3 Cool Uses of Xfruits

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It’s been a while since I discovered xFruits, the fun, yet advanced, RSS feed mash-up tool, for myself and I’ve been amazed since then by finding new and new ways to benefit from the tool. This post shares some cool uses of the tool you may fall in love with!

1. Reputation management

Create one combined RSS feed to track your brand name mentions. We have already seen how you can create one combined keyword tracking RSS feed using Yahoo Pipes – xFruits seems to provide an easier way to do that.

So let’s say you use the following tools to track your brand name mentions:

  1. Google Blog search;
  2. Google News;
  3. Twitter.

What you should do now is use the three services above to search for your [brand name] and grab the RSS feeds of the results:

combined RSS feeds

And then use Xfruits to combine all the feeds in one:

Xfruits set up

Done! Here’s the aggregated feed in my Google reader:


Now just use “Add to” button to subscribe to this feed using your preferred feed reader (which is Google Reader in my case):

Xfruits combined feed

2. Turn Your Blog into an eBook

The handy RSS to PDF feature lets you quickly re-package your blog into the eBook almost with one click of a mouse. Just provide the future document name and your blog RSS link:

turn a blog into pdf

Done! Feel free to let users download your blog and read it using a smart phone, iPad, etc while traveling:

Blog into pdf

3. Receive RSS Updates to Email

If you (like many people including myself) have problems organizing yourself and checking your RSS feeds often enough, get the essential updates come to your email inbox!

For example, you can subscribe to all Twitter mentions of your brand (excluding your account direct references which you’ll receive via twitter either way).

First create the RSS feed: search for [your brand name -@brandaccount] and grab the search results RSS:

RSS updates to email

Now set up your alert details to never miss your non-linked brand mentions!

RSS updates to email

Get inspired! Search and browse through xFruits created by others and get hundreds of ideas on how to make the most of the tool!

Ann Smarty
Ann Smarty is the blogger and community manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas. Ann's expertise in blogging and tools serve as a base for her writing, tutorials and her guest blogging project, MyBlogGuest.com.
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  • Milan

    This Xfruits is an amazing tool! I even didn’t know that it exists till today. Thanks Ann. I have created my reputation management RSS. It works perfect!

  • http://arrangeyourvacation.com/ Milan Matchev

    This Xfruits is an amazing tool! I even didn’t know that it exists till today. Thanks Ann. I have created my reputation management RSS. It works perfect!

  • http://www.zippycart.com Zippy Cart

    Cross-platform action: I love it. Aggregated RSS feed across PC – eBook – e-mail boundaries? Great tool to track your appearances online. Thanks for the heads-up.

  • http://myblogguest.com/blog/ Ann Smarty

    I guess it did ūüôā
    Hopefully it’ll be back soon!

  • http://twitter.com/belldandys30 wu

    good job

  • http://twitter.com/belldandys30 wu