How to Subscribe to RSS Feeds

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You’re tired of jumping from blog post to blog post, from website to website. You know you miss some posts because you don’t always remember to check you favorite sites.

You follow your favorite websites and blogs on social media, but algorithms make it so not all of the posts actually make their way to your eyes.

The things is — you know you’re missing content you want to see, but you don’t know how to make sure you read or view everything that’s important to you.

Enter RSS feeds to save the day. Keeping all of your favorite content in one simple reader, you can be sure to never miss a blog post, article, or video again. You can even sign up for alerts so you know the moment a website you care about has posted new content.

So how do you make this happen? How do you subscribe to RSS feeds? There are a few ways.

Look for the RSS Button

Go to the website you want to follow, and look for the RSS button. (It’s orange.) Left click and see if it provides information to help you subscribe. You can also right click, copy the link location, and then paste that URL into your RSS feed reader.

Follow Your Feed Reader’s Instructions

Your chosen feed reader will have very clear instructions on how to subscribe to a feed, and how to make sure it shows up in your reader.

Find the RSS Feed URL Through the Page Source

If you look at the HTML source of the website’s page, you can find the RSS feed’s URL. You can then paste this into your feed reader.

Right click on the website’s page, and choose Page Source. In the new window that appears, use the “find” feature (Ctrl + F on a PC or Command + F on a Mac), and type in RSS. You’ll find the feed’s URL between the quotes after href=.

Once you have subscribed to the feeds you want to read, you’ll have easy access to them at any time in your feed reader. RSS.com uses a simple interface to keep all of your content in one easy-to-access place.

You can customize your alerts so you get information in real time for the things that matter the most to you. And because everything is stored in an online cloud-based account, you can access your feed from anywhere at any time. It can even help you declutter your inbox.

Check out how this all comes together by signing up for a free 14-day trial. Take charge of your time online with RSS.com’s feed reader.

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