What is an RSS feed?

RSS stands for "Rich Site Summary", but over the years it has also been referred to as "Really Simple Syndication".

What the acronym stands for doesn't really matter though. What matters to you and I is what it can do and how we can use it to improve our websites.

Let's take a closer look.

What is an RSS feed?

RSS is a format in which one can deliver constantly changing web content to others. 

For instance, let's take a news site as an example. The top news sites of the world churn out content every few minutes. That content is usually split up into various categories and tagged according to its topic. Keeping up-to-date with all the content on all the news sites every day is practically impossible (unless that's your day-job). That's why RSS became so popular so many years ago.

It provides a way for you to bring together all the content from all those sites into one place.

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