Friday, August 8, 2008

Generating Backlinks To Your Site

One of the best ways to generate backlinks to your site is through RSS feeds. It provides deep links to the inner pages of your site which is a valuable source for backlinks. But before you do that, you will need an online syndication service that will display RSS feeds as a web page.

The primary requirement for this technique is to have an RSS feed on your website. This is special file written in a variant of XML, which describes the most recent pages from your website. Each entry should have a title, date, URL and a description.

The best RSS feed to have is one while is updated automatically whenever you add something to your website. Blogs usually provide this functionality, so all you need to do is find them or create your own.

Fresh Content Makes A Difference

  • Syndicated page is updated automatically, each time the owner makes an update , so the content is always fresh
  • Page title will match the title of the feed, and therefore contain the same keywords
  • Sometimes the URL will also include keywords from the feed title
  • RSS feeds contain snippets of text, which get displayed on the syndicated page
  • This means that the majority of the content on the page comes directly from the RSS feed
  • Each link within the RSS feed will be displayed using the title of the item as the anchor text
  • All links are one-way, i.e. better than reciprocal links

How to Syndicate Content.

Here is a list of syndication services that will display an RSS Feed as an ordinary web page.

  • (My Personal Favorite)
    A XML-based RSS parser in PHP. Supports most RSS versions including Userland RSS and RSS 1.0. Supports modules, and namespaces.
    Requires Registration. Provides many advance features (e.g. stats, link splicing), and automatic support any reader.
    This is a revenue sharing website similar to Squidoo.
    All you need to do is create a page with an RSS module.
    No registration required. Really high quality feeds may get picked as the Editor's Pick of the Day.
    No registration, just submit your feed details for instant inclusion. Once the FeedBomb page is created, it can't be modified, and there's no additional features.
    Doesn't require registration
    No registration, just submit to Catalog.
    Feed will automatically appear on too.
    No registration required - very quick and easy.
    Easy submission.
    Basic syndicated RSS directory - easy submissions.
    Requires you to create a login, but then you can add all of your feeds.
    A straight forward directory of RSS feeds with syndication of each.
    Backlink required before feed can be accepted.
    Requires registration. Theoretically, none of the feed pages should be parsed by search engines, but I have seen Google count them as backlinks.
    This doesn't give you a dedicated page for your feed, but it will link to every item within your feed. It only crawls homepages, so make sure yours has auto-discovery tags.
    No registration required, just an email address.
    This one is a bit different - you specify multiple RSS feeds, and it collects the items into a single HTML page. The page you create will be blank to start with, but it will build up over time. No registration required.
    Another service that merges RSS feeds. Provides multiple formats, including Javascript for embedding in other pages. No Registration.
    Requires registration. Once you've submitted your feeds, remember to tag them!

My next article will be on how to Embed RSS feeds to your site.

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K. Fields said...

I like this post! I have been having such problems with RSS feed on my blog. But I think I finally got it under control.
Another one if you are interested is the one I use
Once I figured out how to apply it to my blog it is much better now. Thank-you for the great info. :)

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