Social Media Monitoring Bookmarks and RSS

Laurel Papworth

When monitoring social media, don’t forget to monitor social media platforms (changes at Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn etc) as well as stuff specific to YOUR industry. For my students: RSS allows you to manually (or autopost) Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn etc updates from a 3rd party site. RSS Icons – any colour or the word RSS or Subscribe . Google Search. Google Plus Developers Platform [link] OR [link].

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

Stay N' Alive

I admit I'm not as mad as before , as the dust has settled off since they killed sharing and replaced it with a very limited Google+ sharing feature (on top of the "send to" feature that was there before). At the same time we see other "social networks" of Google's (Youtube) hitting over a billion active users. Compared to that, Google Reader was minuscule. 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

If you follow my writing, you probably know how much I love Google Reader. On July 1st, Google Reader says goodbye. The Learn More takes you to a page that tells you what you can export using their Google Takeout tool, but nothing in the way of alternatives. A Little About How I Use(d) Google Reader. I follow a lot of blogs and various RSS feeds. I also use(d) the search in Google Reader for curating content. My Favorite Google Reader Alternatives.

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100+ Blog Directories and RSS Sites for Promoting Your Blog

Webbiquity SMM

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. Blogbunch blog+rss. Blog-collector blog+rss. Google.

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. I wouldn’t call these cons, but here are some things to consider when choosing an RSS feed to automatically update to your social networks. Now, let’s take a look at Twitterfeed and HootSuite RSS works. Learn more about UTM Tags for Google Analytics tracking.

Email or RSS: Which Do You Prefer

Justin Levy

Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking Email or RSS: Which Do You Prefer Written on January 13, 2010 by Justin Levy in email , hubspot , rss , social media 40 Comments - Leave a comment! If youre new here or just an old friend, Id love it if you subscribed via RSS feed. In doing educational seminars and speaking to a variety of different groups, I usually have to describe what RSS actually is.

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Twitter and Facebook Both Quietly Kill RSS, Completely

Stay N' Alive

At that time, they removed the prominent RSS icons and made it only possible to access an RSS feed for an individual by logging completely out of Twitter, and visiting that individual's profile page. 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. The link to the RSS in the profile page metadata (ie. Where can I subscribe, via RSS, to Facebook or Twitter?

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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. I wrote way back in 2012 after Google killed their Google Reader product that RSS was dying (despite others arguing to the contrary), and warned bloggers and businesses that they should be finding other mediums, such as email, to replace that consumption format and ensure continued traffic and readership to their blogs. RSS isn’t social.

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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. Not sure how to get your author-specific RSS link from the sites you contribute to?

Feature Friday: How iGoogle is My RSS Feed HQ

Ari Herzog

Basically, it allows users who are signed into their Google account to customize their homepage with lots of cool stuff. 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. First, you’ll need a Google account. Once you have a Google account and made iGoogle your homepage, the fun begins! How to add RSS feeds to iGoogle.

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Feature Friday: How iGoogle is My RSS Feed HQ

Ari Herzog

Basically, it allows users who are signed into their Google account to customize their homepage with lots of cool stuff. 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. First, you’ll need a Google account. Once you have a Google account and made iGoogle your homepage, the fun begins! How to add RSS feeds to iGoogle.

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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. Creating a Custom RSS Feed. Ok, not from scratch, but using the base elements from another RSS feed.

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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). The debate lies with the fact that more and more people are starting to use Twitter, Twitter lists, Facebook, and other social means to just get the news from the streams they follow on these sites rather than typical RSS Readers like Google Reader.

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6 Ways to Filter Your RSS Feeds - ReadWriteWeb

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Google. 6 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. There are many ways to filter news feeds from your favorite sources, including passively by relying on meme trackers like Techmeme or social news services such as Google Readers shared items.

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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." Joshua Simmons said, "Personally I've abandoned my Google Reader (which I never could keep up with) -- now I just use Facebook Newsfeed and wait for relevant articles to percolate through my social network." David Terry said, "I still use RSS, but not nearly as much as in the past. Even when you look at Google, it seems even they are putting less emphasis on the concept of "subscribing."

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100 Cool Things You Can Do With RSS " Accredited Degrees

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Google For Librarians: 50 Tips, Tools, and Resources for Power Searching. 100 Cool Things You Can Do With RSS. 100 Cool Things You Can Do With RSS. Really Simple Syndication (RSS) allows you to get information sent directly to you, eliminating the need for you to that information individually. Using a reader will allow all the RSS feeds to come to one spot for you to read at your leisure. They will send sections to you each day via RSS feed. RSS Mix.

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100 Cool Things You Can Do With RSS

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Google For Librarians: 50 Tips, Tools, and Resources for Power Searching. 100 Cool Things You Can Do With RSS. 100 Cool Things You Can Do With RSS. Really Simple Syndication (RSS) allows you to get information sent directly to you, eliminating the need for you to that information individually. Using a reader will allow all the RSS feeds to come to one spot for you to read at your leisure. They will send sections to you each day via RSS feed. RSS Mix.

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Analyse your RSS Feed

Koka Sexton

Koka Sexton dot Com Home About Koka Contact Twitter FULL RSS Analyse your RSS Feed Your RSS readership is just as important as tracking your visitors with Google Analytics. I have all of my blogs pushing their RSS feeds through Feedburner. Now don’t laugh, I am going to show what my average readership looks like and though it’s not much compared to my website traffic, I have never done anything trying to increase the RSS subscriptions.

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How To Replace Google Reader

Small Business Mavericks

If you’re concerned that the demise of Google Reader will kill your blog, rest your eyes. Set up e-mail subscription – Few people within the general public ever figured out RSS enough to use an RSS reader, but everyone understands e-mail. You should be promoting your blog posts through social media , and that includes Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Google+. Google Reader may be dying, but it’s not the end of the world.

What Are You Going To Do About Google Reader?

Small Business Mavericks

In case you haven’t heard, Google killed Google Reader. What that means is, if you had subscribers to your blog who were using Google Reader, then they either have to find another RSS news aggregrator in order to subscribe to your blog or you just lost a subscriber. Even today, there are still people who don’t know what an RSS reader is, but everyone knows what e-mail is and uses it. It is no more. Effective today.

How to Set Up Google Alerts to Track News

Tweaklibrary

Google Alerts is one of those useful features that can help you in unimaginable situations. From getting alerts about any specific topic to getting to the bottom of every single news (local/national/international), Google Alerts is there for you. Setting Up Google Alerts on RSS Feed.

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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’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! Since my site is powered by WordPress, I used this Google Website Optimizer-Wordpress workaround to be able to use GWO. What that means is that I don’t know the difference these changes made on conversions for people clicking on the RSS button.

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iGoogle Finished – what’s your favourite RSS Dashboard social media monitoring?

Laurel Papworth

It can’t be a purely RSS play as we need gadgets/widgets for API only based services. about iGoogle shutting down – if Google can’t find it on the ‘net, nobody can – but I’m sure there are services nearly as good. All of your personal data stored in other Google products will continue to be available via those products, including Gmail , Google Calendar , Google Finance , Google Docs (now Google Drive), Google Bookmarks , and Google Tasks.

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Google Linking Webmaster Tools And Google Analytics

Small Business Mavericks

» Google Linking Webmaster Tools And Google Analytics There have been several significant improvements made to Google’s Webmaster Tools over this past week. One feature that has been added is the ability to link your Google Analytics data to your Webmaster Tools account. This enables a webmaster to view analytics for their sites without having to switch between Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools. About Us What’s a Maverick?

The Most Effective Way to Increase RSS Subscribers

Viper Chill

You are here: ViperChill » Social Media » The Most Effective Way to Increase RSS Subscribers The Most Effective Way to Increase RSS Subscribers Written by Glen, this post has 103 Comments I’ve been a big advocate of guest blogging over the years; currently ranking no.1 for the phrase in Google and using it to build my personal development blog to over 6,000 subscribers. google love High ranking PR sites links. Home What the F ? Cloud Living Say "Hi!"

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Google News Optimization Tips

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Google News Optimization Tips by Adam Sherk on September 3, 2009 This week Google put out a video to give publishers more information on how Google News works and how best to optimize for it. I pulled out some of the more useful tips, combining information from some of the slides with additional details provided by Google’s Maile Ohye.

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Google Shows Bing Search Results URLs as Links in Google Webmaster Tools

Bill Hartzer

In Google Webmaster Tools, Google is reporting Bing’s search result URLs as actual backlinks to a website. Google has as history of sometimes making a mistake and indexing Bing’s search results , like I found a while back. But this is the first time that I have seen that Google is actually telling webmasters that there is a link to their website: and that link is a Bing search result URL. Google shows Bing search results URLs. Google Search Engines

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

Viper Chill

Some of the biggest news in the blogging world over the last week was without a doubt Google’s announcement that on June 1st, they’re closing Google Reader. Paraphrasing their own words, the usage of Reader is smaller than ever, and Google want to focus on fewer products. I don’t believe the latter for a second, since new products like Google Keep are being spotted in the wild, and instead think it’s all about, well…money.

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3 Tools for Social Media Listening on a Budget

Ignite Social Media

Google Alerts. Google Alerts are an easy way to get updates when a specific word or phrase is mentioned; a great, free way to find out if a crisis is brewing of if your competitors made a big announcement. Google Alerts lets you set up a query and allows you to choose several settings such as how frequently you get alerts, sources (news, blogs, video, etc.), RSS Owl. If you want to read more on how to set up RSS Owl, check out this tutorial we wrote a while back!

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How Google Instant Might Impact Your Small Non-Profit

Waxing UnLyrical

Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali How Google Instant Might Impact Your Small Non-Profit October 19th, 2010 Tweet this is a guest post by Erica Holt By now you’ve most likely heard of Google Instant, a search enhancement that shows search results as you type. So far, early research indicates little difference in the length of searches since Google Instant.)

Google News Refreshed

Justin Levy

Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking Google News Refreshed Written on July 4, 2010 by Justin Levy in google , video 0 Comments - Leave a comment! If youre new here or just an old friend, Id love it if you subscribed via RSS feed. Google News has been my go-to source for news and has served as my homepage since it was released in 2002. Since Google News launched it has only had a few updates to it.

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11 Google Reader Alternatives to Consider

Kikolani

July 1st is just about here, so if you haven’t already, now is the time to choose your alternative RSS reader of choice to replace Google Reader. Since I last wrote about Google Reader alternatives, more services have sprung up to fill the voie. The following are the current available web-based RSS readers you have to choose from and some quick facts about each. If you’re not ready to choose your new RSS reader, that’s OK.

Google Wave Invites Coming

Freelance Social Media

Social Links Freelance Social Media Social Media Tips and Marketing Blog Home About Contact Subscribe Google Wave Invites Coming by Jesse on September 30, 2009 Google announced that they’re going to let 100,000 users into the Google Wave Beta today. Next post: Google Wave Invites Being Sold on Ebay Search About Jacinta is the owner of LangfordMedia , a digital marketing firm that specializes in social media, web development, and mobile app development.

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Google Showing Multiple Domains in SERPS for Site: Command

Bill Hartzer

Google is showing multiple domain names in its search results when the site: command is used if domains pointing to the main domain include the canonical tag. For example, if one site has a blog post on it and another site uses that blog post on its site and includes the canonical tag back to the original, then it’s possible that Google will show both domain names in the search results for a site: command. Looks like Google follows the last one. Google Search Engines

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Is Feedburner about to be closed by Google?

The Way of the Web

It’s particularly worrying in some areas, where companies of the size and scale of Google have effectively closed out the market, particularly in terms of RSS syndication with Feedburner and RSS reading with Google Reader. We’ve already seen negative changes to Google Reader forced on users as Google sacrificed it to try and jumpstart Google+. Trust in Google?

9 Free Marketing Tools from Google that Anyone Can Use

Devumi

We all know all about Adwords, Google Drive, and Google Docs as useful free marketing tools from Google. Here are 9 free marketing tools from Google that I recommend! 1: Google My Business Get this: you can have free advertising on Google. All you have to do is claim your listing on Google My Business (which we use to call Google Places), and your business can now be featured higher in search results.

Content Farms: Did Google Go Far Enough?

Small Business Mavericks

» Content Farms: Did Google Go Far Enough? Thursday, Google introduced a new algorithm to reduce the rankings of content farms in its search results. The interesting thing here is that the algorithm was introduced just days after a Google Chrome extension allowing users to block content farms from their search results. Indeed, did Google go far enough? 3 result was from eHow, which is on Google’s list of “content farms.&#

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Take Advantage of Additional Google News Opportunities for Publishers

Adam Sherk

Google News continues to be an important source of traffic for publishers, in particular from the news OneBoxes that are frequently included in regular Web search results. While most news search optimization efforts rightly focus on editorial best practices and avoiding Google News errors , there are some additional opportunities that are worth taking advantage of. As I covered in Google News news_keywords Meta Tag: More Cons than Pros?

Breaking Google Reader on the wheel of Google +?

The Way of the Web

Google has announced it will make a number of changes to Google Reader ‘in the next week’, and by the looks of it, they’re going to break a great existing product and tool which is used by a lot of professionals to be able to shoehorn some extra interaction into Google+. As a part of curating and sharing information, I’ve used the RSS feed from that page to power various other services , and now it won’t exist?

You'll Always Hear it First on Google+

Stay N' Alive

From now on every post I make to StayNAlive.com will originate on Google+. You'll recognize this trend immediately as you visit my blog and see the ability to automatically share the articles you read on StayNAlive.com to Facebook, and today I'm going to continue that trend with the strengths that Google+ provides. But you'll immediately receive updates on Google+ the minute I hit share. blogger google+ blog email GoogleI'm starting a new experiment.