After reading through the recently released Yahoo/Ipsos RSS research, Niall concludes by saying this:

The biggest surprise to me was the value of the browsable feed in each tool's built-in listing. Blog authors should be aware of their placement within such listings and perhaps consider a paid listing for increased subscriptions.

Uhm, yeah.

Let's all go get "paid listings" to get in directories so people can find our cat pictures.

That seems so 1999 that it's not even funny. Except that it is.

Posted by jzawodn at October 07, 2005 09:05 PM

Reader Comments
# jim winstead said:

adam curry bought his way into radio userland's default subscription list, once upon a time. details here:

on October 7, 2005 09:43 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Adam was being lame back then too?


on October 7, 2005 09:53 PM
# Niall Kennedy said:

I think it's only a matter of time before blog directories start offering paid inclusion services. Even if the directories are free, it would not surprise me if there were companies out there selling directory submission services similar to what we've already seen with some paid Ping-o-Matic clone or the many services to submit your content to every search engine back in the 90s.

Whether you would pay to be at the top of a page, like a Yahoo! SERP, would of course depend on whether you could monetize the traffic on the other end.

I have not really paid attention to default feed listings in aggregators or their built-in directory of feeds but the study made me realize this is where the newbies find content.

on October 7, 2005 10:00 PM
# Bob Watson said:


Adam was being lame back then, but look at where it's gotten him since then... selling out can pay off if it's done well.

on October 17, 2005 08:03 PM
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