I’ve seen my share of proposed solutions over the past year, some of which requiring payment to execute. I had to share this FREE recent solution provided by the Hootsuite Application that works perfectly. Now as we all await Google+ to formalize this feature for G+ users………. have no fear as there is a way!
2 things you need to get started:
1- Sign up for a FREE Hootsuite account (you can also pay for the PREMIUM version, if needed…I just went with the FREE one, myself)
2- I’m going to pass the torch and recommend this article that walks you thru the process of RSS feeds into Google + easily and quickly. Continue reading RSS Feed INTO Google+ Pages Solution! →
Sometimes, you will find the need to pump in an RSS feed from your Twitter account. This used to be pretty easy, though Twitter has been screwing around with the RSS buttons and options they used to show. So when you go to your page (logged in or not), this former function seems to be missing.
Have no fear as I have 2 shortcuts for you.
Not a big deal, use the 2 URLS below and replace the “XXXX” with your Twitter page name.
Here is how the RSS feed for the SimpleInbound feed looks
To Get an RSS feed on mentions
To get an RSS feed on your posts
http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/xxxx.rss Continue reading Twitter: How to access your Twitter RSS Feeds? →
While Yahoo Pipes seems to be limited to 10 feeds per module, the way around that is to add more modules and then use a UNION module to connect them together. Please see visual example below.
There of course is the other way, which is to build a Yahoo Pipes feed and then take that output feed and feed it into a new feed (as 1 input instead of 10) but I prefer the first way.
In Yahoo Pipes, you can choose between 2 options
Fetch Feed = you enter in the RSS feed directly (the actual RSS page)
Fetch Site Feed = you enter in the general site (such as www.microsoft.com), and if there is a feed on the site, it will find it.
If prefer “Fetch Feed” so the pipes doesnt have to work as hard
Creating a Combined RSS Feed
How to aggregate a Feed?
Combining RSS news feeds into 1 feed using Yahoo Pipes
A quick intro to Yahoo Pipes
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 →