March 26, 2007

RSS, XLM, and Atom: What’s the difference? by Neo Henry

Filed under: Advertising — vistab @ 11:21 pm

You also might have read such kind of advertisment: ¡°Make $ 100,000 a year ¨C guaranteed¡± The website of this home business solution offers to remit you the money, if you do not succeed after a year. It¡¯s even possible that this kind of turn-key website of a home business has worked in the early days of the internet.

You can earn money online $1,000/day or per month with few hours work in a week ” more or less like this type of some advertisement you can see all over the Internet. Really is it possible for all the people who are interested in moneymaking on Internet? No it is impossible for all the ordinary people who wish to earn money through Internet. Because there is lot of competition in the Internet world.

You can make money online by selling advertising space on your website. The advertiser gives you a banner ad that you place on your website and then you make money online whenever someone clicks through to the advertiser. If you have a website that generates a lot of traffic, you can also make money online by charging a fee for advertising space.

RSS, XLM, and Atom: What¡¯s the difference? You are browsing a blog site one day, and then you saw this orange button that says ¡°RSS¡±. You then checked a news site, and then saw an orange button that says ¡°XML¡±. Then you saw some more sites that have RSS links. Now, you wonder, what are these things all about? More on Profit Lance. See my Profit Lance Review here!

These things never had to be a mystery. What follows are basic information regarding RSS, XML and Atom.

What is an XML?

– General Definition

XML stands for Extensive Markup Language. It is the standard markup language used to define various types of data. It is created to enable data sharing among various systems patched by the Internet. The language format is formalized, to allow modification and validation of files regardless of prior knowledge of the document form.

– XML Features

Before the birth of the XML files sharing files among different programs and platforms was difficult because of the use of binary system in encoding.

In an XML file, characters (the fundamental unit) are sequenced in an allowed serial pattern.

Word processors also made XML maintenance and authoring easier, since it will be dealing with characters, not bits.

– Uses of XML

1. XML is used to represent a lot of data, especially lists, records and trees- the basic forms of data structures.

2. It can also be used to communicate human languages that are written because of the Unicode support.

3. The XML format is also employed in data processing and storage.

– Pros and Cons

The XML format is a universally accepted format. It also does not depend on a specific platform for it to execute. It also employs a hierarchical code structure that is compatible with most of the document formats.

However, XML is limited by bandwidth. In the case of PDA and cellular phone technology that uses XML, files are compressed.

Now, what then is RSS?

– General Definition

RSS, which stands for Really Simple Syndication, is a set of web feed formats that use XML to deliver information.

– What are the uses of RSS feeds?

According to my experience you will be getting approx. 0.10 – 0.15$ per click made on ads. The advertisement you will get it is called as Pay per Click Ads. It means you will get money for each and every click(s) made to that ads, the more user will click on your ads more you earn.

Don’t follow other’s footstep. Find your own way .You can create a new market, product or service then you can sell in online or offline. If you give quality with reliability then people will purchase your product or service.

One way that people are making money online is by having several different income streams. This means that you do a bunch of things online that make a little bit of money, which turns out to be a reasonable amount of money when you add them all up.

RSS feeds are used to give updates to users regarding site contents without having to actually check the site. This can be done by delivering the full content of the update, or by sending a link, or by defining the metadata that composes the file.

A lot of sites like web logs, pod casts and news sites use RSS feeds.

– What are the benefits of RSS feeds?

The information that can be seen in RSS feeds is simpler than the source web site. That is why it is easier for users to view the important items.

Other files can also be automatically be downloaded without human intervention. Programs called aggregators can scan web sites and publish lists of updates in behalf of their user.

– RSS formats

The standard RSS formats are:

1. RSS 1 or RDF which includes the following versions: RSS 0.90 and 1.0

2. RSS 2 which includes RSS 0.91, 0.92-0.94 and 2.0.1

How about Atom?

Issues were raised regarding the RSS 2.0 format and its incompatibility problems. That is why a third standard of syndication was born. Profit Lance has taken the internet marketing world by storm! My reviews at

The atom format started in June of 2003. It was adopted by the Internet Engineering task Force or IETF. This format was made to solve the shortcomings of the RSS versions that were released.

RFC 4287 states the proposition of Atom¡¯s standardization.

– Strengths

Atom supporters claim that the strength of Atom relies on:

1. Use of standard features of XML; 2. The presence of a payload container capable of handling various content types.

With Atom, owners can actually monitor more sites in lesser time.

– Uses of Atom

Atom, like any other syndication formats, is used on sites that update periodically. These items include web logging, advertisement, marketing, news and bug reports.

– Atom and RSS: What¡¯s the deal?

Atom included features that are not present or mandatory in RSS such as:

– XML schema – auto discovery – XML name space – unique global ID – payload container – separate content and summary entities – openness to modification and standardization

Now that you know the definitions of XML, RSS and Atom, you will never have to wonder why these things are places in certain websites.

The internet has redefined how hard it is to make money. At least physically that is. You will not break a sweat building a website, putting top quality products on it, and marketing your website all over the internet.

To make money online, you obviously need certain equipment and the ability to keep it serviceable. A lot of people online do not budget for sudden mishaps or loss of service, or computer problems.

An average internet user comes around numerous Ads during his surfing. Majority of these Ads are of money-making or work at home programs. Have you ever wondered how these companies get so much money to distribute it among people?


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