It was announced a little while back, but in case you missed it – Yahoo Pipes will be shutting down, beginning with stopping the ability to create new Pipes in late August, and completely shutting down the service in September:
This service was a great way to aggregate information in many ways and we were avid fans of the ability to combine RSS feeds that could then be syndicated for various uses.
However, this wasn't all that Pipes could do:
- Parse XML
- Parse HTML
- Output CSV
These are just a few of the cool things that Pipes could do, but with the coming shutdown of the the service we need to look for alternatives.
Luckily, for those of us who are interested in continuing to use RSS feeds for SEO purposes, whether it's content review, content curation, RSS aggregation, or something else entirely, there are many services out there that you can use.
Yahoo Pipes Alternatives
Here is a list of sites and services that you should check out as replacements – some offer different specifics, but all of them will help you with your quest for a Yahoo Pipes RSS replacement!
Powerful RSS and Pipes Alternative
We also recently talked to Lisa Allen about RSS Authority Sniper and how you can use it with RankFeedr to do some incredible things like make your own RSS feeds with any content, mix with authority content, get full YouTube RSS feeds, and more.
In fact, you can watch the entire webinar where we talked about co-citations, RSS uses, and more with Lisa right here: http://semanticmastery.com/rss-authority-sniper-webinar
Do you have a favorite replacement? Let us know about it!