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Yahoo and RSS Gnomedex 4 Scott Gatz
Y! News first to publish RSS First feeds - Aug 03 Began with broad sectional feeds (Top Stories, World, etc.) Evolved to aggregated topical feeds (Elections, Middle East, Personal Tech, etc.) 75+ feeds today Promotion: –First from a feeds page –Now: most pages by loose relevance
Now Yahoo! publishes tons of feeds Yahoo! News~75 feeds Yahoo! Sports (feed for each team) Over 250 feeds Editorial Sites: –Ask Yahoo! –Buzz Index –Yahooligans for Kids –Education ~30 feeds Yahoo! GroupsHundreds of Thousands Over ½ million RSS feeds published
Launched RSS Beta Module for My Y!
Add to My Yahoo! popping up everywhere craigslist
The All-New My Yahoo! Demo More info at:
Our users (and Y!) will thank you if you… Title your feeds well Make your channel description…descriptive Make item titles descriptive –And include a description/summary Provide pubDate for each item Use technology to make things easier on us –Language field should not be Windows or %bloglanguage% –We check last mod date help us not fetch unnecessarily –Ping us when you update Use Add to My Yahoo! buttons
URLs to check out FAQ for Publishers of RSS –http://my.yahoo.com/s/faq/rss/publishers.html Add Attendees Blogs to My Yahoo! –http://my.yahoo.com/s/gnomedex.html Info on the new My Yahoo! –http://my.yahoo.com/s/about/
Inbound – Political Blog Roundup Launched 8/26; needed as part of broad based Election coverage Plan is increase level of promotion as Election season crescendos.