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Twitter and Facebook Both Quietly Kill RSS, Completely

Stay N' Alive

Last year I shared how Twitter was moving more and more towards a closed, less-standards oriented model of sharing content as they upgraded their design to bring more people to the Twitter.com website. Here's the scoop: the RSS itself is still there (as Jesse's roundabout method for finding it shows). The hyperlink to the RSS on the profile page; and. 2. Hope that helps!"

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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.

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.

The Value Of Blog Comments

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In the beginning God created the Blogs and the RSS. Last week, Mathew Ingram over at GigaOm published a Blog post titled, Yes, blog comments are still worth the effort. It seems like there's a movement for more and more Blogs to not bother having the comments enabled. Blog comments are becoming increasingly valuable. We need to take a step back to remember how far we have come in order to get an indication of the future (and what it could mean to the overall value of Blog comments). They can comment on the link that they shared on Facebook. content.

What's The Point In Commenting On Blogs?

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What is the true value of a comment on a blog? Eventually, additional features like the ability for a reader to comment on a post and the introduction of RSS (a syndication feature that would notify readers by email or web-based readers when the blogger updated or published to the blog) helped to propel the platform to the mainstream. To this date, there is a constant slew of criticism and discourse on the importance of comments. Schaefer ) who spend a lot of time playing in the comments. Some agree, some add perspective and some disagree with my content.

Facebook Listens. RSS Added Back to Pages. Will Twitter be next?

Stay N' Alive

In perhaps one of my most controversial articles (unintentionally), I wrote a week or two ago about how both Twitter and Facebook both quietly removed RSS from user accounts and Pages. It appears that Facebook listened though, as there is now a "Subscribe via RSS" link on Facebook Pages, and the source now links to an atom feed for clients that want to auto-discover the feeds.

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

Viper Chill

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. Also, doing it now means you can alert them again in the future with enough of a gap to remind them without annoying people who don’t subscribe via RSS. recommend Feedly as your new RSS home.

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Repurpose Content: A Test and the Results

Spin Sucks

OK, OK. I’m finished with my experiment to repurpose content. Everyone talks about repurposing content. Some people just re-share their content on the social networks, with no updates, while others give it additional legs through eBooks, Slideshare presentations, and more. As part of that, though, the comments and shares from the previous post came along with it.

10 Dreadful Mistakes that Kill Your Comments

Kikolani

PageRank 5, Alexa rank about 15K and constantly dropping (in case you are not familiar with how Alexa rank works, the lower the number, the better), a wealth of comments on every post. Let’s face it: most commentators on any blog appreciate a high-quality backlink or two – after all, link building is still the cornerstone of top Google rankings. Want some of that? Result?

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. xml version="1.0"

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How to Create a Call-to-Action for All of Your Content

Spin Sucks

When I speak to these groups, it doesn’t matter what they sell, how savvy their marketing team is, or if they’re consumer or not, 99 percent of them are distributing content without a specific call-to-action. Generate Leads The very best way to generate leads is through content. Think about content with two perspectives: Free and paid. Our time equals money.

Feature Friday: How iGoogle is My RSS Feed HQ

Ari Herzog

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. RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. Almost all blogs have some form of RSS feed that syndicates their content out on the web.

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CommentLuv 2.9 – Guide for Blog Owners & Commenters

Kikolani

This guide will cover what is new for both blog owners and blog commenters alike as well as how to install and configure this plugin on your WordPress blog. CommentLuv is a plugin that allows commenters to leave a link to their latest post behind with their comment. For example, Extreme John left behind this comment and CommentLuv link on yesterday’s guest post.

Dear Blog Comment Spammer: I Think Your Comment Spam Tool is Broken

Bill Hartzer

Dear Blog Comment Spammer, who just left a comment on one of my recent blog posts: I think whatever software tool or script that you are using is broken. Here is a copy of the blog comment spam that you left. made good content as you did, the {internet|net|web} will be {much. The {text|words} iin your {content|post|article} seem to be running. Way cool! followers!

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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How I Organize Google Reader for Blog Commenting

Kikolani

And one thing I discovered very quickly about the photo community is if you want comments, you better start giving comments first. started out on sites by photo bloggers I met at a photowalk in downtown Phoenix and branched out from there with people in their comments and on their blogrolls. And I can access my RSS feeds on my phone via the Google Reader app for Android.

8 Tools to Curate Content for Social Media

SocialFish

Content curation describes the act of searching the web for awesome topics, blogs, quotes, news articles, videos, images, or other forms of content to share with your audience. Of course, in this case, we’re not talking about curating content to use on personal profile pages—we’re talking about content curation for the purpose of marketing on social media. Check ‘em out!

Find Readers for Your Blog Through Commenting and Relationships

ProBlogger

Today, we’re going to talk about how to find them in the first place by building community, strengthening relationships, and commenting on other blogs. It’s important that not only you build great content that hooks the reader in, makes them want to read more, and makes them want to share it, but it’s also important to find readers for that content.

Get and Keep Readers

Geoff Livingston

The way content gets found today with social validation and search requires that posts, videos and pictures get referred to and talked about by others. As a blogger, I did well during the RSS era with the Buzz Bin. In the process I lost 5000 RSS subscribers. Further, professionalism means engaging your commenters , on and off your blog with respect. So serve them well.

6 Ways to Filter Your RSS Feeds - ReadWriteWeb

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Ways to Filter Your RSS Feeds. Written by Josh Catone / March 4, 2008 8:06 PM. / 26 Comments. RSS is easily one of the best things to happen to web publishing in the past 10 years. Information overload is a real problem for many web users, and one way to cope with it is to filter your RSS feeds so you only see what you want to see. Feed Rinse is a best of class RSS filtering application. It supports regular expressions, has a built in profanity filter, and lets you upload your OPML file for easy importing of your RSS feeds (it can also export to OPML).

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How to Use Content Curation To Grow Your Online Presence

SocialFish

However, Google did not have to create all of this content but rather just curate it for others. Not by starting a search engine, perhaps, but by finding, sorting and providing pertinent information to those who are interested in the topic your company addresses, otherwise known as content curation. So, you know you need more content on your website. Content Strategy

A Blog Commenting Strategy

ProBlogger

Chances are that my content, which I work so hard to produce, will finally pay off into thousands of subscribers! The next source of blog traffic is blog commenting. Blog commenting is so easy, even leaving a sentence can supply you with an excellent 50 unique visitors. What are the steps for driving traffic through commenting on other blogs? 1. RSS is a life-saver here.

5-Step Process For Finding Your Perfect Content Marketing Partners

Convince & Convert

Are you pulling your hair out trying to market your content on your own? You know that promoting your business using useful website content and social media is a great way to build your audience and generate more customers at a relatively low cost. What you may often neglect is the awesome opportunity to boost your audience size even more by working with content marketing partners.

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.

Types Of HTML 5 Content | Small Business Mavericks

Small Business Mavericks

» Types Of HTML 5 Content Since 1998, the widely accepted generation of HTML in use has been HTML 4. One of the more interesting developments is in the categories of content that HTML 5 editors are offering. While HTML 5 will still require the use of other programming languages, it is intended to enhance the use and deployability of these content types within those languages.

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The End Of Blogging?

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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. . For years, we've been seeing the "conversation" shift from the comments section on blogs to places like Facebook, Twitter , Snapchat , YouTube and beyond. the longer pieces of content. Suddenly, blog-like content is finding a serious home in places like LinkedIn , Medium and now, Facebook's Notes. content.

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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. 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. So, having recently completed a submission campaign for a client, here is an updated list of blog directories and RSS syndication sites that remain active and free. 100+ Blog Directories and RSS Submission Sites. link].

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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On Creativity and Content

Waxing UnLyrical

As you think about blogging, whether for personal or business reasons, how much do you mix up your content? Seriously, please tell me in the comments section, I really want to know. I’m guilty of thinking about it a lot, but not doing it enough. Which is why I asked, at the start of this post, how much are you showcasing your creativity by mixing up your content? Right?

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8 Ways to Consistently Generate Excellent Content for Social Marketing

Simply Measured

Solid content is integral to a social media marketing strategy. Your campaigns aren’t going to work if the kernel (the content) is not appealing. Your Your content is: How you communicate your brand message and value prop to your audience. Consistently generating excellent content is a grueling task, but having reliable processes can help. Employ a Content Curator.

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.

How to Curate Content: The Secret Sauce to Getting Noticed, Becoming an Influencer, and Having Fun Online

Buffer Social

If you’re looking for a competitive edge, a way to establish your authority, a way to get more followers, one of the best, proven paths to online success is content curation. It’s both as simple and as difficult as finding great content and sharing it with your audience. The difficult part is that there is a lot that goes into a world class content curation strategy.

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). The new way to talk about blogs and content.

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13 Not-So-Scary Ways to Become a Master at Blog Commenting

Writtent Blog

Every content marketing strategy should involve a plan for blog commenting. It’s entirely too easy to get stuck in a comfort zone of creating content , while keeping up on other blogs in your niche via RSS feeds or email subscription. Individuals with digital influence can be your best bet to get noticed amidst an abundance of content. Check Blog Comment Policies.

Blog Authorship: Tools to Keep Your Blog Content Safe from Plagiarists and Duplication

ProBlogger

If you spend days and nights creating the most outstanding content ever, this post is for you. As a contributing writer, I know all too well how difficult it is to create content that strikes the right chord with editors and readers. Blog Authorship: Keeping Your Blog Content Safe from Plagiarists and Duplication. Plagiarism Detectors Can Find Content Thieves. Bulkping.

Revamping Old Content

Small Business Mavericks

Unloads Delicious Kudos To HubPages » Revamping Old Content About once a year or so you should go through your old content and update it. This includes your static content, blog content, and maybe even your social media content. And still other content will need a major overhaul. There are many ways to revamp and repurpose old content.

Did Facebook Screw Up?

Small Business Mavericks

Just read the comments on Facebook’s own page. One of the biggest bones of contention seems to be Facebook’s relevance algorithm. Some people don’t want the most “relevant&# comments to appear on their pages. They’d rather that Facebook kept the chronological order for comments. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0

The Value of Comments to a Profit-making Blog

ProBlogger

We’ve talked about the issues of blog comments before on Problogger.net, but never from a point of view of profit-making. Image courtesy stock.xchng user lusi But as I was looking at the stats on dPS last week, I found that this short, helpful opinion post from 2010 was still attracting a steady stream of readers—and comments. Commenting is a very strong kind of engagement.

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

mashable.com

Simultaneously, the amount of content produced sky-rocketed , with more compelling material than ever before. However, the past decade hasn’t fostered thoughtful interaction between that content and its consumers. Ultimately, we’ve been offered the opportunity to completely rethink the passive “comment sections” of the past. So, content and character, that’s the recipe.

6 Readers Share Why They Read Blogs by Email

Ari Herzog

Reaching out to six random email subscribers spread across the planet (courtesy of Google’s Feedburner application which displays email addresses of anyone who subscribes this way) and asked for their insights, they were more than willing to share… Mark Harai, a business development consultant in Costa Rica: RSS readers just don’t work for me. Productivity email RSS