itemand receives the same status as this posting. The best way to get around the problem of advertisements intermixed with other items is to classify the advertising item as a member of the advertising category.
<category domain="http://www.kanoodle.com">Advertisement</category>The above code would allow feed aggregators to apply advertisement style markup to differentiate the advertising item from the standard post’s item. Feedster can demonstrate this style modification in their aggregator: MyFeedster. Search engines create a valuable service on top of other people’s content and make money from the writing of others. I am thankful for the traffic driven to my site from Google and other engines and realize these search services exist because of the ability to advertise. My immediate reaction to Feedster’s RSS advertising was “they are mucking up my content!” I then took a deep breath, realized that 250,000 feed subscriptions generating 5 million pings a month is not easy to maintain, and I currently have an observational mentality. I claimed my feed weeks ago but I am still unable to edit my claimed feed. Hopefully the demands of advertisers will help create a more reliable service. I would like to see Feedster provide publishers with the ability to purchase their own ad-free Feedster feeds on behalf of their users. Restricted to a RSS or OPML feed, here are your results. If I am willing to pay for the ability of my users to receive results based on my RSS or OPML feed I will advertise the ability on my site and we both benefit. If you have a Movable Type weblog and would like to provide your users with a RSS feed of your search results, please see my search template information.