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 (updated 7/29/2015):
Changed it once again: https://previous.delicious.com/v2/rss/username/tag Notice: now it’s on HTTPS in addition to the subdomain change.
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 “sem” you would use:
Changed it again: https://previous.delicious.com/v2/rss/davidzimm/sem
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 LinkedIn account. Here’s how I do it. I used to do this with Twitter but have found IFTTT is a better way to send things there.
- When I find a great 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 “SEM”) and give it to Hootsuite.
- Hootsuite sends the links to my LinkedIn account automatically. I have Hootsuite send one post a day- so not to overwhelm anyone but to help inform my contacts (and remind them that I’m ready to help).
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 SEM- sharing useful information (at least I hope so).