Most blog owners dispense with RSS feeds not because they?re convinced they don?t need the extra traffic it can generate but rather because they feel they?re incapable of creating them. But creating RSS feeds is easier than you think and if you want to start now, you?ll be able to add an RSS feed to your blog in just a few minutes. What is an RSS Feed? RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication but some people have other names for it. What the acronyms truly stand for doesn?t matter in the long run. In the end, it all boils down to what it does. RSS feeds are ultimately a type of service that lets readers know the newest updates made to a website. RSS feeds may be read as part of a website, which makes people unaware that what they?re reading is actually an RSS feed already.
But the most common way to read RSS feeds is through an RSS aggregator. It?s a software program that may stand alone or be integrated with another program like your email. Some website browsers have built-in RSS aggregator function, making it easier for readers to browse through them. For those without, there are RSS reader plug-ins they can use with their browsers. How to Add an RSS Feed to Your Blog You don?t need to create an RSS feed from scratch. There are many free software tools available online to help you create one. Most control panels for blogs also have features to help you add RSS feeds to your page. Ultimately, however you wish to create your blog, just make sure you focus on providing vital information for the following components: Channel Title ? Think of this as the headline for your RSS feed. It must contain the title or main theme of the content of your RSS feed. If you wish to include the name of your blog or business, place it at the end of your channel title. Avoid using HTML codes in your channel title as this can only make your RSS feed more difficult to index. Channel Description ? Think of this as the article description you?re asked for when submitting your work to an article directory.
This is where you add more but equally vital information to what you?ve already supplied in your channel title. Channel descriptions must be brief but detailed. You can now add HTML codes here. RSS Feed Item Titles ? There may be more than one item title making up an RSS channel. It?s important to be more aggressive when creating item titles and description. This is where you swipe out any lingering doubts in your reader?s mind and successfully convince them to read more of your RSS feeds.
Again, avoid adding HTML codes here. Remember to included your targeted keywords here. RSS Feed URL ? Include keywords in URL for your RSS feed as much as possible. Separate keywords with hyphens instead of underscores. Images ? Make your RSS feeds more visually attractive by adding images. Keep images small to fit the typical size of an RSS feed. How RSS Feeds Generate Traffic for Your Blog Once you?ve successfully added RSS feeds to your blogs, readers may then subscribe to them and be reminded automatically every time you make an update. RSS feeds are also indexed by search engine and if you?ve done things correctly then RSS feeds can only increase your page ranking.
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