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I have an RSS XML feed and a blog in my website.
I created this feed about a week back.
I am new to this RSS and Blog technology.
I have submitted the feeds to various aggregators and have used add to my yahoo also.
Can you please suggest ways to improve my rss with respect to search engines.
I have no clue how to go about improving the xml feed and blog.
Kindly advice me on this.
[edited by: werty at 4:06 pm (utc) on Oct. 30, 2004]
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In addition to what you already laid out, here's what else I do:
1. Your RSS file should have the filename extension of ".xml". I'd suggest using the filename "rss.xml". Seems to be a standard that some RSS bots are looking for.
2. Make sure you have the LINK tag in the <HEAD> portion of your homepage. This will direct spiders to your RSS file. Use the following syntax:
<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="RSS" href="http://wwWebmasterWorldebsite.com/rss.xml">
3. Add new content to your RSS file everyday to ensure frequent visits by your audience.
Thanx for the information provided.
I have done all the above mentioned methods, my problem was to know how the feed could get listed in the news directories of yahoo and google?
I have also submitted my feed to both the directories.
Apart from that how do i track the statistics coming from my feed or blog.
You can track hits to your blog using any tag based stats services common with web sites or for blogs. Many are free. Just search Google for "blog stats counter" or similar phrase.