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RSS feeds are usually just XML documents that are generated dynamically every time a reader requests them. They contain only as many recent posts as it is set by the tool you use. They do not contain all previous entries unless you specifically tell them to, should it be possible in the CMS you use. However, feed readers like Google Reader keep extensive ...


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Dan Bricklin, creator of VisiCalc, has a free product called Software Garden ListGarden that generates RSS feeds manually:


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tl;dr: Yes! You are going to embed a remote site, this means the SEO points go to the remote site. If you want to keep the SEO points you need to display the data in pages on your domain, you could try something similar to How to show facebook feed messages from my site?


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Yes. I still recommend using feedburner. It offers a number advantages over the standard setup of RSS in Wordpress. One of which is that you use Google's bandwidth rather than your own (or your webhotel's) for all the RSS feed requests. Feedburner is also very customisable. Of the advantages, one of the notable ones is turning on Pingshot in Feedburner to ...


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Why not offer both? It's not hard to do and you give users a choice between: Atom - More precise then RSS RSS - The defacto standard for content syndication Then someone can choose which best suits their needs. If they're not sure, then it won't matter to them anyway. But if you had to choose, go with RSS. It's by far the most widely used and the odds ...


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RSS is a tool. It's used by subscribers to quickly/easily see when a site they're interested in is updated/adds new content. If you think your feed subscribers would like to be notified of such updates and might be interested in viewing it (possibly even for the first time), then sure add it to the feed. If you think most of your subscribers wouldn't care ...


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It seems to be a bug from Feedburner. Google Feed Count Showing Zero ? Reasons Why Feedburner Count Shows Zero Feedburner Reader Counter Drops to Zero. By the way, you should first check the Feedburner blog instead of posting here :) Issue: We have been encountering difficulties with our stats production pipeline for data representing Sept 19th and ...


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Whether you "should" is your own decision. But there are different ways to approach it if you do. Some sites just edit the original post directly, and tack something like "[UPDATED]" on to the headline. [example at VentureBeat] This has two potential effects, which cover everyone: If someone's feedreader hadn't already fetched the item, then it will show ...


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It is not possible to retrieve facebook photo data through RSS, you can however use the API which retrieves the data in json format. You just need to know the specific id of the album you want to get the data from. For instance, if I'd wanted to get the photos from this album: ...


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I can't think of anything off the shelf, but you could be pretty easily script something like this in Ruby for example. Nokogiri is a very popular XML and HTML parser that you should use to read the page given the link the webmaster provides. Then you could extract the excerpt text and title. You can read in your existing feed XML, add the new info, and ...


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Why choose? Use a button that has multiple services like AddThis or ShareThis. If you don't want to do that however, I'd choose to hit the major sites: Facebook Twitter StumbleUpon Digg Reddit Delicious Most social sites after those are either smaller or niche.


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Put it on every page. Your goal is to get people to subscribe to your feed and you want to take advantage of every opportunity to get them to do so. Since all that tag does (in the major browsers) is put the RSS icon in the address bar it's hardly intrusive. So put it in the <head> of every page and maximize the chances of someone subscribing.


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To clarify something, paper.li shows excerpts. Generally speaking, that'll fall under fair use, if that concept applies where you're operating. If it doesn't, most people/sites will just see it as reasonable and not complain. If you plan to actually output the feed content wholesale, you'll probably be seen as having crossed a line, particularly by sites ...


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You will likely need to setup separate Feedburner feeds for each language since the source RSS will be coming from two different places. Within the feed settings on Feedburner, if you go to the 'Optimize' tab, the 'BrowserFriendly' section allows you to change the language of the theme that is used by Feedburner so that your subscribers have a language ...


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You could use Yahoo Pipes to combine the feeds into a single feed, then simply display the latest n feed items with Python or JavaScript. Mark Pilgrim's feed parser might help, as may the Django snippet to parse an RSS feed here.


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Would have been helpful to post your feed link... Anyway RSS feeds need a <title> tag. Here is the basic format the feed should be in: <rss version="2.0"> <channel> <title>Your Title</title> <link>http://example.com</link> <description>Example</description> <item> <!-- ...


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Your feed is possibly missing the <title> tag. View the source for your feed page and search for the text "<title>" to confirm this. The tag will likely be missing or empty. To help resolve it, you'd need to share what's generating the RSS feed, be it CMS software (which?) or a custom script. If Google Reader can't find a title, the chances are ...


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The FD FeedBurner plugin still works as a means to redirect requests for the default WordPress feeds to your FeedBurner ones. FeedBurner is worth using purely because it makes moving your blog without losing subscribers so easy. Should you wish to move from WordPress to tumblr, for example, you just update the feed address in FeedBurner and you're done. No ...


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You can only add one feed to your LinkedIn company info page. A workaround is to create a blended feed of the two blogs you'd like to feature on their LinkedIn page, then use the URL of the blended feed in LinkedIn. There are several sites that will mix two feeds into one for you, but ChimpFeedr and Yahoo Pipes are among the most dependable.


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In feedburner settings, change the feed address from http://myblog.com/feed to: http://newdomain.com/blog/feed. No subscribers should be lost. Only do this after your other site is running!


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I would contact Technorati and let them know you have a w3c valid feed why cant they read your feed http://validator.w3.org/appc/ You are submitting your Feed URL to them right http://www.startupsandfinance.com/feed/ and not your feedburner URL? Did you put the confirmation code into your feeds?


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It doesn't seem to be possible. And the problem is not on the link you describe but on the parameters that link ads to the final URL something like: ?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+UsefulUsability+(Useful+Usability)&utm_content=Google+Reader You can prevent future users to link to you using this Google Analytics ...


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You can check your log files. My log files show an RSS hit like this. 128.0.0.1 - - [01/Dec/2012:02:54:08 -0500] "GET /rss/feed.xml HTTP/1.0" 200 863 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Mail.RU_Bot/2.0)" The size of that hit is logged in bytes: 863. So it would be a matter of adding up the size of all the hits of rss from your log file. Here is a command ...


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Feedburner blog may be shut down too.. Facts: The counters are broken for everyone since about 9mp US eastern Sept 20th Feeds are still currently being served We don’t know whether this is temporary or not The awareness API is being shut down Oct 20th. If accurate stats are important, switch: Why: ...


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This problem often occurs with Wordpress websites. You get "not found pages" (404) because Googlebot find some links on the source code of your website. Wordpress in particular add some links for feeds in the <head> section even if you don't want. You can see these links by displaying the source code of your webpages (CTRL + U with Google Chrome, ...


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updated (which is required) must contain the date/time of the last significant modification (e.g., price change, added/removed features, etc., but not for corrections of spelling mistakes, or some unimportant change of a description). published (which is optional) contains the date since when the product is added to the shop. You must not change the id ...


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Simpy having a feed from tumblr will have no direct SEO effect what so ever on the site the feed is on (as the content wont be indexed as on the site). However if people liked content on the site that came from the feed, they may link to it and share it, so indirectly it may have some effect. Also in connection with your other post, if the content did some ...


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According to http://www.xfront.com/microformats/hAtom.html, the required hAtom properties are: entry-title updated published author You don't say that you have the "updated" property, but you also didn't say that you removed it. As long as you have the required properties, it should be valid micro-format markup. Even if the micro-format markup wasn't ...


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Facebook removed the ability to publish RSS feeds via the notes app about this time last year, it had become quite buggy, so I imagine they no longer wanted to support it. The best way I know of is via the NetworkedBlogs facebook app, video and tutorial over here at andreavahl.com.



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