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LSIS – LifeScience Channel Subscriptions

Since one of my coolest (private) projects www.lsis.cc somewhat lacks the expected amount of traffic, I would like to emphasize the core feature in this blobpost – just to make you aware of it or encourage you to tell your friends or have ideas to apply the concept to other areas.

In short LSIS – Life Science Information Service – on a daily basis crawls a list of essential news sources in the field of life sciences and indexes this content after applying a series of quality measures. You can traditionally serach from our search frontend OR save your searches once you are comfortable with the results. You can then give your ‘channel‘ an name and decide if you would like to get new articles matching your saved query pushed onto your email stack or subscribe to it via RSS-link and process it with all your other industry feeds in the feed reader of your choice. All this is completely for free and anonymous!

After seraching the current content you are provided a 'Save Search' button. It let's you save your individual, private and free channel.

After seraching the current content you are provided a 'Save Search' button. It let's you save your individual, private and free channel.

You can also browse a series of existing channels, which are preset saved searches of current life-science buzz-topics and subscribe to as many as you like via email or RSS.

Let’s say you are interested in

and whatever else you might want to monitor just save yourself a query and start being alerted on a daily basis – make your colleagues wonder what cool up-to-date industry guru you are.

Browse existing channels, find RSS feeds or subscripbe to get reports pushed via email.

Browse existing channels, find RSS feeds or subscribe to get reports pushed via email.

A Simple PHP Google Sitemap Generator

I just hacked together a very simple class and CLI script to help me generate Google sitemap XML on a daily basis using PHP. If you have not yet heard of it: Google sitemaps help you promote your content if you have certain deep links that only show up if a visitor for example performs a search and clicks a result.

Check the documentation of the Google Sitemap Format

Here is the code: Google Sitemap Generator

It works like this:

$ php generate_gsitemaps.php; #will generate your standard sitemap
$
php generate_gsitemaps.php -e > my_sitemap.xml; #echo sitemap xml to another file

Example: generated_example_sitemap.xml

Have fun being found!