Where to Find the RSS Address of Your Blog to Import into Facebook

You need to know the web address, or URL, of your blog’s RSS feed to import your blog into your Facebook Page. RSS, which stands for Really Simple Syndication, is a standard used on the Internet to pull information from websites in an organized manner. It pulls only the text, leaving all the fancy graphics that appear on your blog behind.

The address of your RSS feed is typically something like this: www.YourwebSite.com/feed. Depending on how your website is set up, though, this address could be something quite different. If you don’t know the address of your RSS feed, check with your web developer. If that’s not an option, here’s a handy trick for discovering your feed address.

On Internet Explorer

If you’re using Internet Explorer, follow these steps to find your RSS feed address:

  1. Go to your website or blog in Internet Explorer.

    Right above the website, you should see the RSS icon in orange. If the icon is gray, the browser can’t find an RSS feed on your site, and you need to contact your web developer.

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  2. Click the main RSS feed listed (if you see more than one).

    Amy’s blog also shows the Comments feed for all the comments posted on her blog. You’ll be taken to the view of the RSS feed, and the address for that feed displays in the browser address window.

On Firefox

If you’re using Firefox, follow these steps to find your RSS feed address:

  1. Go to your website or blog in Firefox.

  2. Click Bookmarks in the menu bar.

    A drop-down menu appears.

  3. Mouse over the Subscribe to This Page option.

    A submenu appears.

  4. Click the main feed.

    The RSS feed opens in a new window, and the address of the feed displays in the browser’s address bar.

In HTML code

Another handy trick for finding the RSS feed is looking at the HTML code of the website. You can do this in any browser, although the steps may vary, depending on your browser.

If you’re using Firefox

  1. Go to the website or blog.

  2. Right-click anywhere on the page.

    A drop-down menu appears.

  3. Choose View Page Source.

    A new window opens, showing the HTML code.

If you’re using Internet Explorer

  1. Go to the website or blog.

  2. Click Page on the menu bar.

    A drop-down menu appears.

  3. Choose View Source.

    A new window opens, showing the HTML code.

If you’re using Google Chrome

  1. Go to the website or blog.

  2. Click the wrench icon in the top-right corner.

    A drop-down menu appears.

  3. Choose Tools.

    A drop-down menu appears.

  4. Select View Source.

    A new tab opens, showing the HTML code.

If you’re using Safari

  1. Go to the website or blog.

  2. Click the page icon in the top-right corner.

    A drop-down menu appears.

  3. Choose View Source.

    A new window appears, showing the HTML code.

When you’ve opened the tab or window containing the HTML code in any of the browsers, press Ctrl+F (Command+F on a Mac) on your keyboard to search for a phrase. Enter rss to find the RSS feed address. Using Amy Porterfield’s website as an example, you find the following when you search on the term rss:

<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="Amy Porterfield | Social Media Strategy Consultant RSS Feed" href="http://amyporterfield.com/feed/" />

The RSS feed address is right after the href= term and is http://amyporterfield.com/feed/.

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