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Re: Placing and promoting RSS feeds

  • Subject: Re: Placing and promoting RSS feeds
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@schestowitz.com>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2005 04:13:29 +0100
  • Newsgroups: alt.internet.search-engines
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / Manchester University
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Big Bill wrote:

> On Tue, 12 Jul 2005 17:07:00 +0100, Roy Schestowitz
> <newsgroups@schestowitz.com> wrote:
>>RSS feeds on their own can imply that a site is technologically advanced
>>and hence worth admiring and sending visitors to. With blogging tools,
>>however, I am not sure how true this is anymore. Google site maps only
>>bring up skepticism among members of this group
>>(alt.internet.search-engines) so I suggest you look at posts from the past
> Are you saying that other groups like the idea?
>>RSS are the way to go as far as I can tell. I slowly accumulate
>>subscribers and I believe that you must go on the RSS 'wagon' as soon as
>>possible. RSS support is growing exponentially and once visitors get
>>overloaded in terms of number of subscriptions, they no longer have an
>>appetite for them. You must entice them as soon as they are introduced to
>>RSS so hurry and promote. Largely owing to RSS, John Bokma is able to
>>attract ~3,000 visitors a day.
> Largely owing to the CONTENT of those RSS's, let's not get confused
> here.

I don't know if other group acknowledge and brace Google site maps. I
haven't come across a thread on the subject elsewhere. It was mentioned in
the WordPress mailing lists, but only from a technical point-of-view, no
criticism involved.

I think that the pairing between URL and date is quite powerful. It probably
means quicker indexing of new pages, which is important if you deliver news
and need SERP ranks to improve overnight.


Roy S. Schestowitz

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