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Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by westham, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. westham

    westham Newbie

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    Hello,

    I have got a lot of backlinks and have created an RSS feed in the hope of getting G to crawl them and give me the link juice.

    If I host the rss feed on my own site (the one where the backlinks point to) would this be bad in the eyes of G?

    Where would you recommend hosting the RSS feed?

    Are there any free public sites that host them? Which are the best ones?

    Thanks!
     
  2. hackedd

    hackedd Junior Member

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    Maybe try this hitrss.
     
  3. paincake

    paincake Power Member

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    http://hostmyrss.com
     
  4. westham

    westham Newbie

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    Thanks for the suggestion but I had a look and it seems you have to manually add each rss item. With 1000s of backlinks it isn't really feasible.

    I already have xml rss feeds created (100 links per feed) and ideally would like to be able to upload the xml files.
     
  5. westham

    westham Newbie

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    Thanks for the suggestion.

    Link2rss - good to create xml feeds as you can paste 1000s of links and use spintax for the titles/descriptions/etc and it churns away and pumps out your various feeds of 100 a piece.

    hostmyrss - This does what is says on the tin, hosts rss, but it doesn't allow you to upload previously created xml rss feeds. You have to paste 100 links a time and then write the title/description for each feed.

    Hostmyrss would work for sure but with the manually pasting 100 links then writing titles/descriptions for every feed it would be labour intensive when you have 1000s of links.

    Is there nowhere that hosts the rss but also allows you to upload ready made xml feeds?
     
  6. SEORasta

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    I use links2rss and othes say to ftp it to a domain after you have created teh xml. What im thinking of is making a throwaway blog and setting up pages to hold 500 links _ an article of somesort to make google crawl it that way. Wonder if it will index them without an rss.
     
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    paincake Power Member

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    ^^^ what he said.
    Westham, what you're describing is web hosting. Just get a free one and upload the files via ftp.
     
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    Do you think the idea of a blog with pasted profile links on it can help as well? make it maybe 500 per page with a article on something
     
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    I think I've heard that some people do it. It depends on how often google crawls your blog. Perhaps it would work with blogger blogs; try creating new blogs everytime you need to publish feeds.
     
  10. blackhatdavid

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    I too am in the middle of going through the same process. There are a few problems/concerns to remember.

    1.) With most of these options, you will be hosting the RSS feeds yourself (on your hosting service). If you do this, you will need to take care to watch your hosting bandwidth usage. If your have a lot of feeds, and a lot of splogs (spam blogs) get hold of them and start using your feeds as content for their sites (which is really what you are wanting BTW), your bandwidth usage can jump and cause you a problem with your hosting company.

    2.) The bad part of the other side is that, like you noted, there is no "automated" way to create these feeds.

    A couple things I have found in my search:

    IceRocket seems to be the best RSS feed creator/hoster that I can find at the moment. I have an account at HostMyRSS, and that service does not seem to be working any longer. Jon is on to bigger and better things (aka The Best Spinner).

    With IceRocket, you have to manually type everything in to create your feed though.

    So, you are still left with the two problems - you either have to type everything in or you have to host the RSS feeds yourself.

    To solve the IceRocket problem, I am working on a iMacros script that will take a text file and create a feed automatically from that. I will still have to create the text file, but this is much easier than having to type everything in on a web site.

    If you are willing to host the feeds yourself, you may want to look at RSS Xploiter (I think it is available here somewhere). It is a Windows program that will automatically create feeds for you and FTP them to your host for you to host yourself. It looks like a pretty slick program.
     
  11. westham

    westham Newbie

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    That pretty much answers my question. As I want others to host my RSS I will need to use IceRocket and try to automate it with a script, as you are doing with iMacro.

    Cheers!