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Syndicate your blog posts with little effort!<br />
The bad old days<br />
…and now<br />
How do you find the time to post you photos in so many places?<br />
I don’t!<br />
It is easy<br />
But it requires a little magic<br />
The Magic of Syndication<br />“A feed is a machine readable (usually XML) content publication that is updated regularly. M...
Huh?<br />
Syndication - “The bullet points slide”<br />Usually Really Simple Syndication – RSS<br />Made for computers to read - XML...
Try it at home<br />Simple add /feed to the address of your blog<br />E.g.<br />http://www.notesfromthecape.com/feed<br />
www.dlvr.it “deliver it”<br />
http://www.notesfromthecape.com/feed<br />Remember this from earlier<br />
A little more advanced<br />
http://www.notesfromthecape.com/category/daily-photo<br />http://www.notesfromthecape.com/category/daily-photo/feed<br />
Email subscriptions<br />
Highly customizable, but paid service<br />Free, but limited<br />Great stats!<br />
<ul><li>Both send email
Both use the blog feed
Both have signup form</li></li></ul><li>Getting really fancy now<br />
http://Myblog/feed<br />http://Feedblitz/newfeed<br />
You create the content, and automate the syndication<br />
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Craig strachan (WordPress Cape Town Syndication Handouts)

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Using the power of feeds to increase your readership by automate distributing your content. Learn how to increase your readership and gain more exposure to your blog. Learn how to use existing (and mostly free) tools to set-up a system get automatically display your blog posts on Facebook, LinkedIn & Twitter. Find out how to provide automated email subscription to new blog posts, and monitor which of these channels are most effective in increasing readership.

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Craig strachan (WordPress Cape Town Syndication Handouts)

  1. 1. Syndicate your blog posts with little effort!<br />
  2. 2. The bad old days<br />
  3. 3.
  4. 4.
  5. 5. …and now<br />
  6. 6.
  7. 7.
  8. 8.
  9. 9.
  10. 10.
  11. 11.
  12. 12. How do you find the time to post you photos in so many places?<br />
  13. 13. I don’t!<br />
  14. 14.
  15. 15. It is easy<br />
  16. 16. But it requires a little magic<br />
  17. 17. The Magic of Syndication<br />“A feed is a machine readable (usually XML) content publication that is updated regularly. Many weblogs publish a feed (usually RSS, but also possibly Atom and RDF and so on). There are tools out there that call themselves "feedreaders". What they do is they keep checking specified blogs to see if they have been updated, and when the blogs are updated, they display the new post, and a link to it, with an excerpt (or the whole contents) of the post. Each feed contains items that are published over time. When checking a feed, the feedreader is actually looking for new items. New items are automatically discovered and downloaded for you to read. Just so you don't have to visit all the blogs you are interested in. All you have to do with these feedreaders is to add the link to the RSS feed of all the blogs you are interested in. The feedreader will then inform you when any of the blogs have new posts in them. Most blogs have these "Syndication" feeds available for the readers to use. “<br />http://codex.wordpress.org/Introduction_to_Blogging#<br />
  18. 18. Huh?<br />
  19. 19. Syndication - “The bullet points slide”<br />Usually Really Simple Syndication – RSS<br />Made for computers to read - XML view<br />Not for people to read<br />Built into WordPress (yay!)<br />Updates automatically (whenever you post!)<br />Applies to posts only, not pages<br />
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  21. 21. Try it at home<br />Simple add /feed to the address of your blog<br />E.g.<br />http://www.notesfromthecape.com/feed<br />
  22. 22.
  23. 23. www.dlvr.it “deliver it”<br />
  24. 24.
  25. 25.
  26. 26. http://www.notesfromthecape.com/feed<br />Remember this from earlier<br />
  27. 27. A little more advanced<br />
  28. 28. http://www.notesfromthecape.com/category/daily-photo<br />http://www.notesfromthecape.com/category/daily-photo/feed<br />
  29. 29.
  30. 30.
  31. 31.
  32. 32. Email subscriptions<br />
  33. 33. Highly customizable, but paid service<br />Free, but limited<br />Great stats!<br />
  34. 34. <ul><li>Both send email
  35. 35. Both use the blog feed
  36. 36. Both have signup form</li></li></ul><li>Getting really fancy now<br />
  37. 37. http://Myblog/feed<br />http://Feedblitz/newfeed<br />
  38. 38. You create the content, and automate the syndication<br />
  39. 39. www.craigstrachan.com<br />craig@craigstrachan.com<br />www.facebook.com/cdstrachan<br />@cdstrachan<br />

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