These companies should fire their Webmasters

I missed this a few weeks ago, but only four of the 30+ companies that were showing at the Under the Wire conference had RSS feeds.

Let me repeat my famous line one more time. If you don’t have an RSS feed for your marketing site you should be fired. Yes, there are plenty of marketers at Microsoft I give this kind of heck to (the number of Microsoft product sites without an RSS feed is depressing), but to be a startup without an RSS feed? Why are you trying to cripple yourself so badly right out of the gate? You don’t have Gates’ money to survive. You need to do EVERYTHING you CAN to get noticed!

Thanks to Cori Schlegal for pointing that out. The four companies? Central Desktop. Oversight Systems. SXIP. Zimbra.

184 thoughts on “These companies should fire their Webmasters

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  2. sorry Robert, so much for my rebuttal. your post is pointing to the exceptions. doh. i am the half cocked one. formally apologise for pointing out they are the good guys. man it must be time to go home to go and see my baby or something… too much coffee today.

    have a good day.

  3. sorry Robert, so much for my rebuttal. your post is pointing to the exceptions. doh. i am the half cocked one. formally apologise for pointing out they are the good guys. man it must be time to go home to go and see my baby or something… too much coffee today.

    have a good day.

  4. sorry Robert, so much for my rebuttal. your post is pointing to the exceptions. doh. i am the half cocked one. formally apologise for pointing out they are the good guys. man it must be time to go home to go and see my baby or something… too much coffee today.

    have a good day.

  5. sorry Robert, so much for my rebuttal. your post is pointing to the exceptions. doh. i am the half cocked one. formally apologise for pointing out they are the good guys. man it must be time to go home to go and see my baby or something… too much coffee today.

    have a good day.

  6. sorry Robert, so much for my rebuttal. your post is pointing to the exceptions. doh. i am the half cocked one. formally apologise for pointing out they are the good guys. man it must be time to go home to go and see my baby or something… too much coffee today.

    have a good day.

  7. sorry Robert, so much for my rebuttal. your post is pointing to the exceptions. doh. i am the half cocked one. formally apologise for pointing out they are the good guys. man it must be time to go home to go and see my baby or something… too much coffee today.

    have a good day.

  8. sorry Robert, so much for my rebuttal. your post is pointing to the exceptions. doh. i am the half cocked one. formally apologise for pointing out they are the good guys. man it must be time to go home to go and see my baby or something… too much coffee today.

    have a good day.

  9. sorry Robert, so much for my rebuttal. your post is pointing to the exceptions. doh. i am the half cocked one. formally apologise for pointing out they are the good guys. man it must be time to go home to go and see my baby or something… too much coffee today.

    have a good day.

  10. sorry Robert, so much for my rebuttal. your post is pointing to the exceptions. doh. i am the half cocked one. formally apologise for pointing out they are the good guys. man it must be time to go home to go and see my baby or something… too much coffee today.

    have a good day.

  11. sorry Robert, so much for my rebuttal. your post is pointing to the exceptions. doh. i am the half cocked one. formally apologise for pointing out they are the good guys. man it must be time to go home to go and see my baby or something… too much coffee today.

    have a good day.

  12. zimbra has blogs – pointed to on the about section. seems a bit harsh to say fire them for not using RSS.

    bear in mind that just having RSS for press releases makes life crap for the rest of us. Dont you hate it when a tag picks up a press release? at least with zimbra blogs i know they are using blogs to communicate real issues.

    and how the shit did you miss the sxip feeds?
    http://www.sxip.com/ lower left hand side
    http://www.sxip.com/index.xml

    what is your problem scoble? you really went off half cocked here. your wrong thinking has been picked up on other blogs. i love what you do Scoble but maybe you wanted to check Cori’s facts or something?

    are you conflating blogs and RSS? What are you on about? wasting people’s time evidently. I dont mind helping with your factchecking – post early post often.

    but as i say – the fact i came to this from another blogger blogging your claim as gospel. now that ain’t necessarily right scoble. you going to formally apologise to sxip and zimbra? i think they probably deserve it.

  13. zimbra has blogs – pointed to on the about section. seems a bit harsh to say fire them for not using RSS.

    bear in mind that just having RSS for press releases makes life crap for the rest of us. Dont you hate it when a tag picks up a press release? at least with zimbra blogs i know they are using blogs to communicate real issues.

    and how the shit did you miss the sxip feeds?
    http://www.sxip.com/ lower left hand side
    http://www.sxip.com/index.xml

    what is your problem scoble? you really went off half cocked here. your wrong thinking has been picked up on other blogs. i love what you do Scoble but maybe you wanted to check Cori’s facts or something?

    are you conflating blogs and RSS? What are you on about? wasting people’s time evidently. I dont mind helping with your factchecking – post early post often.

    but as i say – the fact i came to this from another blogger blogging your claim as gospel. now that ain’t necessarily right scoble. you going to formally apologise to sxip and zimbra? i think they probably deserve it.

  14. zimbra has blogs – pointed to on the about section. seems a bit harsh to say fire them for not using RSS.

    bear in mind that just having RSS for press releases makes life crap for the rest of us. Dont you hate it when a tag picks up a press release? at least with zimbra blogs i know they are using blogs to communicate real issues.

    and how the shit did you miss the sxip feeds?
    http://www.sxip.com/ lower left hand side
    http://www.sxip.com/index.xml

    what is your problem scoble? you really went off half cocked here. your wrong thinking has been picked up on other blogs. i love what you do Scoble but maybe you wanted to check Cori’s facts or something?

    are you conflating blogs and RSS? What are you on about? wasting people’s time evidently. I dont mind helping with your factchecking – post early post often.

    but as i say – the fact i came to this from another blogger blogging your claim as gospel. now that ain’t necessarily right scoble. you going to formally apologise to sxip and zimbra? i think they probably deserve it.

  15. zimbra has blogs – pointed to on the about section. seems a bit harsh to say fire them for not using RSS.

    bear in mind that just having RSS for press releases makes life crap for the rest of us. Dont you hate it when a tag picks up a press release? at least with zimbra blogs i know they are using blogs to communicate real issues.

    and how the shit did you miss the sxip feeds?
    http://www.sxip.com/ lower left hand side
    http://www.sxip.com/index.xml

    what is your problem scoble? you really went off half cocked here. your wrong thinking has been picked up on other blogs. i love what you do Scoble but maybe you wanted to check Cori’s facts or something?

    are you conflating blogs and RSS? What are you on about? wasting people’s time evidently. I dont mind helping with your factchecking – post early post often.

    but as i say – the fact i came to this from another blogger blogging your claim as gospel. now that ain’t necessarily right scoble. you going to formally apologise to sxip and zimbra? i think they probably deserve it.

  16. zimbra has blogs – pointed to on the about section. seems a bit harsh to say fire them for not using RSS.

    bear in mind that just having RSS for press releases makes life crap for the rest of us. Dont you hate it when a tag picks up a press release? at least with zimbra blogs i know they are using blogs to communicate real issues.

    and how the shit did you miss the sxip feeds?
    http://www.sxip.com/ lower left hand side
    http://www.sxip.com/index.xml

    what is your problem scoble? you really went off half cocked here. your wrong thinking has been picked up on other blogs. i love what you do Scoble but maybe you wanted to check Cori’s facts or something?

    are you conflating blogs and RSS? What are you on about? wasting people’s time evidently. I dont mind helping with your factchecking – post early post often.

    but as i say – the fact i came to this from another blogger blogging your claim as gospel. now that ain’t necessarily right scoble. you going to formally apologise to sxip and zimbra? i think they probably deserve it.

  17. zimbra has blogs – pointed to on the about section. seems a bit harsh to say fire them for not using RSS.

    bear in mind that just having RSS for press releases makes life crap for the rest of us. Dont you hate it when a tag picks up a press release? at least with zimbra blogs i know they are using blogs to communicate real issues.

    and how the shit did you miss the sxip feeds?
    http://www.sxip.com/ lower left hand side
    http://www.sxip.com/index.xml

    what is your problem scoble? you really went off half cocked here. your wrong thinking has been picked up on other blogs. i love what you do Scoble but maybe you wanted to check Cori’s facts or something?

    are you conflating blogs and RSS? What are you on about? wasting people’s time evidently. I dont mind helping with your factchecking – post early post often.

    but as i say – the fact i came to this from another blogger blogging your claim as gospel. now that ain’t necessarily right scoble. you going to formally apologise to sxip and zimbra? i think they probably deserve it.

  18. zimbra has blogs – pointed to on the about section. seems a bit harsh to say fire them for not using RSS.

    bear in mind that just having RSS for press releases makes life crap for the rest of us. Dont you hate it when a tag picks up a press release? at least with zimbra blogs i know they are using blogs to communicate real issues.

    and how the shit did you miss the sxip feeds?
    http://www.sxip.com/ lower left hand side
    http://www.sxip.com/index.xml

    what is your problem scoble? you really went off half cocked here. your wrong thinking has been picked up on other blogs. i love what you do Scoble but maybe you wanted to check Cori’s facts or something?

    are you conflating blogs and RSS? What are you on about? wasting people’s time evidently. I dont mind helping with your factchecking – post early post often.

    but as i say – the fact i came to this from another blogger blogging your claim as gospel. now that ain’t necessarily right scoble. you going to formally apologise to sxip and zimbra? i think they probably deserve it.

  19. zimbra has blogs – pointed to on the about section. seems a bit harsh to say fire them for not using RSS.

    bear in mind that just having RSS for press releases makes life crap for the rest of us. Dont you hate it when a tag picks up a press release? at least with zimbra blogs i know they are using blogs to communicate real issues.

    and how the shit did you miss the sxip feeds?
    http://www.sxip.com/ lower left hand side
    http://www.sxip.com/index.xml

    what is your problem scoble? you really went off half cocked here. your wrong thinking has been picked up on other blogs. i love what you do Scoble but maybe you wanted to check Cori’s facts or something?

    are you conflating blogs and RSS? What are you on about? wasting people’s time evidently. I dont mind helping with your factchecking – post early post often.

    but as i say – the fact i came to this from another blogger blogging your claim as gospel. now that ain’t necessarily right scoble. you going to formally apologise to sxip and zimbra? i think they probably deserve it.

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