RSS Syndication is an integral part of RSS in that it allows websites to be syndicated by allowing others to place hyperlinks in their text. Subscribing to RSS is relatively straightforward and may not be a complicated process. The different types of syndication are further discussed below, in addition to some specific aspects to remember when choosing a syndicator.
The most popular form of syndication is the On-Demand Syndication or ODS. This type of syndication does not use a subscription at all; the information will be made available to your readers once they have placed the hyperlink. However, there is the possibility of being over-saturated with content and this could result in potential visitors becoming bored or impatient for information.
Another way of syndicating is via an RSS feed. These are basically automated feeds that collect information from each and every RSS feed. These feeds are sent out as usual, but a time frame is provided allowing the reader to follow a predefined schedule of the latest information or updates.
There are other forms of syndication, which are relatively new to the RSS world. One is the Wiki article. This is basically an abbreviation of “wiki” which is the name given to any web page containing information and the only requirement is that the material is allowed to be edited by the public. Thus, people can make articles for particular topics to help disseminate information on a specific subject in an organized manner.
Another form of syndication is known as Article Direct Syndication. This is where the RSS aggregator gathers several sources together, combines them together into one single feed and then distributes the resulting feed to the reader. However, it is important to note that there is still a lot of work to be done when creating this type of RSS feed.
The best type of RSS Syndication is the one that is utilized the most. It is always best to subscribe to the feeds of those you most trust and feel they can deliver high quality content. This is very similar to a bookmark system but it is not used on the web.
The other important aspect of RSS Syndication is how often it is used. The general rule of thumb is that you will get a better return on your investment if you are active in syndicating frequently rather than sporadically. With that in mind, you will want to periodically search for new syndication opportunities and offer your subscribers some of the best information that you can provide.
If you enjoy making use of syndication, make sure to subscribe to the RSS of a syndication service that delivers regularly and is easy to use. You should also do some research on how each RSS Syndication service can make your job easier by giving you a good RSS feed to use.