Content Distribution made Easy... Easier than...
Like many of you I find it difficult (at times) to manage all the sites content that is published.
I also find at times difficulty publishing content to the groups I am addressing in my articles.
Normally I would use feedburner to push my RSS site feeds out to the world.
Or I would focus on sitemaps and have Google handle the pushing of content.
But then MSN and Yahoo joined in an wanted sitemaps but only slightly different from Google.
I'm glad today they eat the one feed I provide them with and don't force me to create a custom feed for each search engine online.
What I found to work for me might not work for you but it's what I setup in the old days that had my pages indexed in Google, Yahoo and MSN faster than you could spell check the same article.
Before I go giving you my secrets of SEO work let's talk content and pages for a minute.
I write for 10 websites that I manage and own.
I have in the past been able to focus on all of the sites but lately with other programming gigs I have neglected a few of my sites.
The other year I found a site called TwitterFeed.com.
This site sounded too good to be true so I only setup one of my websites and 3 of my social media feeds with it.
TwitterFeed.Com published over 700 posts I made in one site over the last year or so perfectly to one of my twitter, facebook and linkedIn accounts.
This month I started setting up RSS Feeds from my front in Umbraco to match my backend ASP classic feeds. All pointing to TwitterFeed.com or should I say all republished by twitterfeed.com
It's made my life easier and with 5 of the 10 sites being push marketed via Twitter I think it's going to go a long way.
So what makes TwitterFeed so good for my sites?
It's formating of RSS is easy, I can build a .Net or ASP Classic feed, add it and have it pushing posts I make in my site to all my twitter (2) accounts.
Let me help you with your first feed.
Say you have a News and Announcements section called News Articles.
Build a RSS feed for the news and then publish the feed to your TwitterFeed that does Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, App.Net.
You can select how often your RSS feed is read and how many posts you are to publish at each reading.
If you have allot of old conent you can push market your feeds by GUID and then update after you have all your push marketing complete with pubDate settings.
Feeds shouldn't be long and one of the tricks to getting your feed completely published nicely is to not have the whole then pushed online just because you have tons of pages.
Let's publish one new article every 6 hours order by GUID and allow it to scan your list.
Make your RSS feed display 25, 50 and 100 feeds if you have more than 100 you can go up in the number just remember the bandwidth load times.
If you are running a online store you might need to create several different RSS feeds based on product groups if you plan on publishing all of your products via social media.
Be sure your feeds are setup correctly for the feed.
Typically this is Date, Title and Summary.
I use Article Summary and Article Titles to create my posts.