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ByteScout has been busy with RSS!
04/29/2005

A new version of FeedScout  has been released. FeedScout is an RSS Reader. In addition ByteScout has released freeware version of Feed Scout called My RSS Toolbar My RSS Toolbar is ready to use RSS reader with pre-defined set of feeds. It allows users the ability to view RSS feeds only and Feed Scout allow to import/export of additional feeds.

ByteScout has also released an engine that is used in both Feed Scout and My RSS Toolbar as RSS2HTML Scout library so anyone can create simple RSS reader using this library or integrate ability to automatically display RSS news into existing application.

RSS for Marketers
04/28/2005

RSS is a technology that has the potential of overcoming many of the internet marketing challenges we are facing today and becoming a preferred tool to get 100% of your content delivered to your subscribers, as well as a tool to help you achieve top position search engine rankings.

Complete Article - RSS for Marketers

RSS Submit Optional Extensions
04/27/2005

The developers of RSS Submit have optionally added a plug-in pack. Registered users of RSS Submit can add RSS Submit Plug-ins

Registered users of RSS Submit may download and/or purchase additional plug-ins for even more RSS submission power. Examples include the Ping-o-matic plug-in to promote blogs, the Reporter plug-in to print submission reports, and much more. Check out the SEO Expansion Plug-in Pack.

Topic Specific RSS Search Engine - Finance Investing
04/26/2005

Finance Investing is a RSS directory that contains information related to finacial investment, finances, investing, banks, bonds, stocks and related investment sources.

The site, one of the first of its kind is a collection of topic specific RSS feeds that allow site visitors to find information about finances and investments from a categorized directory of RSS feeds.

If you have a related feed, it can be submitted to the directory free of charge, simply select the appropriate category.

RSS Meets the Needs of Direct Marketers
04/25/2005

Contrary to general opinion, RSS meets the needs of even the most demanding direct marketer, actually providing most of what e-mail marketing does, except for the strong push factor.

Most direct marketing reasons against RSS are in fact the result of inadequate understanding of RSS by most marketers.

Complete Article - RSS Meets the Needs of Direct Marketers

Blog Search and Submission
04/23/2005

Jayde has launched a new Blog Search Engine and submission. The site is ONLY for blogs though. They have the following posted on their submit page:

Blog-Search is a search engine meant ONLY for Blog sites. Anyone submitting a site that is not blog related, will have their membership suspended, and will have their site removed from Blog-Search as well as ALL other Search Engines operated by JaydeOnline Inc.

Additional Information on Blog Search

Macintosh RSS Feed Software in Beta - Create, Edit and Publish RSS Feeds on a Mac
04/21/2005

FeedForAll Mac - software to create, edit and publish RSS feeds and podcasts on your Mac is now available in beta form.

A 'Beta' release of our FeedForAll Mac software product has been released. This means that the product is stable, but does not yet contain all the features planned for the final release. Nor does it contain all the documentation. It's purpose is to get feedback from users about the way the product works (general look and feel), and to get feedback concerning the features that are included (or should be included) in a final release. When the feature-set is finalized and at least preliminary documentation is available, then the product will be released in a second 'Beta' version.

A little background to help you as the default fields and website are not yet done.

There is minimal documentation so feel free to ask questions!

Additional details and free download - http://www.feedforall.com/beta.htm

FyberSearch Officially Launches the XML Search Engine FeedPlex in Beta
04/21/2005

The XML search engine FeedPlex was acquired by FyberSearch on November 1st 2004 and has now officially been released in beta.

FeedPlex (http://www.feedplex.com) is a search engine that returns results in XML format, including RSS and RDF. FeedPlex was founded in the spring of 2004 by Sid Yadav and was acquired by the web search engine FyberSearch on September 1st, 2004. The XML files used in FeedPlex are crawled and cataloged by the FyberSearch web crawler FyberSpider.

One bonus of having FyberSearch technology backing FeedPlex is that incoming links from non-XML web pages can be taken into consideration when ranking the XML files found in FeedPlex search results. Without FyberSearch, FeedPlex would have to crawl non-XML web pages for the sole purpose of counting the outgoing links but could not display them in search results because as they are not XML files. This would be a waste of computer resources.

FyberSearch currently plans to continue developing FeedPlex with many advanced features, some personalization tools and a continuously growing index size. All feedback is appricated, especially as FeedPlex is still in beta testing stage.

Try FeedPlex

10 Tips for Bloggers
04/20/2005

Tips for creating a blog.
There are no hard and fast rules on how to blog. Having said that, bloggers will likely increase their exposure by following some simple blog guidelines.

Complete Article - 10 Tips for Bloggers

The New York Times Company Reports NYTimes.com's Record-Breaking Traffic for March
04/20/2005

NYTimes.com's RSS feeds generated 5.9 million pageviews on the site in March, which represents a 342% increase year over year and a 39% increase from February's 4.3 million pageviews. The sections that were most popular among RSS feeds included: Washington and Business. The feeds have been available since February 2002.

Complete Article

NEW Podcast Directory - Podcasting Station
04/19/2005

Podcasting Station has launched a new podcast directory. The directory allows users to search for podcasts based on keywords. Users can optionally search items within the podcast for specific podcasts.
All podcasts are categorized making it easier for users to find podcasts on related topics, or topics of interest.

If you have a podcast be sure to submit it and select the appropriate category.

Make RSS Feeds
04/18/2005

This site contains a step by step tutorial detailing how to make an RSS feed. It walks you throught the process of feed creation.

Make RSS Feeds

RSS Categorized Search Directory
04/15/2005

RSS Network is a new categorized RSS search engine. Submit your RSS feed and select the appropriate category.
Feeds are indexed and all items in the feed are searchable!

Microsoft Security Bulletins via RSS
04/13/2005

Microsoft is discontinuing its Security Updates alert e-mail from July 2005 and implementing a RSS feed replacement. Users should subscribe to this RSS feed for all security update information released by Microsoft

Podcasting Works
04/12/2005

It has been said that in October of 2004 a Google search returned less than 6,000 results for the term "podcasting". Today, a similar search yields more than 857,000 results. Like the blogging phenomenon, podcasting has come out of nowhere and attracted an enthusiastic following.

Complete Article - Podcasting Works

AP Takes On Google News
04/12/2005

AP are "in negotiations" with Google over licensing their content, which Google currently picks up gratis. In an LA Times article that looks at the differences between Yahoo News and Google News they mention that AP are not happy, but not suing. Yet...

Gnomedex Focussed on RSS
04/12/2005

This year's Gnomedex scheduled for June 23-25, 2005 in Seattle, Washington will focus on the Grassroots of RSS, Blogging, Podcasting, BitTorrent, Media!

Details at: http://www.gnomedex.com/

Another Way to Ammortize RSS Feeds
04/11/2005

Ambatch has launched a service, where it will imbed your affiliate id in a topic specific RSS feed. You can select the content or filter content based on keywords. The ads served are all Clickbank products in an RSS feed, and can be served to your website using a free PHP script or javascript.

The downside is the content quality is lacking - most items listed are worded as "get rich quick schemes" none-the-less, I hope more affiliate programs realizing the value of providing content with dynamic urls for affiliates.

Conceptually this gets a two thumbs up!

ING Using RSS for Internal Corporate Communications
04/11/2005

ING employees are receiving a broad range of information via RSS, from benefits updates to new-hire announcements. If the experiment goes well—and why shouldn’t it?—RSS will roll out to 20,000 employees by the end of the year.

The key benefit to employing RSS—at least from ING’s perspective—is consistent delivery. The article recalls an instance when new CEO Michael Tilmant sent an e-mail message to all employees, but because some e-mail filters delayed delivery, not everyone saw it at the same time. Using RSS also ensures delivery across different information systems installed at different business groups.

Submit RSS Feeds
04/09/2005

A new RSS directory is at RSS Network. While the site includes a search function that searches both feed items and titles it is designed with a directory structure in mind making it easy to find topic specific RSS feeds.

Submit your RSS Feeds.

RSS is Google's Enemy?
04/07/2005

Google's greatest enemy isn't Bill Gates. It isn't France, and it's not Yahoo!

According to this article by Steve Rubel, the search network's biggest foe may very well be feeds.

While Yahoo! and MSN have both been riding shotgun on the RSS Bandwagon, Google's held back with uncharacteristic reserve. Is this the same company that holds innovation high on their list of corporate values?

What Rubel calls the "aha" moment comes when you take a look at the way Google views syndication in comparison to the mindsets of its competitors. Unlike Yahoo! and MSN, Google is all about attracting consumers, getting their AdWords dime, and then hustling them out the door. Syndication feeds are used to drive users to rather than from a site, thus Google's hesitation to do anything that might interfere with that revenue model.

Rubel goes on to say the following:

Feeds may be Google's greatest enemy. If Google did offer feeds that connected users with the information they are looking for from the Web they would miss the opportunity to advertise to them.
Like Rubel, we're sure Google has already got a handle on a fix (contextual ads in feeds, perhaps?). They're just taking their sweet time about it...

From SearchTools

RSS Is Not Only For Blogs
04/06/2005

Contrary to popular opinion, RSS is not only good for delivering content from your blog, although blogs are what made RSS so popular

In fact, RSS can be used to deliver a great variety of content and content types. If you can break down your content in to individual stories or individual pieces, you can deliver it via RSS.

Complete Article

RSS Articles
04/05/2005

We've have been amassing quite a collection of RSS articles in an easy to navigate collection. The articles each discuss different aspects and nuances related to RSS.

PubSub and Link Tracking
04/04/2005

PubSub has taken their mapping of blogs a step further with a new link checker. The free service indicates the number of incoming and outgoing links on a daily basis. Check it out.

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