Proper Use of RSSGM 1.5

I’ve been getting a few Emails lately about my post on Proper RSSGM Use. So I thought I’d make a quick revisit to the post to help out a few people.

In the jist the emails boil down to long winded speeches about their hatred for installing Article Dashboard and how much bullshit is involved with Zend Optimizer. All I can say is, I completely agree, but don’t forget to use your thinking brains and shoot for some originality when faced with problems like this. Perhaps a WordPress install? Or you could just get mad and fustrated and end up kicking your poor dog named Wiki out the backdoor. Oops I didn’t just say Wiki outloud did I? You didn’t just hear that.

Lay back and relax while I hypnotise you. This will only take a moment.You didn’t hear aaaaaaaaaaaaaanything.

When I snap my fingers you will wake up*snap*

RSS Evolution Released

Last Friday Scott Trimble from Blog Solution released another product called RSS Evolution. I got to play around with it a little bit before it came out. It’s basically an executable RSS-static html converter. For those of you who have had the displeasure of playing around with previous RSS to HTML converters before such as HyperVRE you already understand that for how incredibly useful, quick, and easy they are not a single person has got them right. For some reason no one can manage to make one that freakin works! The few that manage to actually install correctly make sure to quickly crash. The small percentage remaining somehow manages to skew the templates to an incomprehensible mess of table cells.

It’s too bad to. I’m a firm believer that executable content scrapers are the future of content generators. PHP and perl with a snazzy little database are nice, but anything that takes me more than a half hour to setup naturally forces my engineering prowess to kick in and I end up spending the rest of the day coding an automated setup for it. Frankly….fuck all that. I’d rather just have an exe. I want to open a program on my nice little WinXP computer. Import a keyword list, type in a few rss feed urls, grab a template from Open Source Templates and hit go. RSS Evolution is exactly all this. It runs very well, very effeciently, but more importantly it is extremely versatile. It can pull almost any content and turn 10 keywords into a 1,000 in a matter of minutes. If you’re wanting to create a 1,000 adsense domains in one day I wouldn’t consider any other method.

Since I’m not a salesman and this is starting to sound like a salesletter I won’t hesitate to mention its major downside. Hey nothing is perfect . I know much of the text formatting is done in the template, but the program itself does fail on several counts to format multiple feeds on a single page in a readable manner. This isn’t something that will pass human check by any stretch of the imagination, but buy it for what it’s meant for. An extremely fast and versatile method of creating adsense pages. I’m not going to mention the price, because knowing Scott he tends to raise prices the more the product sells. Good strategy for both the buyers and the sellers if you ask me, but at the time of writing this the price is definitely worth it. I’m already having people email me asking about it since I did put up a testimonial, I’m so cheesy sometimes , but so far all the ones that asked me about it and ended up buying are liking it.

Click Here To Check It Out

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Search The AOL Database

My friend Danimal from The Danimal Report pointed out to me the other day that some people have finally developed a search engine based on the released AOL Search data.

Here is some of the better ones I’ve found.

AOL Search Database – Allows you to search the entire database by keyword, user id, and website url. Also allows sorting by user id, keyword, date, and website url.

SEO Sleuth – Very clean setup. Allows you to search by keyword or domain name. Shows search referals, incoming keywords, and diversity ratio by domain name. Even breaks it down by hours of the day.


SEO Blackhats New Forum

SEO BlackHat released a private blackhat forum this month. This will supposedly be a forum where the top black hatters post up their deepest darkest SEO secrets for the members, and where people can discuss new techniques openly. Sounds like a decent idea. Infact I think I had one of those kind of ideas before. I’m personally debating on whether or not to join.

The Advantages1) I may learn something new that I can implement myself2) I may meet someone there that can help me with one of my upcoming projects3) It may be an entertaining forum.The Disadvantages1)I understand there is some kind of disclosure thing. Everything on BlueHatSEO is original and of my design. If i see something in that forum, whether or not I already knew it, I couldn’t ever post it up on here; because they will just claim i stole it from the forum and shared it.2) $100/month. I’m not sure if it’s the fact that I’ve grown up in a very poor family but something about paying money for words never sat right with me. $100/month? I’m not quite sure where I stand with that. I’ve still to this day never bought an e-book in my life. I’m not sure if this would classify under the same principle.

The Biggest Disadvantage of All!3) My own Awstats at the moment are creating the best case of why I should not join the SEO BlackHat Private Forums 140 140

How much of my own content would I actually be paying for? What kind of blackhat forum is this? Are they just reposting Blue Hat Techniques and then being like, “Oh wow guys this forum is so damn useful! Check out all this neat stuff Eli wrote!”

I think I’m just going to save my hundred bucks and instead give SEOBlackHat a big fucking flaming finger instead.


Spam Microsoft

Akismet has protected your site from 796 spam comments.

This was from a 24 hour period on Blue Hat SEO. So once again the topic of blog spam has come up. Blog spam is extremely popular, and just because I’m now a blogger myself doesn’t mean I have an excuse to suddenly become naive and pretend it’s not an EXTREMELY powerful and effective way to market. Search engines have been trying their little hearts out for the last couple years to make blog spam useless, but the facts are; They still love every single last link. As it stands now I still can’t come up with a faster way to get indexed than to put up links on 10,000 PR3+ blogs.

Like all highly public link bombing techniques such as comment spamming and trackback spamming, it’s a dying technology. Since I’m a very outspoken advocate of not following the rest of the marketing pack I’ve tried to give out some unique blog spamming tips like how to spam gov and edu sites to help narrow you from the rest of the crowd.

So as boring as this topic is I’m going to come back with another one, and say hey spam these guys. Yes they accept trackbacks

Just for the record. Since I know for a fact that at least two of the major ppl that spam my site are also regular readers of it, I wanted to state spamming me only slows down how many posts I do a month, not inspires them. So don’t think you’re teaching me something new or impressing me. Don’t get me wrong I don’t mind Blue Hat getting spammed or link bombed. If I did, I’d be a hypocrite. Just don’t get the wrong impression.

Update 8/25/06- The spam has stopped completely. Thanks guys. I appreciate it I’ll give you one more for being so nice:


Proper Use of RSSGM

For those of you who are familiar with the popular RSSGM scraper I did want to point out a method I found to properly utilize it. Back in the day I created a couple RSSGM sites, and they got banned pretty quickly (2-5 months). For the sake of cheapness I also put it up on a couple white hat sites(article directories), and surprisingly THEY ARE STILL THERE! It was actually kind of shocking. I put up the RSSGM on subdirectories of Article Dashboard installs. Linked to it on the main page. Then boom, for some reason the article directory gave the RSSGM install quick indexing and some trust credits. So the RSSGM sites still are there, still rank, and are fully indexed.

For shits and giggles I later added multiple RSSGM installs on the same domain and they surpringly also stuck. Kinda funny if you ask me. So if your getting fustrated with your RSSGM installs getting banned so quickly try what I did. They both are free scripts and it works surpringly well.

Just thought I’d point that out since I’m sure there’s a few readers here that I know would really find use from that information.


Matt Cutt Videos

So Matt Cutts has made the leap into the video blogging world recently. I personally think this is a huge step in the right direction. Basically he is taking the time to create short 8 minute videos to answer questions from the people in the SEO world. The best part about it is he is actually answering REAL QUESTIONS.

Questions like:Does Google Analytics play a part in the SERPS?What are some SEO myths?

These are some really good questions that he is answering. This naturally shocks me quite a bit. Everytime I’ve seen Matt in an interview the interviewers are always kissing his ass and spend the entire time asking retarded questions like How does Google feel about spam? Well Jimmy, Google doesn’t like spam very much. Then of course after the interview all the listeners start kissing the asses of the interviewers. Oh my god that was such a profound interview. I learned so much. Instead of saying what everyone is thinking. Are you fuckin kidding me?! You had a Google engineer sitting there with an open mic and you didn’t ask a single real question!

All I can say is way to go Matt. Way to step up to the plate and swing. He didn’t have to do this. He could of just have picked all the lame questions, but he chose to do it anyways. You really got to respect him for that.


Proper Indexing Analytics With Squeeshy Words

As the site: command in search engines get less and less accurate and the search engines failed to ever make their API’s out of beta-like reliablity. I have finally made the complete switch to “Squeeshy Words.”

Since I completely made up the term Squeeshy Words I am almost positive none of you have ever heard of them. The term came from a dream I had before I started my company that involved a hamster and a line of ants that needed to get squished. And we shall call him Squeesh! Basically a Squeeshy Word, is an abstract made up word that doesn’t exist. Kind of like what they do with SEO contests. You invent a weird term that no one will ever possibly use. You hide it in all of your templates of a current project. Then when you want to track how many pages that project has indexed you just search for that term. It surprisingly shows you a much more accurate count of how many pages you have indexed in each engine. It also gives you the added benefit of determining which pages hold higher weight Which helps with certain interlinking quarals. Since they technically all compete against each other for that particular Squeesh Word.

For those of you who don’t use the Squeeshy Word system (you don’t have to call it that). I actually suggest you get in the habbit of it. It creates a much more accurate analytics and it saves you a ton of time staring at API based tools.

*Also note: I’ve found that the API results often vary from even the most common datacenter. I really don’t enjoy trusting them.