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Finding the right information can take forever. Fortunately, Yahoo has a great tool called Yahoo Pipes. In it’s simplest form, it allows you to combine various sources of information, run them through a filter, and send the results to any RSS reader, email, or even your mobile phone. Using these pipes, I have reduced the amount of time I spent gathering information from hours to minutes. Here are three tutorials on how you can do the same.

Tutorial 1: The Simple Pipe – will combine 3 blog feeds, filter the content of their posts, and send the results in an email.

Tutorial 2: PostRank.com – is a website that ranks blog posts based on their activity. Here we will use PostRank to gather popular blog posts, filter them based on their content, sort them by rank, and deliver the results in a easy to read format.

Tutorial 3: Twitter Search – uses search.twitter.com to create a feed for tweets based on a set of search criteria. We will then use Yahoo Pipes to deliver the results to your medium of choice in an easy to read format.

These are some pretty basic ways to modify RSS feeds into showing the information you really want. If you’re interested in taking it even further, Dawn Foster at Fast Wonder is an expert in the matter. Check out her talk at SXSW on Hacking RSS feeds.

Also, checkout this Google Alerts Tutorial to see how it can deliver the latest news, and let you know when a new member of your target audience signs up on Twitter.

Have you experienced any of these during your business adventures?

I’ve been hearing these four frustrations a lot lately:

  • You feel like your brand, your niche, or even what you do just doesn’t fit right. It’s fine, but you want your business to be comfortable, look great, and allow you to grow.
  • Marketing your business just doesn't work like it should or like it does for other people.
  • You hustle your ass off to attract new customers, but there’s no way to sustain it long term.
  • There's so much crap on your plate right now, and you don't know what the next step should be. Pure overwhelm!

If any of these has you nodding your head, then take advantage of my thirty day challenge where I’m going to help 30 people for free, but only until July 10th.

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    Holly Testimonial Pic"I gained some insights and ideas from Schuyler in this one-hour phone call that I hadn’t gained from taking several other courses- including a guest blogging course from the king of blogging and a marketing course from an online diva. Schuyler’s emphasis on making your work tangible and useful for people really hit home for me. I know exactly what the next thing on my to do list needs to be. Schuyler is a very real, kind and thoughtful person who’s decided that helping people create their business branding from their stories is a worthwhile endeavor. Lucky for us. Don’t miss this chance to talk to Schuyler."

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