1070RE: [syndication] Re: Evangelizing RSS
- Feb 18, 2001Indeed, Moreover's model (as I understand it) it to make money by
driving traffic to sites by syndicating the information to the site,
and then charging the sites for the traffic that is sent to them via
a Moreover referral.
Technically, they do this by syndicating URLs to Moreover sites instead
of direct URLs to the content providers. The indirect URLs apparently
increment a counter (ka-ching), and then return a Location: value to
the browser to point it to the final destination.
Here is an article with even more info:
From: Julian Bond [mailto:julian@...]
Sent: Sunday, February 18, 2001 10:35 AM
Subject: Re: [syndication] Re: Evangelizing RSS
In article <007101c0998d$a43d67a0$0401000a@...>, Rael Dornfest
>Just to be clear, these sites are not actually creating syndicated feedsWell you learn something every day! I'd tried to get one of my RSS feeds
>themselves at all, but are rather screen-scraped by Moreover and those
>scrapings turned into RSS. They don't have to do a thing. Getting them to
>produce their own home-grown RSS files is something else entirely.
registered on Moreover and just naturally assumed that was how it was
done. Ahead of the curve again, huh!
 Unfortunately they want "cash" and being a cheapskate at a
cheapskate org with no money, it'll have to wait. ;-(
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