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Ways to use the FoundLocally RSS Feeds

These are accessed from the light blue tabs across the top of the website. Click on the orange RSS logo on the page, or select a specific ‘stream’ or sub-set for more specific information. RSS feeds are displayed in a browser-friendly format (great for small screen sell-phones or PDAs!). Each listing in the RSS feed has a summary overview and a clickable link to the original posting on  FoundLocally for further exploration.

To subscribe to the displayed RSS Feed, select “Subscribe to this feed” using your RSS software or your browser. These are then included in your RSS panel in your reader or browser, along with any other feeds you have subscribed to. You can unsubscribe in your reader or browser’s RSS pane at any time.
These are accessed from the light blue tabs across the top of the website. Click on the orange RSS logo on the page, or select a specific ‘stream’ or sub-set for more specific information. RSS feeds are displayed in a browser-friendly format (great for small screen sell-phones or PDAs!). Each listing in the RSS feed has a summary overview and a clickable link to the original posting on the FoundLocally site or directory for you to read and explore if you want to.
To subscribe to the displayed RSS Feed, select “Subscribe to this feed” using your RSS software or your browser. These are then included in your RSS panel in your reader or browser, along with any other feeds you have subscribed to. You can unsubscribe in your reader or browser’s RSS pane at any time.
Information Consumer Benefit Business Benefit
NEW LISTINGS (Directory) Informs about new businesses or business locations Is a good place for salespeople to identify potential leads (our privacy policy does not permit us to disclose the Registered Contact names)
NEW RATINGS & REVIEWS Consumers see feedback about places they shop or dine Useful for business people to see how their competitors are doing.
NEW JOBS These are good for job hunters to stay on top of new postings in their community or in their chosen field of search. Business people might also find this a good indication of competitors or customers that are expanding, which might in turn indicate either threats or opportunities.
UPCOMING EVENTS Handy activity-planning resource for individuals or families.
NEW SAVINGS This is handy to scan for what sales, coupons, or discounts may be available in the community, or for a specific type of product or service. For business people, this may give an indication of new or increased competition.
NEW WEB PAGES FoundLocally fans learn about pages that are updated or added to the site. Provides competitive intelligence, and new opportunities for self-promotion (are you included in a new listing or article?) or for educating consumers (can you provide more detail or verbalize a rebuttal point of view?)

Businesses in the FoundLocally directory don’t have to invest in technology or programming to use this feature. You are included in our RSS Feeds simply by posting your info to your FoundLocally free listing.Think of it as “Twitter” without having to manually post messages.

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