RSS Feeds

RSS (Real Simple Syndication)

RSS feeds are a fantastic way to get backlinks automatically to any website or blog. Anyone with an online business presence knows that this is a must for their business. Once you have set up your feeds to RSS directories and feed aggregation services you are ready to go, every time you update the sites feeds you gain more backlinks.

RSS feeds are everywhere on the internet and are here to stay. As mentioned in a previous chapter on blogging, WordPress blogs all have a main feed but each category and tag page also have their own feeds to submit those feeds too. The majority of web 2.0 sites have an RSS feed too, like Twitter and You Tube for example as well as most social bookmarking accounts. This means it is easy and straight forward to get backlinks from those sites to your backlinks.

There are literally hundreds if not thousands of RSS directories you can submit your content to via your feed. Unless you have an automated RSS feed submission tool set up it is best to submit to a maximum of 20 of the higher page rank directories out their.


Below are some free submission directories and additional tools to consider, in no particular order.


BulkPingIs a feed blaster tool which will automatically submit feeds and mass ping them after submission. Its reputation is one of being very fast and reliable.

RSS Feed GeneratorCreate an RSS feed from static HTML pages or from a list of links.


Host My RSS.After you create a free account you can paste upto 100 URL’s into a form to create an RSS feed. Very little work required for you to do and simple to implement.


All ScoopInstantly and automatically submits RSS feeds, blogs and anything you set up to all of the major feed directories.


HTML2RSS. Designed and created for those who want to take advantage of the power of RSS feed marketing but are unable to because their site does not have the capability to produce or create its own feed platform.


You Tube PlaylistCreates RSS feeds for a You Tube playlist, simply just enter an id and you are good to go.


DapperNow part of Yahoo. Create custom content in many different formats using RSS feeds.


FeedbiteAllows you to bookmark content and show feeds on your page also send them to other sites.

RSS Graffiti Easily post an RSS feed to a facebook wall.


Do Follow RSS Directories.A listing of do follow directories with a run down of their stats.


Feed BurnerNow controlled by the mighty Google. Allows you to promote, deliver, monetise and track your RSS feeds.


FeedageFully categorised and searchable directory. Easy to subscribe to the content you are interested in.


On Top List Promote your online business presence, multiple effective tools including RSS feed directory.


Feed Cat Measure audiences and promote your feed content, bookmarking facility, sharing and proxying service.


Feed For AllSoftware to create, edit and publish RSS feeds and podcasts. Includes scripts for displaying feeds using HTML.


Feed ValidatorRSS and Atom feed validator service compiling results and recommendations after submission.


RSS Icons. 250 plus free RSS feed icons.


Friend FeedYou can treat this as an aggregation service and sydicate your Friend Feed RSS feed. The links are no-follow. Create groups to get more links.


RSS MIX Free service where you can collect multiple RSS feeds and turn them into an HTML page which will build up over time.


Yahoo Pipes Very powerful system for manipulating RSS feeds using filters. Cool visual interface, easy to implement.

These are covered in my latest product Essential Marketing Toolkit

Get Authority Backlinks

This News update isn’t going to be as long as the last “Panda & Penguin” update, but does include a tutorial video for you.

The video shows you how you can use a free RSS reader to get authority backlinks in your niche, bring in fresh, targeted, visitors, get new ideas for your own content, AND start building your reputation (and your own ‘authority’).

It’s not only free to do, but it’s quick and easy to set up, and is still (regardless of Google Updates) a great way of getting backlinks and traffic to your site.

So here’s the video: –


Get RSS Right And Go Worldwide

In today’s Web 2.0 online environment, it’s almost impossible to land on a blog, newsletter or current website without seeing an invitation to get the webmaster’s information via RSS.

Subscribe to RSS feedIf you are one of the thousands of new Internet Marketers just dipping their toes in the fast-paced waters of the Internet, you might not understand the valuable uses for RSS (Really Simple Syndication) and how syndication can improve your sales and drive traffic to your offers. Believe me, you are not alone.

Every new process, or revamped old process, develops it own set of terminology and buzz words, so let’s take a look at some of the RSS terminology first.

  • Syndication:

Syndication, according to Wikipedia, means that you allow your website, or a portion of it, to be available for other sites to use. This usually means “…making web feeds available from your site, or blog, in order to provide other people with a summary of your website’s recently added content (for example, the latest news or forum posts).”

Different types of syndicated content can be found all over the Web, including newspapers, commercial websites, blogs or product offers from Internet Marketers. It has become a free and easy form of advertisement that increases targeted traffic and expands your site’s exposure across normally unreachable online platforms.

Web syndication by online marketers is removing the hesitancy web surfers have with providing personal information to invisible marketers, like name and email address for signing up to receive a newsletter. Those surfers expecting to subscribe to an RSS feed instead are growing in numbers and will soon be in the majority. Don’t ignore them!

RSS and Atom are the two main syndication formats.

  • RSS Feed:

To start with, an RSS feed notifies you when a web site or blog you are interested in has been updated. There are two kinds of RSS feeds, static and dynamic.

When you see the latest scores for your favorite team or are continually checking for bargain airline tickets for your vacation to Disney World, that information would be a static feed from a sports news media or an airline/ticket site.

Info from a dynamic feed would depend on your search terms to provide specific information to add to your data stream. A dynamic feed would be one from a website you are watching for new content or notices about new products. It would give you notice of the change on the website.

  • Feed Reader or News Aggregates:

Those two terms are merely names for the software that allows you to get the RSS feeds from websites or blogs that interest you and have it displayed so you can read it and use the information the way you want to use it.

  • The Big Question…What is RSS?

RSS, or Really Simple Syndication, is a format for delivering regularly changing web content and is making it easier for you to stay informed by receiving the latest content from your sites of interest. You don’t have to visit each site individually and do not have to join each site’s newsletter by providing your private information.

More than several big name sites, like Yahoo News, the BBC News in the UK, the US government and more newspapers and other news media than you can shake a stick at, are providing free RSS news feeds for delivery to anyone. They are not doing that for no reason, but because they recognize the extended reach their message will have and the benefits that reach will return to them. Copy success!

Internet Marketers are starting to add an RSS feed to their websites and blogs. Look for a button or link that says “XML,” “RSS” or an invitation to “Syndicate This Site” if you want to start receiving their information via an RSS news feed.

Almost any information can be used to publicize updates to your website or blog… photos, summaries of your latest update or simply the title of your update with a link back to the original source.

RSS benefits both the readers and the publishers of the feed. When you update your blog post, add new content to your website or want to announce a new sales price or special bonus for your readers, they all will know immediately about the change or special offer and can decide if they want to visit your site or not.

Internet Marketers can reach a much wider audience for their products or services because web browsers are becoming much more likely to subscribe to an RSS feed and avoid the email clutter that clogs their inbox after subscribing to a few newsletters.

rss4 300x272 RSS Feed Explained All the benefits of RSS feeds are not restricted  to your subscribers, but have some powerful results when used as a marketing tool. When you use an RSS feed to market your products, you are attracting visitors and customers who are interested in your products and want to receive your information. This Win-Win process protects you from a spamming accusation.

The new techniques and requirements of using RSS to get your message circulating may still intimidate or confuse some of your customers. It is a good idea, for customer service, to offer both the RSS feed and email notification of your website, blog or product updates. You do not want to immediately exclude a set of customers who prefer one method over the other, regardless of the reason.

As a tool to increase targeted and focused traffic to your site, RSS feeds work great for this top-of-the-list marketing need. If the content update interests your reader, many will want to read the complete story on your website and will click the link to do just that. When that happens, they arrive at your website already interested in your product… marketing gold!

Getting comfortable with this vibrant and ever-changing Web 2.0 tool will expand your reach and increase your conversions. More and more people are switching to RSS feeds everyday to make their lives less cluttered and to put the information they receive in their own hands and not those of random marketers. Don’t ignore this grass roots movement… join it!