Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Crawl Delayed RSS

Sometimes interesting solutions to problems just present themselves out of the blue as a discussion about Aaron Pratt's SEOBUZZBOX being supplemental results instead of the authoritative source gave me an idea.

What if you simply delayed updating your RSS feed until Google, Yahoo, etc. had already crawled your new content pages?

Theoretically this would improve your chances of being the first place that the new content was discovered and the news aggregators would then all become secondary sources for your information.

Would Google still make SEOBUZZBOX a supplemental result because of it's lower page rank or would fresh original content float to the top based on a first come first served basis and make the aggregator take the hit on duplicate content?

This is an experiment well worth trying, Aaron, you listening?

Anyone got any guesses what would happen?

1 comment:

Aaron Pratt said...

Interesting idea, I wonder how I could automate this. Thanks...