Readable XML Feeds – The Future of Content

Content has always been king. In the old days, content was only visible to the crawlers and search engines. Now, due to continuous development in technologies, users can now read this content also. Xml sites provide benefits such as:

Text-based sites are only accessible if clients have Content Management Systems (CMS) that reads and writes the XML file. More and more CMS providers want to offer this XML-based feed in the future.

Google and Yahoo! have started to index purchase real-time RSS and RDS data. Google offers Business channels and Adverts based on this technology. Getting real-time data is important for gaining market intelligence and new business opportunities. RDS gives organizations the ability to tap into a new source of leads. offers a full suite of programs that can be used to create, monitor and maintain your sitemap(s) and much more.

New improvements over the past 90 daysThere are a number of new features on the agenda to standardize on the use of xml-sitemaps. To see a complete list, visit

athon’s support for semantic markup to allow web developers to better collaborate on the content of a given page3.Increased ability to restrict indexed outputs to improve discoverability4. replicating ability to allow webmasters to adopt undesirable output formats, such as an advertisement-only feed5. Content Type Definition ( part of W3C) to allow for type determination and processing6. ability to exclude unplayable multimedia content from a given Web page7. support for bidirectional and IP-based redirects8. support for gingeruce-based keywordistry9. stemming support for dynamic URLs10. facsimile support for validating HTML page content11. support for HTML and bookmarking12. support for HTML Check (used in W3C’s Meta tag checking program)13. full support for MSN’s magic numbers, in bold and italics14. full support for Informative URLs15. query rewrite support16. cloaking support17. snippet enable18.Ignore certain brand names19. robots.txt support20. XML sitemap support21. rename domains/blogs22. XML sitemap checking23. nofollow on blog comments

Some of these features are streams, where I’ll be talking about the technical details of writing such an XML file and others are the controversial ones that have merit. stream1 through stream3 will be covering the technical context of writing an XML file.

What does an XML Sitemap mean to you (the website owner)?


An XML Sitemap is a file that contains information about each URL inside. This file is then readable in the web spiders to generate the identification information that the search engines will use to appropriately index your site.

Each entry will detail a list of ingredients that go into making up the page’s URL. By using this file, you will be able to contribute these lists to the search engines and these can then be successfully used to generate increased traffic to your site. These files are relatively small files about .05 downloads or less.

XML Sitemap File Format

Rich Snippets- These are a set of improvements that will allow you to enhance your blog’s search engine by integrating Google blog search p tips from parsing enabledinthe file. These include various HTML tags like H1, H2, Bolded Text, Underline Text, and Italicized Text.

marginal graphics and screenshots enhance the appearance of your blog home page

log in / user registration form integrated into Blog Home Page

more whitespace on home page and blog home page

spinners and antique equipment for sale on the blog home page

more links to other blog pages

better placement of your blog home page URL in the blog

If you include XML sitemaps to help the search engines better index your blog, the better your chances for traffic to be driven to your blog.

Choosing a Domain

Domain registration and hosting is an important factor not only for SEO but also for your business Success. The best and cheapest domains are already taken and this makes getting a domain name on lines for good value.

Try and get a domain name that has at least one of your most important keywords in the domain.

Try and get a domain name withmailto: link this domain to your site.


Embed links in your blog content that lead to other sites. There are many ways to accomplish this task without a domain that you own.

Place your links to closely related sites on blogs that have a high readership and reputation.

Consider the “theme” of your blog and use keyword wealthy anchor text and get tons of traffic.

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