XML To RSS – Submitting RSS Feeds To Directories

For SEO purposes, and RSS feed can do wonders for you. First off, you can create an RSS feed from your article, your profile links, etc, and place them into RSS directories in order to get them indexed into the search engines. Programs link RSS Bot will actually do all of the work for you. The problem is, you can’t send a an XML file to an RSS directory. So how would you do this.

There are a few ways around this. First off, you can create your own feed. Head on over to ice rocket, and create a new login. After you are set up, you just add a new channel and create links inside of that channel. Once you are done that that, hit the publish button, and you will have your own RSS feed.

If you have a huge list, this may take a long time. So the next way to use an XML and create an RSS feed is by updating it into your hosting account. This will create an RSS feed in your internet browser. Thus, you can submit that link into various RSS directories.

Either way works, but it just depends on how many URLs you have, and what the purpose is for the feed. If you would like to have your own domain in your feed, then you should just update your XML into your hosting. If you don’t care, creating your own feed in RSS Rocket would just be as good. Good luck!

Promote Your Website to the World With RSS Feeds

One of the things people like the most about RSS feeds, is that they have a choice of having it displayed on their computer or on the RSS reader. This means they only subscribe to feeds which they have an interest in, taking away the risk of spam that is rampant on the internet in this information age.

A RSS Feed Reader,say, Google Reader, is a tool which the user would use to collect their favorite RSS feeds from various websites they have visited. The user can choose to display all the feeds as blog post titles, or to include as well a short description. Once a user enters all the feeds to their reader, they will be able to see the latest updates from all the sites without having to make visits to each of them. This, from the point of the user or reader, aids in can saving time and cut down on the effort it takes to filter through information.

Giving visitors to your website a choice to subscribe to your updates actually works differently and on varied levels. However, the main reason for most website owners for doing this, is that you would be able to get your information to your visitors without having them to visit your site. Without a RSS feed, you have to manually alert everyone about changes, and then keep your fingers crossed that they would make a visit to your site. With a RSS reader, once you post or make changes, information is sent right to your visitors.

Visitors who take time to subscribe to your RSS feeds would be very often your best customers. They are the ones who are really interested in your content and would like to stay current to what is happening in your site. More often than not, these are the ones who would buy something you offer.

There is no other option for getting the latest information to your visitors instantly except via RSS feeds. Therefore, for any website owner, a RSS feed is a must if you could write good information, provide quality content and add value for your readers. It is well worth taking the time to get it set up and installed on your site. As soon as you do it, you would begin to get subscribers.

Create RSS Feeds for Static Websites

The questions often asked by static website owners are: How can I make a RSS feed for my website? Is it only blogs that can have an RSS on their websites?

The answer to the first question is: Yes, you can simply create an one for static websites. And I guess this gives you a clue to what the answer to the second question would be. So, you too can offer RSS feeds on your website.

Having an RSS feed on your static website has a lot of benefits:

  • You can send updates to your website visitors who subscribe to it. You can generate more traffic to your website. When your RSS feed subscribers receive the update in their chosen RSS reader, they will come back to your website to reader the full article.
  • You can leave a link to specific articles on your website when you comment on ComLuv blogs. You know those links you see in comments (XYZ’s last blog post…) You can do that too if you have feeds on your website.
  • You have a lot of control when you create your own RSS feeds because you can choose to send a summary of your updates to your subscribers so that they can come back to your website to read the full article. With the traditional RSS feed that is auto generated, you do not have much control. Most often, the full article is sent to your subscribers so they will not need to come back to your website.

Creating a feed takes four steps:

  • The first step is to create the file itself and save it as yourdomainname.xml. Don’t worry, these are very simple codes. Upload it to your website, to the same folder where you have your homepage.
  • You should then place a link element of the RSS file in the head section of the pages of your website. Here’s an example:
    <link rel=alternate type=application/rss+xml title="www.yourdomain.com RSS Feed" href=http://www.yourdomain.com/yourdomain.xml />
    If you want, you can place it only in the head section of your homepage. But I advise that you place it on all the pages of your website because you never know the page through which your visitors will land on your website. If you have it on all the pages, the RSS icon on your visitors’ browsers will tell them that you offer RSS feeds on your website as soon as they land on your website even if they do not go to your homepage.
  • Find a nice spot on your website, above the fold and place the bright orange RSS icon with a link to your RSS feed. You should also submit your RSS file to Google. It is done exactly the same way as you submit a sitemap.

RSS Feeds – Easy Steps to Promoting Your RSS Feeds On Your Website

RSS is a great way to distribute your content, but what if you don’t have any subscribers?

Firstly, you need to be using RSS, short for Really Simple Syndication. A lot of people don’t subscribe to RSS because they don’t know what it is, but that’s changing. The beauty of RSS feeds are that they don’t fill up your inbox and you can’t get spammed.

Simply follow my steps to promote your feed and you should find you have loads of subscribers.

On a website, you’ll often see a little orange icon that is the RSS button. There is sometimes text that suggests readers subscribe. If a person hits on the button and they don’t have a reader, they will possibly see an XML document. That just confuses them and causes them to leave. Instead of allowing this to happen, you need to do something different to almost everyone else out there who is offering RSS feeds via the button.

Create an RSS information page.

For the many users who haven’t learned about RSS and it’s benefits, you should create a simple page that helps them learn quickly about it and why they need it. On your page you should have five simple elements:

1. A quick explanation of what RSS is. Add a link to Wikipedia’s RSS page for those who like in depth detail.

2. Three to five bullet points about how choosing an feed will benefit your readers.

3, A link to an RSS reader you like. For a really simple web based reader, I recommend using the one in Google + as it’s easy to understand. There are dozens out there, so research and choose what you like.

4. Include two or three different RSS options, web based, desktop download and even mobile device options.

5. A short paragraph on how to subscribe to your own RSS (and a link).

6. A short paragraph on why your RSS is a MUST for them!

7. Links to every RSS feed on your site, and any other relevant website feeds you offer

Now go and promote your new page!

Like everything on the Internet, you’ll need to promote it! Add your feed URL to your mail messages and in your ezines. Use something compelling to encourage readers to subscribe. Let them know how important it is to be subscribed to your site in real time.

Ensure that your subscription links are visible in every format. If they don’t see it, they can’t subscribe!

It’s that easy to promote your RSS feed to your website readers. Follow these steps and watch your subscriptions multiply.