first of all, many feeds are poorly maintained. i.e. you tube
3 out of 15 do not work….
Another issue is, that many websites offer more than one feed linked from the head section (that’s when you see the nice orange icon).
ok, if you are a technical experienced human user you might know which one to choose and what to do with it, for automated services you have to make ongoing workarounds to estimate the most suitable feed.
last but not least: like blue-ray vs. HD-DVD - RSS feeds (blue) have won over ATOM feeds (red) a long time ago .
Sadly the ATOM format still hangs around on many blogs, often masquerades itself as an RSS feed.
(and RSS 2.0 is also around for quite some time, we should get rid of 0.92…)
For a new technology RSS has a shitload of baggage. To drive market acceptance there should be some clear rules.
- One page, one feed from the header.
- One format.
- The feed is your web page! Keep it working.
And yes, this is just wishful thinking. Thx for the screen time, now i will continue code some workarounds.
the first 50.000 visits took about 2 months, well the next 50.000 about 15 1/2 days.
facesaerch reached some kind of tipping point when posted at lifehacker. This does not mean that lifehacker sent 50.000 visits directly to me (it’s more like 5,715 refereed visits from lifehacker) but the inlinks-rate from all over the web (different markets, different languages, …) explode and shortly after this the search engine related traffic went straight up. Even if other sites (i.e. techchrunch which linked to a prior version of facesaerch) lead more visits to your directly, lifehacker seems to have a better link-multiplying user group.
Simple said: facesaerch.com since 27.05.2008 to today 12.08.2008 13:20 MET
- 100,118 Visits
- 90,929 Absolute Unique Visitors
- 267,351 Pageviews
And yes, i know that PageRank is just a placebo for marketing people who don’t know or care how search engines work, but nothingtheless this site reached a Google Toolbar PR 5 of 10 in two months.
Freely embeddable into your affiliate site.
What to do?
- Become an Amazon affiliate.
- Get a suitable Amazon product RSS feed.
- Tag the RSS URL with your affiliate ID (&tag=youraffiliateid)
- Copy&Paste the tagged RSS URL into the facesaerch.com search box & click on search
- Click on “free … Widget“
- Customize your RSSflow widget
- Copy source code
- Paste code into your affiliate site.
Your affiliate tag stay in there, even if the users chooses to click the centered navigation link. (As long as he/she browses the specific tagged feed, of course).
Normaly i don’t watch (or post) youtube videos, but well i attended the “tingle tangle design picknick by monami” today and well i fell in love with this song.
site links are the nice deep links you get for top dog (nr. 1) rankings on google if your site is seen as a perfect match for that query. so mostly the brand name - so bwin gets sitelinks for bwin, NASA gets sitelinks for nasa, ….
Strangely my brand seems to be facesearch (ea spelled “right”) instead of facesaerch (with the nifty “ae” in saerch). So now it’s offically: facesaerch is the perfect match for everything facesearch. (And i have high hopes for the term face search (currently about nr. 9)).
- see RSSflows of your favorite sites with a one-click bookmark.
What are “Bookmarklets“?
1. Install via Drag&Drop
2. Go to your favorite blog / website i.e. the great Wake up Tiger.
3. View the blog Rssflow style.
but sometimes you might see:
That is because no picture was found and facesaerch (via websnapr) makes a screenshot of the webpage. Wait a few moments and then reload. The placeholder will be gone, and a nice thumbnail of the website visible. The placeholder for this website will only turn up once.
Alternative you can still just copy&paste RSS URLs into the search box, old school.
Search engine Facesaerch displays photos of people’s faces related to your search term in a Cover Flow-like interface. Built using Google’s image search—and using its little-known imgtype=face search parameter—Facesaerch is better at finding celebrity photos than your regular Joe or Jane. However, an image search for a gender-ambiguous name you’ve never heard before—like Priti—is great way to figure out if it’s more commonly used for men or women, and Facesaerch is the perfect application for that. Also, the first two face results for a search on “Lifehacker” are spot on. (see them at lifehacker)
Here is lifehackers RSS feed visualized: