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How To Use RSS Correctly

There is no doubt in my mind that RSS is here to stay. RSS is a simple and effective way to communicate your message to your visitors without invading their privacy or spamming them. It has many advantages by email and there have been many reports of the death of email due to continuous increase in spam and mass distribution due to spam filters. No way is email dead, is still the best personal communication method, in addition to picking up the phone. It’s just that RSS does some things much better than email. I have been informing and educating webmasters about RSS since discovering the potential of this medium. A whole industry has grown up around RSS and now there are specialized journals and RSS feeds to help you create RSS feeds. Everyone seems to be jumping in the car and everyone seems to have its own views on how to use RSS.

Even Google has teamed up to offer AdSense in RSS feeds. The problem I see is that RSS RSS misuse can send e-mail form mail. It now appears that if you publish an RSS feed feed content appear to be considered public domain. The reasons for this, I think, to do with how content is packaged in RSS, this makes the content easy to distribute. It’s not so difficult to create a script or desktop application to remove content from RSS feeds and publish them on some other website. There are even some applications are sold for this purpose. This has led to what I consider a misuse of the RSS feeds to spam search engines, this seems to be directed especially to those of Google.

Although not yet widespread are still many webmasters cottoning on the fact that they can easily get content on their sites without investing much effort. Although the hand of this does not seem to be harmful to you, consider the long-term consequences. The copying feed hundreds if not thousands of times and no links to your site as links have been removed. What if Google decides to penalize for duplicate content the consequences could be that your site is dropped from the lists Glasses. After considering a scenario that I have come up with some suggestions. First post just a paragraph in their demand for food which refers to the main article. Although some may disagree with me, preferring the full article in the feed, I sincerely believe RSS is more appropriate to write notification messages. Secondly you could post some of the terms of their feed, which provides that the content is for personal use only and you should be contacted for the rights to organize. While this will not stop those determined to copy the content of your RSS feed that will help create awareness of the issue. Allan is the webmaster in an RSS resource for webmasters.