RSS is a web feed that allows users and applications to access updates to websites in a standardized, computer-readable format.

RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. It is a web feed format that enables you to subscribe to the content of other websites, blogs, or news sources.

  • It is used by users who want to keep track of breaking news and events from various sources on the Internet.

  • The major advantage of RSS feeds is that they are very easy to read as compared with traditional websites or blog posts.

  • This makes them ideal for users who do not have much time to visit a website every day and want all the latest updates at their fingertips.

  • You can also use an RSS reader app like Feedly, which lets you view your subscribed feeds in one place so you don't have to go through each individual website individually.

  • An RSS feed is a means of distributing a set of content to your subscribers or readers. It is similar to email and can be used for the same purpose as well.

Feedly adds RSS Builder to follow sites without RSS feeds

Feedly, the popular newsreader, aggregates content from Twitter, Reddit, and RSS feeds. Feedly can now follow sites that don’t have RSS feeds with its new RSS Builder tool.

Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is a web standard used by most blogs and media sites that make it easy to know when new content is published. People use RSS for various reasons; keeping up with breaking news, following topics that interest them, getting ideas for content marketing, and even monitoring competitors. All of this is made possible by using an RSS reader, an app that aggregates and presents RSS feed data in a legible format.

Sometimes there are sites you want to follow, but they can’t be added to an aggregator because they don’t have an RSS feed. While it’s possible to follow a site without an RSS feed, it requires a service, like FetchRSS, to do it.

Feedly, a leading and advanced RSS news aggregator, recently added an RSS Builder that makes it possible to follow sites without RSS feeds, negating the need for a service like FetchRSS. They also made it simple to use and seamlessly integrated it into the same workflow used to add RSS feeds.

How to follow sites without RSS feeds on Feedly

To add a site without an RSS feed, paste the URL in the Follow tool. If Feedly can’t find an RSS feed, it will display an option to use the RSS Builder.