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ďMy Yahoo!Ē RSS Headline module Coming Out of Beta?
If I had to guess, I'd say all signs point to yes. When that happens, Yahoo's RSS/Atom directory will likely contain only those who added their feeds early. New feeds seeking to be included will probably face stricter standards than in past.
If you don't have one yet donít worry, because itís never been easier to make one. If you can cut and paste, there are tools all over Net that will show you how- some will even generate file for you.
However, there are still certain guidelines you need to follow with your feed to get a good result out of Yahoo - again, it's not as simple as adding your feed now that there are more competing listings.
Yet, Yahoo is still accepting new sources for RSS feeds. Readers of my last book state that they are getting excellent results following my instructions, though initial inclusion no longer occurs at same rate. Plenty of markets have few feeds available, or none at all. Your site could fill that void.
That means you still have a chance at a first page ranking. The traffic I get on a daily basis from My Yahoo readers alone sounds like I just like to brag.
And I do, but that's hardly point.
The point is, there's no place you can even go to buy caliber of exposure to quality of audience that reads feeds.
The typical audience that accesses information by feed are also blog readers. A study this summer estimated that 69.3% of blog readers are aged 29-50, and that 40% of this audience are people who have household incomes greater than $90,000.
The type of surfer that would subscribe to your feed has pre-qualified themselves as a lead, with a certain level of understanding and interest in your topic, often on a professional level. And if you don't spend every post hitting them over head with your sales pitch, they can be both loyal and interactive.
(If you do, they'll unsubscribe from your feed faster than you can spell s-p-a-m.)
And if you're in business of providing information you can use, in a way that shows how you can solve their problem, it's like preaching to converted. Further, if your product solves their problem, and you show that you deserve trust of this subscriber, youíll also find route to a sale an increasingly downward slope.
The bottom line - this is power surfer's favorite toy. And if your content appeals to them, you need to learn how to play.
Learn how Tinu saw a 75% increase in both traffic and sales from feeds at http://freetraffictip.com/rssbook . For free reprint rights to her other articles (and a potential $500 bribe) send a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org .