02/20/2006 Make Money
from RSS Feeds
Publishers are evaluating options and
determining how they can profit from RSS
feeds. The two obvious contenders that publishers
are considering to profit from their RSS
feeds are: subscription RSS feeds and RSS
Monetizing RSS Feeds
Mac v2 Beta Released
A new beta version of FeedForAll Mac
has been released. The new beta FeedForAll
Mac version incorporates a number of requested
FeedForAll Mac now supports unified publishing.
Publish the feed, all enclosures,
images, and other files at the same time
to FTP, .Mac or servers on your
local network. This feature also supports publishing
the feed in a variety of export formats
and publishing an OPML list.
The Yahoo® Media Extensions (Media RSS)
has been added to the list of
supported Extensions (XML Namespaces) when
creating Feeds and Podcasts.
FeedForAll Mac supports adding metadata
iTunes®, Microsoft® Simple List Extensions
(cf), Dublin Core (dc), Syndication
(sy), and Content as well.
Import items from other feeds. FeedForAll
Mac uses a new advanced import
feature allowing the user greater control
over the items imported.
FeedForAll Mac now has OPML capabilities.
This includes the ability to
create a simple OPML list or blogroll of
the feeds that you work with
in FeedForAll Mac.
In addition to being able to specify an
XSL file, now a CSS file can
be specified for controlling the display
of the contents of the feed.
Checkout FeedForAll Mac Beta
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Use RSS to Sell Homes
Daily more and more realtors are turning
to RSS as a tool to market homes for sale.
The growing RSS phenomenon in the realty
market makes perfect sense. Unlike email
RSS feeds have a 100% delivery rate. In
addition the costs involved in creating
and managing an RSS feed are insignificant
when compared to the print advertising Realtors
spend on each week. Imagine the amount spent
each week to promote various properties
in circulars and weekly newspapers, compared
to the costs associated with updating and
managing an RSS feed.
Realtors Employ RSS to Sell Homes
02/01/2006 Help with
Just a reminder on the FeedForAll website we have a
series of educational articles to help users
who are trying to learn. Articles include:
Steps to Creating and Promoting Feeds
- It seems like all Internet businesses
now have RSS feeds available; at least your
competitors do. You have finally made the
decision that you have to have one. Where
do you start?
Displaying RSS Feeds - Content
contained in RSS feeds can be added to websites
a number of different ways. Each method
for displaying the RSS feed has pros and
cons associated with it. Webmasters will
need to determine which option will best
meet their hosting and technology needs.
Ego Searches & RSS - Ego
searches are free and simple searches designed
to monitor blogs and news portals for mentions
of your company, product, competitors or
other specific keywords.
Copyright Debate - RSS is commonly
defined as really simple syndication. So,
this means that any material contained in
a feed is available for syndication, right?
Check out the full article directory for additional
articles (on the bottom)
01/25/2006 Cache RSS
Feeds to Save Bandwidth
FeedForAll is pleased to announce the
release of rss2html Cache. This new module
allows users of the rss2html.php script
the ability to have their source RSS feeds
cached, significantly speeding up the web
page display time.
The new rss2html Cache module will expedite
the retrieval and conversion of RSS feeds
into html web pages.
Once the feed is cached it will be read
from the local hard drive for a specified
amount of time. After the specified time
has lapsed, the RSS feed will be fetched
again. This allows the contents of the RSS
feed being displayed to remain current,
while expediting the whole process.
The new rss2html cache module will be made
available free of charge to all registered
users of FeedForAll or FeedForAll Mac.
There is a beta version of FeedForAll v2 available for download
and trial. The new version supports namespace
extensions and includes numerous WYSWIG
Current version 1 registration keys will
work in the beta!
We've added a number of namespace extensions
to the namespace directory. The additional
Content - The purpose of the
Content namespace is to include the actual
content of websites in multiple formats.
Syndication - The Syndication
namespace is designed to give RSS feed readers
and aggregators hints as to how often a
feed is typically updated.
Dublin Core - The Dublin Core
namespace is used to identify meta data
associated with contents of a feed.
Google Base - The Google Base
namespace allows for attributes to be added
to the RSS feed and can contain additional
information related to the content. Feeds
using the Google Base namespace allow for
bulk uploads to Google Base and Google extracts
to appropriate information.
01/10/2006 The Latest
News from FeedForAll
Checkout the latest newsletter from FeedForAll. The
newsletter includes information on product
releases and articles related to RSS marketing.
is Launched for Prepublishing RSS Feeds
FeedForAll is pleased to announce the
release of FutureRSS. FutureRSS will be
made freely available to all registered
users of FeedForAll and FeedForAll Mac.
The future-rss.php script is used
to automatically delay the publication of
Items in an RSS feed. This allows Items
in a RSS feed to be created ahead of time,
and then slowly released over a period of
time. Many people have tried to set the
PubDate field on their RSS feed Items to
a future date and time, in an attempt to
have that particular item become 'visible'
to their feed's subscribers on that particular
date and time. Unfortunately, they will
soon find out that many RSS readers and
aggregators don't honor future PubDates,
and immediately show all their feed's items.
The future-rss.php script 'hides' the future
items from RSS feed readers and aggregators,
until their PubDate becomes current.
How it Works:
Point the future-rss.php script to your
RSS feed's location (either using a local
path, or an URL), and then use the URL of
the future-rss.php script as your feed's
address (the link you make available to
Additional information and download
01/03/2006 New Namespace
One of the benefits to RSS is its extendability.
In an effort to make it easier for users
to track the various namespaces we have
compiled a Namespace Directory that details
each of the tags and Namespace properties.
Read more about the the Namespace
01/01/2006 New Years
- Great Time to Trim Feeds
All year you have been adding to a growing
feed. New Years is a great time to trim
old content or archive blog feed posts.
Pruning feeds will help make sure they load
12/27/2005 RSS Support
Just a reminder about the online RSS
Support section on the FeedForAll website.
The support section is to help anyone using
RSS not just those using FeedForAll. The
RSS Forums - Discuss
features, problems, or anything else related
to FeedForAll, rss2html, RSS or Podcasting
Tutorials - tutorials for creating a podcast and for creating
an iTune compatible podcast.
by Step Demos - That walk users through
various software features.
Custom RSS Button Creator - Create
RSS Graphics and Buttons in seconds, for
your website FREE of charge!
An RSS Power Point - available
to show to user groups.
Documentation - documentation
for the various RSS applications.
Support for Microsoft List Extensions in
The newest release of FeedForAll Mac includes integrated wizard
support for many popular namespaces, including
Microsoft Simple List Extensions, iTunes,
and Dublin Core. Rudimentary namespace support
is available for all other RSS 2.0 extensions.
The latest version of FeedForAll Mac can
be downloaded. The version 1.6 upgrade
is free to existing users.
FeedForAll's beta (the
windows version) currently includes rudimentary
support for namespace extensions but will
have integrated support, like that found
in FeedForAll Mac in the next release.
12/06/2005 Closer Look
at RSS Field Properties
So what is really suppose to go in all
those optional RSS feed tags? The following
page details the various tags
used in the RSS 2.0 specicification.
Understanding the fields will assist in
RSS feed creation.