Where To Submit My RSS Feeds And Weblog URLs To Get More Exposure, Visibility And Reach
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*As more and more people get involved with the Internet and as more Web sites, blogs, news services and other online resources continue to grow in number and variety it becomes increasingly important to maintain high visibility and exposure for the content being generated by closely following the major distribution media.
Until now the web was populated by Web sites and other HTML-based content pages, and the main vehicle for reaching content has been the large use of major search engines and directories.
As a rapidly increasing number of content sources, new and old, migrate or add RSS as a key distribution channel, and as more people utilize RSS newsreaders and aggregators to keep themselves informed, the ability to maintain high exposure and visibility is gradually shifted from a complete attention to major search engines and content optimization techniques to an increasing awareness of RSS feed directories and search tools.
If until now the world of content optimization online went under the umbrella of SEO (search engine optimization) and SEM (search engine marketing) from now it exist, at least in principle the opportunity to grow another complementary field tentatively called RSSEM (RSS search engine marketing).
I have been inspired and prompted to do this first by my own need to support skilled change agents and communicators like the ones I personally support (http://www.newmediaexplorer.org/sepp, http://www.newmediaexplorer.org/chris, http://www.newmediaexplorer.org/ivaningrilli) and also by Ari Paparo nice initiative of starting to collect online resources where one could easily submit her new blog/RSS feed.
I have personally tested each one of these services to make sure that they are alive and functioning.
One of the key benefits of this reference list is that it provides all of the submission links directly, so that you don't have to waste any time at all to find these at each destination site. This by itself is a significant effort, especially as a number of sites make it consciously hard to find this info, in order to discourage spam and superficial or automated submissions. In some cases I have been able to dig out valuable emails and contact forms after a lot of searching.
I have not included regional or geographically limited directories or search engines, and have dropped any service that did not look reliable or trustable.
By adding up a good set of new and important resources I have been able to more than double up on Ari's initial list of submission sites while extending the coverage to important global news syndicators. The list is also unique as it offers only english-based global directories and no specialized or niche resources.
Other lists available online and which I have credited are either too superficial and not up-to-date (including many sites that either do not work or are not reliable) or listing many search services and tools which do not rely on manual submission to become aware of new blogs/sites/RSS feeds.
I think that this is a VERY powerful list to use to increase your RSS feed/blog exposure and visibility online. If you organize yourself well, with an excel spreadsheet and the time to track your process through it, you can do the whole effort in less than a day and you can start to see the results the day after.
The directories to which to submit your RSS feed are listed in my very subjective order of importance. Higher up are those directories that, in my experience, will give you much higher exposure, visibility, credibility and traffic than any of those listed toward the end. After a point (say from ranking n¬į20 onward) the order is also not too relevant anymore as I did not have yet any specific criteria to properly rank these many different these resources. Proceed accordingly. (If you are interested in a properly ranked and sorted version of the RSSTop55 plus a unique set of complementary powerful tactics and resources to further increase your RSS-based content exposure and visibility online, look into the RSSTop55 Premium.)
Originally written by Robin Good and first published on MasterNewMedia.