Registering and publishing with RSS (1/5) - exploring XML
Registering and publishing with RSS
Now that you have created and published the RSS file for your own Web site, you are ready to let the world know about your exciting new offering. While the good old methods of word of mouth and email signatures still work wonders, the most promising approach is to register your RSS file with one of the news sites.
- Registering with My Netscape Network (MNN)
- Registering with UserLand, Moreover.com and xmlTree
- Publishing from My Netscape Network (MNN) and UserLand
- Registering with Moreover.com and xmlTree
OverviewSimilar to Web directories news sites offer listings of RSS channels, grouped into subject matters. Such services, in no particular order, are:
|My Netscape||Webtop||Drive traffic to own site||Automated|
|UserLand||Aggregator||Syndicate channels to other Web sites||Automated|
|Moreover.com||Aggregator||Syndicate channels to other Web sites|
|xmlTree||Directory||Drive traffic to own site||Automated|
Although these sites all distribute news channels, their intentions and services vary widely.
My Netscape and UserLand allow a Web user to configure his own personalized "webtop", a desktop-like Web page displaying information from various sources, such as weather, stock quotes and the like. This information comes from a huge collection of channels, published by organizations and individuals, for instance the Wheather Channel and NASDAQ, respectively. Both sites allow content creators to submit their channel to the system.
Whereas My Netscape offers no support for publishing its channels anywhere else than my.netscape.com, UserLand divides between Frontend and Backend: the Web interface for reading news is the Frontend, whereas the Backend offers the same content in various formats, such as XML, over different protocols, like HTTP and SOAP.
xmlTree is a directory and search engine for XML content on the Web, which by definition includes RSS channels. Content creators can submit their RSS URLs to the site and add keywords to classify their offering. This process is equivalent to submitting a HTML URL to the likes of Google, Yahoo or AltaVista. This way xmlTree hopes to establish itself as the premier destination for searching for XML data on the Web.
On to registering your RSS channel.
Created: Jul 03, 2000
Revised: Jul 03, 2000