Is RSS still relevant?

by | May 30, 2018 | Content Marketing | 0 comments

When Google discontinued its Google Reader, many thought RSS was dead. But new solutions and applications have arisen.

In the early 2000s, it was common for websites to provide an RSS icon in their masthead, allowing users to subscribe to daily digests of news or site content delivered to any device with RSS reader software.

But changes to websites and website design plus the rise of social media for information sharing led to a decline in RSS use. And Google’s closure of Google Reader in 2013 appeared to be its death knell.

However, other feed readers and services rose from the ashes.

And with the  incredible amounts of content being produced, feed readers have become a great tool for filtering information and  ensuring you don’t miss out on the information that interests you.

For example, Feedly allows you to subscribe to up to 100 feeds for free. Once you subscribe and select your feeds, you can access the latest information from these sites in one location.

For more on the options available and the benefits of RSS feeds, read “Is RSS dead? The uses and benefits of RSS feeds for websites today and beyond.

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