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RSS A Year in Review

My predication is that 2005 will be the year of RSS. With podcasting hot on it's heals the RSS standard will catch fire and consumers will embrace RSS as a means to negate spam.

Webmasters and publishers will continue to find unique and innovative ways to use RSS as a communication medium including all sorts of content in feeds.

I believe that in 2005 RSS will become independent of blogs and represent far more content.

Podcasting will assist with this as it is used for self-guided walking tours, training sessions, and radio on demand talk shows. Showing how truly versatile RSS can be.

(For those unfamiliar with podcasting it is simply an RSS feed that includes and audio file in the enclosure tag.)

Free RSS Webinar by Derek Franklin

Derek Franklin will be giving a free RSS Webinar (slides, audio, video, whiteboard) today at 2:00 P.M. EST. (12/30/2004)

The title of the presentation is: 10 Questions You Need Answered About RSS.

The questions are:

What Is RSS?
How Do I Use It (As A User)?
What Can I Do With RSS (As A User)?
Why Should I Be Interested In RSS (As A Publisher)?
How Do I Create An RSS Feed?
What Kind Of Content Can I Deliver Using RSS?
How Can I Promote My RSS Content?
Can I Track My Results When Delivering RSS Content?
How Can I Profit From RSS?
Where Can I Learn More About RSS?
If your new to RSS, or have been using it for a while and are wanting to pick up some great new ideas, join me.

There will be a Q&A after the presentation. Details for free RSS Webinar. is Now Offering Movies via RSS

If you are someone that enjoys staying up to date of the latest movies in the theaters, coming out on DVD or just what the latest reviews are, then you need to check out Using their provided RSS feeds, the user can stay updated without having to scour their site or other Websites that are similar.

FeedScout RSS Reader

Feed Scout enables you to view RSS/ATOM/RDF feeds from different sites directly in Internet Explorer.

You can even set your Home Page to show favorite feeds. Feed Scout is a plug-in for Internet Explorer, so you won't have to learn anything except for how to press 2 new buttons onInternet Explorer toolbar;

Syndication Conference

An event specifically for RSS content syndication has been scheduled for May 17-18, in New York City. The Syndicate conference is billed as the premier event for content syndication trends, this b-to-b conference provides awareness, clarity, education, deal-making and strategic business opportunities surrounding the emergence of online media syndication.

Great Article About Creating an RSS Feed for a Podcast

Podcast Bunker wrote a great article about creating an RSS feed in order to podcast! Podcasting is becoming increasingly popular.

First of all let me say that after trying most others methods of creating the needed files for Podcasting.
I purchased FeedForAll, due to the ease of use and simplistic layout. I just needed to get it done, and not mess around.

After attempting to explain the method of creating a Podcast RSS feed via email,
to several people who contacted me at The Podcast Bunker.
I searched for the easiest method which gives you complete control over your podcast feed.

Complete Podcasting Article

Search Engine Optimization for RSS

This isn't a topic that I've seen discussed much. Optomize your RSS feeds for search engines. Most publishes post their feeds using PHP, ASP or HTML why not optomize those posts for searchability!
Use keyword rich titles and if you use a template to display your feeds, use header tags to denote feed titles.

Feedroll Pro Makes it Easy to Syndicate RSS Feeds

FeedRoll Pro leverages your RSS feed to make it extremely simple to offer content available for syndication by other websites. Content syndication in this way increases exposure to a wider audience, drives more traffic to your site, and can can improve your search engine rank.

Free Online Tool to Customize RSS Feed Buttons

Spice up RSS links with FeedForAll's customizable RSS buttons. Bright and colorful graphics have long been the trademark used to raise the visibility of RSS feeds. NotePage has made a free online RSS graphic tool available that allows users to quickly customize a button by selecting their own text, and color scheme. Once the colors and text is entered a button graphic is instantly created.

Webmasters can easily match the style of the RSS button to a website's theme. Graphic experience is not required, simply select alternative colors and insert text to personalize RSS feed graphics. The RSS graphic tool can be used by clicking the following url

The RSS graphic tool is made available by NotePage, Inc.'s FeedForAll division. FeedForAll's software enables webmaster to create, edit, manage and publish RSS feeds. RSS has evolved into a popular means to syndicate headlines and distribute content on the Internet. A free fully-functional 30-day trial is available for download from

RSS Feed Directory

We've located a new RSS Feed Directory., is a complete directory of syndicated feeds. With over several thousand feeds in its database, is one of the biggest feed directories on the web, and every day several thousand more are added.

The complete internet is crawled by a special feed spider that tries to identify RSS and Atom feeds. This process takes several weeks, and is never finished. If you'd like to speed up this process, you can submit your feed now by clicking on the 'Add Your Feed' link on top. It will take up to 24-48 hours for your feed to appear in the directory.

RSS Submission Service

Once you have created an RSS feed it is important to submit the feed to the RSS search engines and directories. This can be time consuming. As a convenience we have posted a list of sites that accept submissions at RSS Submission Sites.

If you don't have the time or energy and you would like to outsource the submission of RSS feeds check out RSS Submission Service.

Corrected Url for RSS Benefits Article

Randy from Kbcafe was kind enough to alert me to a broken url in the RSS Benefit article posted on wednesday. The article details the Benefits to RSS:

RSS streamlines communication between publishers and readers. Since RSS has had a popularity surge, webmasters have been experimenting and using RSS feeds to deliver content in new and innovative ways. Typically, RSS feeds contain news headlines and content summaries. The content summaries contain just enough information without overwhelming the reader with superfluous details. If the reader is interested and wants additional information they can click on the item in the feed, accessing the website which contains additional details. RSS readers aggregate multiple feeds, making it easy for individuals to quickly scan information contained within each feed. Feeds are generally themed, allowing users to opt-in to feeds that are of interest.

Complete Benefits to RSS Article

FeedDemon Beta Supports Podcasting

The new beta version of FeedDemon supports podcasting! Check out the details of the new podcasting features that Bradsoft has incorporated into FeedDemon v1.5 beta.

New Article Benefits to RSS

The big benefit to RSS is that individuals opt-in to content of interest, totally controlling the flow of information that they receive. If the quality of the content in the feed declines, users simply remove the feed from their RSS reader and they will not receive any additional updates from that source. The RSS reader acts as an aggregator, allowing users to view and scan multiple content streams in a timely fashion.
Complete Article - Benefits to RSS

Article Explaining RSS from The Standard

The term RSS refers to a syndication format, sometimes known as Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary. Each RSS feed is simply a text document containing a list of content items. The text document contains the headline, description and link for content items available on a web site.

Why RSS?

This format may look strange in a web browser, perhaps even unreadable, but there are a range of tools and technologies that leverage this common standard formatting. Similarly, HTML tagging, the code behind a web page, is unreadable unless viewed via a web browser which understands how to present the HTML code. Rather than use a web browser or even a text editor to view a particular RSS feed, you will view RSS feeds through RSS readers.

Great Article About RSS

Open Access RSS Directory Proposed

Robin Good has proposed an interesting idea related to RSS -

"It is important to acknowledge though the issue of free content re-use when many of the content originators want to enforce tight controls on the use and re-syndication of their news. I have recently catalyzed some attention around the issue of content re-use by engaging relatively small traditional publisher who uses the Internet for syndicating press-releases from major outlets, into evaluating whether my RSSification of his content headlines and further public distribution was legal, appropriate and beneficial. Additional Details on Open Access RSS Directory

Blog is In the Dictionary

The term "blog" topped Meriam-Webster's list of top ten words that have piqued the interest of site visitors this year. After sorting through thousands of user hits from Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, Online Thesaurus, and Merriam-Webster "blog" was declared the winner.
Defined by Meriam Webster - Blog noun (short for Weblog) : a Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer

Notification of Ebay Items of Interest via RSS

This is the coolest tool! You can create an RSS feed to monitor ebay auctions for specific keywords or phrases. When a new item that contains those keywords
is added to ebay you will receive notification via your RSS feed! Very, very cool, will definitely help with the holiday shopping

- RSS Specification Feed created by FeedForAll

RSS to html script to display RSS on a website.

Audio Recording Software
Record and edit audio files with software.

- Blog Feed

- Article Feed


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