Feedage.com Groups Tool

Feedage.com Group tool allows you to create lists of your favorite feeds.  Feeds can be added to or removed from your favorites list at any time.  You can also share your favorites list with friends.  This can be done simply by sending them the URL provided to you by Feedage.com.  This URL can be found under My Groups following your favorites list.  
 
How to use the Groups tool:
  • Log in or create a free Feedage account
  • Under Quick Links
  • Click on Feedage Groups
  • Create a group
  • Give it a Group Name
  • Give it a Group Description
  • Hit Create group (you now have your favorites list created)

Once you create a Group (favorites list) you can then add multiple feeds to it:

  • Search for feeds using the Search option
  • Enter the URL of the feed and click the Add button

Feedage.com Bulk Upload Tool

If you have multiple feeds to submit you can use the Bulk Upload tool.  Multiple feeds can be submitted at one time rather than submitting each feed separately.  Bulk Upload is a great tool that will save you a lot of time as long as it is used appropriately.  With that said, you can bulk load only one set at a time (opening multiple browsers to run multiple uploads is not possible) .  Something else to keep in mind is that you need to keep your User Rating above 50.  Duplicate feeds are a large contributor to your User Rating.  Submitting duplicate feeds will result in your User Rating falling below 50 at which time you can no longer submit new feeds.  Creating a new account to get around the 50 rating is against our Terms of Service.
 

How to use the Bulk Upload tool:

  • Log in or create a free Feedage account
  • Click on Submit Feed (gray bar)
  • Click on Bulk Loader
  • Enter the URL of each Feed to be submitted
  • Hit Submit

Feedage.com Tool – Alerts

Feedage.com RSS Alerts allow you to receive your favorite RSS Feeds in your E-mail. You can also enable custom filters that will only notify you if the RSS Feed has been updated and it meets the criteria specified in the filter. This gives the RSS reader the ability to filter feeds based on keywords and simple boolean logic.
 
Feedage.com RSS Alerts allows you to read your RSS Feed via your e-mail while at the same time filtering out what you do not want to receive. Our easy to use interface allows users to select RSS Feeds and create filter rules. Once configured, RSS Feeds are delivered directly to your e-mail. RSS Alerts will monitor the RSS Feed and send it to the specified E-mail address if the RSS Feed has been updated.  Feedage.com RSS Alerts is Free for up to 10 RSS Feeds monitored daily.
 
How to use Alerts:
  • Log In or Create a free Feedage Account
  • Click on My Alerts (orange tab)
  • Click on Add Alert
  • Fill in Alert name, RSS Feed URL, Filter & How often
  • Leave checked or uncheck Enabled box
  • Hit Save

New tools on Feedage.com

Go to Feedage.com and you’ll notice a new look to the front page.  You’ll see two boxes, one with a link to “Find RSS Feeds” and one with a link to “Promote your content”.  Adding these features is just another way that we are continuously looking at ways to improve while maintaining our user friendliness.

Click on “Find RSS Feeds” and you can access a list of tools to find quality RSS Feeds:

Click on “Promote your content” and you can access tools to promote your content:

Promoting your WordPress blogs

Use Feedage.com to promote your WordPress blog.  Get started by going to WordPress.org to download and install wordpress.  You’re then on your way to creating your own blogs.  And yes, WordPress.org is free to use.

Once you start creating blogs, you can then further promote them by submitting them to Feedage.com.  Feedage Tracker is a plugin and will allow you to add subscription buttons to your WordPress blog.  Using this plugin will allow you to track the subscriptions to your RSS Feeds.  Users can use the buttons to add your RSS Feed to the major readers and will allow you to use the Feedage.com tracker to monitor your RSS Feed usage.

The Feedage Tracker plugin is very easy to use.  Just follow these steps:

  • Create a Free Feedage.com account
  • Download the plugin
  • Copy or FTP it to the plugin directory of your WordPress installation
  • Activate the plugin
  • Configure the plugin by adding your Feedage.com username

Promote your WordPress blog through Feedage.com without using the plugin by following these simple steps:

  • WordPress generates two RSS feeds, one for the posts and one for comments.  Submit both feeds.
  • Find the URL for your RSS feed by clicking separately on Entries (RSS) and Comments (RSS)
  • Copy the URL for your RSS feed from the address bar
  • Go to http://www.feedage.com/submit.php
  • Log in (or create an account if you do not have one)
  • Paste the URL of your RSS Feed into the “Enter the URL of the Feed” spot
  • Select a niche
  • Hit submit

A few simple steps and you will be on your way to promoting your blogs with Feedage.com.

Updated Adult Content Detection Algorithm

We have just made a major upgrade to our adult content detection algorithm. This new method should both catch more adult sites that are against our Terms of Service and not block content that is acceptable.

We believe it is valuable to both our content providers and users looking for high quality RSS Feeds to block adult content and content that the major search engines see as spam.

If you believe your RSS Feed has been wrongly marked adult, please contact Feedage.com support and we will look into it.

Thanks for your interest and support in making the Internets best RSS Directory.

Create your favorite RSS Mashup with Feedage.com RSS Blender Tool

Feedage.com Blender is a great tool that allows you to create custom RSS mashups and it is free to use. RSS Blender will create a custom RSS Feed from two or more sources. 

The Blender tool will create a RSS 2.0 Feed from any mix of Feeds.  Simply Enter the URL of the Feeds you want to mix, the number of stories from that feed and the Feedage.com Blender will create a custom RSS Feed for you. 
 
Try the Blender tool:
  • Sign in or create an account with Feedage.com
  • Under Quick Links – Click on RSS Blender
  • Choose a Blend name
  • Enter the URL’s you want
  • Enter the count
  • Hit Blend

Know your Feedage.com User Rating – Your Feeds depend on it.

I want to start off by saying if you submit good quality feeds, you don’t spam our RSS directory and you are not submitting thousands of affiliate feeds then these changes should not effect you. Keep up the great work! Feedage.com is committed to helping you promote your content, and to users looking for your high quality content.

To cut down on users intent on spamming our directory and submitting thousands of affiliate feeds we have enabled some new rules. Users now need to maintain a user rating of 50  to  submit RSS Feeds to the Feedage.com RSS Directory.

Your user rating is displayed on your profile page and you can get additional details on how your rating is calculated. The two most critical elements of your user rating are the grade of your RSS Feeds, and the number of duplicate Feeds you submit. New users get a user rating of 0 until we rate them, usually within a few days. Until a user is rated, you can submit feeds.

To learn how to improve your Feed grade you can read about our Feedage.com Grading System and you can user our Feed Inspector to get hints on what to improve.

Duplicate Feeds are probably even more important to maintaining a good user rating. Duplicate feeds are where the content of the feed is identical to one or more feeds you submitted. While we have always blocked duplicate URLs from being submitted  users have found ways to submit the same content under different URLs. While you think this might improve your chances of getting syndicated, it will now lower your user rating.

To help users identify duplicate feeds your My Feeds will display duplicates will a red back-ground. You will need to delete the duplicate.

Is Feedage.com against affiliate marketing? No. We have many users that run successful affiliate marketing businesses by adding value in the form of reviews and clean promoting methods. We welcome these users. We do not want users submitting the 12 most common misspellings of IPOD, or the same feed with four different URLs.

How to promote your Squidoo lens

You can use http://www.feedage.com/ to promote your Squidoo lens.  To get started go to http://www.Squidoo.com/, create an account and create a lens (a single page about a specific topic).  You can create a lens about any topic of interest and then write about it.  Squidoo.com is a free way to publish your own lens.  You can then take the RSS Feed that Squidoo generates for your lens and submit it to Feedage.com to further promote your content.  You will also share the earnings made on the ads on Squidoo pages.

Follow these simple steps:

  • Find the URL for your Squidoo RSS Feed by clicking on the orange RSS symbol on your lens (this will open your RSS Feed in a new browser)
  • Copy the URL from the address bar
  • Go to http://www.feedage.com/submit.php
  • Log in (or create an account if you do not have one)
  • Paste the URL of your RSS Feed into the “Enter the URL of the Feed” spot
  • Select a niche
  • Hit submit

Follow these steps and you will soon be on your way to promoting your Squidoo lens and earning some $$ too.

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!