Feedage Grading System

Overview

Grades - An explanation of the RSS grades

SEO Information - Why grading is beneficial

Feedage Inspector - Grade your RSS Feed

Send your RSS Feed back to school - An article about the benefits of grading your RSS feeds.

 

 

Overview

The Feedage RSS Feed Grading System (Feedage FGS) is designed to help subscribers to find higher quality RSS Feeds. Feedage FGS looks at many different aspects of the RSS Feed and assigns a score to the Feed. Each aspect is individually graded, weighted and summed to create an overall score. These scores are updated frequently as the RSS Feed source is always changing. The scoring model is based on historical usage data from the Feedage database. By studying the most subscribed and highest user rated feeds we created models to grade against.

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Grades

Grades
Definition
Grade A Grade A
These Feeds have scored very high in each of the major categories. They have the best fit to the model.
Grade B Grade B
These Feeds have scored high in most of the major categories. Often these are good feeds that are either too brief or too wordy.
Grade C Grade C
These Feeds score ok in each of the major categories. Often these feeds are older and either too brief or too wordy.
Grade D Grade D
These Feeds have scored poorly in each of the major categories. Often feeds that have not been updated to many days or feeds that have 1 or less items in them.
Not Yet Rated Not Yet Rated
These Feeds have not yet been scored. We keep our inspectors running full time, but it takes time too inspect and score every feed.

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SEO Information

Why use the Feedage Feed Grading System?

Increased probability of being syndicated! By analyzing the feeds that users have subscribed to and rating information from real users we have been able to define a model that best fits the subscribers usage pattern. By having your RSS Feed conform more closely to this model will increase the probability that your feed will be subscribed to. The model shows that feeds that are not current or contain too much information in either then number of items or the number or words are poorly subscribed to . Remember most users are trying to use RSS Feeds to reduce the amount of information they need to read to find the material that is most important to them.

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