Hyplo.com – Hyperlocal Directory

Feedage.com has just launched Hyplo.com.

Hyplo.com is a Free directory of hyperlocal sites. Users can find blogs and news sites about their local town. Currently we have over 20,000 local sites in the directory. Every site is GEO-located, with user ratings and reviews.

Users looking for hyperlocal news can search by zip, city or state. With over 20,000 sites we already have sites for most US cities. We are constantly reviewing and approving new sites. Like our efforts on Feedage.com, we continually strive to have just the best sites in our directories.

Authors and editors of hyperlocal sites can suggest their site for review. Our multistage review process works to ensure that only the highest quality sites are approved and GEO-tagged with the appropriate location.

More changes to focus on Quality RSS Feeds

We have put recaptcha on our html2rss and blender tools.

This was needed to cut down on the large number of people using automated tools to create URL link farms with these tools. While we understand and support the SEO aspects of Feedage.com our primary mission is to provide a high Quality categorized RSS Feed directory.

Unfortunately this will add more burden to our legitimate users. We feel this is needed to ensure we keep only high Quality RSS Feeds in our directory.

Share RSS Feeds

Share RSS Feeds: one of the many functions of Feedage.com.  Sharing your RSS Feeds has never been easier. Simply create a free account and submit your RSS Feeds, thats all it takes to share RSS Feeds with the world.

Why share RSS Feeds with Feedage.com? We have a proven record of maintaining a directory of only the best RSS Feeds. Our users and the major search engines have come to expect only high quality RSS Feeds. With over 2 million page views per month, Feedage.com gives your RSS Feeds the exposure it needs.

Already sharing RSS Feeds using Feedage.com? Tell us about your experience and results.  Have you found RSS Feeds using the Feedage.com directory?  Tell us what you think.

Sharing RSS Feeds is a great way to get your message out. Many Feedage.com users have had great success sharing RSS Feeds with friends and the world. Create your free account and start submitting today.

Submit your RSS Feed today! Once you have submitted your RSS Feeds to Feedage.com RSS Directory, readers can subscribe to your Feed using many popular RSS readers including Google Reader, Yahoo and many more. Readers can search and find RSS Feeds with the content they are looking for.

Looking for an RSS media Directory? Feedage.com supports media RSS and allows users to search for RSS media feeds based on both content and media type. What is RSS Media? RSS Media is an extension to the RSS standard that allows content providers to syndicate media like video, audio and images.

A Giant RSS Feed list. Feedage.com’s RSS Directory is a giant RSS Feed list. Our list of Feeds cover every topic and every language from around the globe. Users can search our RSS Feed list to find and subscribe to high quality RSS Feeds. Every Feed is graded by our Feed inspector and rated by our readers. This keeps recent, informative authoritative Feeds at the top of our RSS Feed list.

An article form WebProNews on Content Syndication

I just read an interesting article from WebProNews on how  Content Syndication Is Your Friend
by Mike McDonald.

I suggest you have a quick read.

If I was to summarize the article; it suggests that the back links and exposure gained from syndication outweighs the unknown impact of duplicate content.

Obviously here at Feedage.com we believe this is very much the case. While having your website or blog show up on the first page of Google is what we all want, if you don’t have the time, money or knowledge to do good SEO for your content, submitting it to syndication services can be very beneficial.

Tell us your thoughts!

RSS – Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery

Back on September 25, 2008 I received a Google alert about a blog post that mentioned Feedage.com. When I read this particular post I was very surprised to read the someone was going to build a RSS aggregator like Feedage.com but better. There are many aggregators out there and one more did not bother me. But when I looked at the site and saw the resemblance to Feedage.com I got a chuckle out of it. I figured imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

If you look at the two sites you will see many similarities. Here are some specific similarities:

Feedage.com The Other site

Today I was working on Feedage.com, trying to make sure our users are getting the best exposure and service possible, I came across a new site by the same person who created the Feedage.com clone. The name of the site is html2rss.com. The funny part is in March of this year (2009) Feedage.com created a tool called , you guessed it, html2rss. I first thought maybe html2rss.com was first and that we somehow used their name. A quick check with `whois` says `it aint so`. html2rss.com was register on may 8th 2009.

So we are back to “Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery”.

There is one area he does not seem to have duplicated:

I wonder what he will copy from us next?

How to get indexed in Google Fast…

I have read a couple of different articles about how fast Feedage.com pages get indexed by Google. I thought it would be interesting to analyze some data.

To know when Google has Indexed a page, I use Google Alerts. I find this very handy for getting notified when Google adds Feedage.com related pages to it’s index. I receive a Google alerts e-mail every day. I used the time-stamp from the e-mail as the time when Google indexed the page.

When pages are added to Feedage.com they are marked with a time-stamp (Date Added). This will be used for the time-stamp for when the feed was added to Feedage.com.

I chose the following 5 Examples. You will note that 4 of these the time from when the RSS Feed was submitted to Feedage.com till when Google indexed the page was less 12 hours. The fifth example took around 9 months. I can’t say that I understand why this last example took so long. Looking quickly through my past Google Alerts, I did not see any other example that took more then a couple of days.

Example 1:

Feedage.com URL: http://www.feedage.com/feeds.php?feed=2451002
Feedage Date Added: 2008-11-09 05:30:50
Google Alert time: 2008-11-09 10:30

Time from being submitted into Feedage.com until it was indexed by Google: ~5 hrs

Example 2:

Feedage.com URL: http://www.feedage.com/feeds.php?feed=2446720
Feedage Date Added: 2008-11-07 04:03:03
Google Alert time: 2008-11-07 07:39

Time from being submitted into Feedage.com until it was indexed by Google: ~3.5 hrs

Example 3:

Feedage.com URL: http://www.feedage.com/feeds.php?feed=2444288
Feedage Date Added: 2008-11-06 02:34:51
Google Alert time: 2008-11-07 06:50

Time from being submitted into Feedage.com until it was indexed by Google: ~4.5 hrs

Example 4:

Feedage.com URL: http://www.feedage.com/feeds.php?feed=2440816
Feedage Date Added: 2008-11-04 22:33:28
Google Alert time: 2008-11-05 06:52

Time from being submitted into Feedage.com until it was indexed by Google: ~7.5 hrs

Example 5:

Feedage.com URL: http://www.feedage.com/feeds.php?feed=256501
Feedage Date Added: 2007-02-28 08:10:31
Google Alert time: 2008-11-08 14:35

Time from being submitted into Feedage.com until it was indexed by Google: ~9 months.

Why submit your RSS Feeds to Feedage.com

Increased Traffic

Whether you are trying to promote your Blog, sell a product or build branding; we are all trying to increase the traffic to our websites. Feedage.com helps you accomplish this in several ways.

Users of Feedage.com can search the Feedage directory and preview your RSS Feed. If you provide a high quality RSS Feed with good content our users are likely to subscribe to your Feed. Our users have subscribed to over 900,000 feeds, approximately 30,000 a month from Feedage.com.

SEO Back-links

Feedage.com gives our users a preview of your current RSS Feed. This allows the users to better judge if your RSS feed contains information they are looking for. This preview also gives you links back to your website. These back-links can be very valuable.

Related articles:

I put together the following list of articles that talk about the benefit of submitting RSS Feeds to RSS aggregators.