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What is AideRSS?
AideRSS is an intelligent assistant that saves time and keeps you on top of the latest news. We research every story and filter out the noise, allowing you to focus on what matters most.


* Filter any blog or RSS feed
* Customize to your interests
* Live, best posts widgets
* Daily digests of top stories
* Intelligent PostRank filtering

What is an RSS feed?

Feeds, also known as RSS feeds, XML feeds, syndicated content, or web feeds, contain frequently updated content published by a website. They are usually used for news and blog websites, but are also used for distributing other types of digital content, including pictures, audio or video.

A feed can have the same content as a webpage, but it’s often formatted differently. Published in XML (eXtensible Markup Language) format, RSS is an easy way for you to keep up with current information without having to use the conventional methods of browsing or continuously searching for the latest information.

What are RSS Readers and RSS enabled sites?

RSS allows the content and information you are interested in to be streamed or delivered directly into your browser or RSS reader application. When you subscribe, your reader will automatically check the website and download new content so you can see what is new since you last visited the feed.

There are many popular feed readers such as Google Reader, Newsfire, Newswire, Feedburner and the following type of sites are typically RSS enabled:

* Blogs (Web logs, diaries, or personal websites)
* News Services
* Databases

What does AideRSS do?

There are over 86 million blogs, and each one has an RSS feed. All it takes is a few subscriptions to the sites that interest you, and your feed reader is overwhelmed with a never-ending stream of hundreds of headlines. Like an aide or a personal assistant, AideRSS helps to filter and rank these feeds based on a number of criteria to help you read what matters, ensure that you find the good stuff, and to help keep things organized and manageable.

Depending on your level of interest in a specific blog or a topic, AideRSS allows you to intelligently pick and filter the incoming news stream.

What is PostRank™?

PostRank™ is a scoring system that we have developed to rank each article on relevance and reaction. It is a core part of the AideRSS engine that works to ensure that this digital assistant is helping you to tame the RSS beast and keep your news stream manageable.

How does AideRSS work?

For a detailed overview on how to use AideRSS please view our screencasts. However, in a nutshell you enter the URL of the feed that you would like to have filtered and we do some math and checking around the web to learn about this feed, its statistics, and people’s reaction to it. We then assign PostRank™ scores to all articles in the feed and provide you with a variety of tools to sort and parse these items of interest into manageable lots for you to scan and digest at your leisure.

You can use AideRSS to evaluate a new feed you are considering subscribing to and you can also aggregate your feeds in the My Feeds section to use AideRSS to help you manage, rank and sort your feeds.

Selecting a filtering level?

Too few stories?

It is possible that your filtering level is set too high and the blog that you have subscribed to may not have any posts that meet the chosen level of filtering.

Some sites that don’t generate a lot of traffic, comments, or activities may not have highly differentiated PostRank scores – for example, almost all posts may be scored as 1.0. If you have then subscribed to only the best posts, our algorithms will have no way to differentiate these posts and very few stories will be delivered to your “My Feeds” section or feed reader.

To fix this, simply click on the blog link in your “My Feeds” section, or navigate to the blog by typing the URL into our search box. Then, open a section with a lower level of filtering (all/good/great), and re-add the stories to your “My Feeds” section by clicking on “Add posts to My Feeds” button.

Too many posts?

If you getting more posts than you would like to receive then you may need to choose a higher level of filtering.

To raise the filtering level, navigate to the feed summary page either by clicking on its link in your “Saved Feeds” section, or enter the URL directly in the search box. Next, open the section with the desired higher level of filtering and click “Add posts to My Feeds” – old filter will be removed automatically and you will receive less stories from the selected source.

What does the little BlogTrends line mean?

The BlogTrends line shows the performance over time of the author or source. From this small graph it is easy to gauge the consistency and the quality of the posts. The red dot is their best post, the blue dot their lowest, and the yellow dot their current post or article. These sparklines allow you to see at a glance how consistent an author is and if their popularity and quality is increasing, decreasing, or staying about the same. It is a great way to get a feel for a feed at a glance.

What does it cost?

AideRSS is free and we intend to keep it that way.

In the future we may chose to add additional “advanced” features at a cost but there will always be a standard version available at no cost.

Who are you guys and why are you doing this?

We are a startup located in Waterloo, Canada. We were overwhelmed by our RSS streams in our feed readers and figured there had to be a way to help deal with this onslaught and make better use of our time – hence AideRSS.

If you like our posts, we recommend you to subscribe to our full feeds to be updated. Subscribe Here.


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