Saturday, January 06, 2007
- Content scraping: This refers to a common practice among sploggers who steal content from legitimate bloggers via full text RSS feeds, remove any notice of the original author, and place their own ads around the stolen articles.
- Reducing the number of blog site visits:Getting more readers onto the site is obviously helpful with the advertising dollars, but it also increases the chance of getting more interaction among the Digital Alchemy readership. I've written before that only about 1% of users actually participate in any given community.
- Convenience: Readers aren't forced to make an extra click to read our posts. I know I'm less likely to read a post if I have to make that extra click.
- Access: Readers who have downloaded our RSS feeds can still read our posts even if we experience some downtime, which isn't that unlikely given that we're using Blogger.
We were also moved by the persuasive arguments made by other bloggers in favor of full text feeds.