Your Blog RSS Feed – How to Use it to Promote and Build Traffic to Your Blog

Did you know that you can use a blog RSS feed to help promote and build traffic to your blog? An RSS feed is a great way to get your blog content in front of more readers. It also allows readers to subscribe to your blog content so they can have it automatically delivered to them. In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of using an RSS feed, what it is, and how to use it. We will also list some of the best RSS feed plugins for WordPress. So let’s get started!

What is RSS and how can it help you promote your blog content

An RSS feed is a great way for readers to let readers know when new posts have been published. It also allows readers to subscribe to your blog content so they can have it automatically delivered to them.

An RSS feed is a file that contains information about recent blog posts from a blog or website. When someone subscribes to your RSS feed, they will receive updates whenever you publish a new blog post. This is a great way to keep your readers updated on your latest blog posts.

There are a number of different ways to use an RSS feed. You can include it on your blog or website, in your email signature, or in your social media profiles. You can also use an RSS feed reader to subscribe to other people’s RSS feeds. This is a great way to stay up-to-date on the latest blog posts from your favorite bloggers.

Naturally, your blog RSS feed can be included in other websites (where your content would then be displayed).

Using an RSS feed to your blog

Now that you know what RSS is and how it can help you promote your blog content, let’s take a look at having an RSS feed for your blog.

WordPress comes with an RSS feed built in. For example, this blog’s RSS feed is: https://www.bloglogistics.com/feed

The basic settings are somewhat limited, but in my opinion, the “no fuss” approach can work well, especially when you make sure you cross-link (internally) your posts. Naturally, you can extent functionally through plugins.

How to use an RSS reader to subscribe to other blogs’ feeds

RSS is a blog’s blog post list. You can use RSS to see blog posts from your favorite blog without having to visit their website, unless your posts have links to click through to related content.

If you want to subscribe, you will need the blog’s feed URL and an RSS feed reader. A few of my favorite are Aggregator (it’s a mobile application), Feedly, Flipboard, and Google Reader.

Blog RSS feed displayed by the Aggregator Android application

Once you have the blog’s feed URL and RSS reader, add the blog’s RSS feed to your reader, and the reader will do the rest for you.

You can now read the blog’s latest posts without having to visit their website!

Why using an RSS feed is a great way to build traffic to your blog

There are a number of reasons why using an RSS feed is a great way to grow and build traffic to your blog. Here are some of the benefits:

  1. An RSS feed allows readers to subscribe to your blog content so they can have it automatically delivered to them. This is a great way to keep your readers updated on your latest blog posts.
  2. An RSS feed can help you promote your blog content on websites, social media profiles, and elsewhere.
  3. An RSS feed is a great way to stay up-to-date on the latest blog posts from your favorite bloggers.
  4. An RSS feed helps you build traffic when people use it to steal your content (for their website). This is beneficial when you add a lot of internal cross-linking between your posts. Often the stolen content can retain your cross links, which drive readers back to your blog.

Key strategy: While not related specifically to RSS feeds, I use LinkWhisper to automatically create lots of valuable cross-links between all my blog posts. These links are preserved in the blog RSS feed.

WordPress plugins that help improve your RSS feed

If you use WordPress, there are a number of different RSS feed plugins that you can use. Here are some useful ones:

WP RSS Aggregator: This plugin allows you to aggregate content from multiple sources into a single RSS feed. It also includes a built-in caching feature to improve performance.

FeedWordPress: This plugin allows you to import and export RSS feeds, as well as convert posts from one blog format to another (e.g., WordPress to Blogger).

Category Specific RSS feed Subscription: This plugin allows you to create a custom RSS feed for any category on your blog. It also has the option to create feeds based upon tags used throught your posts.

RSS Redirect & Feedburner Alternative: This plugin helps better funnels your readers to return to your posts, which makes it a more effective solution for monetized blogs.

GN Publisher: The plugin solves common RSS compatibility problems that publishers run into when using the Google News Publisher Center.

Tips for creating content that will be of interest to readers and encourage them to subscribe to your RSS feed

When creating blog post content, there are a few things you can do to encourage readers to subscribe to your RSS feed. Here are a few simpler tips:

  1. Write blog posts that are of interest to your readers. (Research your niche).
  2. Write blog posts that are timely and newsworthy. Timely is key (it encourages readers).
  3. Write blog posts that are valuable and provide insights or helpful tips. Not only will readers subscribe, they may share!
  4. Write blog posts that are entertaining or humorous. People like to be happy, when you entertain them, they’ll want more.
  5. Write blog posts that are well-written and easy to read. This says “Here is a good blog RSS feed to subscribe to”.

The benefits of using an RSS feed (Summary)…

When you use an RSS feed to subscribe to a blog, you’re able to keep up-to-date on the latest blog posts without having to visit the blog’s website. This is a great way to stay informed on the latest blog content without having to spend a lot of time visiting different websites.

Additionally, an RSS feed can help you promote your blog content on your website, social media profiles, and elsewhere. An RSS feed is also a great way to stay up-to-date on the latest blog posts from your favorite bloggers.

Lastly, using an RSS feed can help you build traffic when people use it to steal your content (for their website). When you add a lot of internal cross-linking between your posts, the stolen content often retains these links, which drive readers back to your blog.

Final say…

Your blog RSS feed is a great way to give your content more visibility and help it reach new audiences. Not only can you use them on social media, but they’re also available for syndication in other places like email newsletters or the blogroll of another site. I understand that blogging is hard work, which is why I offer professional services to take some of the burden off your shoulders.

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