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RSS on every page, or just home?
jake66




msg:3878296
 8:15 am on Mar 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

Currently, I have the RSS linked via:
<link rel="alternate" title="RSS" href="http://example.com/feed.php" type="application/rss+xml">

and the little orange icon shows up in my browser address bar on *every* page.

Does this matter (seo-wise)?
Does it matter for any other reason?

Where's the best placement for this to appear to my visitors?

 

bill




msg:3878297
 8:23 am on Mar 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

Does this matter (seo-wise)?

No. It's for the convenience of your site's visitors. The SEs won't care.

Where's the best placement for this to appear to my visitors?

That has to go in your <head>. Your visitors will see an RSS link in their browser or application if it is supported.

jake66




msg:3878328
 9:40 am on Mar 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

Thanks a bunch, the link rel is presently in my header tags & displaying the orange icon. :)

[edited by: bill at 1:31 am (utc) on Mar. 26, 2009]
[edit reason] see sticky [/edit]

bill




msg:3878945
 1:37 am on Mar 26, 2009 (gmt 0)

A lot of CMS packages put the RSS feed link in the header of every page.

I run some corporate sites and they tend to have the feeds only on the home page and news pages. I guess you could argue that it would depend on your audience. I don't see the harm of having the link on every page of a site.

piatkow




msg:3881662
 1:54 pm on Mar 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

I can think of scenarios where it would be confusing. For example the rss link on a "industry news" page linking to a feed of news about your own widgets. Its really down to what suits your own site best.

MayaLocke




msg:3881925
 8:07 pm on Mar 30, 2009 (gmt 0)

Every web page as it will make it easier for people to find and increase the number of RSS subscribers.

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