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How to Use RSS Feeds to Boost Your Productivity

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5 popular ways to use RSS

RSS was originally created to syndicate content from websites. It allows website users to subscribe to a website’s content, and receive updates whenever new content is published.

RSS (Rich Site Summary) can be easily added into the InvestGlass portal and you can use them directly without coding or via Zapier. You can read more about setting up Zaps here.

Nowadays, RSS is used for much more than just syndicating content. We know that you are already generating content from your Facebook page, WordPress website, Twitter account…

RSS is a free service, and it is widely used. It’s a great way to collect multiple feeds and make your InvestGlass portal attractive.

Here are 5 popular ways that people are using RSS.

1. Post RSS feeds on social media

Almost every website has an RSS feed these days. If you’re looking to syndicate content from a website onto your social media accounts, RSS is the way to go.

There are a few different ways that you can do this. The easiest way is to use a service like Buffer or Hootsuite. Both of these services allow you to connect your RSS feed and will automatically

If you are using LinkedIn + RSS with Zapier you can broadcast your professional post. If you are using RSS with InvestGlass, you can display your post on the web app and people will be notified by email or in the app.

A professional post should include job, promotion, news about your company or products and more. If you want to streamline your social media browsing, these Zaps will do the reverse: Add social media posts to an RSS feed. From there, you can add the RSS feed to a feed reader app or use another Zap to deliver new items however you’d like. 

You can also do a zap Pinterest + RSS Zapier. Pinterest doesn’t have an RSS feed for boards or profiles, but you can use this Zap to create one. Whenever you add a new pin to a board, we’ll copy it and create a new item in an RSS feed. You can then use that RSS feed in another Zap to deliver the pins however you’d like!

Pinterest is a social media site where users can “pin” images, videos, and articles to their boards. Boards can be themed around anything, from recipes to fashion to home improvement. People use Pinterest for a variety of reasons. Some people use it as a virtual scrapbook, to save ideas for later. Pinterest is used to push your brand. A specific audience can be attracted to follow you. Target audience activities on the site can be monitored.

2. Create your own email or team chat RSS alerts 

Most companies are writing newsletters. Blog and newsletters are important because it’s a way to communicate and engage with your audience. But it can be really time-consuming to manually curate newsletter content every week. And if you’re working on a team, it can be difficult to keep everyone up-to-date on the latest news and developments.

An RSS alert is a great way to automate this process. For that automation, you can use Google Chat or email with Zapier and send the message directly to the given address. This is also a powerful way if you are using Slack. Slack is used for team communication, and you can use this Zap to automatically send new RSS items to a Slack channel. That way, your team can stay up-to-date on the latest news without you having to do any manual curation! We suggest you check this Zapier and Slack with our guide to building interactive Slack Bots.

3. Add new RSS items to a spreadsheet and push them to the RSS reader

Some small-sized companies work with a spreadsheet because it’s a tool that everyone knows. You can use Google Spreadsheet or Excel with Zapier and integrate it with your RSS feed. This is really useful if you want to track data over time or need to share the information with someone who doesn’t have an RSS reader.

Using InvestGlass, Zapier and your Google sheet will automate many communications in one place. This works fine too with Airtable. Airtable is a spreadsheet-database hybrid, where you can add data to your spreadsheet and then access it with database queries. You can use this Zap to automatically add new RSS items to an Airtable base.

4. Should I use Airtable or Google Sheet to connect to my RSS feed reader?

Airtable is a great tool for managing data, but it’s not the only tool out there. If you’re considering using Airtable, you might also be considering Google Sheets. S

There are a few key differences between Airtable and Google Sheets that you should keep in mind:

  1. Airtable is a database, not just a spreadsheet. This means that you can do more with your data in Airtable, such as running queries and filters than you can in Google Sheets.
  2. Airtable has a more user-friendly interface than Google Sheets. This makes it easier to find the features you need and to input data without making mistakes.
  3. Airtable has built-in collaboration features, such as comments and @ mentions, that make it easier to work with team members on data projects.
  4. In general, Airtable is a more powerful tool than Google Sheets.

5.RSS site widget inside InvestGlass

Depending on your industry, RSS feed updates could be different. For some, new content might be published every few hours, while for others, it could be once a day or even once a week. You can bring another media feed but we suggest you push on your own web service such as WordPress.

How frequently should you post on your WordPress blog? That’s a question with no easy answer, since it depends on a number of factors, including your topic, your audience, and your own writing schedule. However, there are some general guidelines that can help you determine an ideal posting schedule for your blog.

If you’re just getting started with blogging, it’s important to get into the habit of writing regularly. As such, you may want to start by posting once or twice a week. This will give you time to produce quality content while still providing new material for your readers on a regular basis. Once you’ve established a consistent writing routine, you can start to experiment with posting more frequently. Some bloggers find that they can maintain a high level of quality by posting three or four times a week, while others find that they need to take a more leisurely approach and stick to once or twice a week. Ultimately, it’s up to you to experiment and find the frequency that works best for you and your blog.

We are a big fan of Zapier which can easily pull all WordPress sites, RSS link into a RSS feed link which can then be pushed into the InvestGlass widget page.

Create an RSS feed

InvestGlass widget is compatible with mobile devices and it makes simple syndication and a 2 minutes configuration work only.

If you want to segment your customer and news posts, we suggest you use the TAG system. Therefore a RSS widget will be visible based on your customer preferences.

RSS reader app can be customized and each time you add a new post, your customers will see the new article in the portal. One of the best things about this feature is that it lets you stay organized and keep track of which blog post was published and when. RSS feed for content updates and then brings your social media followers up to date with your blog.

Now that you know the basics of setting up an RSS feed, as well as some of the most popular ways to use them, it’s time to put this knowledge into practice. Start by subscribing to a few of your favorite blogs and websites, and open a free version trial of InvestGlass.

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