By default wordpress shows these RSS feed links:
However, Google looks for RSS feeds named:
- rss.xml – for an RSS 0.92 or 2.0 feed
- index.rdf – for an RSS 1.0 feed
- atom.xml – for an Atom RSS news feed
This means that each day when the GoogleBot visits my Blog, it generates many 404 file not found errors in my website logs by asking over and over again for :
After 15 such errors in the last hour I decided to see what I could do to fix this so that WordPress would display links to my RSS feeds which would stop GoogleBot hassling me with errors….
How I solved it (with code) is detailed at http://www.bhatt.id.au/blog/2004/07/26/fix-wordpress-rss-feeds/
as its too long to post here
Hopefully this helps other people reduce 404 errors and let Googlebot easily index their RSS feeds
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