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Making Home Buying Easier - New RSS Directory for Real Estate Feeds

While RSS feeds are continuing to streamline the process of searching for information, searching for an RSS feed is still difficult. For the real estate industry, however, this process has recently become much easier. A company out of Boston, DR Management, has created a new website directory that brings most of the real estate feeds available into one central location. The goal of the new site is to enable users to find realty feeds, and real estate feeds with minimal effort.

The website is a benefit to both real estate agents and everyday homebuyers. It connects those looking for homes in all areas of the world to those selling them. More and more homebuyers are using the internet to research homes for sale before even contacting an agent. RSS real estate feeds are a good tool to use to streamline this search process. Users can easily find the best real estate feed to suit their needs.

The site includes homes for sale across the globe in places such as the United States and Europe and even covers more difficult to find areas such as Asia and Africa. In addition to residential real estate, commercial property feeds are also available. Other resources are feeds on topics such as home appraisals, real estate blogs, realty podcasts, foreclosures and realtor resources including education and jobs for realtors.

The directory can be found at

Ranking of Blog and RSS Search Engines

RSS Directory Ranking -  WSM has added the Google PageRank, Alexa Rank and rating for close to one hundred RSS directories and RSS search engines.

RSS Directory Comparison - Popular sites that have both cateogrized lists of rss feeds and keyword searching. Check out the above rss feed directories.

Top 10 RSS Websites - Top RSS portals

DayPop is Down

It appears that DayPop is down. A new engine is apparently underway ( I guess the old one didn't scale ). While the build is underway the site will be offline.

Bloggers Have the Same Protection as Journalists

A California appellate court on Friday denied Apple Computer's bid to identify the people who leaked product information to Mac enthusiast sites, ruling that the state reporter's shield law protected bloggers and online reporters as well as traditional journalists.

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Using the Power of RSS

Technical users and webmasters all know what RSS is these days, BUT do they really understand the power behind what RSS can accomplish?

Consider this - preloading a feed to gradually release content over time. Certainly saves time. Software developers can load a feed up with software tips and release a new tip each day.

How about updating affiliate content on a website by adding feed items. RSS is an important part of the puzzle but managing feeds effectively is equally important part of the puzzle.

Use RSS and PHP Scripts to tap the power behind RSS. Check out the RSS Scripts Directory

Tips for Locating an RSS Reader that Meets Your Needs

While many have resisted the urge to decipher the meaning behind the acronym RSS, the vast majority of technically knowledgeable online surfers have begun incorporating RSS into their daily routines. Why go through the hassle of understanding something new, the novice might want to know? Because it saves time, and time is a precious commodity these days.

The contents of an RSS feed can be read any number of ways. A variety of tools, both fee based and free, to read RSS feeds are available on the Internet.

Tips for Locating an RSS Aggregator

Locating a Quality News Aggregator

These days, aggregators are available in all shapes and sizes. Determine what type of RSS reader you would like to use to aggregate and manage your RSS feeds.

The contents of an RSS feed can be read any number of ways. A variety of tools, both fee based and free, to read RSS feeds are available on the Internet.

When determining what RSS feed reader to download, thought should be given to security. More an more publishers are using RSS feeds as a way to deliver podcasts or media rich-content. Users of desktop software will want to find an RSS reader that allows for rich media to be delivered safely and securely.

Selecting a News Aggregator

RSS Submit Plug-ins

I recently upgraded my version of RSS Submit and am really pleasantly surprised at the plug-in packs. They work great! With the growing list of RSS directories available the add-ons are a huge help.

RSS Submission List

Robin Good put together a fantastic collection of websites where people can submit their RSS feeds . Hats off to Robin for updating and managing a great list.

There are a couple of different RSS submissions sites on our list.

Educate Customers About RSS

RSS adoption's success relies on educating businesses and web surfers about RSS and the value of having an RSS feed. With that in mind we have created a web page that you can use to explain RSS subscriptions to your web visitors.

Feel free to republish the content on the RSS subscriptions web page and format it to blend with your website.

Understanding Fair Use

Keep in mind that fair use is based on the belief that the general public and media are entitled to freely use portions of copyrighted materials. The fair use extends to commentary on the creative works, criticism of creative works, or even the creation of a parody that relates to the copyrighted material. Understanding the intent of the copyright laws help publishers interpret them.

What is Fair Use?

Google Trends Results Differ

A reader pointed out something interesting regarding Google Trends.  Take a look at the following 3 trends:

Trend 1
Trend 2
Trend 3

Hmmm. All of them are for the same thing RSS, Podcasting,  Wiki and Blogs. The only difference is the order of the terms. I guess something is broken.

Auto Detect Feeds and Create Feeds for Sites Lacking a Feed

There is a new service Feeds2Be that creates feeds for websites that don't already have one. First step is entering the domain of the website, if it finds a feed it returns the feed location. Only problem is it does not work. It doesn't auto-detect any RSS feeds even on websites that have feeds.

It prompts you to enter an email address so that it can process your request at a later time. No thanks.

JupiterResearch Says Spending on RSS Out Paces Adoption

JupiterResearch, a leading authority on the impact of the Internet and emerging consumer technologies on business, finds that 63 percent of large companies plan to syndicate content via Really Simple Syndication (RSS) by the end of 2006. According to a new report: "RSS Comes of Age: Budgeting, Deploying, and Measuring RSS" by JupiterResearch Senior Analyst Greg Dowling, currently only 29 percent of large companies with more than $50 million in annual revenues publish content via RSS.

The growth of RSS is also highlighted by the fact that 48 percent of current RSS publishers are spending $250,000 or more to deploy and manage syndicated content. However, JupiterResearch has also found that spending at this level is inconsistent with the current rate of adoption.

Jupiter Research Article

New RSS Search Engine

There is a new RSS keyword search engine RSSMicro that is almost ready for prime time. There does not yet appear to be any method for submitting RSS feeds. There is also no categorical grouping of feeds that is common in RSS search engines like RSS Network.

Software Jobs via RSS
05/13/2006, the website of the Irish ICT Network professional association, is now providing customised "job alerts" using RSS (Really Simple Syndication) technology. RSS enables internet users to subscribe to feeds that notify them of updates from a content provider. says its jobs portal is the first one in Ireland to provide personalised alerts using the technology.

Tips for Marketing RSS

Bill Flitter of Pheedo writes a great piece on Tips for Marketing RSS .

Whether you're just getting started with RSS marketing or have been in the game for a while, you probably know that RSS is unlike the other online marketing fish in the sea. Out here, the consumer runs the show.


Google Trend Comparison

RSS vs Blogs vs Podcasting vs Wikis

Google trends the popularity of search terms. RSS tops them all! Micropersuasion raises other interesting comparisons.

Vertical RSS Directories

More and more RSS search engines and directories are popping up on the web. What is interesting about these new RSS search engines is that they are topical. Take a look at the following topical RSS directories:

Realty Feeds - Homes for sale and apartments for rent via RSS feeds.

more info or submit real estate feeds

Relgious Podcasts - All podcasts related to religion or spirituality.

more info or submit religious podcasts

Financial Feeds - All RSS feeds related to finance, bank rates and mortgage rates.

more info or submit financial feeds

Security Feeds - All RSS feeds related to security, security alerts. From Homeland security to Internet security.

more info or submit security feeds

RealtyFeedSearch - Another example of real estate feeds via RSS.

more info

GeoRSS Converter

The Geonames "RSS to GeoRSS Converter" reads the entries of an RSS feed and searches the Geonames Database to find a location for the entry text. If a relevant location is found, its latitude and longitude are added to the RSS feed using the GeoRSS encoding.

Protecting Content from Plagiarism

Plagiarism Today  is blog dedicated to the issue of plagiarism online. Cut-and-paste plagiarism is widespread and affecting many popular bloggers.

NewsGator and ePartners Relationship

NewsGator Technologies, Inc., the leading RSS Platform Company, today announced a broad partnership with ePartners, one of the largest Microsoft Business Solutions consultancies, to provide enterprise customers with NewsGator's RSS aggregation solution, the NewsGator Enterprise Server. In addition, ePartners plans to deploy NewsGator Enterprise Server internally for use by its sales organization to monitor client and prospect opportunities and for competitive intelligence.

ePartners will offer the NewsGator Enterprise Server as part of its Web-based Portal and Customer Relationship Management solutions and also as a key component of the ePartners Business Intelligence solution. The inclusion of enterprise RSS capabilities within these solutions offers ePartners' customers the ability to extend delivery of information, updates and reports beyond Web browsers via RSS directly to employees via Microsoft Outlook, portals and mobile devices, dramatically improving the way they distribute and consume vital information.

Real Estate Feed Portal

A new RSS Portal has launched. Realty Feeds contains RSS feeds for homes for sale, apartments for rent and realty resources.

Webmasters that have RSS feeds related to real estate are encouraged to submit their feeds to the portal.

Chinese Bloggers

Blogging is booming in China with the number of bloggers expected to hit 60 million by the end of this year.

China is the world's second-largest Internet market after the United States with more than 110 million users. A survey by Chinese search engine put the current number of blog, or Web log, sites at 36.82 million which are kept by 16 million people

Beware of FeedBurner Limitations

FeedBurner limits the size of feeds and the amount of data it will display.

This was curious to me and then I received an email from a reader saying that our FeedBurner feed was showing an error. The feed was too big so no one could read or subscribe.

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RSS Statistics

Rok Hrastnik author of the Unleash the Marketing & Publishing Power of RSS e-book is conducting an RSS marketing survey.

By providing your personal experiences with RSS you will receive a free copy of the full 2006 RSS Marketing Survey Report. The report will include RSS marketing best practices and metrics, you can then compare your RSS marketing practices with those of your peers, and improve your RSS marketing results.

Participate in the 2006 RSS Marketing Survey

Bloggers Have Credibility Problems

Bloggers rank lowest on the scale of trusted news sources, according to a poll released this week during a media conference in London.

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Spiritual and Religious Podcasts

Submit or search for podcasts that are religious or spiritual in nature. Religious Podcasts is a new portal specifically for religious themed podcasts.

Publicize Your Podcast

Podcast promotion should be approached with the same tactics as website promotion. Identifying and informing your audience will increase communication and dialogue.

Publicize Your Podcast

Weather Alerts Via RSS

NOAA's National Weather Service has caught up with the pack and is offering experimental RSS feeds of of weather watches, warnings, and advisories.

RSS Appreciation Day

Steve Rubel declared May 1st as RSS Appreciation Day with three steps to reading RSS feeds.

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