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- Use of alias?
August 5, 2005, 4:52 pm
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I have an rss feed with FeedBurner.com and the URL is:
(Don't ask about the strange file name - it's what they gave me.)
I wanted to get the feed on my site with my URL for SEO reasons. They have
an alias service which makes the URL:
Does something like this give the linking credit to me or does it stay with
Re: Use of alias?
Does anybody link to that feeds? Have you got evidence?
I think you copied and pasted the wrong link in the latter part. Both are
To answer your question (even though information is missing), if people link
to a FeedBurner redirection/alias, then it probably depends on the
algorithms. A shallow crawl will credit Feedburner, but a deeper one will
follow and reach your site, thereby increasing your traffic and possibly
giving you credit. Can you not create feeds from your site directly and
publish the URL? I think FeedBurner are mooching a lot of PageRank off
other Web sites...
Roy S. Schestowitz
Re: Use of alias?
The URLs are different. One is "feeds.usernomcs" and the other is
"feeds.feedburner." But I have the feeling that they both give FeedBurner
the linking credit.
Nobody will link to the feed. I am thinking about Feed Directories and
Readers like NewsGator or BlogLines. The link appears often and I was
thinking that I might be loosing some of the linking credit for SEO.
Would you worry about this?
I could try to put an XML page on my site but I have quite a few people /
directories linking to that feedburner link. I would have to contact a lot
of people and I am not sure who they all are. Would you go to the trouble of
creating your own?