Reachout Throughout – RSS

Written by Syed Ibrahim

RSS has been around for more than a decade but until recently “Rss Technology” started penetrating its roots deep insiderepparttar soil ofrepparttar 136048 so-called E-world.

Using this standard, web publishers provide updates, such asrepparttar 136049 latest news headlines, special announcements, press releases or weblog postings through their RSS content

Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is a lightweight XML vocabulary for describing metadata about web sites, ideal for news syndication. Originated by userland software in 1997 and used by Netscape to populate Netscape's My Netscape portal with external newsfeeds ("channels") RSS has taken on a life of its own and has become perhapsrepparttar 136050 most popular XML format today. Thousands of web sites today use RSS as a "what's new" mechanism to drive traffic their way. (Includingrepparttar 136051 BBC, CNET, CNN, Eweek, Forbes, Motley Fool, Wired, Red Herring, Yahoo, MSN and many more…).

As each day passes by, new websites are being launched and added torepparttar 136052 internet bandwagon and in order to compete, webmasters & web publishers need to find different ways of producing themed-based websites. Highly focused articles are often sought by webmasters. Why? Because content onrepparttar 136053 web is still king! In order to attract search engines and site visitors, webmasters depend heavily on providing informative, creative and fresh content. Ifrepparttar 136054 web site content is rich, visitors will come. Ifrepparttar 136055 website content is updated regularly, visitors will return. When evaluating a website's traffic it is easy to see thatrepparttar 136056 low cost of syndicated content can add-up considerably to a website's value.

Many webmasters & web publishers are struggling to find fresh, innovative content while other savvy webmasters have realizedrepparttar 136057 ability hidden within RSS and are adoptingrepparttar 136058 technology at a maddening pace. By utilizing RSS, webmasters can tap through a variety of distinctive free content sources with very little effort. RSS truly is a webmaster's key to free content.

Yourself! To Win The War Against Spam!

Written by Michael DeVries

Unfortunately, fighting SPAM has become an ever increasing challenge in every day online life! :( Even withrepparttar passage ofrepparttar 135906 CAN-SPAM legislation which took effect inrepparttar 135907 United States in January of 2004 (see ), ,this does not seem to have diminishedrepparttar 135908 volume of *spam* at all (as you may also see inrepparttar 135909 article "CAN-SPAM legislation proving useless against spam" at: ) and appears to have simply "pushedrepparttar 135910 spammers offshore" :( I, personally, used to receive over 200 spam messages just overnight while I slept in just one of my email boxes! :( However, by helping you Arm Yourself withrepparttar 135911 proper tools and techniques, in this article, we hope to help you Winrepparttar 135912 War against SPAM! Although, there are many differing opinions regardingrepparttar 135913 definition of what is and what is not SPAM, we do not wish to enter into that debate in this article. Rather, we will define SPAM simply herein forrepparttar 135914 purpose of this article to mean "any unwanted email message". So, if you didn't ask to receive "an unwanted email message", of whatever kind, then ... How did these "spammers" get your email address inrepparttar 135915 first place to sent it to you? Well, there are many, many ways in which spammers can get "a hold" of your email address :( Every time you post a message in an open forum wherein your email address is "visible", there are those spammers that go and "farm" these email addresses from these public forums and send spam to them. Every time you register your email address at a site that does not "promise" not to share it with or sell it to someone else, that site may be selling your email address to a spammer. If you have your email address explicitely stated in any of your web pages, even just inrepparttar 135916 HTML and perhaps not "visible" onrepparttar 135917 page as such, e.g. in a field, there appear to be spammers who go and "farm" email addresses straight out of your web pages' HTML and send spam to them too. Once one of them has got it they seem to tend to share, sell, etc. your email address with even more spammers and on and on it goes. So, does that mean you should stop posting messages in public forums, registering at web sites and/or making your email address available through your web sites? NO! ... Absolutely Not! Why should we relinquishrepparttar 135918 battlefield torepparttar 135919 *spammers*? When by Arming Ourselves withrepparttar 135920 right tools and techniques, we can Winrepparttar 135921 War against SPAM! So, how do we Arm Ourselves against SPAM? Asrepparttar 135922 saying goes .... "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure", right? So, let's start Arming Ourselves by discussingrepparttar 135923 ways in which we may prevent spammers from getting a hold of your email message inrepparttar 135924 first place. You may wish to limit your posting of messages in open forums wherein your email address is "visible". You can disguise (or "munge") your e-mail address when you post it to newsgroups, chat rooms, bulletin boards, or other public forums For example, you can give your e-mail address as "wh0Am1@example.c0m" by usingrepparttar 135925 number zero instead ofrepparttar 135926 letter "o" and "1" instead of "I". This way,repparttar 135927 reader can interpret your address, butrepparttar 135928 automated programs that spammers use cannot. And you may wish to only register your email address with web sites, etc. whom "promise" not to share it with or sell it to anyone else. However, again, I "bristle" atrepparttar 135929 thought of lettingrepparttar 135930 spammers win and in any way curtailing my online activities and/or force me to relinquish any benefit of our wonderful online / virtual world due to their unscrupulous behaviour! ;[ Preventing spammers from "farming" your email address(es) out ofrepparttar 135931 HTML of your web pages is a much easier weapon to weild to prevent unscrupulous spammers from getting a hold of your email address(es) inrepparttar 135932 first place. There exist some very nice and easy to use tools that will help you encrypt your email address such that you may include it (encrypted) inrepparttar 135933 HTML for your web pages, your visitors may still click on your email links to mail to you and spammer won't find it to "farm" for their spam mailing lists! One such email address encrypter that we use regularly and recommend isrepparttar 135934 HTML E-mail Link Encrypter, which is one ofrepparttar 135935 many webmaster tools and utilities you may get as part of your copy ofrepparttar 135936 Fast Selling Software (see below).

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