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Steps To Creating And Promoting Rss Feeds
RSS, or Really Simple Syndication as it is commonly known, is a technology that gives webmasters the ability to easily distribute and pub...(related: Blogging)


Strategic Rss Positioning: How To Hotwire Your Site To Google!
There's no denying it, the Internet has changed. The change was so subtle most people missed it. It was no g...(related: Blogging)


Strategies To Make Your Blog More Interesting
Putting up your business blog is an advantageous way of establishing your presence on web. It's no longer just about putting plain texts up on your blog. With continuing stream of new software, publishing tools and plug-ins, today's blogger have the means to create interesting and fun blogs. Here are some of them.1. Put photos on your blog. You can try this free software called "Hello", found at http://hello.com.2. Add audio clips. Try http://www.AudioBlogger.com and follow instructions.3. Put streaming video clips on your blog. One of the emerging service providers of video clips is the http://inst...(related: Blogging)


Superbloggers Secrets
Blogs are extremely hot right now. Everyone is starting them, and the more successful ones are driving unprecedented amounts of traffic and cash to their owners.Superbloggers take what they do best and increase their value by placing their business on the internet."The impact of the Internet on the media business will be in forcing it to become more partici...(related: Blogging)


The 6 Top Reasons Marketers Should Blog
If there is a downside to blogging, I have yet to find it. The more you learn about blogging, the more there is to like.In fact, here are 6 mouth-watering reasons why every marketer should be blogging:1- Fast Search Engine Spidering and Indexing of Your Site:Did you know that Google owns the most popular blogging platform on the planet? Blogger at http://www.blogger.com is used to produce thousands of blogs. Even a complete internet newbie can set up a blog in about 5 minutes at Blogger. And guess who can be counted on to come by and quickly spider all those new blog posts as they ar...(related: Blogging)


The 7 Steps To Promoting Your Rss Feeds On Your Website
RSS gets 100% of your content delivered, but it's no good if no one subscribes to your feeds.So your first order of business after planning and creating your feeds has to be promoting them to your visitors.The only problem is that most internet users still don't know what RSS is, so you do have your work cut out for. But using the system outlined below you shouldn't have any problems. Actually, after implementing this system, you should be achieving better results than the majority of publishers out there.1. HOW RSS FEEDS AR...(related: Blogging)


The 7-step Rss Marketing Plan
If you're wondering how to get started with RSS marketing, here's a basic 7-step plan that should provide some needed guidance. Use these steps as your personal RSS marketing checklist to get your started and help you see whether you're on the right track.1. START USING RSS AS AN END-USERThe first step to getting started with RSS marketing/publishing is getting your own RSS aggregator, subscribing to other RSS feeds and just seeing and understanding how it all works.There's a variety of RSS aggregators to choose from. Just a smal...(related: Blogging)


The Art Of Business Blog Writing
"It is precisely minds of the first order that will never be specialists. For their very nature is to make the whole of existence their problem; and this is a subject upon which they will every one of them in some form provide mankind with a new revelation. For he alone can deserve the name of genius who takes the All, the Essential, the Universal, for the theme of his achievements; not he who spends his life in explaining some special relation of things one to another." - Arthur Schopenhauer, "The Art of Literature""We are in an age that assumes the narrowing trends o...(related: Blogging)


The Best Marketing Tool For Your Rss Feed And Its Free
Do a search on Blogs on Yahoo and you get 236 Million Results.A Yahoo Search on RSS yields 558 Million Results. A Yahoo search on RSS Feed enclosed in Double quotes Yields over 96 Million results. How do you get other People to display your RSS Feed when you are going up against such intense competition?What if you could go Viral with your blog. Viral marketing is word of mouth marketing. When I was about 8 Years old my dad said to me what would you rather have $100,000 a Day for 30 Days or 1 Penny Today, 2 Penny's tomorrow and each day double the amount of pennies for 30 days. I replied $100,000 a day of course. Wow did I make a huge mistake $100,000 a Day for 30 days would equal 3 Million Dollars. If you Double a penny a Day for 30 Days you would receive over 10 Million Doll...(related: Blogging)


The Blog Revolution: How To Use Blogs To Generate Solid Web Profits
Blogs were originally only meant to be 'Web Logs', or personal journals for members of on-line communities to stay in touch, sort of like 'underground news media'. But, it didn't take long for net-repreneurs (internet entrepreneurs) to catch on to their popularity and to find ways to use them to make money. The human mind is infinitely creative and nothing really stays the same.This awesome entrepreneurial spirit transm...(related: Blogging)


The Fearful, Ignorant Guy Has Got A Blog On The Internet - It Must Be Easy!
Of all people in the world I was easily one of the most pessimistic about computers, the Internet and now that I even know they exist-blogs. I think blogs are pretty cool but I never thought I could have one. I thought the processes of getting a site; domain name and the actual building of the blog would just be out of my league. I'm a complete novice when it comes to technology, but I do like writing a journal, and I thought having a journal on-line would be both fun and make life simpler for me. No more writing with pens, other people can read my stuff and comment on it, and I could add pictures to illustrate my points and make things look more interesting...(related: Blogging)


The Full Circle Of Rss Marketing Power
RSS is a many-in-one marketing & publishing tool, although unfortunatelly most marketers still fail to understand this powerful concept.While RSS does provide a number of benefits when used for each individual marketing function, best results are achieved when it is fully integrated in your internet marketing strategy. In more simpler terms --- when you use it to power most of your marketing online.The key point is that RSS makes various marketing functions work together, in order to generate the best possible end result.It's now the time to tie it all together and see the whole picture ?1]RSS as a content delivery channel for communicating with subscribers, customers, prospects and partners gets your content delivered and provides you with multiple new content delivery & business development opportunit...(related: Blogging)


The Holy Grail That Online Advertisers, Merchants, Publishers, And Shoppers Have Been Looking For!
For Online Publishers/RSS Feeds users - RSS (Real Simple Syndication) is a popular way for online users/publishers to pull news and information from across the web. RSS allows web sites to publish real time content to online users/shoppers easily and the trend is growing. Some site have taken advantage of this technology and created RSS/XML feeds using products data feeds from top online merchants/advertisers.Therefore, Publishers/RSS feeds users can grab any products feeds they want and provide their site visitors with top online stores most current information on hot and latest products, special sales/discounted items and coupon offers.Online Publishers can use these RSS/XML products feeds to enhance their site...(related: Blogging)


The Hybrid Blog And Ping
For the past two years, one of the best SEO inclusion tactics was the use of blogs. Blogs have become a base standard in SEO marketing, but as times change, so does the eff...(related: Blogging)


The Idiot?s Step-by-step Guide To Blogging For Profit
Blogging is easy, blogging is fun. And what's more?it can help your business in a lot of ways. A blog is a frequent, chronological publication of personal thoughts and web links in the cyberspace. You could call it an e-diary where you can register your thoughts, opinion and comments on anything and everything under the sun that interests you. Though people had been 'at it' long before the term blog was coined; it has gained currency as an effective medium of communicating over the Internet only recently. The introduction of automated published software like "Blogger" at www.blogger.com has been instrumental in blogging success. A blog or a weblog' is conceptually similar to a website and is accessible to anyone on the Internet.There are millions of bloggers in the world today blog...(related: Blogging)


The Key To Marketing With Blogs
I've spent months answering questions from marketers about blogs and blogging and how they fit into the marketing mix. Still, 99% don't understand the power of blogging.What most marketers don't seem to grasp is the "people element...(related: Blogging)


The Language Of Blogs
I read over a lot of blogs each week, casually surfing one or two of the blog exchanges I belong.I realized yesterday that I seldom read the whole entry unless it's very short. Many are quite uncomfortable to read, some downright excruciating, in terms of their grammatical skills, spelling, and style. Because it is such an immediate and off-the-cuff personal expression, do the standard language rules apply?The conversational nature of a blog leads naturally to an informal, casual approach that can be ...(related: Blogging)


The Power Of The Blog
Can a Blog earn you a prison sentence? Ask Mojtaba Saminejad. He is an Iranian whose Blog, published in the Farsi language, earned him a two-year prison sentence in June 2005.The online community is fast waking up to the power of blogs which have spread across the internet like wild fire. If you are still grappling with the word BLOG, these are online websites which are diary-like in approach and people are free to publish news or their ideas and thoughts. Blogs are very popular as they are simple to use and in most cases, free...(related: Blogging)


The Real Bloggers Must Come From Another Planet - I Can?t Find Any Here On Earth
What in the world is up with the world of blogs? Blogs are meant to be this great new technology where people can share their ideas and interests with others around the globe. As far as I'm concerned the state of blogs is one of chaos, confusion, and anti-interactivity. The other day I decided to do some research on the Web and try to connect to some blog writers out there that interested me. Let me tell you it was not an enjoyable task as I had envisioned. I spent four painful hours surfing through around a thousand on-line journals, and I found only a few that interested me. What are we doing out there people?First of all, just getting to a blog can be a pain in the arse. For example, you type in the words 'Philosophy b...(related: Blogging)


The Right Blog Software Can Make A Blog Stand Out From The Crowd
Blogs are an easy way to get your voice out onto the Net. For the Web-It-Yourselfer, custom blogs are a great way to learn about web technologies and create something from the ground up.With a little bit of tech savvy anyone can create their own custom blog. When choosing blog software or a blog service consider the following:Support -Implementing new software will create a lot of questions. Does the software have a support site/forum? How large is the user community? Is the user community helpful?Is it Free? -There re...(related: Blogging)


The Rss Promise For Internet Users
The RSS promise for end-users is simple:--> a unified one-stop-shop to consume online content, without having to visit dozens of sites every day to see what's new and without having their online subscriptions interfere with their personal and business e-mail communications;--> complete control over their content consumption, including a quick, easy and reliable mechanism to unsubscribe from content they do not wish to receive;--> the ability to receive breaking news as it becomes available, without having to wait for a monthly, weekly or daily recap sent to their e-mail addresses;--> the certainty of actually receiving the content they want, without the fear of it being stopped by spam filters on the way;--> the ability to receive ric...(related: Blogging)


The Viability Of Blogging To A Niche Market
Niche marketing is an old and very successful marketing strategy whereby a company focuses on marketing and selling to a clearly defined ...(related: Blogging)


Time Saving Uses For Rss
RSS is an underused and underappreciated technology by a majority of internet users. There is a small minority who are just starting to appreciate the benefits RSS can have on there personal and business lives. It is hard to define RSS, you cannot really get it until you see it in action.The primary use for RSS is content syndication, but this can realise itself in many different uses. The most popular use for RSS is as syndication format for blogs, blogs and RSS are very closely aligned as RSS feeds are a built in option for most if not all blogging softwa...(related: Blogging)


Tips For A Better Rss Feed
Like anything else, a little work can pay dividends. Well-written RSS feeds are more useful to readers and result in more website traffic for the publisher. Below are several tips for making your RSS feed more effective.1. Use interesting titlesLike a book is often judged by its cover, an RSS feed item is judged by its title. Make sure your title is interesting, and try to put the most important information early in the title, since some newsreaders truncate title beyond a certian length.Also, keep in mind that some newsreaders are set to only show feed item titles. Don't assume that any feed item descriptions will be shown.2. Include keywordsSince some readers will discover your ...(related: Blogging)


Tips For Better Blogging - Promote Any Product Or Service
People start blogs for all kinds of reasons. Ego. Political comment or agenda. Staying in touch with family and friends. Marketing. Why did you start your blog?If you want your blog to get read, and your readers to ...(related: Blogging)


To Blog Or Not To Blog - A Laymans View
We have now entered the world of blogs! Sounds kind of Harry Potterish, doesn't it?If you're over 20 years old, you probably think this is some crazy sci-fi phenomenon, or I've simply lost my mind. Don't fret, the vast majority of people don't know what a blog is all about and more importantly, why it matters to them.If you're under 20 you can stop reading because you probably know all about blogs, and the value they have in shar...(related: Blogging)


To Blog Or Not To Blog: Are Blogs Becoming More Popular Than Forums, Newsletters And E-zines?
Blogging is hot, and seems to be becoming hotter each month. Although blogging originally was dismissed, by many successful publishers and other online "gurus", the truth is that now, a few years after the "blogging trend" began, there are actually more blogs and more bloggers online than ever before. Blogging, obviously, is "here to stay"!Actually first documented in 1997, Web logs initially used the abbreviated version: wee-blog, with a Web log editor referred to as a blogger. Since then, all types of Web logs (blogs) and blogging software have emer...(related: Blogging)


To Blog Or Not To Blog
Web logs, commonly referred to as "blogs," represent allthe rage right now in online publishing.Not really a newsletter or traditional html pagepublishing, blogs resemble more of a web-based diary wherethe creator records their thoughts, posts links, orresponds to questions.With so much confusion online and an absence of "personaltouch," blogs stand to actually bring back some humanity tothe web ...(related: Blogging)


Top 10 Blog Writing Tips
Most of the "rules" about writing for ezines and newsletters apply to writing posts for your blog, but there are some important differences. Keep these 10 tips in mind and you'll be publishing great blog content that attracts prospects and clients in your niche market.1. Write with the reader in mind. Remember WIIFM? It's marketing jargon for What's In It For Me? That's what you should be keeping in mind. Your ...(related: Blogging)


Top 10 Places To Find The Most Popular Blogs
The easiest way to get acquainted with the conventions of the blog format is to start reading them. The more blogs you read, the more you'll get a feel for the depth and breadth of style and subject matter they have to offer.Here are a few sources:Blog Monitors- Blogdex (http://blogdex.com/)- Daypop (http://daypop.com/)- Technorati (http://technorati.com/)These three sites monitor millions of blogs every minute of every day, s...(related: Blogging)


Top 10 Reasons To Start Blogging
"What's blogging?" you ask."Where have you been?" I reply...just kidding, of course. Blogging has been around for quite some time, but there are still a few of us who are just getting started on it. A blog, which is a shortened version of the words "web log," is basically an online diary, resource and commentary. It generally contains links to other blogs, websites and informational resources. And it has the ability to "ping" sites to get you more exposure.I've been doing a blog for Marketing Idea Shop for a few months now. In it, I give my readers various resources, information to help their businesses, and links to websites that I find interesting. I also link to other people's blogs wheneve...(related: Blogging)


Top 10 Tips For Bloggers
Tips for creating a blog.There are no hard and fast rules on how to blog. Having said that, bloggers will likely increase their exposure by following some simple blog guidelines.1.) Stay on topic.Opinions are generally accepted but the content of the items in the blog should all relate to a general theme. Unless you have an uncanny knack for wit, humor or cynicism, the majority of your readers will be interested in the content that relates to a specific defined theme or loosely defined area of interest. Most readers won't care that you eat Cheerios for breakfast. They may, however, be interested in the fact that vinegar takes out stains and that toilet paper rolls make great wreaths. Define a topic and stick to it. This will ensure that you create a loyal following of interested reader...(related: Blogging)


Top 10 Ways To Get People Online To Read Your Business Blog
There are many advantages of running a blog, on top of your business website. A blog is an online diary, whereby you can easily posts clips about yourself, your thoughts and your personal life. If you publish a business blog, you posts good content, articles, breaking news or just about anything to build awareness of what you are selling.Publishing a business blog gives your subscriber or prospect a c...(related: Blogging)


Top 6 Reasons For Having A Rss Feed - Come And Explore The Possibilities!
Getting traffic to your website can be hard. No one just randomly types in "makelotsofmoneyonlinequicklyandfromhome.com" and with this market slowly being filled in, it is hard to get a good rank on Google, Yahoo, MSN, Ask, and all the other major search engines. Although paying for advertising is effective and gets targeted results, RSS feeds are the way to go for free, cheap, and somewhat easy advertising.First off, if you don't want to write articles yourself, no problem. The web is a great resource for find...(related: Blogging)


Top 7 Reasons Why Your Business Should Use Rss
In today's online world of high-speed websites and giant portals, every established Internet business boasts of delivering content via RSS.RSS (Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary), a simple XML based technology allows anyone to easily share content on the web. It's a brand new way of reaching out to your users and subscribers without the fear of getting flamed or being slammed of illegal mailing.RSS has almost become like an important accessory for content oriented websites. No wonder it has become one of the fastest growing publishing standa...(related: Blogging)


Top 9 Reasons Companies Should Blog
Below are the top 9 reasons why companies should blog.1. They the perfect public relations tool. Their personal nature gives you and your organization a unique voice online - a voice heard by the people who matter - your customers and clients, other bloggers and the media.2. Blogs act as instant-feedback mechanisms. They allow readers to respond to your posts via the comments sec...(related: Blogging)


Top Ten Reason To Publish An Ezine And A Blog
Blogs are the hottest thing going these days when it comes to marketing on the Internet. A blog is a way of delivering your messages and article to clients. They are a like personal web sites, easy to create and far less expensive than traditional web sites.Just when you thought you were mastering the tasks of ezines and newsletters, along comes blogging, and you have to ask yourself:Do I really need a blog?Isn't an email ezine or newsletter doing the same thing?Should I do both?Are these two marketing tools going to eat up all my time, energy and money?What's the best way to spend my resources here so that I can get clients and results out of my marketing efforts?Here are ten reaso...(related: Blogging)


Update Your Websites Content Automatically 24/7 Using Rss(real Simple Syndication) And Rss Feeds
RSS(Real Simple Syndication) is the newest form of content syndication to hit the Internet and is widely becoming the best known way online to deliver fresh targeted content to your website(s) to whatever audience you're targeting 24/7/365.Now for those of you who aren't quite up to speed on "RSS" here's the basic definition -- RSS is an acronym for "Real Simpl...(related: Blogging)


Use Blogging To Manage Your Entire Web Sites Content
Blogging is a term that means different things to different people. To some people it means keeping an online journal. To others blogging is about creating a community of peop...(related: Blogging)


Use Rss Feeds To Improve Search Engine Optimization And Ranking
RSS is rapidly becoming a "must have" for a proper search engine optimization. But what exactly is RSS?RSS or Rich Site Syndication (or Really Simple Syndication, depending on who you ask) is a file format similar to XML, and is used by publishers to make their content available to others in a format that can be universally understood. RS...(related: Blogging)








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Promoting Your Business Using Blogs
Internet marketing using blogs has quickly gained a lot of popularity as a wonderful way to promote your business.There are many ways that blogging can help in the promotion of your business. Since blogs are usually full of links and contain a large amount of keywords it will give your...(related: Blogging)

4 Fail-proof Ways To Increase Your Rss Subscribers
Using RSS on your website is a good way to spread your company message and increase your search engine position. But if you don't have subscribers to your newsfeed, the benefits of news syndication are lost.This article will provide you with 4 proven ways to increase the subscribers to your newsfeed.1. Use an RSS Auto-Discovery TagEmbedding an RSS auto-discovery tag into your webpage can allow newsreaders to automatically detect you serve RSS newsfeeds. Web browsers such as Firefox and Safari now detect RSS automatically, and ask the visitor if he or she wants to subscribe to your feed. This way, you don't have to push your RSS feed - the web browser does it for you. Also, Yahoo search results will include an "Add to My Yahoo" link if you use an auto-discovery tag.Global Syndication of...(related: Blogging)

7 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Staring A Business Blog
Blogging is the latest buzzword in online marketing and PR. But with so many marketers jumping on the blogging bandwagon, few people are giving a thought to whether blogs are really up their alley, or taking the time to consider the best ways of going about it. If you are planning to start a business blog, ask yourself these questions before you take the final plunge. 1. Do you really need a blog? Writ...(related: Blogging)

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