Use RSS To Increase Your Traffic Now:
Online visibility and online traffic are, quite naturally, of paramount importance to everyone and anyone marketing or conducting business online, period.
While RSS will not perform as your key tool to improve online visibility and generate more traffic, its importance for helping you do so cannot be disputed.
It will help you:
- increase your traditional search engine rankings;
- improve your online visibility by making your content available where people are increasingly searching for new content, such as RSS search engines and content aggregation sites;
- drive traffic from other websites covering your topic, by helping you make your content available at these websites more easily.
Deliver Your News to Where It’s Searched For: Generate Traffic From RSS Search and Content Aggregation Sites
The fundamental media shift is not only happening between offline and online, but within online itself as well.
Just a few years ago the search engines, the largest portals and news sites, were more or less the central hub of where online users got their online information. They still are today, but are now challenged by the growth of new online search engine and content aggregation website categories.
It’s quite simple.
Go to Google, Yahoo! or MSN and do a keyword search. What you get are somewhat the most relevant results for what you’re looking for ? but without a timestamp. Search engines provide results based on universal relevancy and not on recentcy.
But what if you’re looking for the latest relevant content, instead of just the most relevant content?
Enter the news engines, content aggregation sites and RSS search engines. Instead of providing results by universal relevancy, these sites provide results by actual recentcy, with of course a better or lower level of relevancy.
The point is that these websites are starting to become the central hub of searching for news online and latest content online.
Google and Yahoo! know it too ? their own news engines are among the top of breed.
But what if you don’t want to search for specifically the latest news or the latest general content, but just want to search for the latest blog posts pertaining to your topic of interest?
Enter blog search engines, which will only return results from blogs. And Google has one as well, although this one is not on top.
And so on ?
Why this matters to you?
If you want your latest content to be found where people are actually searching for the latest news and other latest content, even video and audio content, you need to start using these new search and aggregation site categories to increase your reach and attract new traffic ? traffic that is interested in what you have to say right now.
And the RSS connection?
Most of these new services, although not all, rely on RSS to receive the latest content just as it becomes available and then offer it to their visitors.
In many cases, RSS is the key tool that will get you indexed and then found and read, being used to get your content from your website to the service, which will then make it available to the world.
And additionally, you can expect to receive extra traffic from RSS directories, used by people who are proactively searching for new RSS feeds to subscribe to.