How to Get RSS Feeds from the New Delicious
The new delicious is finally up. Not all that much different but I am excited because I use it every day.
One of the features I use every day is the RSS. When I heard delicious had enabled RSS feeds today, I went to the site right-away to set them up. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find them anywhere.
After going through my archives I have been able to reconstruct them.Here’s the format they are currently using:
Changed back again: http://feeds.delicious.com/v2/rss/username/tag
username – your delicious username, without the brackets
/tag – This is optional but if you want to limit the RSS feed to a particular tag you will need to insert a / and then the tag.
For example, if you wanted to keep track of all the bookmarks I’ve tagged “SEO” you would use:
Changed back again: http://feeds.delicious.com/v2/rss/davidzimm/seo
If you just wanted all my wonderful delicious bookmarks, including all things Star Wars, Gardening, and recipes, you would use:
In case delicious changes this URL format, I’ll keep you up to date in this post.
I would also love to see the new “Stacks” feature have an RSS feed. This would be a great way to share content about a topic (like the SEO stack I’ve created). Delicious discontinued their Stacks feature
The reason delicious RSS feeds are so important to me, is because I use them to populate and archive useful links I share through my Twitter account (@dizzySEO). Here’s how I do it.
- When I find a great SEO article (that I want to reference later or don’t have time to read at this moment) I bookmark it in delicious.
- I take the RSS feed from my delicious bookmarks (tagged “SEO”) and give it to TwitterFeed.
- TwitterFeed is set up to send the links to my Twitter account automatically, trickling them in the stream throughout the day.
This way I have the following advantages:
- I have an archive of helpful SEO articles in my delicious account
- I have a useful Twitter account about SEO- sharing useful information about SEO (at least I hope so).
- Because I have shared them through Twitter, I consequently have a helpful paper.li account about SEO with a summary of the content I’ve shared every week.