Are you a blogger?
What is the most important thing you do to stay connected with people?
Engage with people, right?
How to do it?
You can’t possibly rely on the assumption that people will keep coming back to your website every now and then. So, what would you do?
Try to make the task of getting informed about the updates of your blogger site a little easier for your website’s visitors. And this you can do by embedding RSS feed in Blogger site. In this way, you will save a lot of time and energy from both sides.
Don’t worry, we are here to help you with it. So folks, let’s get started.
What is an RSS feed?
RSS stands for “Really Simple Syndication” or “Rich Site Summary”
It is a way to stay in touch with your favorite websites and blogs and receive their updates. So, an RSS feed will bring all your favorites together on one platform!
In other words, it is a way to distribute content among subscribers and help them stay in touch with the latest content. That means saving lots of time!
So this time, you don’t go to the websites to check out what’s new on it, rather you receive all of it as a feed on your device. With little input from your side, you receive all the consolidated content like a social media feed. The only difference here is- RSS feed shows a website’s feed.
What is the real purpose of using an RSS feed?
The real purpose is to save time and effort. You can simply view the updates on your RSS feed reader without worrying about skimming into the website or searching for a URL.
Why you must add an RSS feed to your Blogger Site?
If you are a blogger, then you probably don’t want people to miss out on your latest content. RSS feed will help you cover this part without any fatigue.
Your Blogger site may have loyal followers. But these followers trail off because of the exhaustive task of visiting the website, again and again, refreshing it for new content. Who does that?!
Wanna help them? Provide an RSS feed to people by adding it to your bio pages and outlets for easy access. This way your followers will stay up to date with new content.
Still not convinced? Read out the following points to understand the importance of RSS feed in blogger site:
- Easy– RSS feed in Blogger site makes it easy for the users to subscribe to your blog’s content.
- Receive Updates– With Blogger RSS feed, people can stay in touch with your blog’s content and latest updates.
- Your Favorites at a Place– You can subscribe to your favorite websites and find it all under one umbrella.
- One Application– RSS feed collects all your favorite website’s information and updates at a place. So now you don’t have to go to the websites to search for new content. You will readily get it in your RSS feed reader once subscribed to it.
- Forget About the URL– Now, you don’t have to spend time remembering and saving the URL of a Blogger site.
- Making Folders– You can add and sort your reading list. Make a separate folder and arrange your saved content neatly.
- Generates Loyal Following– RSS feed in Blogger site can help build and nurture loyal visitors. These subscribers are more likely to share your blog’s content.
…and much more!
Elink.io: Ultimate Tool for Creating RSS News Feed
If you are confused regarding which RSS feed reader is the best for you, don’t worry we have the right tool for you.
Elink’s RSS Feed Reader- To Retrieve Latest Content, All in One Place
Read and organize content using elink’s RSS feed reader. Stay informed about the latest updates from your favorite site without wasting too much time visiting the site on the daily basis.
Read, share, and create your favorite website(s) feed using elink’s robust feed reader.
How to do it?
Follow these really simple steps and get started now!
Steps for Adding “Static” RSS Feed in Blogger Site
Step1: Create an account
That’s how things get started online. Go to elink.io and quickly create a free account. The plans start as low as $10/month
Step 2: Go to the RSS Feeds tab
Go to the Feeds tab located at the top of your dashboard. This is the RSS feed reader where you can add, read, and personalize your subscribed websites and blogs. Click on the “add feed” button on the top right of the page and search for your favorite publication. Once you have found your favorite publication, click “add feed”.
Step 3: Bundle links
elink will not automatically populate your reading list from your subscribed RSS feeds. If you want to add a post from your feed to your blogger site, simply click on the checkbox next to the article. This is the way to bundle the links. You can add 10 article links (maximum) at a time.
Step 4: Build Post
Build a post out of it by clicking on the “build post” button at the top of the page. Now, you will see all your selected articles displayed in a visually beautiful tile-layout.
Step 5: Edit what you want
Click on the “edit pencil” icon on articles and change the image, title, and description of any post to make it more personalized. It is an amazing way to customize content for your readers.
Step 6: Add more content
To add more content to your post, you can either copy and paste the link of an article manually or click on the “RSS Feed” button to add web links from your RSS feed reader.
Step 7: Add a header/footer
Go to the “Header section” to add a header banner, introductory as well as ending (footer) text.
Step 8: Choose a layout
Go to the layouts tab and choose from over 50+ responsive layouts and make your RSS feed look visually neat and beautiful. elink has all the bests in its bucket. You can come back anytime and give a new look to your feed even when it is published!
Step 9: Personalize!
Personalize your content by changing the theme color, text color, background color, font, button text, and more. You can also make your content SEO friendly by tinkering with the SEO settings.
Step 10: Publish!
Once done, click publish.
After publishing your content, you will see a sidebar displaying the various ways in which you can share your RSS feed content. Now it’s time to embed it on your blogger website.
Steps for adding “Automated” RSS feed to Blogger website (Powerpost)
Adding an automated RSS feed to your website is much more beneficial than a static feed. You can set up a folder of your favorite RSS feeds and embed it on your blogger site to have your page update on a regular basis automatically. Check live example of an elink power post page embed here under celebrity news feed.
Steps to create a Powerpost:
Step 1. After creating an account, click on the ‘Posts’ tab on the dashboard.
Step 2. Click on the ‘Create Post’ button on the top right.
Step 3. Select ‘Power Post‘. You can either start from scratch or choose a template.
Step 4. Make changes in your power post automatically by selecting ‘RSS feed‘ in Select Source. From there select the feed source you wish to add and then press ‘Done’.
Note: All the other editing and customization steps are the same as mentioned in the static RSS feed steps.
And it is done! Now when you will publish content, the updates from those websites and blogs will automatically sink in. So now is not the time to worry about updating your content again and again. Take a back seat and relax with elink’s amazing feature of power post!
How to Embed this RSS Feed in Blogger Website?
If you have your blog website on Blogger, you’ll need to follow these simple steps to embed RSS feed in Blogger:
- Click on the ‘Posts’ tab on elink’s platform.
- Click on the ‘Share’ icon next to the elink post you want to embed.
- Next, click on ‘Embed’. Now you can copy the ‘Recommended Embed code’.
- Now, login to your Blogger site and click the New Post button on your dashboard.
- A Post Page will appear. Now click on the HTML tab on the top left corner and paste your copied code.
- Finally, click on the Publish button, and there go, BOOM! Watch your newly created RSS feed in Blogger site.
Yes, that’s it. The elink RSS feed is now embedded on your Blogger site! Wasn’t that super easy to follow!
There you go! Having an RSS feed as a post on your blogger website will save you from a lot of stress. With elink’s robust RSS feed reader, start this creative process of embedding it on your blogger site, right now!
You have the tool, you know the way. There is nothing to stop you.
So what are you waiting for? Sign up for free on elink and start embedding RSS feed onto your blogger in no time!
For questions and queries, tweet us at @bit_docs and we’d be happy to guide you in the journey of sharing content.