The Importance of Website StatisticsWritten by T Frady
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You may be interested in knowing what type of browser your visitors are using. Awstats also tells you that. Another great thing about looking at your stats is that you realize which linking partners are most valuable. This can help you decide which sites to try and obtain links from in future. A well placed link can bring you a few hundred extra hits a month. One of most important things you should be able to see from any statistics program is amount of pages that search engine spiders are traveling down your website. If they've stopped visiting your site, it may be an indication that something is very wrong. You don't want to get caught off guard one day and find out your site has completely disappeared from search engines.
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Getting started with RSSWritten by Jorge Gonzalez
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<pubDate>Fri, 15 Jul 2005 00:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
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First we declare it as an XML file (RSS is an XML standard), then RSS tag and version (at this time, 2.0 is latest). Then we start with channel which contains some general description of feed and provider like title, link, description, and finally actual items. Each item contains a title, a brief description, a publication date and a link to rest of item. To see all information you can display, check out official RSS 2.0 specification.
There are several ways to read an RSS feed: Using your browser or even notepad --since it's just an XML file (formatted flat text). Using a standalone desktop aggregator --such as FeedDemon, SharpReader, RssReader, and others. Using your e-mail client --NewsGator Email Edition plugs into Outlook Express, Eudora, Entourage, Apple Mail, or other POP3 e-mail clients and lets you receive RSS feeds right in your e-mail window. The same company's Outlook Edition integrates RSS with Microsoft Outlook. And Mozilla's Thunderbird e-mail client comes with RSS-reading capabilities built in. Using your mobile device --using a service such as FeedBeep, NewsGator Mobile Edition, Yahoo Mobile, or Elfinland.
To create an RSS for your own site, there is option to create it by hand, or using a software like FeedForAll, or an online service like RSS creator.
Finally, to search for established RSS feeds you can use our very own RSS search engine, and to quickly submit your RSS feed to several directories, you can use our RSS submit tool.
Jorge Gonzalez is one of the creators of the YourFeeds.com RSS search engine: http://www.yourfeeds.com