Blog Integration, RSS Feeds, Twitter Feeds
If you either have a blog or are planning to start blogging we can help make your blog an integral part of your online marketing. There are essentially 3 options available to you:
- The standalone blog - In this instance your blog is completely independent from your website and is hosted by the likes of Blogger or BlogSpot but we can help you format your blog with your website design. They will therefore compliment each other visually.
- Standalone but linked - In this case your blog is still hosted by the like of Google's Blogger and we will again help you to format it. We will though, in this instance, create a link to the blog as part of the websites other navigation buttons. It will appear as if your blog is another page of your website.
- Integrated - Finally the integrated blog is where we use something like Wordpress software and integrate it into your website. It appears as a page of your website but is also hosted with your website. One of the advantages of the integrated blog is that the search engines see frequent blog posts as regular updates to your websites content.
MDB New Energy As part of a joint development project with Rebecca Bishop Design of Derby we integrated WordPress into a website they had created for MDB New Energy of Ripley. The company use the WP blogging system to generate news items for their website. www.mdbnewenergy.co.uk
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds allow you to have bang up to date content on the front page of your website. The RSS feed can be sourced from an external website like the BBC News or the Financial Times website or we can create an RSS feed from your blog and provide a snippet from your latest blog posts which allow users to click through to your blog to read the full post.
An example of a couple of external RSS feeds can be found here on the Belper Independent Financial Services website. On the right hand side of the front page we have set up two feeds. The 3 latest items from the Money Facts website and the latest 3 from BBC Business.
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These can be set up on any page of your website and allow visitors to your website to read your latest Tweets. They can also to link through to your Twitter home page and may be select to follow your Tweets.
The Twitter feed can be one supplied by Twitter or we can set up a bespoke design to be in-keeping with the design of your website.