We are glad to announce the new much-requested image extraction feature.
Plus and Business plan users can now extract images for each item from the source webpage and include them in the feed.
For image extraction to work, the image (<img> tags) must be near (before or after) the item title or description, and within the specified title or description refinement blocks (see screenshot below).
We have also released a bunch of general improvements and bug fixes to address some minor issues in the past few weeks.
Drop us a message if you need any help with creating or refining a feed.
Guys at IMTalk (Internet Marketing & SEO Forum) have compiled a useful list of RSS Directories/Aggregators where you can submit your RSS feeds and get some free backlinks.
By submitting your RSS feeds to these directories you can get your feed content indexed and also receive backlinks from other websites/blogs. These RSS directories don’t require you to register and some don’t even require approval, which means that your feed content will spread instantly.
If you don’t have RSS Feed, then you can create one in seconds with Feedity.
In December last year, I wrote about our plans on launching a simplified social exchange for Feedity users to share ideas, concepts, and experiments with Feedity-generated RSS feeds, along with general feature requests. This month, I’m glad to announce the launch of Feedity Labs. Take a look, and share your ideas.
Planning ahead, we are also looking to hear from Feedity users about the new features we should be aiming at. Please take a few seconds to complete the poll (below), and tell us how you would like to see Feedity evolve.
You can also checkout a lot of cool and popular RSS feeds we have hand-picked in our Featured Feeds section.
Over the past few weeks, we have been working ardently on a major new feature for Feedity, called RSS Streams.
Feedity allows anyone to extract relevant data and create RSS feeds from virtually any webpage. Now we have taken this approach to the next level, by introducing an in-built feature for creating aggregated streams (i.e. river of news) from multiple RSS feeds built with Feedity.
The RSS Stream feature basically allows the aggregation of multiple RSS feeds into a single date-sorted feed. This feature will have immense value for services and organizations who would like to gather news & information from various sources, and either display them in a centralized location, or perform futher analysis and processing on this news stream. RSS Streams will also provide much better performance for aggregated feed analysis and presentation.
This new feature is currently only available to our Pro plan users, who have a higher need for consolidated news & information.
Users can select/unselect RSS feeds for the Stream (and update the list by clicking the folder icon) from the ‘My Feeds’ page (see snapshot below). The feed URL to the RSS Stream can also be found on the ‘My Feeds’ page.
The RSS Streams feature is currently bound by following restrictions (we may change most of them in the near future, and even offer this feature to all our users):
1. Only RSS feeds with valid published-date values (i.e. Date Refined in Feedity), can be added/removed to/from the RSS Stream through the Feedity website
2. Currently, only one RSS Stream can be created per account
3. Currently, an RSS Stream will only include upto 3 most recent items from each RSS feed
4. Currently, an RSS Stream will only include upto 20 RSS feeds
5. Currently, an RSS Stream will be updated only twice a day. However, individual RSS feeds will continue to run and update as per your service plan’s update frequency.
Drop us a message if you need help, or if want to share some feedback.
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Have a good one!