RSS directories are popular these days. RSS is widely used
initially by news sites to allow others to syndicate their news stories. Now, a lot of other websites are using
RSS. It is being used in flagging new forum headlines, auction listings, sales listings and others.
The meaning of RSS is actually not clear. RSS may or may not be
an acronym, actually. RSS may stand for Really Simple Syndication. But others say its Rich Site Summary and
sometimes Rich Syndication Standard.
RSS directories are sites that collate all RSS links and place
them in different categories for other applications to use. This is similar to web hosting, only instead of web
pages, they contain RSS links. These links will pop out on the website and when you click it, you will be directed
to the main source of the link.
RSS poses a lot of uses for those who’d like to use the Internet
for marketing or commerce. Here are the things you can do with it:
Create links from their website to
If you are selling or promoting something, web traffic is
important. The more RSS directory you upload, the more chances you have people seeing those and checking your site
out. And if they have customized their sites with your RSS feeds, then they would get updated listings from your
site to theirs automatically.
If you have a brand and you’d like to know how your competitor
is doing, you may use RSS to see what they have so far. Get a directory of their product or service so you’ll know
first-hand what they have come out with. With the data gathered you now can plan on how you can counter
Tracking your own progress.
If you can check out your competitor, of course you’d like to
check out too how your business or product is going too. With an RSS directory of your own, you can know how many
people are interested in what you are selling or offering.
Putting up RSS directories, let’s say for newsletters, adds
efficiency to your company. If you use RSS for sending out newsletters instead of mailing them to recipients, you’d
eliminate the possibility of your letter being classified as spam by users, or being sent in a closed mail
There are a lot of websites or news articles that could be
beneficial to your brand or company. At times, you’d like to add them to your site. Without the use of RSS, you’d
have to copy the entire thing down and note where you got it. If you use RSS, then the headline and part of the
story shows up on your site. And this is an automatic process now. If you use RSS, you just include the directory
and automatically, the headline appears without you doing much.
Posting to RSS directories could cost you
But the benefits override it. Some sites even offer free RSS
directory posting. If you are just starting up, you may like to check those out. The more RSS directory you have
up, the more the possibility that you are sending out information to the people interested in your goods. Reason
behind is that people will only get the RSS feeds that they are interested in. If they get yours, they sure are the
Disseminating information online has become easier with
The technology provided a cost-effective way of transferring
facts and figures out. Utilizing it would definitely add up to your marketing approach. With it, you have an avenue
of reaching out to even more people so easily.
RSS uses XML to syndicate pages.
Though that sounds a little technical, there a lot of websites
that has user-friendly interface to guide in building your directory. Go ahead and put up your RSS directory up
now. RSS has proven to be essential. It has ceased to be an option; it has become a necessity.