Just like your blog, your YouTube channel has its own RSS feed. What this means is that you can now see updates as they’re happening from your favorite YouTube channels.
This is good news for anyone who uses an RSS feed reader such as Pulse to consume their favorite websites and blogs from their smartphone because now, instead of going to check out your favorite YouTube channel to see if they have uploaded any new videos, you can access the YouTube channels RSS feed to see any recent updates anytime. Here’s an example of my YouTube channel RSS feed.
What’s included in a YouTube channel RSS feed
- Video title
- Date uploaded
- Length of video
- Video thumbnail
- Video description
- Number of views
What’s not included in a YouTube channel RSS feed
- Playlists videos are added to
- Number of subscribers
If you’ll notice, it is very important to fill-in as much descriptive information about your YouTube videos and to include a custom YouTube video thumbnail because this information is pulled into RSS feed aggregators such as Google News and Pulse. Without a custom YouTube video thumbnail your videos won’t be as eye-catching to readers. If you don’t include a description or title for your video, RSS feed readers might not pick-up your video so you’ll want to be sure include this in your YouTube videos.
Enough about what is and is not included in a YouTube channel RSS feed. How do I find a YouTube channel RSS feed?
To access a YouTube channels RSS feed, simply take the following link and replace CHANNELNAME with your own.
For example, my YouTube channel is www.youtube.com/ckarasiewicz. Therefore, my YouTube channel RSS feed would be http://www.youtube.com/rss/user/ckarasiewicz/videos.rss
You now have a convenient way to see updates from your favorite YouTube channels through their YouTube channel RSS feed!
Do you have a YouTube channel? Leave a link to your channel in the comments below.