Hi! Thanks for dropping by - please take a few minutes to browse. This blog represents my journey throughout the past few years in Internet Marketing!

RSS: There’s Nothing To Be Afraid Of!

The acronym “RSS” means “Really Simple Syndication”. SIMPLE… Right, so let’s not complicate it. An RSS feed is kind of like a directory listing of your site’s content, that’s always updated whenever your content gets updated. If someone subscribes to your feed, they’ll know every time you make an update to your blog.

When you subscribe to an RSS feed, you have to have a way to receive the feeds. This is because feeds (at least not automatically) don’t go directly to your email. There are several popular feed readers online such as Google, FeedBurner, and FriendFeed just to name a few.

Feeds are a great way to stay on top of websites you like to visit. Instead of having to visit each one in order to see if new content is posted, you can simply visit your feed reader. If you’ve subscribed to your sites’ RSS feeds, then you can easily track when new content is available right through your feed reader. It’s a great time saver.

Since RSS is becoming more and more popular, if your site isn’t publishing it’s own RSS feed you are surely missing out on some valuable traffic. There are feed aggregator sites that let you post your RSS feed to the public. What this means is, people who visit these feed aggregator sites can more easily discover your site. It’s also an amazing way to get indexed in the search engines quickly. Feed aggregator sites are similar to feed reader sites.  By submitting your RSS feed to several feed aggregator sites, you have the potential to gain invaluable backlinks as well as exposure to new visitors.

Many content platforms already allow you to easily publish an RSS feed. For example, WordPress automatically makes an RSS feed available. All you have to know is the url. It’s typically “www.yourdomain.com/feed”.

Share and Enjoy:
  • Twitter
  • Digg
  • Mixx
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • StumbleUpon
  • Google Bookmarks
  • LinkedIn
  • Propeller
  • Technorati
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • MySpace
  • FriendFeed
  • MisterWong
  • Reddit
  • RSS
  • Simpy
  • Ping.fm
  • Suggest to Techmeme via Twitter

Related posts:

  1. RSS Explained: What Exactly Is RSS And How Can It Benefit You?
  2. Social Bookmarking Sites With NoFollow? No Problem!
  3. Are You Pinging?
  4. RSS Mashing… More Tools For Your RSS Arsenal

Leave a Reply

SEO Powered by Platinum SEO from Techblissonline