RSS feeds have become extremely popular over the past couple of years. Previously it was blogs which popularized RSS feeds, but now all major News websites, social networking websites and even forums have started providing RSS feeds. For many people RSS feed readers like Google Reader, Netvibe etc have become convenient ways of getting the latest news at one place. Hence I find it annoying when some websites that offer constantly updated content in a “feed-friendly” format, but neglect to offer this option, either deliberately or just being lethargic.
In addition to that, some websites do not offer multiple RSS feeds for each category/author. Technically Personal is one of them. Initially I had disabled multiple feeds for some stupid reason, but now I do not remember how I made that change. This is where some free online services come to the rescue. They allow anyone to create an RSS feed of any website. Some are very simple while others are more advanced, so depending on your level of expertise, you are sure to find a tool that can help you get the custom RSS feed you are seeking.
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Top 10 Free Tools to Create RSS for any website
Feedity is a simple online tool to create RSS feed for any webpage. In addition to the automatically generated feeds, you can add a small level of refining like adding a Start and End block, to notify the service where each post starts and ends. If you wish to, you can upgrade to premium account where advance features like data integration, RSS feed merging etc are provided.
Feed43 engine converts free-form HTML or XML documents to valid RSS feeds by extracting snippets of text or HTML. This service is not simple like Feedity, but if you want complete control over your generated feed, this is a great tool.
With FeedYes, you can generate feeds for any website or specific page, you can syndicate those feeds and put the headlines on your own website. All you have to do is, give the URL of the page you wish to transform and a tag. Truly a great tool for beginners.
With WebRSS, you can Create, Market and Track RSS Feeds for FREE! Also, you will be able to host any RSS Feed on your personalized start page for FREE! You can also Ping your feed to the major ping servers for free if you wish to!
Its a simple web-based tool that allows you to create your own RSS feeds from almost any web page, probably the easiest service around. All you have to do is simply point Ponyfish to the web page you want to create a feed from, then follow a few steps to setup which types of links you want to include in the feed.
Dapper allows anyone to create Widgets that track the content of any website. This can also be used to track the RSS feeds of sites that do not offer one. In terms of features, Dapper has the most detailed and extensive options, so make sure you read their tutorials.
Feedmarklet gives you your own RSS feed instantly, with no sign up required, probably the simplest and the easiest to use, but it requires manual updating of the feed that you generate. Using a bookmarklet button in the browser bookmark bar, users can easily add any page to the feed quickly. It won’t scrape content but makes it easy to add your own.
Page2RSS is a simple service that helps you monitor web sites that do not publish feeds. It will check any web page for updates and deliver them to your favorite RSS aggregator. It offers a bookmark toolbar button that provides a quick way to generate a feed while visiting any website.
Possibly the simplest interface, where you just plug the web site URL in, and let the web site take care of the rest of the conversion. You can turn any URL into an RSS feed or email alert with FeedBeater
You simply register at FeedFire, input the URL of the page and FeedFire does the rest for you in the fraction of a second. All that’s needed is a FULL URL to the page you would like to have made into RSS. All bandwidth costs to host the new RSS feeds are absorbed by FeedFire.
I hope one of these tools help you in creating your own RSS feed. Do bookmark the post if you like it.
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