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With all new free tools available, even if youíre all thumbs when it comes to making a web page, if you can fill out a form, you can create a feed.
Reason #3: Get visitors to click through to your site whenever you update
If you havenít used a feed reader before, you might be confused about connection between feed and your site and why it can result in an increase in traffic. Iíll attempt to explain this to you in words, but I suggest downloading a news aggregator (also known as a feed reader), and looking at results of your favorite siteís feed through a reader after you read this for full effect..
You can use my main feed here if you donít have one to view: http://feeds.feedburner.com/FreeTrafficTips
If you donít want to have another application up while youíre surfing, you can try Pluck , a free application you can use for more than just feeds that integrates with Internet Explorer - get it at http://freetrafficdirectory.com/pluck - it will take you right to downloads page.
You can also do this from My Yahoo!, by changing your page to include their RSS Headlines console, still in Beta testing at http://my.yahoo.com .
To summarize, a visitor sees headlines they want to read, view summary, and click through to your site to read rest of news, either in a new window, or without having to leave application they are in.
And when you update again, reader will notify them that you have new headlines, and/or populate list of items you have available. This can keep your audience coming back.
If you had trouble following that, come to this page for a one minute tutorial:
Reason #4: Recycle old content.
If you have a list of your older articles, some older product reviews, site suggestions, or archived newsletters, you can use those to build content to populate your feed with information. As long as this news is still relevant, you can recycle this content to attract new visitors
Reason #5: Its so easy itís crazy not to do it.
Before last few months, there werenít as many free tools online that made process of starting and publicizing a feed so effective and user-friendly.
The bottom line is, now that you can get all those benefits from filling out a form, saving file, uploading to your server, promoting it once, and updating it from time to time, itís insane not to do so.
You already have to update your site from time to time. You might as well get all benefits of having a news feed too.
Tinu? Currently wanted by Secret Hoarders of America for spilling free traffic tips: http://www.freetrafficdirectory.com/blog