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Specific RSS and Feed Questions

How do I get my feed into Feedster?
Simply visit our Add a Feed page and add your RSS feed URL.  You can also specify your blog home page and blog title but we will automatically get this from your RSS feed if it is there.  We also automatically discover new RSS feeds every time we index.
Please note that if your RSS feed has errors, then it might not be indexed -- or indexed correctly.  Feedster is quite fault tolerant but there is a lot of flexibility in the RSS standard.  New feeds are generally added within twelve hours from when we receive them.
If you have a lot of feeds to add and don't want to do it manually, please contact us.  We have tools for batch additions.

If you want to make sure that the feeds you read are indexed, email us a url to your OPML file of feeds and we can add all feeds from there.

How do I get my blog removed from Feedster?
Easy.  We don't know why you'd want to, but just email and we'll get it taken care of. What we need to do this quickly and easily is your exact blog URL and RSS URL -- AS FEEDSTER KNOWS IT. This is the value that is set in your RSS feed. If you send us www.domain.com/rss.xml and your feed says that it is domain.com/rss.xml that is a problem. The best way to ensure that we handle your request promptly is to please tell us the correct information.

Why is Feedster is looking for files on my site that don't exist?
The RSS world is not completely standardized, and we look for different files when we can't find what the standards tell us to expect. Depending on your publishing tool, those files might not exist.  We try not to do this in a bad way (just http HEAD requests which are very low bandwidth).

July 8, 2004 in Help and FAQ | Permalink


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