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Using syndication as content life support

Just a few weeks ago, I dedicated some time to updating and upgrading my bolivian soccer news site which I’d neglected since March. Well, back in March i decided to start scraping the news section from some fo the online, Bolivian newspapers and linking to the stories on the right. After my redesign, I checked the site’s traffic and was quite surprised by what I found. I was expecting to see a huge dropoff in traffic since I hadn’t updated the site but I found that there hand’t been a noticeable change in traffic since then. I think the automated headlines grab served as life support for the site since visitors could expect those to be updated daily.