Why Are You Not Subscribing to Fishing News Feeds?

Derek Bierman   Monday, March 12, 2007 11:58 PM

Thousands of anglers read NebraskaFishing.com content daily without visiting the website through a subscription service. The subscription not only allows you to bypass the website, but the topics that are delivered are chosen by you--best of all, it's free!

We supply the subscription service using RSS. Here is the definition according to Wikipedia:

RSS is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated digital content, such as blogs, news feeds or podcasts. – Wikipedia

RSS feeds are delivered in the form of links. These links usually standout as orange buttons.

Examples of RSS buttons:

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When you use RSS content you need a program called a feed reader. These programs organize all your feeds and take care of fetching the content for you. I subscribe to just fewer than 300 feeds. The beauty is that I never have to visit these websites. I either visit the website using my feed reader which can detect the feeds automatically, or I simply copy and paste the link when subscribing to a new feed. The software then goes out and fetches the content for me and then keeps track of what I have already read.

There are many feed readers out there and many are free. My personal favorite is Great News (free). Many programs now support some form of RSS including the latest web browsers and email programs. You can even subscribe to RSS using web-based feed readers such as Google, My Yahoo!, and myspace. A quick way to see RSS in action is to click on the Google button below. This site's feed will display on the Google homepage.

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Examples of downloadable feed readers:

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You can find eight Fishing RSS feeds on NebraskaFishing.com. These include: General Fishing News, Walleye, Pike, Bass, Panfish, Catfish, Tutorials, and lastly a feed that combines all categories. Note that we will be providing even more feeds in the near future!

If you enjoyed this post subscribe to our RSS feeds or sign up for our newsletter for free!

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3 Comments

re: Why Are You Not Subscribing to Fishing News Feeds?
3/20/2007 1:04:27 AM  J. Emerson says,

This is a really good article on RSS in general. I don't work in the fish business, but would it be alright if I rehash this article for my company website? Thanks

re: Why Are You Not Subscribing to Fishing News Feeds?
3/22/2007 11:58:22 PM  Derek says,

J, why don't you drop me an email of what you would like to do and we can discuss.

re: Why Are You Not Subscribing to Fishing News Feeds?
7/10/2013 6:45:50 AM  Fleta says,

Your psoitng is absolutely on the point!

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