Whether you are a blogger, a mainstream publisher, a PR firm or a media company, The Trading Mesh can provide you with a flexible platform for distributing your content to our fast-growing community of members and visitors, offering a number of ways for you to make your content available to our users and the world at large.
i) Import or Write a Blog
The Trading Mesh blogging tool gives you the ability to import an existing RSS feed into a blog format, which can then be easily branded and customised. If you have a blog, a twitter stream, a news feed or any other RSS content, it can be reflected on the site so that users who 'follow' your activity are updated. Content imported in this way is stored, automatically tagged and made available to users for search, with a direct link back to your original source. You also have the option of creating blog posts directly on The Trading Mesh site and including them within your consolidated RSS feed for further distribution.
ii) Submit RSS as a News Channel
News channels on The Trading Mesh allow you to aggregate multiple feeds and output them as a single source which users can then display using the News Channel app on their dashboard. As with the blog import tool, content is stored by the platform, semantically tagged and made available for search, as well as appearing on the main site activity stream. All news channel items also provide links back to the original source.
iii) Build an App
With The Trading Mesh App studio, we have created an easy-to-use tool which gives you as the publisher the ability to create branded, customised widgets with RSS feeds, which can then be made available to users to embed on their own personalised dashboards.
Issues arising from Aggregation
We are extremely sensitive to publishers' concerns regarding the replication of their content by aggregators or site-scrapers and while we maintain that in general the benefits of using our platform to find a broader audience for your content outweigh the costs, we do recognise that you may not wish to provide us with full-text feeds. In this case, you may wish to consider using a tool like Feedburner, which allows you to build a feed that truncates or summarises the full text of your original posts.
We always aim to maintain good relationships with the content providers we work with and the tools we offer have been built deliberately to give providers as much control as possible over their content. In the event that a publisher wishes to remove their content from the site, they are able to do this either manually or can contact us and we will make the necessary changes.
For more information on submitting your own content to The Trading Mesh website, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org