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    New to datafeeds, help - some questions
    Hello there,

    Please help me to understand.

    When using datafeeds - what is better, Blogs or static pages?
    And do you promote the blogs or static pages like any other website? What promotion is recommended here?
    Do you have to register a domain for the blog or static site for every datafeed?

    Urgent!
    thanks for the answers

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    I have never used datafeeds with a blog, that's not to say it can't be done. I use to use datafeeds and what I would do is use PHP to create product listings and pages based on the datafeed(s).

    Technically the pages are dynamic but you can make the appear static. Hope this helps.

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    Hope that helps.
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    1) Datafeeds may work on blogs; however, separate shopping websites are probably a better fit for them. When you import a merchant datafeed into your website, you create a store of your own. Whatever website you import that datafeed into, your goal should be not to create a mere replica of the merchant site, but have a website that does something the merchant doesn't do -- be it by adding additional useful content, a handy tool (like cross-merchant price comparison or customer reviews -- thereby enhancing your customer's shopping process and adding value to their online experience.

    2) No, you do not "have to" have a separate domain for every datafeed. You can use all merchant datafeeds in one site. It may, however, sometimes be a good idea to put your eggs in different baskets.

    Best of luck!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiboko
    Hello there,

    ...

    When using datafeeds - what is better, Blogs or static pages?
    ...
    I'll go for option 3. Dynamic pages. You can highlight products in blog post so those are your static pages.

    I haven't yet found a free script for importing datafeeds directly into blogs.

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    Hey guys,

    Thanks alot for your answers -Yes it helps, but I sure need to educate myself on a lot of these things. Any recommendation.....ebook for a beginner to learn php and mysql for database?

    thanks

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    Geno hi,

    I almost forgot - about the handy tool for price comparisons and reviews, where do I get this?

    You also said I can use merchant data feeds on one site.....how? Is it by creating subdomains eg......if my main site is carandbikes.com then when I get datafeeds on electronics...do you then make it like carandbikes.com/electronics/ - just to simplify it?

    thanks

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    w3schools.com have good tutorials have most languages used on the internet you could find their PHP one here.

    If you are just getting started it's better to choose a niche market that your interested in so that you can add a lot of unique content.

    There is a fairly in depth thread "How to FTP and Import SAS datafeeds" on this forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiboko
    Geno hi,

    I almost forgot - about the handy tool for price comparisons and reviews, where do I get this?

    You also said I can use merchant data feeds on one site.....how? Is it by creating subdomains eg......if my main site is carandbikes.com then when I get datafeeds on electronics...do you then make it like carandbikes.com/electronics/ - just to simplify it?

    That is a seperate folder - not a sub-domian

    thanks
    Make a seperate folder for each different merchant.

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    I think one of the things Geno might also have been referring to is using them in the same site (not subdomains or folders). If you have a helmet datafeed and a bike datafeed (two different vendors) you could build a single biking site where you could shop for both.
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    What are some good programs for someone to create a datafeed for others to put in their sites?

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    Excel would be a good start. If you don't have it Notepad and Notepadd++ are free also. It is usually just text, one product per row.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAYMEDINC
    What are some good programs for someone to create a datafeed for others to put in their sites?
    Best way to go is to have your developer build a script that exports your product database into a text file.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patrick24601
    Excel would be a good start. If you don't have it Notepad and Notepadd++ are free also. It is usually just text, one product per row.
    Here's a really handy text editor that handles many formats. It's called PSPAD and it's free as well... I found it by luck... http://www.pspad.com/en/

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