RSS is quickly becoming standard choice for delivering syndicated web content. Have you ever wondered how some of large content sites deliver their headlines? Or, have you ever wanted to display news headlines, but didn't want to display standard "Content Provided By..." info? Or, have you ever wanted to syndicate your own content? RSS may be answer you've been looking for.
RSS stands for Rich Site Summary. It is a XML format specifically designed to share content. Netscape originally developed RSS to drive channels for their Netscape Netcenter. Formerly known as RDF, RSS was developed in 1999 and has quickly evolved into dominant format for syndicating content. Well-known sites such as, CNET, ZDNet, CNN, Wired and many more utilize this powerful means of dynamic content delivery.
Distributing your content using RSS will involve creating one file that contains your content. This file will reside on your server to enable other web sites to display your channel. You can update your channel simply by updating your file.
Once you've created your file you can submit it to web sites like Netscape to enable other web sites to subscribe.
Creating an RSS File
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Your first step will be to identify your file. To do this, place following code at top of your text file.
Your next step will be to create your channel header. The "channel" tag indicates that you are beginning a new channel.
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The "title" tag indicates name of your channel. The "link" tag will contain a link to your web site. The "description" tag describes your channel and "language" tag indicates that you're writing in US English.
In addition to displaying text, you can also display a small logo. The image should be 88 pixels wide and 31 pixels high. Displaying an image is optional. If you're not going to include an image, skip this step.
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10 Ways To Keep Your Visitors Interested!
Written by Larry Dotson
The more time people spend at your web site, more time you'll have to persuade them to buy your product or service. Below are ten powerful ways to keep visitors at your web site longer.
1. Provide your web site visitors with content they can't read anywhere else. People will stay longer at your web site to read original content.
2. Remind your web site visitors they can print out your content. They may browse around your online store while it's printing.
3. Offer your web site visitors a freebie if they take time to fill out your online survey. They'll be at site longer and might buy something afterwards.
4. Offer your visitors free software that they can download right from your web site. While they are waiting they might read your ad.
5. Provide a huge online directory of information that your visitors could search. The directory must contain information your visitors would want.