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How To Mashup RSS Feeds With Yahoo Pipes and Style Them With CSS – Part 1

Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by roadrunner12, Sep 26, 2010.

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    How To Mashup RSS Feeds With Yahoo Pipes

    Part 1


    This tutorial will teach you how you can mashup several RSS feeds into one super feed using Yahoo Pipes.
    What Is Yahoo Pipes?
    Yahoo Pipes is a powerful tool that allows you to mashup RSS feeds and content from around the web. Here are just a few of the things Pipes can do:
    Create a slideshow of pictures based on keywords you specify
    Plot Craigslist real estate listings on an interactive map
    Combine your favorite RSS feeds into one
    Replace links with your own affiliate links
    Scrape web pages without knowing PHP
    Combine YouTube, Twitter and Facebook links into one giant RSS feed
    And a heckuva lot more…

    Yahoo Pipes is widely used by Internet marketers for link building, auto blogging and affiliate marketing. If you find Yahoo Pipes overwhelming, check out the <a href="http://pipestutorial.com">Pipes Tutorial</a>, where you will be guided step by step through each module using real life examples. You’ll be a Yahoo Pipes master in no time with the <a href="http://pipestutorial.com">Pipes Tutorial</a>.

    Ok, now down to business…

    Grab A Yahoo Pipes Account
    To mashup your RSS feeds with Yahoo Pipes and style them with CSS, you’ll need to register for a free account with Yahoo to begin creating and editing Pipes.

    RSS Feeds Mashup Overview
    In this tutorial, we are going to mashup 13 RSS feeds. from various SEO, design, copywriting, and CSS blogs. In my opinion, these are some of the best resources on the web for web design, copywriting, search engine optimization, content creation, and affiliate marketing:

    The Feeds:

    Mashup RSS Feeds With Yahoo Pipes:
    Now that we have all of our feeds, we are ready to create our Yahoo Pipe. Make sure you are logged into your Yahoo Pipes account, and click on “Create a pipe”.


    Now you’ll be taken to the area where you can create your Pipe!


    I’ll just briefly explain the elements of this page, so everyone who is brand new to Yahoo Pipes can follow along.


    Library: The library contains all of the modules you can use to create your Pipe.
    Canvas: The canvas is where you can edit your Pipe and drag and drop modules.
    Debugger: The debugger is where you can see the output of your Pipe while you are working on it.

    Because we are wanting to mashup our RSS feeds, we will be working with the “Fetch Feed’ module. The “Fetch Feed” module will grab the RSS feed and output the results in the Debugger pane.

    First, drag and drop the “Fetch Feed” module onto the canvas.


    Note: The “Pipe Output” module automatically appears when you start working on a Pipe. You will need to connect your Pipe to the “Pipe Output” when you are finished, in order for it to run!

    Now Pipes wants to know the addresses of our RSS feeds. Because we have 13 feeds we are working with. We will need to hit the “+” sign next to URL, so we have enough fields for all of our RSS feeds, like so...

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    Last edited: Sep 26, 2010
    roadrunner12, Sep 26, 2010 IP