Using RSS FEEDS to Monetize Your Website

Can I Use RSS FEEDS To Increase Traffic?

Traffic is something we all want when it comes to our websites and blogs. There are a variety of ways to do this, but the one method that is rising to the top is through RSS FEEDS. For Starters, what is rss feed?

What is RSS Feed?

I recently wrote an article on ‘what is an RSS feed, and how to Set them up“. Here is the followup article to that. If you haven’t read the first one yet, click here to do so now.

What does RSS stand for? RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication or Remote Site Syndication. They both mean the same thing, so it doesn’t really matter what you call it. No matter the name, it works as a great traffic generating tool. You could go to any popular news website and see the feed options. This is a great way to stay on top of the latest headlines and news all over the world.

How Do You Get RSS Feeds?

You subscribe by clicking on the RSS button, then you will automatically get the news into your reader, or a reminder on your homepage. This is a simple way to stay in touch with your favorite websites and blogs. Are there advantages to RSS over Email Marketing?

Yes, and the main advantage is there are never any spam complaints, you have a 100% deliverability without any of the problems. You can usually count on your message being delivered to the readers.

When you have set up your RSS feed, you should submit it to the RSS FEED directories. Your message will have greater exposure to readers. You can do this in a matter of minutes then gain all the benefits.

A great site to read up on this is Here you will find some great instructions on the “How To’s”.

Another recommendation is to check out Mashables RSS Toolbox.

Does RSS Help Search Engine Rankings?

RSS is a fantastic tool for increasing rankings on the search engines, that is if you have it on your website. You probably already know that search engines love the websites that are continually updating their content, and the RSS Feeds will help your website to accomplish this. You will therefore achieve higher rankings on the search engines as well as increasing your website traffic. This is a win-win situation!

The keys to making money on the Internet is to increase your traffic and build up a mailing list. You can do this by using RSS Feeds, if you don’t take advantage of this great tool, you will be missing out and tons of opportunities.

There are 5 Key Points in using RSS Feeds to help you monetize your website and bring in lots of traffic.

  1. Learn how to use RSS Feeds, If you aren’t sure how they work, educate yourself, start using this great tool and become familiar with it.

  2. Attach links from other blogs and websites which will increase your your own popularity and traffic to your links.

  3. Once you set up your RSS Feed, submit it to the RSS directories. This will increase your search engine ranking and increase the popularity of your link.

  4. Keep your RSS Feed up to date which will have your site indexed by the search engines frequently.

  5. Take advantage of the RSS Press Release. You will be able to use this instead of email marketing, helping you to spread your information and news to your readers the moment it comes in.

  6. This is great for real-time advertising. Let’s say for example that you have a client that wants a particular product that you currently out of. You can use RSS to notify him when it comes available. Your customer will be well served and this will increase their loyalty to you. You will be taking care of your clients which will bring more money to you.

  7. It is so important to create your own Brand! You are establishing your own credibility which is huge in this business. You will be putting your name out in front your readers just by using RSS Feeds. You will eventually become a trusted source of information.

You should now have a few ideas on how RSS Feeds can be used to generate traffic which is the key to your success.

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6 responses to “Using RSS FEEDS to Monetize Your Website”

  1. MLMNoob says:

    After reading this post, I just had to give it a try. I’m still in the learning phase, but I did add an RSS Chiclet to my site in a more prominent area.

  2. MLMNoob says:

    Hi Colin,

    I don’t quite understand item # 2 about attaching links. Can you go into a little more detail?

    I now use google’s reader to quickly review all the blogs I like to visit (this blog is at the top of my list).


  3. Karen Giardunio says:

    I love all the simplicity and ease you add to your blogs Colin. I get the message because your bullet points are straight forward and get right to the heart of things! You’ve got a winner here and thanks for all the info and the quick education we all gain just reading up on your blog posts!

  4. Bruce says:

    Hey Colin, What a timely post. I have only recently
    revisited the power of using RSS myself. I have even
    found a dedicated RSS autoresponder.

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    But most of all it expands on what you have already
    talked about in regards to using RSS for marketing.

    My best to you

  5. This is a killer post. RSS feeds are the life-blood of Web 2.0. Great post.

  6. Thanks Chris, nice to have you with us. Thanks for commenting on my blog

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