RSS Backlink Domination – Resource List

RSS FEED Backlinks The Easy Way

Ok so it’s a fairly old trick but still manages to work in various ways as far as increasing traffic or even just getting new links indexed faster, you’ve probably heard of it before so just skip reading the rest of this post, but if you haven’t here’s a tip – take all those links you have and merge them into a single rss feed. Then submit that one feed to the big rss aggregators out there, heck, even just pinging them sometimes does the trick…but it’s a quick ‘n’ dirty way of getting spiders going through a large list of links (all from diff sources) at once.

Here are a few RSS resources to help you get backlinks: – This one is an old service on a new domain…run by one of the senuke folks, it’s been around for a long time + old feeds of mine still get pinged from time to time… kinda nice. Anyhow, compared to the other sites that do similar mashups, this one let’s you spin the descriptions and titles for each of your links (which is a lot better than having a feed full of 20 links given the same title/description, trust me).

IceRocket’s RSS Builder – you have to register (it’s free) an account to use this service but it is a quick way to get your feeds syndicated after you’ve tossed ’em together. It can make new rss feeds out of previous ones as well as individual links.

RSS Mix – This one only mashes together existing rss feeds but it’s a great way to recirculate old feeds in a new way. They also have a couple RSS parsers listed if you just want to code your own mashup.

FeedKiller – It’s pretty much the same thing as RSS Mix, just a little more new + slightly faster as far as it not timing out every couple of hours.

BlastCasta – This is a cool tool that let’s you mix, mash, convert, and even translate up to 5 feeds into one brand new unique source….very useful in keeping links and content unique when submitting to bulk directories.

RSS Mix by – It’s just like rss mix, only it allows u to input up to 100 urls into a single feed.

Now that you’ve got your new rss feed, here’s a list of some places to submit them to get some backlinks (borrowed from

Dynamically Generating Webpages – Insert Video

This is just a teaser for a series of articles on dynamically creating webpages on the fly based on keywords. Whether it’s based on a list of related keywords to your target set or simply based on what a user is searching for, the more content that you can provide related to the term, the better off your chances of it being ranked well in the serps (not to mention will provide a better user experience).

Here’s an easy one for you, it will pull a youtube video based on whatever keyword you give it. For use in a wordpress installation, make sure to enable the Exec-PHP plugin before inserting the code.

There are two parts to this, the youtube class and then the actual code to call it and display the video. This was taken long ago from a post on WF, though has been slightly modded. I forget who originally provided it but thanks. 🙂

Instead of having one huge php file with all the various functions, I’ve found it easier to separate each task into separate class files, that way on the actual page I only need to use the include() function and call up the script using my keyword.

Create a file called youtube_class.php and insert the following code:


class youtube{ 
    function get_youtubevideo($theproduct){                 
        ///do youtube stuff     
        $apicall = "$theproductencoded&max-results=1";         
        //Initialize the Curl session 
        $ch = curl_init();         
        //Set curl to return the data instead of printing it to the browser. 
        curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);         
        //Set the URL 
        curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $apicall);         
        //Execute the fetch 
        $data = curl_exec($ch);         
        //Close the connection 
        $xml = new SimpleXMLElement($data);                     
        // Check to see if the XML response was loaded, else print an error 
        $contentcenter.="<div class="leftside">";         
        //show the video if a video was found         
        if (!empty($xml->entry)) {             
        $media = $xml->entry->children('');         
        $vidtitle= $media->group->title;         
        $vid= $media->group->content->attributes()->url;             
        $contentcenter.="<h1>Video for " . str_replace("-"," ",ucwords($theproduct)). "</h1>";                     
        $results = '';         
        // If the XML response was loaded, parse it and build links          
        $vid = str_replace("?v=", "v/", $vid);          
        // For each SearchResultItem node, build a link and append it to $results         
        $contentcenter.= "<object width="425" height="355"> 
        <param name="movie" value="$vid"></param> 
        <param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param> 
        <embed src="$vid" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="355"></embed> 
        // If there was no XML response, print an error         
        else {             
            //$results = "Dang! Must not have got the XML response!"; 
            $contentcenter .= "<h2>Error: No video found</h2>";                     
        return $contentcenter;         


Now on whatever page you’d like to display the youtube video, simply insert the following code:

$theproduct = 'topic';
$videoshow = new youtube();
echo $videoshow->get_youtubevideo($theproduct);

Typically you’ll have the keyword that you’re using to generate the dynamic page already stored as a variable, in which case you can just replace $theproduct = ‘topic’; with your variable(i.e. $searchkeyword).

330 Social Bookmarking Sites To Get Backlinks

Here’s a giant list of updated social bookmarking sites that you can post your links on to get backlinks and improve your SERP. They’re listed in order by pagerank as of June ’09. 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5

PHP Script To Fetch Title, Keyword and Description Tags


Someone recently asked for a way to quickly pull basic page info from a website, so I thought I’d go ahead and share the code for a very easy PHP script that will retrieve the page title, meta keywords and meta description for any website.

$url = “";
$fp = fopen( $url, ‘r’ );
$content = “”;
while( !feof( $fp ) ) {
$buffer = trim( fgets( $fp, 4096 ) );
$content .= $buffer;
$start = ‘<title>’;
$end = ‘</title>’;
preg_match( “/$start(.*)$end/s”, $content, $match );
$title = $match[ 1 ]; 
$metatagarray = get_meta_tags( $url );
$keywords = $metatagarray[ "keywords" ];
$description = $metatagarray[ "description" ];  

echo “<div><strong>URL:</strong> $url</div>n”;
echo “<div><strong>Title:</strong> $title</div>n”;
echo “<div><strong>Description:</strong> $description</div>n”;
echo “<div><strong>Keywords:</strong> $keywords</div>n”; 

There’s your basic script. Replace where it says with whatever site you want to pull data from. The results will look like this:

Title: ShamWow® Official Website РHolds 12 Times Its Weight In Liquid
Description: You’ll Be Saying Wow Every Time!
Keywords:You’ll Be Saying Wow Every Time!, official tv website, as seen on tv

Where to go from here? There are millions of different uses from SERP reporting to page title & keyword comparison. Heck, you could even throw a form on it and present it as an SEO tool on your website (almost every ‘toolset’ you find online has something similar)….

Setup Email Alerts To Notify You When Your Site Is On Googles First Page

Get email alerts if your website hits page one of google

Here’s a useful free service that will email you if your website ever lands on page one of Google, Yahoo or MSN Live. It’s called Exactfactor and for now it’s completely free of charge. All you have to do is setup a basic user account and you’re all set!

You can even set it to where you’ll get an email if another website (i.e. competition) passes you or your rank changes significantly. If you want it to this site can even send you a weekly SERP update via email. It’s limited to only three keywords/phrases per site, but even that should be useful enough when spanned out across a large collection of websites that you’re trying to monitor.

Go check it out while it’s still in beta (i.e still free).. no code or invitation required.