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Finding Good Product RSS Feeds

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by efilteewsyragus, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. efilteewsyragus

    efilteewsyragus Newbie

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    Hey everyone!! I've been lurking around here for sooooo long, and learning SOOOO much about internet marketing! It finally came to the point where I've just got to start posting, though, as I'm starting to formulate questions that my searches around the forum aren't answering. o3o~

    So I'm working on these autoblogs. It's a simple formula of a Wordpress blog (my own hosting) with the FeedWordpress plugin channeling RSS feeds into it. What makes the blog monetized is Skimlinks, which assures that all outbound links to products are affiliate links.

    I thought I'd be all set if I could go on any shopping site's New Arrivals page, grab their RSS feed, and just have that constantly posting the latest products onto my blog. I formulated this method with designers in mind, such as Betsey Johnson, Vince Camuto, etc, what with my main niche being fashion.

    I was SO SURPRISED to find that pretty much NONE of the stores I had planned to showcase had RSS feeds for their products!! O_O Is this normal?? I even have Google's RSS Subscription Extension (Chrome) to autodetect whether a site has an RSS feed, and it was showing up nothing (I know the extension isn't perfect and often fails to display the RSS icon in the url bar even when there's an obvious RSS link on the page. But trust me, I scoured those pages looking for RSS feeds and there were none).

    Then I had the idea of using Google's Product Search (that very nice Shopping tab that they have) and seeing if I could grab an RSS feed of the search results. MANNNNN that would have been great, if only it worked. The info in the sidebar on the left had sooo many stores listed (all of which were under Skimlinks' umbrella of approved stores - I checked. Manually.), and the products listed were of great quality even for my simple search terms. Unfortunately, there wasn't any way (that I could find, at least - and that's why I'm posting here) to grab a feed of the search results, not even after narrowing down your search categories to be super-specific.

    So I guess my question is kind of twofold...
    1.) IS there a way to generate an RSS feed from a Google Product Search result?? Because if there is, my blogs would be set for LIFE.
    If not, then:
    2.) Do you have any suggestions for where I CAN grab some nice product RSS feeds? :D
     
  2. efilteewsyragus

    efilteewsyragus Newbie

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    Me again!! I hope bumping is okay after 48 hours. o^o If not then I am terribly sorry!

    Anyway, I just wanted to share that I found Dapper, which you can look at for yourself at open.dapper.en-ee-tee (lol sound out the end)

    It seems to be everything that I need - it can turn any Web page into an RSS feed! I was practically drooling watching the demonstration video. It looked so simple and perfect!!

    But as with all things that would make my life easer

    it seems to be an abandoned app that isn't functional any more. ._. Trying to create a new "dapp" leads to a error 503 page, and even searching for existing dapps brings up errors.

    Sooooo my NEXT question is: is there anything out the comparable to Dapper? I would DIEEEE to have something that could turn any page into an RSS feed.
     
  3. ItisIsaysMe

    ItisIsaysMe Registered Member

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    Yes there is some great source for this. Try Goldencan.com, popshops.com, and DataFeedr. There are also dropshippers with data feeds like http://www.dropship-business.com/Marketing/DD_datafeed-dropship-plan.asp. I already do the same thing. Have a couple hundred stores using these resources, and do quite well :). I build sub-domains mostly though so I can get the exact match keyword phrase I am looking to target. Good Luck