What Project Petaling Street has to offer

PPS

The owner of a so-called “PPS Killer” blog aggregator recently visited to this blog threatening this blog owner with a “ban”. Unfortunately for him, Project Petaling Street has been modified to accommodate only blog pings. That makes it different from other standard installations of Pligg. Not trying to toot my own horn here, but PPS has many things which other blog aggregators (most especially a certain “PPS Killer” *snigger* hosted on a UK server) do not have.

Among its more interesting features are as follows.

  • Fast, dedicated hosting server with a robust system, protected from hacks. Hosting is based in the United States. PPS also has its own dedicated IP, which is good from an SEO perspective.
  • Ability to vote or comment on a blog ping. This is a feature that was planned from its very inception but was never implemented until the move to the new system.
  • Has the groups feature where users can set up their own communities and get other PPS users according to their specific interests.
  • A list of popular tags being used by PPS users, with its own page.
  • You can see the live activity of the site and how PPS users are engaged in using PPS.
  • Unlike a certain “PPS Killer” *snigger again*, all links are SEO-ed and are dofollow. There are no redirects from the pings, all links point straight to the specific blog post. This means that unlike other blog aggregators, PPS works great for search engines and will pass Google PageRank juice to your blog posts.

In the future, I plan to have more functions added such as a login integration feature with Facebook Connect and other features that I will not list here at the moment.

    37 thoughts on “What Project Petaling Street has to offer”

    1. Chris Parry of The Vancouver Sun highlighted some of the comments on the mainstream, hard right-wing blog/news aggregator Free Republic. Among them, a picture of Michelle talking to Malia Obama with the caption: “To entertain her daughter, Michelle Obama loves to make monkey sounds.” Classy. These mouthbreathing, borderline morons then kept piled on:

      “A typical street whore.” “A bunch of ghetto thugs.” “Ghetto street trash.” “Wonder when she will get her first abortion. “Could you imagine what world leaders must be thinking seeing this kind of street trash and that we paid for this kind of street ghetto trash to go over there?” wrote one commenter. “They make me sick …. The whole family… mammy, pappy, the free loadin’ mammy-in-law, the misguided chillin’, and especially ‘lil cuz… This is not the America I want representin’ my peeps,” wrote another.
      Such was the onslaught of derision on the site that the person who originally complained about the slurs, a Kristin N., claims only one comment in the first hundred posted actually criticized the remarks as inappropriate.

      SHE 11 YAERS OLD! IF THEY GOT PROBLEMS WITH THE PRESIDENT TAKE IT UP WITH HIM LEAVE THE CHILDREN ALONE! OMG!

    2. i have a blog .. what are the aggregators that i can register my blog to .. i want to have visitors to my blog what should i do???

    3. I want to create a Blog aggregation website using RSS feeds. Please tell me the good software or source code portal to make this aggregator.

    4. So I am planning to build an aggregator for the benefit of a particular audience which is a very unique audience but I have an issue which I can’t seem to find information about on the internet. I am wondering how an aggregator earns revenues or makes money from their website unlike a topic specific website or blog. I am looking for specific answers of how I can go about it and how to make money. If there is already a program I can just use or I have to hire a programmer to build it from the scratch. Thanks

    5. Hi folks,

      in recent years, one-deal-a-day shopping has become increasingly popular. with the increasing number of shops with said business model, blogs and aggregator sites emerged helping you to keep track of all those offers. Could anyone recommend such a site for the UK? I’m interested in a new notebook and since these are harsh times, i thought id help the british economy out with some real currency like the euro 😉 thx for ya help

      A.
      I couldnt find any useful sites, thats why im asking here.

    6. Hi folks,

      in recent years, one-deal-a-day shopping has become increasingly popular. with the increasing number of shops with said business model, blogs and aggregator sites emerged helping you to keep track of all those offers. Could anyone recommend such a site for the UK? I’m interested in a new notebook and since these are harsh times, i thought id help the british economy out with some real currency like the euro 😉 thx for ya help

      A.
      I couldnt find any useful sites, thats why im asking here.

    7. I have 27 conservative blogs on there now, but not sure if they are the right ones: http://polurls.com/red/. Anyone know of different or better ones to add? FYI, polurls is a political blog aggregator for red, blue and purple states.

    8. Call me crazy but I have been having major issues just trying to get a basic RSS feed going for my Joomla 1.7 site. I don’t need an RSS reader but rather an RSS generator. My problem is that my site is kind of like a blog aggregator, with users submitting their favorite blog posts as Joomla articles. I need a good solid RSS feed based off of these new articles, regardless of their parent category.

      I did manage to find a kinda- halfway- wannabe- RSS feed built into my site, the link is below. The “&id=246” in the URL is for the Japan category. If I remove that then hypothetically it should show articles from all categories, but no, just the featured (or used to be featured) articles. And what’s more, they are most definitely not in order published… maybe order modified, b/c I know updates get made and typos fixed… Anyway, I’ve gone all through the Joomla backend, the help, the forums, and I cannot even figure out how to modify the parameters of this weak RSS link I found:
      > http://theholidaze.com/index.p.....8;type=rss

      (In the Joomla backend there is the news feeds section, but that is not the RSS feed.)

      Can anyone help? If there is a way to configure the RSS link above or even an extension that you know will work, pls let me know. Foobla does make an excellent RSS Creator that is exactly what I need, but they charge €49.99 for 12mnths. I pay for my site out of pocket, its a hobby, so I don’t feel like adding something that expensive to my bills for something that should be so simple.

      I even have a Newest Articles module on the bottom of my web site — that is all I want in RSS form. Where / how? Please any help would be appreciated, sorry for the long question, thanks!

    9. Basically I want to have a blog/website which has blog entries from other blogs. Is this even possible?

    10. I keep a blog which is mostly an aggregator of important news content from, say, Brookings Institute, Pew Research, and a handful of newspapers from around the world (Irish Times, Japan Times, Al Jazeera, and so forth). I offer some original content, but I really don’t want my editorializing to get in the way of hard news. My method has been to include a portion of the original article, annotate it with hyperlinks to relevant material, and link the entire blog post back to the source. I give the original article name and the publication, the latter containing the hyperlink back to the original article.

      All this makes for a helluva site with great content, but I feel guilty about lifting so much content. I make sure not to quote any more than 20% of the original article, and my user feedback indicates that people are going back to read the full article at the source.

      So again, my question is, how much is it fair to quote? Does it make a difference whether you’re quoting Reuters as opposed to an opinion column or blog? Should I include a byline in my citation if the original article came with one? If I find the article via another aggregator such as MetaFilter or MyAntiwar, should I include that in my citation?

      Anyway, thanks for your advice. If you want to see what I’m talking about, the address is f lucking . info (minus the spaces).

    11. I’ve set up an in-house blog on my company’s intranet. The blog’s pages are accessbile to employees on the company network or over our VPN at a certain address – say http://10.0.1.127/myblog/index.php

      I’m looking for a feed reader that will access the RSS feeds generated by the blog pages – these are also hosted at a similar address, say http://10.0.1.127/myblog/index.php?feed=rss1

      So far I’ve tried Google Reader (a web-based service), rssfwd (an RSS to email service) and Illumio (a desktop-based reader). Obviously Google and rssfwd aren’t able to get to the feeds directly from their own servers, but I would have thought that the desktop-based reader ought to be able to do this, as my machine is logged onto the company network.

      So, can anyone suggest either:
      1) a desktop- or web-based feed reader that is likely to be able to reach these feeds, or
      2) an elegant workaround (using an aggregator, having the blog publish feeds to a public server instead, etc.)

      Thanks in advance,
      chrss

    12. http://www.guardian.co.uk/comm.....newspapers

      In a misguided attempt to aid newspapers, one of America’s most influential judges is suggesting a new copyright law

      Those who wish to keep the internet free and open had best dust off their legal arguments. One of America’s most influential conservative judges, Richard Posner, has proposed a ban on linking to online content without permission. The idea, he said in a blog post last week, is to prevent aggregators and bloggers from linking to newspaper websites without paying:

      Expanding copyright law to bar online access to copyrighted materials without the copyright holder’s consent, or to bar linking to or paraphrasing copyrighted materials without the copyright holder’s consent, might be necessary to keep free riding on content financed by online newspapers from so impairing the incentive to create costly news-gathering operations that news services like Reuters and the Associated Press would become the only professional, nongovernmental sources of news and opinion.

      Posner’s notion set off an eruption from the likes of Jeff Jarvis, Matt Welch and Erick Schonfeld, among others. And they are right to be furious. Not only would Posner stop online media dead in their tracks, but he would also overturn long-established rules of fair use, which, among others things, allow for the reproduction of short excerpts of copyrighted material for the purposes of commentary, parody and the like – precisely what bloggers and aggregators do all the time.

      continue reading at the link

      http://www.guardian.co.uk/comm.....newspapers

    13. So I am planning to build an aggregator for the benefit of a particular audience which is a very unique audience but I have an issue which I can’t seem to find information about on the internet. I am wondering how an aggregator earns revenues or makes money from their website unlike a topic specific website or blog. I am looking for specific answers of how I can go about it and how to make money. If there is already a program I can just use or I have to hire a programmer to build it from the scratch. Thanks

    14. I’ve recently taken the social media plunge, and so now I have accounts on facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, and the like. I also blog a bit and use WordPress for that. Additionally, I have several RSS feeds I follow (currently via Google Reader/iGoogle), and I often blog about some of the information I pull out of my RSS aggregator. It’s all a lot of fun, and I’m enjoying it, however, my head’s starting to spin trying to keep track of everything.

      I would LOVE it if I could take all of that information (and the ability to send/post information) and put it all in one place so that I’m not trying to juggle several different windows all the time. Is there a program out there (Windows platform) that will do all that? Bonus points if it has both a desktop and a web option so it can be accessed from any computer, anywhere. TweetDeck comes pretty close. It has all of the social media integration I’m looking for, plus the ability to post to WordPress via its Twitter API. However, it does not have RSS support (yet). Are there any alternatives out there that have combined social media, blogging, and RSS aggregation functionalities?
      Well. Scratch TweetDeck – apparently, you can only post twitter-style 140 character messages to WordPress. There is no support for longer blog entries.

    15. Chris Parry of The Vancouver Sun highlighted some of the comments on the mainstream, hard right-wing blog/news aggregator Free Republic. Among them, a picture of Michelle talking to Malia Obama with the caption: “To entertain her daughter, Michelle Obama loves to make monkey sounds.” Classy. These mouthbreathing, borderline morons then kept piled on:

      “A typical street whore.” “A bunch of ghetto thugs.” “Ghetto street trash.” “Wonder when she will get her first abortion. “Could you imagine what world leaders must be thinking seeing this kind of street trash and that we paid for this kind of street ghetto trash to go over there?” wrote one commenter. “They make me sick …. The whole family… mammy, pappy, the free loadin’ mammy-in-law, the misguided chillin’, and especially ‘lil cuz… This is not the America I want representin’ my peeps,” wrote another.
      Such was the onslaught of derision on the site that the person who originally complained about the slurs, a Kristin N., claims only one comment in the first hundred posted actually criticized the remarks as inappropriate.

      SHE 11 YAERS OLD! IF THEY GOT PROBLEMS WITH THE PRESIDENT TAKE IT UP WITH HIM LEAVE THE CHILDREN ALONE! OMG!

    16. Would we still care what happens in the Middle East? Would we have cleaner air? More traffic or less? Better or worse heath? What’s your view?

      Some leading experts in Britain shared their own views on a collective blog here: http://www.thehybriddebate.com/blog

      There is an aggregator site as well on http://www.thehybriddebate.com that will repost your blog entries if you tag them the_hybrid_debate as long as they are related to the question.

    17. Make Use Of Free WebSites To Promote Your Blog!
      6. write related articles on WikiPedia with your blog url in it.
      7. make a hubpage for your blog, with a little bit information about your blog.
      8. make a wiki page for your blog.
      9. make a squidoo lens or more with a link to your site.
      10. sign up at 43things.com and write things related to your blog and what you want to accomplish.(you’d be surprise by the number of people, just reading other peoples list)
      11.create a myspace page for your blog.
      12. create a facebook page for your blog.
      13. create a hi5 page for your blog.
      14. join blogcatalog and do the same as with mybloglog.
      15. use MyBlogLog to create a community around your blog. join other peoples community, so they do the same for you.
      16. create an account with Technorati and with every new post, ping it.
      17. post related how-to videos on you tube with your blog address on the bottom of the screen or at the end or beginning of the video.
      18. use yahoo answers to answer questions related to your niche, leaving your link in the resource box. (believe it or not, 10% of my traffic comes from 20 minutes a week answering questions on yahoo answers)
      19.create an account on stumbleupon, and stumble each and every article you write. (one of the best ways to drive traffic to your site for free)
      20. join as many forums as possible, especially forums related to your niche

      Take Advantage Of Free Tools And Plug-ins!
      21. place a “digg it” button right after your post, to make it easy for your readers to digg your post.
      22. use a comment notifying plug-in to let your readers know about new comments. believe it or not, most people read more of other peoples comment on your post, than your post itself.
      23. use social bookmarking plug-ins to make it easy for your readers to submit your post to social bookmarking site
      24. install “tell-a-friend” plug-in to make it easy for your readers to let others know about your post.
      25. make use of “all in one SEO” plug-in to make your blog search engine friendly.
      26. use a forum plug-in to create a forum for your blogs readers to talk and discuss related issues.
      27. use a free keyword tool to find and use good ranking keywords in your niche.

      28. use sites like vista print to make free business cards ($5 shipping for 250 free BC which is worth it) with your site url on it and pass it around.

      29. make a free favicon to be easily found in your readers favorites file. (people like to find what they want fast. i myself sometimes give up finding a particular article or site in my huge favorite file, simply because i don’t want to spend 5 minuets to go through the whole list. a favicon is like big spot light focused on you between hundreds of other people!
      30. use free press release services to gain visibility.
      31. Use pingomatic to ping RSS aggregators.
      32. use free advertising sources like craigslist and backpage to post ads about your articles or blog in related categories.

      Other Bloggers Can Help Too!
      33. talk about or if you can interview a trusted person in your niche
      34. Leave comments on blogs in related niches or any niche for that matter.(don’t spam, leave genuine comment, as you would like others to do so for you)
      35. make a banner ad for your blog and exchange with other interested bloggers.
      36. use blogroll to link to other bloggers in your niche in exchange for a link to your blog on their blog roll.
      37. ask other bloggers to write a review of your blog in exchange for a link to their site from your site.
      38. dedicate a post about a top bloggers in your niche. it will catch their attention and they may link to you
      39. whenever appropriate, link to other bloggers articles in your post. they will return the favor.
      40. use your best articles to post on other peoples blog as a guest writer (it’ll gain you visibility and new audience)
      41. another blogger to post on your blog as guest (while he enjoys some new readers, it will brings his readers to

    18. There’s a blog listphobia.com who has got unique visitors of 29k per day, and it has got less than 40 posts.

      Then there are other tech blogs who don’t update on regular basis, but their average daily hits are above 25k!

      I don’t get it how they get that much traffic! I’m maintaining a blog at geekcentre.blogspot.com I haven’t worked on it much (because I wanted to see in the begining how much traffic can it drive from search engines ONLY). The results are 4-5 visits/day or less!

      What do u really need to do to drive traffic? Is blog submission on different blog aggregators and RSS submission sites is necessary, or different social media sites, like digg, reddit, facebook. and twitter are good enough to drive traffic if used properly? What one needs to do if they want to maintain such type of a blog which I’m maintaining?

    19. I have some ideas for websites, but I don’t know how to make them. I know plenty about HTML, CSS and Javascript. I know some Python.

      On the other hand, I don’t know anything about PHP, Ruby on Rails, SQL, or many other things that I hear mentioned in the same context as web design.

      (I do know a bit about Flash and Java, and I’m not interested in those.)

      The major thing I DON’T know is the server-side page generation stuff. What do people use to make big-name sites like Flickr? I know they write custom software, but what is it based on? What toolkits? I don’t want to waste all my time making things that have already been done by others.

      I can make plain old static web pages and I can make pages with Javascript-based interaction, but I don’t know about all the shortcuts that real developers use (I’d probably re-implement something that’s already provided by Jquery, for example).

      The sites I have in mind would be websites that let users vote on things, content aggregators, AJAXy Flickr-like stuff where users can post content and comments and discussion. I don’t know of any pre-existing blog software or whatever that would do what I want to do.

      Where do I get started?

    20. I’ve found a bunch of really neat blogs lately, and most of them say “subscribe to my rss feed”!. What is that? Do I need some kind of special software to subscribe to it?

    21. I need a website that is good for teen girls. I could be a virtual world, a magazine website, a game website, a fashion website, ect. It would be great if the website had games or if it was virtual but anything will do. It would also be cool if it was a designing web site. Thanks!

    22. Me and one of my friends recorded and edited a couple of episodes of a podcast we’re making. We already have an iTunes account. How do we put it on iTunes? What is a RSS feed? How do we get an RSS feed? Is there a website that makes this process quicker and easier?

    23. Over the years, RSS has been widely used to run auto blogs, read blogs, get updates and much more. Many web developers out there still don’t submit their RSS feeds to popular submission websites. Query about RSS always tickling on my mind that why RSS Submission is so important?

    24. I have a list of website which need to be advertised through out the world , where can i put my sites to get full of traffic daily ?

    25. I have a blog after setting it up I joined adsense. But it seems it’s not working for me in 2 months I only make $4.71. Please can you give me some advice on how to make this work? I’m a stay at home Mom looking for a way to make some money online.

    26. For example, I’d like to create a blog & start gathering my own advice to teens or anyone actually. I am not sure what subject/topic I’d like to give advice on but just anything tat will help me enhance my ability to help others.

    27. …2008 Election?
      I’ve come across several interesting articles that attempt to capture the sentiment on the American election from the perspective of people living in various different countries.

      What are some reputable internet news sites or blogs to find more of the same (in English) – beyond the BBC?

    28. I have 3 blogs and I want them to all be sent to my facebook fan page and my twitter account. Is there some sort of aggregator that does this? I used ping.fm in the past, but they only let you import 1 RSS feed and I want to be able to import more than that.

      Thank you

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