In this article, I’ll show you how to use your Blog RSS feed to Drive more Traffic to YOU…
What is RSS?
- Stands for Really Simple Syndication
- Allows you to syndicate your site content
- Files can be automatically updated
- Allows personalized views for different sites
- An easy way to share and view headlines and content
- A format for delivering regularly changing web content
- Many news-related sites, blogs and other online publishers syndicate their content as an RSS Feed to whoever wants it
- Although RSS formats have evolved from as early as March 1999, it was between 2005 and 2006 when RSS gained widespread use, and the RSS icon below was decided upon by several major web browsers
Why use RSS?
RSS is useful for web sites that are updated frequently, like:
- Blogs – where content is always being added
- News sites – Lists news with title, date and descriptions
- Companies – Lists news and new products
- Calendars – Lists upcoming events and important days
- Site changes – Lists changed pages or new pages
- It allows you to easily stay informed by retrieving the latest content from the sites you are interested in
- You save time by not needing to visit each site individually
- You ensure your privacy, by not having to join each site’s email newsletter
Drive Traffic to your Blog or Website using RSS
If you’re trying to drive traffic to your blog or website, an RSS feed can create backlinks, which in turn create Link-Juice for your site, which helps your website rank higher in the search engines, it’s that simple. A URL / hyperlink (typically in an article) that points to your blog, website, or capture page, etc., is known as a backlink.
When Google and other search engines crawl sites, they look for links and where they point to. Think of it this way, if you had 100 articles posted on 100 different websites and each article had a link to your blog or a page on your blog, Google would rank that website higher because there are loads of one-way links pointing to the same place…your website’s homepage or an article / piece of content on your website. The more one-way links…the higher your website ranks.
Let’s take it to the next level…your Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Squidoo, HubPages, YouTube, and almost every site where you can post content has an RSS feed. You then take each one of those feeds and submit it to an RSS Submission site.
The top five sites to submit your feeds to:
There are many others that you can submit your blog RSS feeds to…do a Google search for RSS Submission Sites and you’ll find loads of them.
RSS Feed URLs for Common Sites
Your Blog / Website
Facebook Fan Page