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What's the biggest/best RSS feed "aggregator" for a website?
bigdealioo




msg:3418260
 7:53 pm on Aug 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

I have a website about red widgets. I wanna put news/articles about red widgets on my site. Of course, I'd like to use the biggest feed - that has the most sources of news and most articles and so on.

Any recommendations, please?

 

eventus




msg:3418911
 2:53 pm on Aug 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

Gotta ask.

Are you looking for headlines or the whole article? most "aggregators" only have headlines.

bigdealioo




msg:3420243
 6:03 pm on Aug 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

Headlines would do BUT I want the content to be displayed on my site.

eventus




msg:3420361
 9:49 pm on Aug 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

Your choices are:

Associated Press
All Headline News
Yellowbrix
Reuters

THey all have pluses and minuses..

bigdealioo




msg:3420919
 4:47 pm on Aug 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

Could you please elaborate on the pluses and minuses?

eventus




msg:3421087
 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.

bigdealioo




msg:3421736
 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.

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