Msg#: 3418258 posted 8:02 pm on Aug 13, 2007 (gmt 0)
Well in a nutshell
AP and Reuters: cons: Costs big money and royalties. and they have a 1-3 year contract. Also AP feeds are also non-standard so if you want this automated it's going to cost. pros: lots of daily articles and topics
All Headline News: cons: not as many topic choices, not as many articles a day. pros: reasonable pricing and simple to use.
Yellowbrix: cons: expensive and minimum contracts pros: lots of choices and easy to use.
Msg#: 3418258 posted 1:12 pm on Aug 14, 2007 (gmt 0)
Thanks for the breakdown. But why not just use some free feeds from Yahoo or whatever? Yea, I read some of your posts and you will say that's against TOS. To be honest that's a non-factor for me as long as I don't get in trouble. Will for example Yahoo shut off my feed if my blog is "commerical"? Virtually every blog is commercial since almost all have ads. And Yahoo! specifically suggests using their feeds on blogs. Obviously they know most blogs have ads.
And on another note... you seem to be paying 1000s of $s for these "legal" feeds. You need to have a pretty big site to justify such an expense. I wonder what kind of site you run, but probably you can't tell me.