Interesting post (well, kinda) about the search engines bloggers, and why they do what they do:
“Cutts says he just tries to be so monumentally boring and technical that the media wonâ€™t cover it, and says heâ€™s been largely successful”
Laughs. I’m not so sure. Everything search-related seems to filter into the mainstream eventually, especially if it is Google related.
Price says weekly emails are still crucial to distributing blog content, aside from an RSS feedâ€”which is rising but still not familiar to the larger audience. Zawodny likes to schedule postings â€“ rattling-off a few and letting posts distribute automatically.
Gary, self-described as not the biggest fan of RSS syndication, says Ask is now playing with displaying the last three updated posts from a related feed above the organic results. Zawodny says he likes the feature and has been using it.”
Gary has a point, but I found that after having used RSS, I cancelled all my mail subscriptions. It’s just a better way of keeping up, doesn’t have the management overhead involved in receiving email, and it is a lot easier to scan large amounts of information quickly.
But try explaining RSS to anyone who still doesn’t know what a blog is!