I have received question from Ordinacin ( Techathand reader ) in one of my post regarding the tips that I have written in order to be in Google and Yahoo SERP Page # 1 or 2 from an SEO Contest.
Please find below a tutorial tutorial on how to insert links in RSS feeds for WordPress and Blogspot Users . The tutorials is intended for Blogspot and WordPress users, (This is the only platform that I know ). We will also explain the relevance of this links to blogger’s SERP ( Search Engine Ranking Page ) Ranking.
A question from Ordinacin from my Lesson Learn from Marhgil Macuha SEO Contest post.
Hey Dexter, what do you mean by the feeds technique ?
The Feeds Technique
I have included a link to my post in all my feeds.
I will try to answer questions on how to insert Feed Links or Feed Footer on your RSS Feeds.
How to put RSS feeds Links in Blogspot?
It is rather easy to put feeds links in Blogspot since it is readily available for their Dashboard. Just follow the bellow instruction
- Go to Dashboard >>> Setting >>> Site Feed >>> Post Feed Footer
- Enter the HTML Code linking to any post or Website that you like to link.
- You must also set “Enable Post Pages” to “Yes” (in Archiving settings) [ Dashboard >>> Setting >>> Archiving >>> Post Feed Footer
- Set “Allow Blog Feeds” to “Full” (above).
And so there you have it. You can now put links to your feeds. Many bloggers does not know that this links is also an effective way to advertise and add some juice to their site.
How to put RSS Feed Links in WordPress ?
Unlike Blogspot self hosted WordPress does not have an ready available option to this but instead a wordpress user can add a plugin that will be suitable for this task. Daily Blog Tips has written a post regarding this task ( Add a Footer to Your RSS Feed: 7 Practical Examples ) which also gives the following wordpress plugin. BTW I am using RSS Signature for this blog with WordPress 2.3.2 installed
- RSS Signature (formerly known as sig2feed)
- Better Feed
Here is an example of my feed for this blog.
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How will this help with SEO (Search Engine Optimization ) of a certain page or site ?
It helps in many ways, If there are website that are getting your feed links in order to promote on their site. This links will give real juice in your blog or blog post. ( in other words scrapers ).
When Google , Yahoo, Bing or any Search Engines crawls went to a feed site it will automatically crawl on the footer that will also leads at your Site.
This is also one way of protecting your post from those site ( scrapers ) stealing blog contents via feeds. Hope You like it.
This can also be used to monetized your feeds thru direct advertising.