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adeelshahid

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Msg#: 507 posted 4:46 pm on Mar 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

How can rss technology help me in seo. I dont know much about rss so want a start.

Thanks

 

mecjfl



 
Msg#: 507 posted 5:06 pm on Mar 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

it cant

petra

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 507 posted 5:20 pm on Mar 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

it cant

I think it can. From a freshness perspective, it allows bots to visit your site more often. RSS is the easiest way to get fresh content tailored around your niche keyword, but you have to make sure that the RSS feed is readbale to the SEs.

RSS is also great for your visitors who will come back if you have timely news and info from authoratitive sources!

adeelshahid

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 507 posted 7:28 pm on Mar 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

two contradictary views i sure have to be with the more positive one. So can we make rss presentable to search engines. I know how we could make it presentable to users but for search engines i have to know 2 find out.

petra

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 507 posted 8:47 pm on Mar 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

Basically you have to make sure that your script can be read as html and not javascript. Google: RSS+to+HTML+script.

sheitan

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 507 posted 10:35 am on Mar 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

you mean to send text/html header for the rss.xml link?

Tulip4Heaven

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 507 posted 4:33 pm on Mar 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

Is there any Rss generator like Site map Generators.

Thanks
Tulip

Brett_Tabke

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Msg#: 507 posted 4:35 pm on Mar 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

RSS *is* seo.

Start checking into the RSS search engines (including blog engines, news, and link engines). There is significant traffic to be had there under certain topics. Learning to rank well on those engines, helps enourmously to rank well on "html" engines like Google.

feedster,icerocket,rocketinfo..etc

Phillipx

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 507 posted 9:57 pm on Mar 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

message me about what sites to check out. I have an interesting site setup that is basically nothing but rss feeds. Im also interested in driving traffic to the site so if anyone is willing to help me do that it would be much appreciated.

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thinkaholic

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 507 posted 10:23 pm on Mar 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

It can definitely help. Some of my highest ranked pages are simple RSS pages with good, relevant content that gets updated daily, automatically via RSS.

NormK

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Msg#: 507 posted 7:19 pm on Apr 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

Petra how could you make you script read as html? I can use some script like ASP or whatever to parcel xml in to html but it still a script. Would robots some how read it as text? Or I completely miss understood you? And another thing is since you using some body else RSS itís probably already indexed by some SEís so arenít you going to be penalize for double content? If any one else could answer this it would be greatly appreciated as well.

I apologize for all those beginner questions. Totally new to RSS.

syber

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 507 posted 7:47 pm on Apr 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

If you use ASP to generate HTML from XML on the server, then all the search engine can see is the HTML.

However, if you use JavaScript on the client to process the RSS, all the search engine can see is the script.

petra

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 507 posted 9:22 pm on Apr 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

If you use ASP to generate HTML from XML on the server, then all the search engine can see is the HTML.
However, if you use JavaScript on the client to process the RSS, all the search engine can see is the script.

Exactly however I use php.

And another thing is since you using some body else RSS itís probably already indexed by some SEís so arenít you going to be penalize for double content? If any one else could answer this it would be greatly appreciated as well.

In my case, I'm not using other people's content, I'm using the latest posts from my forum and embedding them through php withing the html of my site (in various themed sections.)

However, even if you use other people's content, you will still do well from an seo pov as long as you have other original content on your page besides the feed.

NormK

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 507 posted 10:54 pm on Apr 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

Thanks a lot.

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