My one month experiment with a limited RSS Feed and not a full one has ended in disaster. I followed bad advice which said that offering a limited feed would get more of your RSS feed subscribers to visit the site directly than just reading your content through a feed reader, well judging from my feedburner stats exactly the opposite happened. So now I have re-enabled full feeds so if you have not already done so please subscribe to my RSS feed.
What is a RSS Feed?
RSS (which, in its most recent format, stands for “Really Simple Syndication”) is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated content such as blog entries, news headlines or podcasts. An RSS document, which is called a “feed”, “web feed”, or “channel”, contains either a summary of content from an associated web site or the full text. RSS makes it possible for people to keep up with their favorite web sites in an automated manner that’s easier than checking them manually.
RSS content can be read using software called a “feed reader” or an “aggregator.” The user subscribes to a feed by entering the feed’s link into the reader or by clicking an RSS icon in a browser that initiates the subscription process. The reader checks the user’s subscribed feeds regularly for new content, downloading any updates that it finds. Read more