Add New Content Effortlessly to Your Website with RSS FeedsWritten by Craig Desorcy
RSS Feeds are latest in cutting-edge tools for alert webmasters. Globally, consumers are gobbling up this latest trend. The convenience of being able to monitor all of their favorite feeds in one place carries tremendous appeal. Webmasters and marketers find RSS feeds equally as attractive. The instant widespread distribution of content updates becomes a breeze with RSS feeds. Many believe that in near future, webmasters who don’t utilize this optimal communication tool will be in minority.
Joe banged desk next to his keyboard, making his coffee tilt precariously. He was irate to say least. For past 15 minutes he’d been browsing websites looking for that tidbit of information he needed to complete his presentation due in 25 minutes. His growls would have intimidated anyone less courageous than typical mountain lion, but Joe was fed up. To make matters worse, he knew that he’d recently visited a site with information. His inability to recall which of thousand sites he’d perused in last weeks had him boiling.
In cubicle to right sat Sally, “always-on-time Sally.” How did she do it? It seemed that everything she looked for was at her fingertips and only a minute or two away. If he weren’t so galled by his inability to find that one lit bit of info, he’d ask her. Of course her eyes would light up, she’d snap her fingers and say, “Oh I know where we can find that!” The thought irked him.
The secret to Sally’s seemingly pristine organization skills...you guessed it - RSS feeds all posted to one page. She had her favorite news feed, her favorite blogs, latest marketing and computer tech feeds, and even Garfield - her favorite cartoon - all posted to one page. When it came time to look for a tidbit of information, Sally knew right where to go. In fact last time, she’d had to spend time using search engines was when her cat had fleas, and she wanted to find out which flea shampoo was most effective.
Using "Robots" Meta TagsWritten by Stephani Richardson
The "robots" meta tag, when used properly, will tell search engine spiders whether or not to index and follow a particular page. Some examples of usage are as follows:
<meta name="robots" content="index,follow"> <meta name="robots" content="noindex,follow"> <meta name="robots" content="index,nofollow"> <meta name="robots" content="noindex,nofollow">
Let us first examine what these terms mean before we explain usage for each one:
"index"- This directive tells search engine robots (or spiders) that it is okay to index page. Another words, you are allowing search engine to include your page within their search directory.
"noindex"- Using this tag, you are letting robots know that this page should not be indexed. Simply put, this page will not appear in their search directory.