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1) A feed for the latest widgets (site-wide)
2) A feed for the latest blue widgets
3) A feed for the latest red widgets
4) A feed for the latest blue widgets in each country
5) A feed for the latest red widgets in each country
Because of 4) and 5), that comes to a lot of feeds.
Good news is that MSNBot has started to crawl each feed, and I have submitted the feeds to newsisfree etc.
I am particularly excited by the MSNBot activity! Does it actually mean anything in terms of ranking or traffic, though...?
I can confirm that MSNbot still pounds the site on a daily basis and greadily gobbles up each and every RSS feed I throw at him.
But he is not putting on any weight despite all this feeding :(
Possibly there may be some benefit in terms of making the site look "fresh", and there may be a marginal ranking benefit from this. There may be any number of other benefits from having the feeds, and for this reason, I will keep them. Who knows, maybe tomorrow there may be a ranking benefit for sites who have had feeds running for a long time.
But there has not been any difference in the BOTTOM LINE i.e. referrals / revenue.
Time will tell, as TJ says.
1) Latest blue widgets in USA
2) Latest red widgets in USA
3) Latest blue widgets in Canada
4) Latest red widgets in Canada
5) Latest blue widgets in Australia
6) Latest red widgets in Australia
7) Latest blue widgets in France
8) Latest red widgets in France
The XML file is generated dynamically by PHP pulling results from the MySQL database.
Now you mention it, I have only one script file, and link to it with different variables, i.e. script.php?colour=blue&country=usa etc.
OMG. Maybe Google sees this as only one script.php file and all the?colour=blue&country=usa links are duplicate links?
Will see if GoogleBot is any more impressed with this... ;)
Thanks howiejs for the idea.