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RSS Feeds are a great way to let I An
tique Online members know what is happening with your blog or Etsy Store and has a million other uses beyond that.
RSS Stands for Really Simply Syndication and just like big newspapers syndicate content from the Associated Press, you are allowing your profile to syndicate content from somewhere else on the web, be it a Twitter account, a web page or even CNN.
RSS Allows you to automate the posting of this information to your profile page and its always current and in sync with the other page.
To add an RSS feed to your Profile Page:
You can move the RSS box around the page, you can find out how by reading my post about adding a widget to your page, moving the box is about half way down the post!
Sometimes the detail view does not look so hot, this is not because of the RSS reader or I Antique Online, this actually has to do with how the content is being sent from the other end (remember, no magic).
If the detail view looks weird, odd, off… just switch to title view. If you own the content on the other end, head over there to figure out why your content is coming through looking like spaghetti. This is actually important because if your content is showing up screwy here, it is showing up screwy everywhere else and this is how your readers, customers, fans, etc. are seeing your RSS feed which could be costing your business, readership or friends!
Keith is an online veteran with over 15 years experience in online design, online marketing and social media consulting.
An avid collector and antique fan, he gained his knowledge of the industry growing up with his parents antique store and more recently founding AntiqueVintageGuide.com, a free website guide to antique stores.