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That's MSN and Yahoo, but what about Google?
The real big Question: What will Google do with RSS? How will they use it?
The key may lie in Tags!
Tags is another application of RSS/Blog you should be preparing your site for.
Tags have hit radar lately because Technorati, which indexes 4.5 million blogs, started sorting blog posts by using tags.
They have created a folksonomy, drawing tags from different sources, mainly Flickr.com which sorts or groups pictures and from del.icio.us -- where you create a tag when you bookmark a page.
Or if your blogging software supports categories -- this will be recognized by Technorati as a tag.
If you want to create a 'tag' it's very simple; just place this code in your blog:
<*a href="http://technorati.com/tag/Computers" rel="nofollow" rel="tag">Computers<*/a> (remove asterisks in actual code)
and you will have created a tag for computers.
These are really keywords for blogs and you should take advantage of them to bring targeted traffic to your site or blog.
Webpages can even be designed around these tags and RSS Feeds. Directly deliver or pull all this content onto an RSS Supersite. Say you have a website on 'notebook computers'! You could pull RSS Feeds on all different brands, all product review materials, all company information or updates, etc. and build a content rich RSS Supersite.
You could even compile this Supersite into an RSS Feed and deliver it to all your interested prospects. Might make a very effective marketing system!
Information runs net, RSS Feeds is now most efficient way to deliver that information. It's nature of beast; blogs and RSS Feeds are more 'on topic' than webpages. They deliver highly concentrated 100 proof content.
They're closer to spider!
You get your content without graphics, add-ons, website follies...it's closer to heart of matter. RSS delivers pure content. It's original acronym stood for rich site summary. Give me what spider sees and leave frills behind!
Right now, webmasters can, for lack of a better word -- 'turbo-charge' their sites with these RSS Feeds. You can add daily updated targeted content for your site. Should make any decent SEO smile.
Right now, webmasters should be positioning their sites for RSS. Those who jump first will get a leg up on their competition to say least. For any online business, a strategic tactic or move should be considering or planning their RSS strategies at this moment. Get your site into position.
For MSN example is just one application of RSS that's coming into view.
But watch out ... this gorilla is just hitting fan... on horizon there are endless streams of applications for RSS. Keep your eye on cursor... don't let RSS get too far from your radar.
The one who figures out real potential of RSS will be 'King of Hill' for a little while until something else comes along.
Titus Hoskins Copyright © 2005
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