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Is an RSS feed good for a website

     

amythepoet

6:20 pm on Jun 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Is an rss feed a good th ing to have on my site, let's say on an interior page, that I want to improve the rankings on?

MichaelBluejay

11:54 am on Jun 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I don't think RSS helps rankings directly. The only site I added an RSS feed to (which gets updated very regularly) didn't see any appreciable increase in traffic. If you have good content that making that content more easily available (e.g., through RSS) could mean more readers which could mean more backlinks if they like your content, but I wouldn't expect adding RSS in and of itself to increase rankings.

My general advice is always that if you want good rankings, make your site deserve the rankings, and the rankings will follow. If your site offers info, make it awesome info and easily accessible. If it's a store, be the best at something among all your competitors (price, quality, service, easy of ordering -- pick one or more).

piatkow

12:31 pm on Jun 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I am not sure what you are asking. Do you want to create a feed or publishe somebody elses feed?

amythepoet

6:05 pm on Jun 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I want to create a rss feed as I have wonderful content and have a special service that people love, , I don't know how to do it, but we n eed more traffic

if you could lead me in the right direction to creating an rss feed I would love that

thank you

piatkow

8:55 pm on Jun 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

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In terms of targetting feeds at individuals RSS is a solution looking for a problem. Feed readers are just one too many bits of technology for the non nerd to play with.

If you have sites that would like to display your content then feeds are a good idea and you can probably find software to send a feed to Twitter which may pay off.

If you have a low volume of items in your feed then it is pretty easy to create the XML manually. Going beyond that will depend to an extent on how you built your site.

amythepoet

9:05 pm on Jun 29, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I have one site and if the rss feed will get me more traffic, I would like to learn more about it. if it is a headache, then forget it

LissyKyle

4:52 pm on Jul 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I think, rss is good to use, in away that you don't to update your article/s manually in a site you submitted your site.

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visca

10:59 pm on Jul 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Indirectly it could help seo rank in a couple scenarios providing links are contained within the feed back to your site...

1. Some sites take your RSS feed data and repost it on their own site (XML to HTML), which if the URLS pointing to your site in the feed are left intact, will count as inbound links.

2. Additionally, if people subscribe to your feed, read the posts, visit the links to your site and add that link to their favorite social sites or own site, it could ultimately translate into more SEO juice.

harsh2k218

8:54 am on Aug 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

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RSS feed helps you to get your webpage crawled easily by spiders, so it is good for websites or any web page.

sleepbetter

2:58 pm on Oct 12, 2010 (gmt 0)



RSS feed may have a littel benefit.

samrouke80

1:02 pm on Oct 27, 2010 (gmt 0)



RSS can help you to get more backlinks if you submit them into a feed directory, but would that affect your ranking, I don't think it does.