RSS Feed Creation Tips
1.) Title - The title should really
be no longer than 10-12 words. Use the title as
a headline to attract interest.
2.) Description - Descriptions are generally
summaries, provide additional information to entice
the reader to click through for the full information
if it is a topic that is of interest to them. Provide
enough teaser copy that they can easily discern
if its something that is important to them.
3.) Subscribe - This might seem obvious
but a surprisingly large number of publishers do
not subscribe to their own feed. This is a great
way to visualize what your customers see, and experiment
with formatting and integrating html into feeds.
4.) Image - An image adds so much
to the feed, identify your corporate image and dress
up the look of your feed by adding your corporate
5.) Trim - As the size of files increase you
may want to trim or archive older feed items. Smaller
feeds will load quicker.