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RSS and Static html pages

RSS for SEO purposes

9:43 pm on Nov 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I am just getting into the concept of using RSS to add fresh content to my sites for SEO purposes. I am relatively new to the RSS scene and was hoping I could get a few pointers based on my current situation.

1) My current sites are all already indexed using .html extensions. I want to add some RSS fed content to these pages without changing the page extension to .php or using Javascript. My understanding is that the SE's will not read the content if it is added using javascript. I was wondering if anyone knew of a RSS parser script that will parse the RSS feeds, filter it for the correct keywords and most importantly re-write the entire an entire .html page (or series of pages) periodically (maybe daily or hourly) with the updated RSS information. I have played around with caRP but it does not appear to be able to re-write the entire page templates in static html with the RSS updated information. Does anyone know of a script that is available that will do this?

2) Do you know if there is a script that will publish the RSS articles to my own pages and link the RSS links to these pages as opposed to taking the user to the publishers site? This is of course assuming that I am using content from publishers who don't mind if I publish their content on my site so long as I give credit and a link.

I've searched quite a bit for this type of script/s but have come up empty handed. I appreciate any ideas you may have. I am not sure if you can endorse a script in the forum but if you can't then please sticky mail me if you have a script name that can solve my problem.


6:26 pm on Nov 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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There are various ways to let the server treat .html files as php or cgi without changing the extension.

See this thread for some details.

So if your RSS script is in php it should be pretty easy to do.

Personnally I would do it in PHP since not all hosts allow you to run cgi scripts outside the cgi-bin directory.

4:00 pm on Dec 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Any other solutions?

I am also interested in this

I am running on an NT box

8:59 pm on Dec 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

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1. I have never heard of a script that does everything you want - the writing of the pages will, I think, have to be bespoke. One of our clients does have pretty much all of that capablility and more but it is bespoke work. Maybe time to do some coding :-)

2. This seems to be against the whole idea of RSS. If a site wanted you to take it's content then I would suggest writing a script to bring the content over without dealing with RSS at all.

MrSpeed's advice is also good.