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Secret Stats In Split RSS Feeds – Google Reader

Google Reader now reports feed usage, and it is being suggested by a prominent Google engineer that you should look at aggregated numbers.

Google Reader Gives Up Its Numbers

Another tidbit of information about feeds on Google Reader emerged, showing how easy it is to find out how many Reader users have subscribed to a particular feed.

FeedHub the Answer to Information Overload?

I’ve been playing with mSpoke’s FeedHub, releasing today at the Demo Conference. I’ll have a video up later today demonstrating the product.

Dan Farber has a review and info up on his ZDNet blog.

Google “Leak” Reveals Feed Reader Plans

The company that doesn’t leak any information saw a video hit the Internet, with a discussion of Google Reader and potential changes to how people can work with them.

Facebook Opening You To Google
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Users of Facebook will have their profiles indexed by the likes of Google and Yahoo unless they opt to keep their listings from appearing in search engines.

SES – SEO Through Blogs & Feeds
Not yet running a blog? Not syndicating your content through web feeds? Then you’re missing out on an important area that can help your overall SEO efforts. Learn more about the unique advantages blogs and feeds offer to search engine optimization.

To the Heart of Full-Content RSS Feeds
If you offer an RSS feed from your website or blog that isn’t the full content, here’s something for you to think about.

Like many people, I’m an RSS creative-consumer. That means I read almost everything of interest to me via RSS as well as publish content that you can get via RSS. I don’t visit many websites including blogs unless I’m googling in search mode or if I want to leave a comment.

What are Tech Bloggers Good for?

Dare Obasanjo asks “what are those A-list technology bloggers good for?”

He’s absolutely right! (I’ve been saying that a lot today — I’m in a very agreeable mood).

Scoble on Sifting Through Feeds

I watched a very interesting video on the Google Reader blog where Robert Scoble takes viewers through his process of going through his Google Reader (which contains hundreds of feeds).

The Search Engine Traction Issue

Is this the issue that Ask and Microsoft will get some PR traction on?

From my read of how people are responding to Google lately the answer is “yes.”

Google Feeds Free FeedBurner MyBrand

One of the services from feed distributor FeedBurner will be available for free, thanks to their new owners, Google.

Feeds and Search Engine Submission

There is a science behind feeding your data to the search engines. It has become a complicated specialty. As the search engines and the internet have become more and more complicated to avoid spam and clutter, the criteria for placement on the first page results of coveted search terms has become more stringent and the competition has increased. 

Demon in the Feeds

This isn’t about FeedDemon or Google buying Feedburner. But it is about RSS.

Google Reaches Into RSS & Social Network Ads

In 2005 JupiterResearch noted that less than 10 percent of RSS feeds had advertising in them, and no major advertisers were using feeds as part of their marketing strategies. 

How the times have changed. 

Google is acquiring Feedburner and sees it as a way for its base of hundreds of thousands of advertisers to reach some of the most active groups of Web users — social network members who use mini-applications called widgets or the growing audience surfing the Internet over mobile phones, executives said.

Should You NOINDEX Your RSS Feeds?

One of the questions you see swirling about the forums and blogs these days is whether or not you should Noindex your RSS feeds to avoid duplicate content problems. The source of the problem is that RSS feeds are being crawled by the search engines. In addition, many people are now recommending that you include the entire content of your articles directly in your feed.

Watch Out Alexa, Here Comes URLFan

Yes, we know Alexa isn’t accurate, in fact it has a number of blindspots, but it’s a easily accessed public web metric. But for checking out the Web2.0-ness of your site, you might like to check out URLFan.com.

Partial Feeds Don’t Lure Visitors
Conventional wisdom tells us that if you publish partial feeds, people will click through to your site to read the rest of your story. The truth is that it just doesn’t work out that way. FeedBurner’s VP of Publishing Services, FeedBurner’s Rick Klau, noted last week:
Full Text vs. Partial Text Feeds

Ahh, the arguing over whether to do full text or partial text feeds continues. This time with Feedburner saying they aren’t seeing a click-through difference.

Personally I hate partial text feeds. I’ve subscribed to a few of them, particularly ZDNet’s bloggers, but I notice I read a lot fewer of their items than I read items from, say, TechCrunch or Mashable, who offer full text feeds. And I link to them a LOT less.

SES: Making The Most Of Shopping Search Feeds

Let’s be blunt: Getting your products listed in the shopping search engines is a tedious, cyclical, pain-in-the-butt process. But it’s also necessary if you want to get the most out of online retail. At the Search Engine Strategies Conference in New York, those in the know spill what they know about shopping search optimization.

SES – SEO Through Blogs and Feeds

cross-posted with InsideMicrosoft

You’ll Never Be Paris Hilton…

Recently I was reading a book that a friend sent me (thanks Greg) and although it has absolutely nothing to do with the internet or marketing, it grabbed an open piece of mental Velcro.

The interesting bit of information was:

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