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Pinging Your Blogs to Search Engines

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Live8 and The Power of the Blog

If you have any doubt about the power of RSS and blogging, perhaps the world concert event of Live8 or Live 8 will help clear that up. A simple blog search on any of the engines for "Live8" returns an amazing number of up to the minute results. For example, just searching on ReadABlog http://www.readablog.com or Technorati http://www.technorati.com, I was able to find quite a few blogs already written on Live8.

Most people are upset with the media coverage of Live8, specifically MTV and VH1. They are showing too many commercials and documentary, and not enough of the actual music. I certainly agree. However, no matter the opinion, the point is clear that blogs are certainly a powerful entity.

Are you looking for the latest conversation and news (by latest, I mean minutes old), then you need to search the RSS feeds and blogs. Forget about trying Google or Yahoo, their content is days old at best. Be sure to publish your own blog and RSS feed and don't forget to ping it to all of the aggregators.

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