When it comes to RSS feeds most people mis-understand the usefulness of what they do and how they can benefit your site.
most blogging platforms like word press have RSS built in and other platforms that do not can use a number of free utilities to generate an rss feed for the site, either via an online feed service or a generates feed ‘xml’ file that the site owner upload to the site root.
But how does a rss feed benefit you?
First off, when you submit your rss feed to the rss directories it get syndicated to 100′s of other sites which in turn generates more traffic to your own site and backlinks. This also get your site quick indexed in the search engines.
But how can we maximize our RSS feeds?
Step 1) If you have a niche specific niche keyword phrase and your running ‘wordpress’ as your blogging platform then install the ‘feedburner’ plug in to enable your RSS feed to contain your ‘main’ keyword phrase.
ie. instead of the default feed being: http://yourdomain/feed
it becomes http://yourdomain/my-keyword-phrase-here
This will help to rank your RSS feed as well as well your site, so a double bonus.
step 2) Submit your feed to at least the following directories:
- yahoo feeds
step 3) ping your feed at ‘pingoat.com’ and re-ping ‘Everytime’ you create a new post
step 4) If you dont have a RSS feed on your site, you have 2 options here. Either use a service like html2rss and create the feed and upload it to your site. You can also use a service like ‘dapper.com’ to create a feed of your posts or articles but I prefer to use ‘icerocket’ as its very simple to use and very effective.
goto http://rss.icerocket.com and signup for a free account.
Once you have confirmed your account, login and ‘create a new channel’. Give your base domain name and add a keyword rich title and description. Now go and make a list (in a text editor) of all your different page urls and save them in your text editor.
Next take each page url and add a ‘new item’ to your rss channel on ice rocket for each url. Once you have completed this, click the publish link and this will create a RSS Feed link for you to promote.
Now take the rss feed and submit to the sites above. When ever you add a new page to your site, add a new item to your rss channel and re-publish then ping the RSS channel.
Step 5) if you already rss feed on your blog you can still create a ice rocket feed and add your urls in.
Also for any other site you create take the RSS from the site (ie. ezine articles) and submit to the above rss directories.
For every other site you are creating links on, add those links to a New RSS channel and submit then ping the channel every time you add a new item to it.
These are the simply steps I carry out using rss and the traffic and hits I get from this are testimonial on how well this works.
So get your RSS cranked up and blasted out and you can benefit from these feeds as well..
until next time..