FeedMail. A feed comprises a channel section and one or more item sections.

Feed file aka XML file -- The industry-standard file format for an RSS feed. To be human readable, translation to HTML code is required.

News Reader -- An application that translates the feed XML file into HTML code for human consumption.

News Aggregator -- An application that translates many the feed XML files into HTML code for human consumption, offering features for presenting and organizing the feeds.

NewsPage -- Enfeedia's built-in feed reader that also includes options to add content of various kinds to sections of the NewsPage. NewsPages are webpages on their own right and are crawled by search engines. Enfeedia automatically generates a NewsPage for every published feed.

Syndication -- Embedding a feed or portion thereof onto a webpage in human-readable HTML form to present the feed to site visitors without having to leave the page. Enfeedia's syndication methods embed the feeds in a way that provides for search engines crawling feed contents.

Feed Channel -- That portion of a feed that defines the feed, including feed title, feed description, feed link, and more. Think of a feed channel as encompassing all items in a feed. The feed channel typically provides a title and description that is appropriate for all items to be posted on the feed.

Feed Item aka Item -- A unit of communication on a feed comprising, in the minimal form, a title, description (aka article) and a title link. A feed comprises one or more items.

Email Alert -- An email sent to subscribers that inform them an item has been posted on a feed.

FeedMail -- Enfeedia's term for an email alert, but more accurately reflects that the feed item is included in the mail.

Create a Feed aka Set Up a Feed -- The process of specifying a feed header, necessary before items can be posted on the feed.

Publish an Item -- The process of specifying the various elements of a feed item and including it in a feed.

Publish -- In the absence of any qualifying adjectives, is the overall process of creating a feed and publishing items on the feed.

Responsive Web Design -- A website design methodology such that the website can be presented on devices/computers of various screen sizes without the architecture and navigation being affected, with text size and image sizes all automatically adjusted. Often referred to as 'mobile friendly'. Enfeedia is a responsive website.

HTML -- HTML ("Hyper Text Markup Language") is the standard markup language used to create webpages.

PHP -- A popular software programming language ("PHP Hypertext Preprocessor") for websites. Web servers process PHP code that results in generation of HTML code before the page is delivered to the client. Thus, search engines can crawl content produced by PHP code execution.

Script -- A term often used to mean a software module, commonly used with PHP. Enfeedia's shootOnSite software is a script that performs the news reader function.

Code Snippet -- A short line of software code. Enfeedia provides code snippets for website designers to implement various feed-related widgets.

Search Engine Optimization aka SEO -- Broadly speaking, implementing a website design in such a way as that the pages of a website will appear high in search engine results pages when people search the internet. Search engines such as Google "crawl" the pages of websites all over the internet to assess their value vis-a-vis search terms to determine where to place webpages in search engine results pages (SERP).

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With FeedBurner email alerts, you will receive an email when new items are posted on this feed. One email per day will be delivered overnight. If multiple items are posted, they will all be included in that email. Email will not be issued if no items were posted in the previous day. This service is free.

Register for email alerts for this feed!

With Blogtrottr FeedMail, you will receive an email when new items are posted on this feed. If you select the default "Realtime" setting, you will receive the email with newly posted item within about 60 minutes of the posting time. Only one item per email. If you create a Blogtrottr account, you will be able to manage "digests" wherein email will be issued every 2 hours or 4 hours or 6 hours, etc., if items are posted. Although you don't need to open a Blogtrottr account -- in which case subscribing for FeedMail is very similar to that of FeedBurner (submit and verify email address) -- we recommend you do open an account to manage various aspects of the mail delivery service. This servie is free, but you are offered an upgrade to eliminate the ad placed in FeedMail for the free plan.

Register for Enfeedia News FeedMail from Blogtrottr: Blogtrottr

Tips about Enfeedia  read enfeedia news feedWhat's this?

Posted: 04 Sep 2014
Implement free, unlimited, basic email campaigns with Enfeedia 
enfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) If you've been looking for a way to implement a no-frills email campaign (aka email blast) in compliance with CAN-SPAM regulations, but came up empty on options when you calculated the per-recip ... read RSS feed item.

Posted: 03 Jun 2013
Feeds in side panels -- always at your fingertips 
enfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) Consider syndicating your feed in a side panel of your home page. It remains "off stage" until you get tempted to slide it put by clicking a button. It's hard to resist, knowing some news tidbit ... read RSS feed item.

Posted: 07 Apr 2012
The most frequent oversight in posting a feed item 
enfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) In posting an item on a feed, be sure to provide a link to online content that provides in-depth material about your posting -- probably a page on your website.

The good way to do this is to rep ... read RSS feed item.

Posted: 07 Apr 2012
Compose your post in Microsoft Word? NO! 
enfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) Here's what Google-owned Feedburner says about the headaches you can encounter if you use Word or another word processor to create your blog post (which will end up as an XML file (feed)). The i ... read RSS feed item.

Posted: 07 Apr 2012
How to receive FeedBack comment alerts without posting a comment of your own? 
enfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) When you post a comment about a feed item using Enfeedia's new FeedBack feature, you can choose to receive email alerts when new comments are posted. That's great for tracking a thread. But ... read RSS feed item.

Posted: 24 Dec 2011
Don't procrastinate! Producing video for your feed can be much easier than you imagine. 
enfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 1) Although the enhanced visitor experience and great SEO benefits of video in your feed items is generally well appreciated, too often publishers procrastinate doing so believing it will be too much o ... read RSS feed item.

Posted: 16 Jun 2013
About the value of retaining existing customers and how RSS can be used for that purpose 
enfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) Here's an important article about the value of retaining existing customers. Consider how a marketing program using your own RSS feed can be used in an ongoing campaign to retain customers. Peri ... read RSS feed item.

Posted: 25 Aug 2011
Why the 404 Not Found message when viewing my feed? 
enfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) If you created a news feed but then were unable to view the feed (getting a "404 Not Found" or equivalent "no file found" message), it's because you have not yet posted a news item onto that fee ... read RSS feed item.
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With FeedBurner email alerts, you will receive an email when new items are posted on this feed. One email per day will be delivered overnight. If multiple items are posted, they will all be included in that email. Email will not be issued if no items were posted in the previous day. This service is free.

Register for email alerts for this feed!

With Blogtrottr FeedMail, you will receive an email when new items are posted on this feed. If you select the default "Realtime" setting, you will receive the email with newly posted item within about 60 minutes of the posting time. Only one item per email. If you create a Blogtrottr account, you will be able to manage "digests" wherein email will be issued every 2 hours or 4 hours or 6 hours, etc., if items are posted. Although you don't need to open a Blogtrottr account -- in which case subscribing for FeedMail is very similar to that of FeedBurner (submit and verify email address) -- we recommend you do open an account to manage various aspects of the mail delivery service. This servie is free, but you are offered an upgrade to eliminate the ad placed in FeedMail for the free plan.

Register for Enfeedia News FeedMail from Blogtrottr: Blogtrottr

Articles about RSS News Feeds and SEO  read enfeedia news feedWhat's this?

Posted: 14 Jul 2014
YouTube coming up with creator-centric mobile app includes crowdfunding feature 
enfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) Keep your eye on Youtube's plans for facilitating creation of video content on your smartphone. And also provide a possible source of revenue through its to-be-announced crowdfunding feature.

Given the ... read RSS feed item.

Posted: 29 Jun 2013
Google Kills Reader, Helps RSS 
enfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) While the death of the most popular RSS reader on the internet could have been seen as something that would represent a grave danger for RSS as a standard, for openness as a concept, and for heavy news consumpt ... read RSS feed item.

Posted: 29 May 2013
A Better Way to Post on Facebook 
enfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) If you promote your business or endeavor of any kind by posting to your facebook account, here's a better way to do that: "Share and share a Like" from your Enfeedia-hosted RSS feed.

The way you post no ... read RSS feed item.

Posted: 16 Feb 2012
Freshness May Count More In Google These Days - MUST READING 
enfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) This article is "must reading" for anyone concerned about where their website falls within search engines results pages. Below are excerpts from that article; the full article is available by clicking here. I ... read RSS feed item.

Posted: 25 Aug 2011
Google Reader for RSS Feeds 
enfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) See how to use Google Reader for viewing and sharing your Enfeedia-hosted RSS feed



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Posted: 04 Nov 2010
The second largest search engine 
enfeedia RSS feed publisher FeedBack ( 0) Considering video podcasting with your RSS feed? Here are great considerations about making your video...

By Bob Huntington, Weasel Productions: Most people when asked "What's the second largest search e ... read RSS feed item.