Utilizing RSS Feeds Is An Excellent Method Of Driving Traffic To Your Website Or Blog
Author: James C Patterson
If you’re looking to make money online, you need to have targeted website visitors going to your site on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. This is the case for any product or service you plan on promoting now or in the future. Many people don’t realize that RSS feeds are excellent for generating the kind of traffic they need to be successful in their online endeavors.
In case you’re not familiar with what RSS stands for, it means Really Simple Syndication, and it’s a very effective way to promote your blog or website. In this article, I’m going to explain how beneficial this can be, and demonstrate why many people use this particular technique of traffic generation.
Those who have a word press blog don’t have to be concerned about creating an RSS feed, because it’s created for them automatically. Each time they post new and fresh content on their blog, their RSS feed will update automatically with the title and the first couple of sentences of their most recent post.
Although the RSS feed is defaulted to display their last 10 posts, their able to change this through their word press admin panel. I typically change my settings to display the last 20 posts on my feed. Each page on your blog should have a “Subscribe To Our Feed” button, enabling individuals to subscribe easily if and when they want to. Visitors to your site can be notified every time you post fresh content to your blog.
Because all this is done in the background, you don’t have to concern yourself with manually updating your feed or contacting subscribers. As long as the content you post is useful and informative, they’ll be notified about your new content and will continue to visit your blog.
You can notify those who haven’t been to your blog recently about a new feed they can subscribe to if they wish, and you can also submit your RSS feed to feed directories. If someone wants to stay updated about what you’re posting on your blog, they can find your feed in these feed directories and subscribe to it. There’s a program called Feed Burner you can utilize to develop another feed for your existing feed. Since Google owns it, your new content will be indexed quickly.
Another thing I’d like to point out about this feed, is that you can promote it like a website. This will result in more subscribers, leading to more targeted visitors to your blog. You can even monetize your RSS feed to earn revenue from it, but that’s the subject of another article.