I've got a couple of blog-type sites that offer this. Not much traffic to date, but I've probably not promoted the availability well enough either.
A new vB3 forum I'm doing will offer this, and I DO think it will generate a few new visitors. To echo zigx's question, is anyone deriving good referrals from a forum feed right now?
And, any suggestions on how to effectively promote the availability of a feed? My thought was to put a visible headline or graphic, "Put Our Top Topics On Your Site" or similar, with a link to a page with some detailed instructions (and links to free scripts, etc.). I don't think a little "XML" button is enough in the current stage of development.
i am not sure how visible the feeds are or what changes it makes to your content bc i have never done this myself. But an idea would be to create small sites that are specific to each forum and maybe use the forum content as content for the small site.
This could work nicely actually and would be a great way to get some niche specific sites with a good amount of relevant content in no time.
Of course you have to be the only one using the feed as u might be penalized for duped content.
Hmmm, let me see if I understand the idea, zigx... If you have a forum, take a feed from one of the topics and use that as content for a different site?
It seems like the basic concept might be viable, and if your mirror site was sufficiently different in presentation and coding you could probably avoid current dupe content filters. Whether such an arrangement would survive a human review (after a competitor reported you have #1 and #2 positions with dupe content) is harder to say.