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How can I get my RSS Content Licensed?

6:22 am on Nov 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi all

I am really new to this RSS feed so many questions arise in my mind like:

What should I do to prevent my RSS feed by getting scrapped by scrappers?
How can I get my RSS Content Licensed?
What is IMO?

Formerly my site was ranking very well in the google, but after Jaggers Update it lost its ranking. I tried hard to get my website back in Google. I created articles for my site and submitted them into article directories, I submitted sitemap in Google for regular indexing, I have created RSS for my article sections. But still my site is not doing well in Google.

My site's ranking is fluctuating in the Google for various search terms. What may be the cause of this fluctuation?
What else could be done to get my site stablised in Google?

[edited by: Woz at 9:00 am (utc) on Nov. 22, 2005]
[edit reason] No URLs please, see TOS#13 [/edit]

7:00 pm on Nov 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to the forums bluent, and sorry your questions went so long without a reply.

>> What should I do to prevent my RSS feed by getting scrapped by scrappers?

Not much. The idea of RSS is to have your content syndicated out to other sites, so it is difficult to pick and choose which sites will display your content. One thing you can do is to publish extracts of your content rather than the whole article, accompanied by a link back to the full article on your site.

>> How can I get my RSS Content Licensed?

It is difficult to enforce a specific license on the content of an RSS field as you are giving up a certain amount of control over the context the content is displayed. You can add a visible license declaration to each item of the the feed but it will look awkward and slow adoption and usage of the feed.

What is IMO?

IMO = in my opinion :)


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