This may be out of place but I'm about to give up on this non-paid task. The company I work for has a news website, that's so cluttered and the IT folks are so out of touch, that our locally produced news is not indexed by Google...or anyone else. My boss had the idea to set up something of a "mirror" site just for our local headlines.

The easiest way - I thought - was to simply import the RSS feed into a basic website. Then I realized that Google won't read RSS feeds since it doesn't want to duplicate stuff. I understand their reasoning, but I'd like to get around it.

I found some "free" software that says it does this, but it wants an XML source for the feed. The feed is PHP.

This does not have to be a fancy page or even an eye pleasing page...it just needs to link back to our local news product and be indexed by the search engines.

It's obviously beyond my skill set... any help would be appreciated.

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In an rss feed, the output of the php script generating the feed is xml, rss is an xml format

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<rss version="2.0">
		<title>CBC | Top Stories News</title>
		<description>FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY</description>
		<lastBuildDate>Mon, 31 Aug 2009 15:25:52 EDT</lastBuildDate>
		<copyright>Copyright: (C) Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, http://www.cbc.ca/aboutcbc/discover/termsofuse.html#Rss</copyright>
<!-- /* snipped */ -->

so rss2html any of the php addins like magpierss to parse rss will likely work, even though the filenam is .php

php scripts can output images .pdf html csv .doc .xml and a bunch of other formats on execution

there is a good likelyhood that you could point the feedreader to the php script as source
Google does index pages generated by feed2Html, (am using it to add feeds from local newspapers) they show up in site:mysite.com searches

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