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[edited by: jatar_k at 4:12 am (utc) on Aug. 14, 2005]
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Yes I have been playing around with some scripts that pull in rss feeds and then publish them to php pages. I am wondering if I could hire someone to write a program to take content from places like Amazon.com and have it formated into an rss script that I can access.
My idea is that I could have the script written to pull in some customer reviews of products to enhance page content. I have found some people that have already done this will amazon however if you use their script you "give them" some of your impressions for the free use of the tool. They also have one written for ebay ....
I wrote my own script to pull in news feeds. I pick and choose the ones I like, rewrite the summaries focusing the keywords and topics, and publish them with links to the source. My solution takes 10-15 minutes per day so, it takes longer than an automated script, but it helps me keep up with industry news, and keeps me away from dupe penalties.
When you use broad term news searches, you see how things get syndicated fairly heavily, so much so it's hard to see how you wouldn't be flagged as dupe.
To be clear I was ultimately giving each news item it's own page.