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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.

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

Stay N' Alive

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". While RSS is great for B2B applications of sharing information and likely won't go away, from a consumer perspective I think email has won this battle. The problem is businesses found easier ways to make money and RSS never found a way to fight back.

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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Get More Shares on Your Content with these Five Tips

Spin Sucks

If you’re feeling disappointed that people aren’t sharing your content, you’re not alone. You spend hours crafting content you think readers will love and then…crickets. This is evidence of a change in content consumption behavior. It’s now less about email and RSS subscriptions and more about people finding your content through social media.

RSS is Not Dead. The Concept of "Subscribing" Is.

Stay N' Alive

There are a lot of blogs out there claiming, "RSS is dead." "RSS isn't dead." David Terry said, "I still use RSS, but not nearly as much as in the past. today my attention is split across more outlets and RSS is only one of them and probably the least effective of any of them at finding stuff that interests me (because not every post on any given blog is worth reading).

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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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How to Create a Latest Posts Portfolio Page with WP RSS Aggregator

Kikolani

The plugin you will need is WP RSS Aggregator. This plugin allows you to combine multiple RSS feeds and publish them on one single page using a piece of shortcode. To set up your latest posts portfolio page, you will use Add New Feed Source to add each of your author-specific RSS feeds from each site you contribute to. How to Get Your Author RSS Links. The Plugin. link].

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. The Results of the Repurpose Content Test. Four Ways to Keep Content Fresh.

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.

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

SocialFish

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. But if your aim is to write more productively and create varied content, then read on. Learn The Art Of Content Re-packaging. So what does re-packaging content entail? Consider Live 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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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!

Where Content Goes To Die

Twist Image

Who amongst us is able to consume all of the content that we save? Long before RSS feeds, Twitter , Facebook and more, I was a heavy subscriber to email e-newsletters (in fact, I still am). I'm definitely consuming more of the overall content, but many of those bookmarked articles also die an unlooked at death. Well, how does this data point sit with you: 41% of recorded TV content is never watched. This was the news from Marketing Charts in today's news item titled, Americans Don't Watch 41% of Their Recorded TV Content. " Content wasted. content.

With the New Design, Twitter Kills RSS, Literally

Stay N' Alive

The blogosphere is abuzz lately about the latest trend: “RSS is Dead,&# everyone says. Other blogs say “RSS isn’t dead.&# (of which side I tend to agree with). Whatever side you agree with, I just discovered one thing we’ll all be able to agree with: at least on its own site in the new design, Twitter has quite literally killed RSS. Hope that helps!&#.

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How Social Media, Content Transform Marketing from Expense to Investment

Webbiquity SMM

Sales leads generated through inbound marketing–the combination of content marketing, blogging, social media, website chat and SEM–cost 61% less than those produced through traditional demand generation techniques (e.g., One reason is that reader subscriptions (when via email or RSS feed) tend to grow over time as the blog establishes its voice and readership.

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6 Ways to Filter Your RSS Feeds - ReadWriteWeb

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Ways to Filter Your RSS Feeds. 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. Weve also taken a look in the past at automatic filters such as Feedhub ( our coverage ) which learns from your behavior to suggest posts, or AideRSS ( our coverage and here ), which uses outside metrics to determine which items in an RSS feed are the "best." not via an RSS reader). Last100.

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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

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.

Top 7 Online Tools to Automate Your Content Marketing

Kikolani

In 1996, Bill Gates declared that “ content is king ,” and, twenty years later, his words apply to marketing in ways he never anticipated. The success of content marketing makes sense. Users prioritize their own benefit before anything else, and content marketing is a far more effective way to prove that benefit to them than traditional advertising. Contently. feedly.

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. . the longer pieces of content. Suddenly, blog-like content is finding a serious home in places like LinkedIn , Medium and now, Facebook's Notes. It is because we are all content creators, publishers and skimmers of the feed. content. content creator. content distribution. content marketing.

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. Provide your followers with relevant content that is valuable to them without having to constantly monitor someone’s blog or Twitter account for their latest updates. Step 1.

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].

Six Surprising B2B Content Marketing Ideas

PWB Marketing Blog

One of the biggest challenges B2B marketers have is coming up with new content. So how do you find new content that engages audiences? Try these six surprising B2B content marketing ideas. Supplement the photo sharing with discussion threads and other content. Consider a mix of live and pre-recorded content – videos, slideshow presentations.

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Apologies to 140char.com RSS subscribers…

The Way of the Web

Apologies to everyone seeing this who previously subscribed to 140char.com’s RSS feed. Unfortunately when combining that content back into this site due to the decision to stop having a dedicated microblogging site which was increasingly rarely updated, I forgot the small matter of redirecting the RSS feed to the most appropriate place. Uncategorized 140char.com oops rssOooops.

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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3 Top Challenges Facing the Social Content Curator

Socialmedia.biz

Today’s thought leaders cannot be successful without smart sharing of great content published by others. There are many frustrations associated with curating content, but luckily there are powerful solutions out there. This is a common concern amongst thought leaders, since sharing curated content directs users to someone else’s website instead of your own. Let’s get started.

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? love different types of content, and like many people, am attracted to visuals almost as much as – perhaps more so than – written content. Which is why I asked, at the start of this post, how much are you showcasing your creativity by mixing up your content?

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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.

The Conundrum of Content

Direct Marketing Observations

Others are getting my good content.  Or maybe I should just say they are getting my content, whether it’s good or not, well that’s in the eyes of the reader now isn’t it? Being a content producer is brutal, it’s hard and it never ends. Because content, in and of itself, is constantly being redefined and producing it is constantly a challenge.

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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.

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.

7 Things You Need to Know From My Content Amplification Test

Convince & Convert

This is part of the company’s bigger initiative to play both sides of the content and search game, evidence of which can be found in its purchase of Zagat , among other moves. With Google getting stingier about directing traffic to you , experimenting with other ways to amplify your content and market your marketing  becomes even more of a best practice. Stickiness is a Problem.