Add New Content Effortlessly to Your Website with RSS Feeds

Written by Craig Desorcy

RSS Feeds arerepparttar 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 inrepparttar 131610 near future, webmasters who don’t utilize this optimal communication tool will be inrepparttar 131611 minority.

Joe bangedrepparttar 131612 desk next to his keyboard, making his coffee tilt precariously. He was irate to sayrepparttar 131613 least. Forrepparttar 131614 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 thanrepparttar 131615 typical mountain lion, but Joe was fed up. To make matters worse, he knew that he’d recently visited a site withrepparttar 131616 information. His inability to recall which ofrepparttar 131617 thousand sites he’d perused inrepparttar 131618 last weeks had him boiling.

Inrepparttar 131619 cubicle torepparttar 131620 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 guessed it - RSS feeds all posted to one page. She had her favorite news feed, her favorite blogs,repparttar 131621 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 factrepparttar 131622 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 Tags

Written by Stephani Richardson

The "robots" meta tag, when used properly, will tellrepparttar 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 explainrepparttar 131609 usage for each one:

"index"- This directive tellsrepparttar 131610 search engine robots (or spiders) that it is okay to indexrepparttar 131611 page. Another words, you are allowingrepparttar 131612 search engine to include your page within their search directory.

"noindex"- Using this tag, you are lettingrepparttar 131613 robots know that this page should not be indexed. Simply put, this page will not appear in their search directory.

"follow"- When you use this tag, you are tellingrepparttar 131614 search engines that you want their robot to follow any links that are found on that page. "nofollow"- The opposite ofrepparttar 131615 above definition, this directive will tellrepparttar 131616 robots not to follow any links on your page. Putting it all together: Withrepparttar 131617 robots tags explained, let's examinerepparttar 131618 usage for each one. 1. <meta name="robots" content="index,follow"> This tag will be used when you wantrepparttar 131619 search engine spiders to indexrepparttar 131620 page and followrepparttar 131621 links to other pages. Most search engines use this setting as a "default" setting. It is possible that you may not even need to use this tag if you wantrepparttar 131622 search engines to follow and indexrepparttar 131623 page. However, an article at Search Engine World ( suggests that Inktomi does not use this as their default setting. Instead, they userepparttar 131624 "index, nofollow" tag. Better safe than sorry! There has been much debate over whether or not it is necessary to use this tag. If there is even a slight possibility that some search engines do not use this asrepparttar 131625 default setting, then it would only make sense to include this tag if you want your page included in their search directory AND your links to be followed. Dorepparttar 131626 research and decide for yourself. 2. <meta name="robots" content="noindex,follow"> This tag can be used to tellrepparttar 131627 search engines that you do not wantrepparttar 131628 page included in their directory, but you DO want them to followrepparttar 131629 links that lead to other pages. A good example of its usage would be your disclaimer or privacy policy pages. You may not want these pages to show up inrepparttar 131630 search engines if they are only important to your actual visitors. However, ifrepparttar 131631 links on these pages point to other pages that you wantrepparttar 131632 search engines to find, then you would still wantrepparttar 131633 spiders to "follow" those links. 3. <meta name="robots" content="index,nofollow"> This tag will allow your page to be indexed inrepparttar 131634 search engines, but any links on that page will not be followed. 4. <meta name="robots" content="noindex,nofollow"> When using this tag,repparttar 131635 search engine spiders will not include this page in their directory and will not follow any links onrepparttar 131636 page either. Where doesrepparttar 131637 "robots" tag belong? The "robots" meta tag should be used withinrepparttar 131638 <head> and </head> tags of your page. These tags are located atrepparttar 131639 top ofrepparttar 131640 html coding. It will look something like this: <html> <head> <title>Title of your page goes here</title> <meta name="keywords" content="word1,word2,word3,word4"> <meta name="description" content="A brief description ofrepparttar 131641 content of this page."> <meta name="robots" content="index,follow"> </head> <body> Your webpage information here. </body> </html>

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