If you have a blog then you will have an RSS Feed. But are you using it to get quality and high ranking domain authority links? Or are you just relying on Pingomatic to let the world know about your latest post? The fact that Pingomatic ‘pings’ your latest blog post does not mean anything more than it will be ‘indexed’, generally by the search engines and not by services that will pick up your latest block busting novelesque post and hunt you down to link to that post. To this point it is assumed and probably quite rightly by most (Read This Post by Ana of Traffic Generation Cafe) to be as good as dead in the water for any kind of ‘useful’ promotional tactic. But it won’t build backlinks for your site. A more straightforward way to ‘ping’ your site to the search engines (Google) and have it indexed quickly is to email your blogs url to yourself (who doesn’t have more than one Gmail account?) or to a friends email address. What? Google is able to read my emails, shocking? Retargeted Ads anyone? Google follows you around, so make the most of it. And by the way to those who pay that bit extra to have retargeted ads show up as I continue my search on the subject. No I am not interested, the fact I am still searching does not mean I will cave in just because your ad keeps showing up, tomorrow, next month, wasted. But I digress: To have your latest post linked for both being found by those who want to read your latest ramblings and for actual back linking purposes means you have to be proactive and submit your RSS feed to some of the sites listed below. You can also have this done via BackLink Pro Software found here as part of The Complete Traffic Package.
Everyone knows to build backlinks to your blog means promoting your actual domain link ie; http://your-domain.com or something similar for search engine traffic and to boost your rankings. However linking back to your blog posts through article distribution is also another way to have people find your site via other pages but why not also promote your RSS feed url in just as much the same way you would your domain link, to what are known as RSS Aggregators not just for potential visitors (those who read articles via RSS) but for high domain authority links pointing back to your website.
So What Is RSS?
RSS is widely known as “Real Simple Syndication” or “Rich Site Summary” – either way you decide to interpret, it is the ability to parse information and pass it through aggregators or feeds, which are also known as RSS Channels or RSS Readers. This when first introduced negated the problem of combining “The Latest News” – updated content – available, rather than receiving email alerts from several sources in your inbox, to just one feed that can have several updated content parsed to you for easier management. In this way you can have all the information you want to keep abreast of in just one reader on your desktop computer, laptop and today mobile phones. RSS provides very basic information to do its notification. It is made up of a list of items presented in order from newest to oldest. Each item usually consists of a simple title describing the item along with a more complete description and a link to a web page with the actual information being described. Sometimes this description is the full information you want to read (such as the content of a weblog post) and sometimes it is just a summary.
How Can You Make The Most From Your RSS Feed?
Firstly you’ll want to find your feeds url, this is as simple as going to your blogs home page (Domain Name only in the top search bar) and then adding /feed to the address of your website, press return on your keyboard and you will see your feed. It’s that url that you then post to these sites. You can also do a search for RSS Directories to submit your feed to:
I start with this site as it contains probaly the most links to such services and directories. RSS-Specifications.com – below are just a few others (if not already found at the above link), that I find are worth promoting your link to. As with any link building you embark on, build those links slowly. If you have 500 links in the first month or two of your new blog then you will certainly have to match that for the following months and then some. Diversify your link building as much as possible, getting links from different sources, such as directories, rss, classified sites,.edu and .gov along with various forums, Pligg – BBForum, social network sites, etc. To find out how to search for these variants take a look at The Complete Traffic Package
http://www.feedlisting.com/submit.php http://www.plazoo.com/en/addrss.asp https://www.blogarama.com/ https://rssorange.com/submit-your-rss-feed/ http://www.rss6.com/signin.php http://www.readablog.com/AddFeed.aspx