Fetching entries from your Blog’s feed

Here’s another article that covers the process of installing Feed2JS. Feed2JS is a script or tool that uses relies on an RSS feed to fetch a number of entries from that weed. This isn’t specific for any software. It can be used by any, even custom ones which support RSS.

The script works client side which is the opposite of server side. In layman’s term, a server side script does the required processing on the server where as a client side scrpt does it on the local computer. So basically what happens is that, you will be adding a script generated by this tool and you’ll be pasting it somewhere on your site. And on that location, you’ll see a bunch of posts from your blog. Cool, isn’t it?

And you wouldn’t have to worry about search engines either. Nor about adding no-follow tags to everylink. Because JavaScript is client side, google nor any other related services parse the content. As far as they are concerned, there are no links from your blog on that site. Isn’t that cool?

PR 7 Parked Domain?

www.yourdomain.com is a parked domain with a PageRank of 7. Odd, isn’t it?

If you do a search on Google for link:www.yourdomain.com you will see this domain has around 450 registered backlinks and by doing a search for “www.yourdomain.com” you will notice around 823,000 references to it

If you are wondering how the owner of that domain managed to get so many backlinks and references then the answer is simple. He didn’t! When people want to refer to example domains they usually use yoursite.com or yourdomain.com. If a person is writing a guide or an article and he needs to use an example domain he would probably use a random domain name like this. And the most commonly used seems to be yourdomain.com. Hence, even though that domain is of no value, it still has a PageRank of 7. This goes to show that the PageRank algorithm Google depends upon (to an extent) is flawed

So in the future if you have to use an example domain then use one of the following instead:

  • example.com
  • example.net
  • example.org

These domains are reserved by the IETF through RFC 2606 (Reserved Top Level DNS Names) for the sole purpose of being used in examples and they are not available for registration. They can also be used for creating example email and ftp addresses like [email protected] and ftp.example.net respectively

Posted on: 14th January 2009 | Comments (2)
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