The Future of RSS is Not Blogs

Written by S. Housley

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As businesses adopt RSS and consumers experiment with feeds,repparttar popularity of RSS will grow. Ultimately, consumers arerepparttar 150643 driving force behind technology. The convenience of RSS and increased popularity will set a precedent for consumer expectations. Businesses using RSS as a communication vehicle are able to create keyword-rich, themed content, establishing trust, reputation, and ongoing communication with current and prospective customers.

The big consumer benefit to RSS is that consumers opt-in to content of interest, totally controllingrepparttar 150644 flow of information they receive. Ifrepparttar 150645 quality ofrepparttar 150646 content inrepparttar 150647 feed declines, users simply removerepparttar 150648 feed from their RSS reader and they will not receive any additional updates from that source. The RSS reader acts as an aggregator, allowing users to view and scan multiple content streams in a timely fashion.

Consumer expectation will drive businesses that are slow to adopt. Ultimately, RSS will be a standard, like email addresses and websites are now a "must" for businesses. RSS feeds will join their ranks.

Unlike blogs, businesses can easily justify RSS feeds, as they will be increasing customer and corporate communication. RSS will create new revenue channels. RSS hasrepparttar 150649 potential to help companies develop strong relationships with consumers and create brand loyalty. RSS Feeds will draw existing customers and prospective clients, translating to a new or renewed income stream. Businesses using RSS feeds as a communication medium to notify interested customers of specials, discounts, product announcements, technical support tips, news and industry studies will ultimately sustain RSS as a viable and valued communication medium.

About the Author: Sharon Housley manages marketing for FeedForAll software for creating, editing, publishing RSS feeds and podcasts. In addition Sharon manages marketing for NotePage a wireless text messaging software company.

24 Tips and Strategies on How Everyone Can Blog Right andGet Everybody to Read

Written by John Teh

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Tip #15 - Track Your Blog Tracking your blog does not have to be overly sophisticated usually a simple free page counter like,, or will dorepparttar trick. Install (copy/paste)repparttar 150607 code intorepparttar 150608 html of your blog template and start tracking your visitors. Its better to use a service which gives you advanced traffic analysis, such as keyword tracking information, referral information, and search engine information. Visitors, returning visitors, and unique visitors should be standard for any page counter service you choose.

Tip #16 - Make use of your Blog's statistical and tracking information. Believe it or not, your visitors' information from your tracking scripts will provide you priceless information on how you can attract more readers. Keep note onrepparttar 150609 keyword terms used from search engines which bring you traffic. You can identify relevant closely related topics which you can venture into and add more variety into your blog, yet staying very much in topic. Simply put, more topic coverage and more variety = more traffic. You may analyze your tracking information further on how you can strategize your blog's content. You can also apply some keyword optimization strategies here.

Tip #17 - The essence of your Blog is your Audience, listen to them. Always interact with your readers who post comments on your blog. Reply with a brief thank you note or just simply attend to their questions if they have any. It's a proven fact when there's a direct human interaction and knowingrepparttar 150610 fact that there's a "real human" atrepparttar 150611 other end ofrepparttar 150612 blog makes most of them coming back. If your audience provide suggestions, comments or feedbacks, take them constructively and inform them if you have any desires of implementing such ideas on your next update. And of course, don't forget to thank them for their ideas. If it's a great idea, why not throw in a free gift? Mention their website in your blog?

Tip #18 - Create and increaserepparttar 150613 "Why Must I Return" Value to Your Blog Everyone knowsrepparttar 150614 fact that Blogs get a huge level of returning visitors because of its constantly updated content. Why don't you add more interesting items to that return value by having fixed periodical posts / offers, e.g. Monday Top 10 Tips, Picture ofrepparttar 150615 Week, Free Bonus ofrepparttar 150616 Month, Free Daily Wallpapers, etc. to give themrepparttar 150617 absolute excuse to return to your blog. As long as you can efficiently and appropriately increase that Return Value constantly, it is mostly guaranteed that you'll be getting tonnes of repeated visitors, period.

An advance notice, prelaunch announcement or anything similar to that also can act as a short term return value strategy. Encourage readers to comment on your such notices / posts. Experiment and play around with this idea.

Tip #19 - Multiple blogs It never hurts to use multiple blogging accounts to attract more people. You can even have multiple blogs within itself, but you may also want to try different free blogging services such as,,, etc. Should you haverepparttar 150618 urge to have multiple similar duplicates of your blog just to gain more traffic, it is wise to avoid it as search engines / feed directories might translate that as excessive redundant information which simply brings you trouble, and you're tend to get penalized, banned or even accused of spamming.

Tip #20 - Digital Art, Creative Graphics Another proven fact - Monotonous and continous display of text will make your readers run away! Try to include non- advertising graphics, pictures, photos, and art in your blog entries, but try to keep them at a limit. Too many graphics also mean slower loading time and messy text and graphical combination. You don't want your blog to look messy. Most ofrepparttar 150619 time, graphics can bring your blog to life. Pictures can make boring texts interesting no matter how long it is. Graphical elements are by farrepparttar 150620 fastest message delivering element available onrepparttar 150621 net today. It may deliver various messages by a split second of a look.

Tip #21 - Maintain a Personal Blog A blog is most successful when it is kept personal. Try to include personal experiences which relates torepparttar 150622 topic of your blog entry. Stay away fromrepparttar 150623 business style of writing. Write with a more personal style and use first- person narratives. Share product reviews and personal endeavors, instead of trying to make it sounds like you're selling.

Tip #22 - Credibility & Popularity As thing progresses, things need to change in order to cope withrepparttar 150624 flow and nature of development. If your number of readers are reasonably huge, and still using a free blogging service to get your messages out, you may want to consider getting your own domain name and hosting plan to have a more personalized Blog.

Domain names and hosting plans are pretty much straightforward. Research is all what it takes to getrepparttar 150625 best of allrepparttar 150626 available options. Forrepparttar 150627 most highly recommended comprehensive listing of Free Blogging software out there, drop by at This is by farrepparttar 150628 best place to drop by if you want to get your research done about which blogging software to choose. Reviews, ratings, public votes, demos, etc are provided. Andrepparttar 150629 best thing is, all of them are Open Source, which means they are totally free. Try going throughrepparttar 150630 server requirements for each software before purchasing your web hosting.

Tip 23# - Customizerepparttar 150631 look of your Blog If you happen to be using one ofrepparttar 150632 Free blogging services out there, you might notice that most of us are usingrepparttar 150633 same template again and again for our blogs. It is well understood that not everybody hasrepparttar 150634 technical knowledge to changerepparttar 150635 layout as how they want it to be, but if you haverepparttar 150636 knowledge, by all means try to customize it and make it look DIFFERENT. You can grab that extra attention, if you're different in certain ways. Create that image for yourself.

Tip #24 - Blog and Make Money

Once your blog has gained some real momentum and your blog traffic is increasing then it is time to start thinking if you want to turn your traffic into profit. Some ofrepparttar 150637 recommended income generating sources are as follow :-

Google Adsense, Amazon Associate program (,,,, Affiliate Programs and any advertising related text links can be your place to start off.

Final #Tip - Conclusion. Following these blogging tips should make your blogging experience much more rewarding. Blogging is generally done out of interest and enthusiasm and sometimes for income generating purposes. The flexibility of blogging will never cease to expand. Through time, dedication, and persistence you will be rewarded with allrepparttar 150638 royalties of blogging.

About the Author

John Teh is an internet blogger enthusiast, exposed to the fun and possibilities of blogging on the net.

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