RSS Blog & RSS News
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
Webmasters and publishers will continue to find unique and
innovative ways to use RSS as a communication medium including
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.
The title of the presentation is: 10 Questions You Need Answered
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
|Movies.com 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
|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
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
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
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 http://www.feedforall.com/public/rss-graphic-tool.htm
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 http://www.feedforall.com/
We've located a new RSS Feed Directory. Feed-Directory.com,
is a complete directory of syndicated feeds. With over several
thousand feeds in its database, Feed-Directory.com 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.
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
If you don't have the time or energy and you would like to
outsource the submission of RSS feeds check out RSS Submission
|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.
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
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
Complete Article - Benefits
|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.
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 Collegiate.com "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
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.
Record and edit audio files with software.
- Blog Feed
- Article Feed