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
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 link, on your home page.
For example, here's the line of code I placed on my home
<img border="0" src="rss/rss_icon.jpg"
alt="rss for maryland web design"
Feel free use this code for your own
site but remember to replace the information with your own
b) Submit your site's RSS feed URL to various aggregators
or news readers. This will enable them to start check your
RSS feed for updates.
Here is a list of some of the most
popular news aggregators:
Update your RSS feed regularly - add new articles to your
RSS file on a regular basis. Make sure you link each
article to your site to increase your web traffic.
Remember to delete your old articles because the dates
next to your articles will adjust depending on when news
aggregators pick them up.
You only need to do this once and
then syndicators tracking your feed automatically pick up
your new feed items as you update them.
Even though RSS feeds is a
relatively new way of marketing, once you set it up it
takes very little time to maintain and provides another
great way to increase the number of visitors to your web
What is RSS and Its Benefits
What are RSS Feeds and Why You Need
an RSS Reader
How to Create an RSS Feed for Your
How to Syndicate Your RSS Feed