Commercial RSS F@#$ing Everywhere


Holy jeez. Whether there’s actually any real interest or not on the subscriber side I don’t know yet, but it seems that you can’t throw a rock these days without hitting somebody who’s offering purely commercial RSS feeds.

Yesterday Tuesday it was RealSimpleShopping (which, I might point out, I blogged before the Scobleizer got around to it), and today I came across Coupon Clock, which offers dozens of coupon/special offer feeds, grouped by topic. They don’t (yet) appear to offer per-subscriber customized feeds, but since they’ve already got an email notification system set up I have to imagine that custom feeds aren’t too far away.

Now to find out whether any of these guys are actually making money…

  • Just ran across this post through google…

    I run CouponClock. Response to the RSS feed of coupons and deals has been ‘ok’. No requests have come in for custom RSS feeds but that would not be a problem to set up. Thanks for the idea.

    Right now we get about 1100-1400 RSS requests per day but I am sure many of those are duplicate users.

    Does RSS make money? I have not developed the tracking to a point that i can track an RSS user through the site so its hard to say. In general I make enough to pay the bills. 😎