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.

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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?)

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

Kikolani

I 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. I also use(d) the search in Google Reader for curating content.

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Feature Friday: How iGoogle is My RSS Feed HQ

Ari Herzog

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. How to add RSS feeds to iGoogle.

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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 RSS isn't dead." David Terry said, "I still use RSS, but not nearly as much as in the past. Is RSS dead? If, indeed, subscriber numbers are slowing, I'd like to see more bloggers show that fact.

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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? Being regular and keeping that blog fresh is one thing that nearly every successful blogger did. Last time I checked , 3.75

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. Creating a Custom RSS Feed. Ok, not from scratch, but using the base elements from another RSS feed. xmlns:content="[link].

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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. How does one write a great, well-read blog in the post RSS era? Market Your Content.

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Content Curation Tools: A Curated List of Content Curation Tools

Razor Social

Finding, curating, and sharing valuable content is a very time-consuming process. Content curation is the process of filtering through huge amounts of content from different online outlets to find the best content to share with your social media audience.

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.' Bloggers and journalists no longer have a symbiotic relationship. blogger.

Feature Friday: How iGoogle is My RSS Feed HQ

Ari Herzog

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. How to add RSS feeds to iGoogle.

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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. 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. the longer pieces of content. blogger.

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.

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. Increase CTR (20-30%) and minimize bounces which occurred because users couldn’t find relevant content.

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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. Contently. Contently solves that problem.

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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. But if your aim is to write more productively and create varied content, then read on. Learn The Art Of Content Re-packaging.

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

ProBlogger

Want to find out how to boost RSS subscriber conversion? I’d been meaning to test my RSS subscription page for a while, and finally got around to it. The RSS subscription page was way too busy! Want to help other bloggers and email marketers increase RSS conversions?

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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. They both mirror one another with similar features, feel and content.

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. blogger. content.

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. Use the dashboard to curate content in real-time. Content Creation Marketing Tools

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. Does the blog always post content that is valuable to your followers?

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. They can favorite the Blogger's tweet about the post. blogger. content.

The Blog Turns 20 This Year

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A 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. I have met some of my closest friends because they are bloggers. blogger.

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.

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. How Do You Make Your Content Interesting?

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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? I was able - through a lot of hard work and rejection - to (sometimes) get my content into a magazine or a newspaper. content.

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.

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 ?

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. Being a Part Time blogger doesn’t make you any less serious than those that blog full time.

Why Bloggers Need to Build a Subscriber List

Kikolani

As bloggers, your focus is much like mine – creating great content to share with our readers, staying active on social media, connecting and promoting your blog. Some may have your blog loaded in their RSS, but what about the readers that don’t? That is an incredible business model – and one that we bloggers are in a great position to pick up on. HootSuite for Blogging – Twitter Management for Bloggers. Why Bloggers Need a Personal Landing Page.

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5 Tips for Great Content Curation

mashable.com

5 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. RSS Lists.

Social Media Informer

Sherrilynne Starkie

Its tagline is “The Best Content about Social Media for Business”, and it sits alongside Alltop and Social Media Today in terms of content and community. Social Media Informer is now featuring content from sherrilynnestarkie.com. Related posts: RSS is easy to use.

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.

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. Image by hueystar.

Top 10 Social Media Time Saving Tips for the Busy Blogger

Kikolani

For example, BlogcastFM runs a focus group on their Google+ page , while SEOmoz creates unique video content that you can’t find anywhere else. Don’t just share your own content. Content curation is at the heart of a good social media strategy.

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? Blogger outreach should be a daily task for you.

What Is A Blog? The Question That Won't Go Away

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While some may call me a traditionalist, I think there are certain aspects of online publishing that does identify something as a Blog, and they include: RSS feed. Journal like publishing design - meaning the content runs chronologically from newest to oldest. A semblance of opinion and character in the content. We also see many more corporations building websites on WordPress platforms because the content management system is just that much easier. blogger.

5,867 Words on Becoming a Conversion Machine: A Guide for Bloggers

Viper Chill

Blogs take a long time to build, since they’re very much relationship focused, and just relying on RSS – like most bloggers do – sets you on a horrible path when it comes to converting readers into buyers.

Bloggers: This Is How Long Your Posts Should Be

Viper Chill

I’m not a blogger who will guess numbers and just throw stats out there, so I decided to do an in-depth analysis. If your niche isn’t here then look at successful sites to see the types of posts that other bloggers are writing and how long their articles are on average.

Social Media Automation, Respect, Credibility And Robots

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An online connection recently introduced a new service that enables people on Twitter to bring together a small group of trusted Bloggers that will automatically retweet out to everyone's network all of the Blog posts that the group of Bloggers creates individually. On the surface, it seems like a cool idea: you choose the Bloggers you know and trust, and all of the content created by this collective is shared within the entire collective's Twitter network. blogger.