One of our goals as [tag-tec]webmasters[/tag-tec] is to make things as easy as possible for our visitors. One of the best ways to do this by installing an “[tag-tec]Auto Detect RSS feed[/tag-tec]”, this sounds like it’s a complicated procedure, believe me it’s not.
What this is, is a small piece of code that goes in the header section of your web page that lets modern web browsers know that an rss feed is available for your website. Your visitors can then click on this browser button and essentially bookmark your feed. This is nice for you because it allows your visitors to see the titles of your latest posts without having to surf to your site, the visitor need only check his or her bookmarks —if one of your posts catches their eye, then they can click the link and visit your site to read the post.
So how do you add the auto detect feature? Here’s a sample of the code you’ll need:
<link rel=”alternate” type=”application/rss+xml” title=”RSS: FEED TITLE” href=”FEED URL”>
Simply change the “FEED TITLE” and “FEED URL” to that of your own and place this code between the header tags on your site.
To see a live example of this, view the page source of this page, you’ll see that I have seven or eight of these entries – each on representing a different feed.
Here’s a free online tool that can generate the autodetect code for you!