Syndicate your own content Using aspSyndicator
If you develop your own web pages for an internet or an intranet website, then you
will probably create some form of content for your pages. Content can be stories,
articles, photographs or a collection of your favorite poems etc.
Unless you have a huge amount of time to devote to creating this content, then it can
be difficult to make the website diverse enough to attract new visitors and to retain old ones.
Many websites legally 'borrow' the content from other websites to supplement their
offerings to visitors. It could be a weekly column, current affairs, weather, sports,
horoscopes, games or a daily comic. The more often the content changes, the more
often visitors will return to your site.
The term for legally re-publishing content from another provider is known as syndication,
you may have heard the term as it is applied to comic strips in your local newspaper.
An internet site can easily pick up one of these syndicated content feeds with only a
few lines of code added to any HTML page in their website. An example of a huge range
of freely available content feeds is at
Freesticky, where you can find
weather, news, articles, comics, games and heaps more content to add to your website.
If you want to see a quick demonstration of this in action and you are connected to
the internet, create a new HTML page and add the following code between the body tags
(You should see a random joke each time you load the web page in your browser):
<table bgcolor="#faf3dc" cellpadding=4><tr><td>
<!-- BEGIN Sticky Jokes Code -->
<noscript><a href="http://freefunny.com" target="_blank">To see a random joke you will
<!-- END Sticky Jokes Code -->
aspSyndicator is for the content provider/creator and allows anybody with original
content the easy means to generate and maintain a syndicated content feed for other
websites to pick up. So that great advice you give or the wonderful weekly article
you write can now be seen all across the internet the instant you publish it to your
own website without you or your subscribers having to do any extra work, and they
great thing is that it spreads by itself throughout the internet.
Simply create your content how you would normally create it. Copy and paste it into
the aspSyndicator Raw Content window (Include all your HTML tags for any required formatting)
and with the press of a button, your raw HTML feed has been converted into a ready to