You might be wondering why you'd want to find your blog feed URL in 2021. Let's be honest, you would be forgiven for believing the days of syndicated feeds such as RSS and Atom are over. After all, RSS was first released over 20 years ago in 1999. While it is true that the popularity of RSS readers has dwindled in the past decade, there are still plenty of applications for the format - RSS is alive and well!
Many people still use feeds to keep up to date with their favourite news outlets and blogs, and feeds are included on all of the major blogging platforms. As a blogger, you'd be missing out on readers if your blog didn't offer an RSS feed for users and other applications to consume.
Disregarding RSS readers, one such example of how your feed can be leveraged for blog growth is the Visitmotion platform. Visitmotion uses your blog's feed to import up-to-date articles and promote them across the platform - all without any manual input from you.
It's clear that feeds are a useful and important tool in any blogger's toolbox, but how do you know where to find your blog feed URL? Well, there's not one specific place that you'll find it, and most of the time it depends on what blogging platform you're using. Let's take a look at the most common platform.
Where to Start Looking for Your Blog Feed URL
Here are some of the most common platform-specific places that you'll find your blog feed URL. Try these first. Oh, and if you're wondering whether to use RSS, RDS, Atom etc., we recommend RSS due to general popularity.
How to Find Your WordPress Feed URL
When it comes to WordPress, you have a choice of the following URLs (we recommend the first for simplicity).
https://example.com/feed/ https://example.com/feed/rss/ https://example.com/feed/rss2/ https://example.com/feed/rdf/ https://example.com/feed/atom/
If your WordPress blog isn't using permalinks, you should be able to find your blog feed URL at any of the following locations.
https://example.com/?feed=rss https://example.com/?feed=rss2 https://example.com/?feed=rdf https://example.com/?feed=atom
For more information about finding your WordPress blog feed URL, you may consult the official documentation.
How to Find Your Blogger Feed URL
If your blog is hosted on Blogger, you can simply add
feeds/posts/default?alt=rss to the end of your Blogger URL. Here's an example:
You may need to turn on your site feed before the above URL returns your feed. Check out the official documentation for instructions on how to do this.
How to Find Your Medium Feed URL
For bloggers that use Medium, you have a few options depending on how you use the platform.
For publications accessed under the medium hostname, insert
/feed/ in between
medium.com and your publication name.
If your Medium publication is accessed via a custom domain, simply add
/feed to the end of the host.
Have a look at the official Medium documentation for more information.
How to Find Your Ghost Feed URL
Blogs hosted on the Ghost platform already have an RSS feed enabled by default. Simply add
/rss to the end of your Ghost URL to access it.
More information is available in the Ghost documentation.
How Visitmotion Helps Bloggers
With the majority of blogging platforms automatically generating your blog feed for you, there really is no excuse to put it to work. If you're looking for a quick, effective, and free way of promoting your content, why not start with Visitmotion? Your articles will be shown across the platform, and you'll be helping other bloggers out at the same time✌️. Check out the widget at the bottom of this article for an example of how your content will be displayed!