How do I feel about syndication? A long
time ago Jeffrey Zeldman said something to this effect:
Q: If you offered an RSS feed, I could read your stuff without visiting your
A: If you stored your groceries on the sidewalk, we could eat your food without
sitting across the table from you.
I’m not going to force you to, but come sit at my table and we can have jolly
good time. There is so much on this site that by its very nature will never
be available in syndicated format. Come for the words, stay for the pictures,
jazz quotes, and useless contemporia.
After looking at an article on InsightScope about contest giveaways, I just read the FAQs for one of the tools, which is KingSumo Giveaway and I see that as at the time the FAQs were prepared, the tool doesn't integrate with Mailchimp. Instead you have to download a CSV and upload.Also, there is a warning that the tool may not be compatible with Facebook's terms in the future.Finally, there is a long, convoluted way you have to deal with duplicate content, which is described in the FAQs as follows: I’m concerned about duplicate pages for SEO We don’t create new pages, just add a parameter to your URLS. Google just sees the original page and URL structure. What we recommend if Google results are important is to run the tool, then once it looks like a winner I’d change the Title to the winner and the original URL. Remove the other titles. We are working on a fix to make this easier.Advanced users:Utilize the parameter tools in Google’s Webmaster Tools and set the Headline plugi…