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Four Ways to Fight Content Thieves

Spin Sucks

The blog that had linked to my post was for an ad agency’s blog…and it was a complete scrape of my content. When I visited more pages on the blog, I discovered their “content strategy” was to scrape content from PR Daily. There were posts by me, Shonali Burke , Brian Solis , some exclusive Ragan content, and other PR leaders. RSS footer.

The Death of Google Reader: Did Email Kill the RSS Star?

Stay N' Alive

So much that you see all of us bloggers that depended on its superior interface ( which works best in Ninja Mode, btw ) screaming from the house tops like little children. Many are even screaming that the death of Google Reader is the death of RSS and the beginning (or end?) of the death of "open". hope RSS makes a come-back. Alas, the day has come. Like, a lot. hope I'm wrong.

Google Reader Alternatives: 3 Web Based RSS Readers to Manage Your Subscriptions

Kikolani

follow a lot of blogs and various RSS feeds. Plus, when I’m ready to periodically purge my RSS feeds, I can look at the Twitter handles and figure out quickly whether I have engaged with them or not. also use(d) the search in Google Reader for curating content. How to Export Your Google Reader RSS Feeds & Subscriptions. That’s right. Feedly. Netvibes.

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5 Tips for Blogging in the Post RSS Era

Geoff Livingston

Much has been said about the decline of blogging , and why now is a great time to start creating content. Building a successful blog in 2006 depended on building a loyal readership via RSS. In 2011, RSS usage has dramatically declined with many people receiving their news from friends in social networks online or via email. Use an editorial mission to keep content on target. 2.

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What the Best Bloggers Do Right

Convince & Convert

So what are the qualities or distinct characteristics that mark these super bloggers, setting them on a plane higher than us lesser mortals? I am inclined to think that entry to this rarefied region is free, as long as you get these three steps just right. Being regular and keeping that blog fresh is one thing that nearly every successful blogger did. Last time I checked , 3.75

Turning off the ViperChill RSS Feed: What You HAVE to Tell Your Blog Readers

Viper Chill

What people haven’t been writing about though is how this affects us as bloggers and what we can do about it (if anything). Though niches that have more web savvy audiences like marketing or technology are more likely to be affected, this is going to impact anyone who has built up their RSS readership. Step One: Find Another RSS Reader You’re Happy With.

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If You Didn’t Think RSS Was Dead Before, Facebook Just Killed it, Completely

Stay N' Alive

This, in my not so humble opinion, effectively kills RSS, as a consumer blog and article consumption medium, once and for all. Sure enough, if you read Google trends , a natural interest in RSS fell by at least 50% back in 2013. RSS isn’t social. You can’t reply via RSS. You can’t share via RSS.

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Content Distribution: Eight Ways to Gain New Readers

Spin Sucks

Just when you think you have it figured out, it changes. I am often asked, “How do I promote blog posts and distribute my content?” That said, there are some good rules of thumb you can follow, particularly when it comes to content distribution. She said, “We think we have the content thing down, but we can’t figure out distribution.” RSS Feed.

Two Tools for Bloggers

Spin Sucks

Isn’t it fun being a blogger? Fill in all of the necessary information, including the blog name, the RSS feed, and a description. Then you can add an Amazon Kindle logo to your blog so your readers know you’re offering them an even easier way to read your content. Two Tools for Bloggers originally appeared on Spin Sucks on April 3, 2011. Your Blog On Kindle.

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Creating a Custom RSS Feed for Guest Posts

Kikolani

Figuring out how to do this with particular systems might pose a specific challenge, especially if those networks only allow you to import one RSS feed. There may also be times where you want to only share writing by you, and if you have a lot of guest bloggers on your site as well as guest posts on other sites, having a full RSS feed for your blog won’t do. CDATA[.

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Feature Friday: How iGoogle is My RSS Feed HQ

Ari Herzog

The following is a guest blog article by Chris Apple. I don’t know about you, but as a real estate blogger, I tend to read a lot of blogs during my workday. You can add RSS feeds, YouTube subscriptions, personalize it with custom themes, and even view your Gmail inbox, all in one place. As you can see, I use iGoogle for all of my RSS feeds. How to add RSS feeds to iGoogle.

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One Step Forward And Fifty Steps Back For Bloggers (And Society)

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Instead of treating Bloggers as if they're not capable of reporting the news or having journalistic integrity, why not just elevate the journalists that we deem as "worthy" to a more professional status? Key to the plan would be legislation establishing the 'status of professional journalist' in order to distinguish those committed to 'serving the public interest' from 'amateur bloggers.' It is proposed that state-recognized professional journalists would enjoy unspecified 'advantages or privileges' not available to the great unwashed. blogger. content.

Are Blog Subscribers the Only Success Metric?

Spin Sucks

Mastering analytics, either with Google or Clicky  (or a combination of both), to know who’s coming to visit, where they’re landing, how long they’re sticking around, and what content is being perused. Migrating from freebie to Feedblitz (or other RSS publishing options). Are you happy and content, no matter the number of followers you have? Didn’t think so.

The End Of Blogging?

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It's time for bloggers to take a deep breath, look in the mirror and admit that something (dramatic) is going on here. To know me, is to know that I am still deeply passionate about my blog, writing and the digital publishing experience. I was there when it first started (remember Blogger ), embraced the power of RSS feeds (remember those?), Content is everywhere. . Magazine and others started accepting and publishing bloggers alongside their most respected journalists. Suddenly, you didn't have to have a blog to be a blogger. blogger. content.

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How To Create More Content, Faster, Without Sacrificing on Quality

SocialFish

Every time I come across a blogger who is able to write every day, or who produces a new ebook once or twice a month, I feel an overwhelming jealousy. have improved over the years, but I am nowhere near the level of those prolific content producers who seem to have a novel’s worth of content in them at all times. Learn The Art Of Content Re-packaging. What is this?

The Best Free (or Cheap) Tools for Blogger and Influencer Outreach

Adam Sherk

Blogger and influencer outreach is an area with strong crossover between PR, audience development and link building. For publishers it typically involves identifying users that are sharing, discussing and linking to content from your brands and their competitors, and about specific topics. Finding Bloggers and Influencers. But the same general approach applies to any industry.

Twitterfeed, HootSuite RSS Feeds, and Blog Posting Schedules

Kikolani

Twitterfeed and HootSuite offer the ability to take a RSS feed from any site and update it to your Twitter account automatically when new feed items are found. Pros of Automatic RSS Feed Updating. Great for vacations or for tweeting blog posts from international bloggers who post at odd hours for you, but good hours for their audience! How often does the blog post new content?

The New Model: How Google+ “Gets” Content

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The way content is shared today changes online marketing, putting content to the forefront of what users, companies, brands and products are about. This post will talk about the old model (links), the new model (Authored PageRank), authorship markup, rich snippets and their benefits, a possible Google+ commenting system, vanity URLs, and how Google+ all effects content marketing.

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12 Time-Saving Tools for Content Marketers

Convince & Convert

Content marketing is the ultimate way to build brand awareness and connect with your customers. Fortunately, there are lots of great, time-saving tools out there that can dramatically increase the impact of your content marketing efforts. Coming up with electrifying content ideas is one of the hardest parts of content marketing. Contently. Feedly. MixPanel. Easel.ly

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How I Bumped My RSS Conversion Rate from 16% To 25%

ProBlogger

Want to find out how to boost RSS subscriber conversion? I did, but I hardly found any information about it online! The RSS subscription page was way too busy! What that means is that I don’t know the difference these changes made on conversions for people clicking on the RSS button. Want to help other bloggers and email marketers increase RSS conversions?

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PostRank Connect and Analytics for Bloggers

Spin Sucks

It has come to my attention that not every blogger knows about or uses PostRank. But what makes me feel better is they don’t comment as much on lists so I still win in the battle of content that makes you think builds trust (as evidenced by my 113 comments). And you can look at where people share your content the most (for the same time period).

The Changing State Of Blogs

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Schaefer (author of   The Content Code , Social Media Explained , etc.) They enabled people to comment and share, had links within the text, and were also available via RSS feeds. Remember RSS feeds ? We would use independent RSS readers, web browser-based readers or email add-ons to have these pieces of content delivered to the reader, the moment that they were published by the writer. RSS readers are all but gone now (except for relics like me, who still use them in a less and less frequent way). I'm not sure who a blogger is anymore. blogger.

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11.5 Amazing Content Creation Tools for Becoming a Super Blogger

Writtent Blog

Your content is really only as good as its context. Being able to blend your branded messaging with relevant topics will significantly increase the virality of your content marketing. However, as content marketing expert Marcus Sheridan believes, “many businesses…are missing the mark big time.”. Use the dashboard to curate content in real-time. Probably not. Quora.

End Of Blogs

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It was great for me, maybe great for you and a bunch of journalists and media folks , but the general public never latched on the the magic that is RSS. Once Mark Zuckerberg and the crew at Facebook, turned all of our individual profile pages into a newsfeed and put RSS behind the curtain, RSS disappeared out of our zeitgeist and into a line of code that social platforms use to pull information from one page of content to another. RSS was the next generation of newsfeed, and it was a key driver in making blogging popular and accessible. blogger. email.

100+ Blog Directories and RSS Sites for Promoting Your Blog

Webbiquity SMM

The two keys to search success are great content and links. Assuming you’ve already got great content, there are many places to get links (e.g. social networking profiles, social bookmarking sites, other bloggers). But two great sources are blog directories and RSS syndication sites. Not only do they provide valuable links, they can also supply direct traffic and help build your RSS subscriber list. 100+ Blog Directories and RSS Submission Sites. Blogbunch blog+rss. Blog-collector blog+rss. Bloggapedia blog+rss. Blog URL (e.g.,

The Blog Turns 20 This Year

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blog - for my dollar - has simply become the catchall phrase for the ability that human beings now have to create content (in text, images, audio and video) and instantly share that with the world for free. have met some of my closest friends because they are bloggers. blogger. content. content marketing. It made me do a double-take. Twenty years is a long time.

A Dying Breed

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With each passing day, the blogger - as we have known them to date - is fading. . That may sound dire, but think about it in this context: do you still use a RSS reader? If the full text is not on LinkedIn or Facebook or Medium , do you head over to a blogger's page as some form of destination that pulls you away from where you were? didn't "own" the platform. I was able - through a lot of hard work and rejection - to (sometimes) get my content into a magazine or a newspaper. content. Plus, as a blogger that was building one's own platform, why bother?

How to Create Content for Your Site that Your Readers Will Love

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

With the changes that Google is making, content – quality content – is more important than ever. But you shouldn’t want better content just for the sake of Google. Content has become an important part of online marketing. Without good content, you are less likely to impress visitors to your web site, and it is harder to convert. Focus on Your Target Market.

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6 Tools That Help Bloggers Manage and Monitor Their Online Reputation

Kikolani

As a blogger, your name stands for the quality and authenticity of your posts, apart from your personal and professional interest in having a “clean and positive” online reputation. Actively develop your reputation by creating “positive” content. You can select the sources you want to search and employ email alerts or a personalized RSS feed to stay up-to-date.

HootSuite for Blogging – Twitter Management for Bloggers

Kikolani

HootSuite offers many great features that can aid bloggers in managing their Twitter accounts for blogging uses including promotion, monitoring, keyword tracking, reputation management and more. Are you on a contributor on a multi-author blog, such as Famous Bloggers ? RSS Updates to Social Networks in HootSuite. Twitterfeed, HootSuite RSS Feeds, and Blog Posting Schedules.

The Value Of Blog Comments

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In the beginning God created the Blogs and the RSS. The story goes back to the early days of Blogging (now, over a decade old) where the discourse tightens over the idea that anyone and everyone should be able to contribute to content, and that the true value of Blogging content - in the first place - is how the Blogger engages and responds in the comment section. We have to remember that Blogging (and the power of RSS ) came along before it was easy (or even possible) to do the amazing things that we're doing with images, audio and video. blogger.

15 Wasteful Habits of Unproductive (and Unsuccessful) Part-Time Bloggers

Kikolani

But when you’re a part time blogger working around a full time job, taking care of the kids and/or your elderly parents, success can seem like it’s a mile away. While it’s not impossible to transform yourself from a part time blogger to a highly successful full time blogging machine (think Kristi Hines , creator of this blog and others), those blogging part time face unique challenges. The fact is, if you want to succeed as a part time blogger, you’d better bring your “A game” at all times. This one is true for all bloggers, but especially so for part timers.

Seven Steps to Combat Blog Content Thieves

ProBlogger

It can happen to the best of us, usually a surprise, and often undetected – people online publishing your blog content like it was their own. He asks: “I just discovered another blog is republishing my content in full on their site. They seem to be scraping every post using my RSS feed. include a link back to my blog in the footer of my RSS feed. Further Reading.

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The Red Ocean Strategy of Miming Top Bloggers

Geoff Livingston

We see many, many novices and intermediates emulating, learning from, and trying to be a top ranked blogger. This is ultimately a strategy doomed to fail, an effort that will only lead to a dogfight for a second tier position in established content markets. Instead, they have to create a new way to establish content and commentary that breaks the mold. Image by hueystar.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Baby Blogger on Board

Kikolani

Here are some of the best articles I have seen on Google+ , retweeted on @kikolani , and read in RSS subscriptions this week. 10 Free Tools Every Business Blogger Should Bookmark – Explore the free tools out there that will help you be better at business blogging and content creation. Are You Just Another Dumb Blogger? The Resources Mashup. Blogging / Writing.

5 Tips for Great Content Curation

mashable.com

Tips for Great Content Curation. In reality, good content curation isn’t as simple as pushing a share button. It’s actually a combination of finding great content and following some simple best practices on how to successfully share that content. Be Part of the Content Ecosystem. Be part of the content ecosystem, not just a re-packager of it.

Blogger Outreach is Media Relations

blog.journalistics.com

Journalistics Home About Subscribe Blogger Outreach vs. Media Relations by Jeremy Porter on September 30, 2010 I’ve seen a lot of buzz for blogger outreach lately. Is blogger outreach really a new service offering? I don’t think so. – how will you track coverage and sharing of your content on and off the Web? How will your message vary across channels?