RSS Feeds – News You Can Use

by Ed Tsunoda on September 28, 2009

Regular new content on your site is crucial to developing both traffic and good search engine rankings. Search engine spiders will notice that the content changes regularly and subsequently return more often. That’s crucial, because many search results give preference to more recent content, your site will be comprehensive indexed regularly making sure your latest pages and most relevant information are showing up highest under the most current search phrases. RSS Feeds are a great way to keep new content flowing through your site.

The more quality content you have at your site, the more different combination of search terms you’ll come up under, the more individual pages will be indexed and found, and if the content on your home page is different the second time a user visits, the more people will return again once they’ve found you.

RSS feeds are a great way to update your site on a regular basis automatically.

* RSS is an acronym for “Really Simple Syndication”.
* RSS is a syndication format for web content.

RSS feeds automatically update when the source web site updates. So if you add an RSS headline widget to your site, you can simultaneously make your content appear fresh and new daily to both users and search engines, and also create a more valuable resource for your users, because you have more relevant information at hand while they are using your site.

RSS feeds check for specified sites to see if they have been updated. Each feed contains items that are published over time. When checking a feed, the feedreader is actually looking for new items. New items are automatically discovered and downloaded for you to read.  Most sites have these “Syndication” feeds available for the readers to use.



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