RSS feeds are the heart of online news and media these days. Simply enough if you have one, visitors can subscribe and get to all your updates in one shot so that they can bookmark it. Often you may want to create a feed that combines several sites into your own custom RSS feed collectively.
I often do this so that I can click on 1 bookmark and get the latest news from several sites at once
There have been a few sites that allow you to do this, though the problem is that sometimes they don’t stick around if they are not well established enough. One site I used to use was http://www.rssmix.com/ though there are times when its been down so it hasnt been as reliable as I would like.
So I found Yahoo Pipes, and even though it is nerdy in look and feel it’s actually quite robust and reliable.
That’s ok, because that is what this article is going to help you do…understand the Y pipes! (Click illustration for larger view)
01– go to http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/
02– Join or sign in
03– Real quickly on the tap nav, “My Pipes” is where your created “pipes” WILL RESIDE. To create a new one, you’ll want to click the “CREATE A PIPE”
04– Ok, here is where you scratch your head and go….what the heck is this? It’s ok, As I’m providing a step by step, so that its relatively painless.
CREATING A WORKING YAHOO PIPE: (your custom combined feed)
05– I’ve provided an illustration to help guide you. The example I’m using combines several SEO sites RSS feeds into 1 output Feed. Continue reading Yahoo Pipes: Building an Custom RSS Feed to your tastes