Joined: 05 Sep 06
01 May 07 2:19 pm
The “how’s, why’s and where for’s” of RSS is getting beyond my technical scope. You’ll find some good info here to get a better understanding of it:http://www.rss-specifications.com/rss-submission.htmhttp://rssgov.com/rssworkshop.html
Just wondering though… why do you want to add feeds to your blog? I like to add my blog feed as a feeder to my webpages. All posts link back to my pages and I put the feed on the bottom of my pages so my content is updated automatically when I make a blog post.
I also register my feed at feedburner.com and am planning on submitting to feed directories. My plan is to get my feed out there which will get traffic to my blog and then funnel into my website.
Right now if you were to do that, your traffic would go to your blog and possibly click through an adsense link and you’ve lost them or click through an affiliate link and you’ve maybe made a sale but again you’ve lost them or they may find the sidebar link to your website… Personally I don’t like having too many options for visitors. You know when you walk into a brick and mortor how they direct foot traffic to the displays and areas that are profitable? We want to do the same thing with our sites... correct me if I'm wrong anybody?
I want to get my traffic to my pre-selling content on my website and then refer them to an affiliate solution.
Now… I’m no expert and still learning just like you and the above notes are just my plan of attack. It’s made me a few sales so I’ll continue to tweak the plan and grow with it. I guess the point of this post is to have a plan with whatever changes or additions you are making to your business which is your website.
One more thing, you may want to consider changing the color of your website or blog header so they match to give the blog/website some continuity. You could just take your website header and add it to your blog like this… you’re welcome to use it if you want.
Hope that helps and makes sense :)