Can we cut off RSS feeds? A couple of Xisto websites are using WordPress modules to place topics as posts on their website. Currently noticeable are Saint Michael's blog and buxrace.trap17.com (who i have no idea who that is). It's becoming annoying when searching for illegitimate posts. If another WordPress website that isn't hosted by Xisto, or a website that is hosted by Xisto but has their own .com address, does the same thing, that can really cause a lot of confusion if one were to search for illegitimate topics, as it would then take forever just to find out if the topic is illegitimate or not. Also, this kind of RSS seeding (if you will call it that) is affecting page rankings for Xisto, which is one of the reasons for good revenue for Xisto. This also implies more visitors for these other sites and not Xisto, which would lead to less members over time.I would also suggest to do the same with Xisto, to cut off the RSS feeds for the same reasons if they have RSS feeds.
Although I talk to truefusion offline about this since it concerns me and my wonderful tactics, I did some searching and I have come up dead in terms of RSS feeds affecting PR rankings. The copying and pasting I understand to an extent but even though being able to see a post and tell if its legit or not should be easy without the google method, granted some you have to really check ot make sure, but it shouldn't be hard to figure out.On the other hand, by turning off the RSS Feeds it will affect Xisto because of the fact RSS feeds are used as backlinks, more or less, and by turning them off your cutting off quite a few websites that have some sort of RSS feed connection here. My argument is if RSS feeds would affect PR ranking that much, no website would be using them, and since there is no direct evidence to prove otherwise they should be turn back on for Xisto sake.
I'll switch the order around to imply my thoughts on what has been presented:
From what can't be implied, and from what i mentioned off the forums, whether or not there are sites back-linking to Xisto through RSS is beyond the both of us, i would say. Although, if there were, i would also say it would at least be reflected on at least one popular search engine, that is, assuming search engines pay attention to RSS feeds (though i would suspect more direct linking than RSS seeding). But assuming that there is back-linking through RSS, as S_M says, he came up dead in terms of RSS affecting PR, and OpaQue has been, as we all know, making sites separate of Xisto but that link to Xisto forum topics (e.g. WellnessPositive.com to mention one), so that should help concerning SEO. Knowing OpaQue, more is bound to come. But concerning what i said about PRs in this topic, when i searched to see if the post was legitimate, what came up was the aforementioned sites and not the Xisto forums. To me that implies that PRs are affected (although S_M may be arguing from Xisto's overall PR, though i'm not necessarily, except perhaps concerning the future), therefore my statement. Since i'm a long-range thinker, seeking to prevent problems before they occur, i mentioned what i believe would be the consequences concerning future topics.
My argument is if RSS feeds would affect PR ranking that much, no website would be using them, and since there is no direct evidence to prove otherwise they should be turn back on for Xisto sake.
I did some searching and I have come up dead in terms of RSS feeds affecting PR rankings.
I switched off RSS for one helping the moderation team and supporting the main cause of spam. I very well understanding spamming and keeping my voluntary team with highest preference to tackle their Simple problem, is what I support. More investments are being poured into our forums to keep it ACTIVE through-out and reliably stable. I promise to keep this forum running without downtime and to the best of our advantage on the internet world.