There are many ways to increase content on your site, from
manually creating it to purchasing software which will auto
generate it for you.
While I highly recommend you stay away from anything which is
automatically generated I also understand that many people don't
feel comfortable writing.
Therefore, in this article I look at another way to make your
site appear as if its changing. That is, incorporating feeds
into your site to improve return visits and build your brand.
Feeds have be
If you syndicate your RSS Feed or advertise it, you will get an
immediate boost in traffic to your web site by others reading
and/or linking to your information.
There a 2 ways to do this:
a) Place an XML button at the top of your home page. This
is a little orange image that links to your RSS file. You can
see one at the top of my home page at www.isitebuild.com. Get a
copy of the image (right click, save picture as) and upload it
to your website. Place the image, with your xml li
What is it ?
RSS is a family of XML file formats for Web syndication usually
used by news sites and weblogs. The abbreviation is used to
refer to the following standards:
* Rich Site Summary (RSS 0.91)
* RDF Site Summary (RSS 0.9 and 1.0)
* Really Simple Syndication (RSS 2.0)
RSS technology allow internet users to subscribe to wesites that
provide RSS feed, This way you can share your websites content
(news or weblogs) by providing a RSS feed link for your visitors.
How to c
As I wrote in one of my previous articles, the orange revolution
has begun. RSS is here and it has taken the internet by storm.
The number of webmasters becoming a part of this online
revolution is growing on a fast pace. The reason is, RSS feeds
have proved to increase traffic in a big way. And creating your
own RSS feed would surely be a step towards tapping in a new
source of traffic.
However, just publishing your own RSS feed and waiting for
miracles to happen won't work. In order to get t
Google, a company which revolutionalised the Internet search has
finally started to use RSS in a big way. It was more than an
obvious move for Google to start looking into this ever-growing
market. As the other web giants Yahoo! and MSN keep on enhancing
the different uses of RSS, in this article we analyze how Google
is contributing to "operation syndication".
Google News Feeds
Previously, the term "feeds" was synonymous to Google News,
another big service provided by Google. Since G
A Humorous look at RSS (Real Simple Syndication) as A Couple of
Chicks tackle the how to and the why bother of RSS!
A friend of mine called me the other day to tell me that he
thought our site wasn't optimized very well. I said, "What do
you mean? You know it takes awhile for natural optimization to
kick in!" (I mean he is an IT guy and knows the site hasn't been
up that long).
"Well it was really embarrassing," he continued, "I wanted to
show my wife your site and so I searched for 'two blo
Over the years technology has provided us with more options for
sending and receiving content over the internet. One of the
newest is a delivery system called Real Simple Syndication or
RSS is a format for delivering news and other content through a
syndication channel. The most common sites that publish RSS
feeds still include major news organizations whose information
is broken into different stories and can be delivered to
recipients once published.
This delivery conce
Every so often I take time out of my busy Email Marketing
Consulting schedule and steal an afternoon just for myself. A
few months ago I decided to take one of those days. With five
glorious hours ahead of me I pondered how best to enjoy my
break. I really wanted to do something memorable, something that
would inspire me and something that would last long after my
special day was over. So I did what everyone does on an
afternoon off - I got a tattoo.
I had never gotten a tattoo before and did
What the Heck is RSS and How Will it Help Me?
RSS, RSS, RSS... you hear the constant chant, but who really
knows what the heck RSS means?
Although it originated in 1997, most folks still don't know how
RSS works, and want to know 'What is RSS?' and 'How will it help
I had only a very cursory understanding of RSS until last week,
yet when trusted colleagues start telling me that it's an
effective way to get traffic to your site, it was time to learn
So what is RSS?
Are you always looking for new and better ways to market your
web site? Search engines are always on the look out for fresh
content. When doing a search you don't want old content popping
up, you want to have the most up to date information. Search
engines will generally reward those sites which provide new
content on a regular basis ie daily or even bi-weekly.
On of the best ways to provide fresh content is to create an RSS
What is an RSS Feed?
RSS stands for "really sim