Using RSS feeds to increase sales

Written by Joe Duchesne

RSS feeds are reshaping how we access information online. Inrepparttar past, when you wanted to know when your favorite information site had some new information on it, you had to go visitrepparttar 147943 website, wait for it to load, get distracted, etc. Withrepparttar 147944 growing popularity of RSS feeds however, this is no longer necessary.

One ingenious use of RSS feeds is to get your customers to subscribe to an RSS feed onrepparttar 147945 latest products you offer. The latest sales forrepparttar 147946 month, news related torepparttar 147947 products and services you offer and more. Using an RSS feed, a customer can know exactly when you post new information online without wasting time or having to wade through information that they aren't interested in. Keeping yourself in front of your customer will result in more sales.

An RSS feed for your coupons for instance offers their visitorsrepparttar 147948 ability to subscribe to RSS Feeds for coupon deals being offered byrepparttar 147949 favorite brand name stores. Whenever a new sale or rebate is posted,repparttar 147950 customer is notified via their RSS news aggregator, their browser or their online reader. Gettingrepparttar 147951 sale intorepparttar 147952 hands ofrepparttar 147953 customer right away increasesrepparttar 147954 chance that a sale is made.

So you have a blog, now what do you do with it? Blog Basics

Written by Sherry Holub

(This article assumes that you have already set up a blog on your website. I highly recommend using sBlog:

What started out as just a way for you to write an online journal has quickly turned into a very viable internet marketing tool. The weblog, or blog for short, has become a great way to draw attention to your website. Below I will discussrepparttar steps you need to take to makerepparttar 147769 most of this new tool.

1.Content: Probablyrepparttar 147770 most important feature of your new blog isrepparttar 147771 content - what you post. As an example, you can see what my own company, JV Media Design, has put up here: . You will notice that we post a lot of articles related torepparttar 147772 business of design andrepparttar 147773 internet. Content that is relative to your business or industry isrepparttar 147774 most effective. Articles, news, tips, tutorials, and links or other resources are all great examples of what would be considered good content for your blog.

2.Updates: Optimally, your blog should always be up to date with fresh content. Of course, this can't always berepparttar 147775 case, so it would be advantageous to update your blog as much as you can. If you can managerepparttar 147776 content, a few times a week would be enough to keep your information fresh. There are plenty of free resources online that could help you with content. Simply do a search in your favorite engine for "free site content" or "free articles" and you should fine multiple links that could make it even easier for you to keep your blog up to date.

3.Links: Once you have some content posted into your blog, you will want to tellrepparttar 147777 internet world about it. The best way to do this is to submit your RSS feed link to sites that accept those feeds. What's an RSS feed you ask? RSS is another acronym for "RDF Site Summary", "Rich Site Summary", or "Really Simple Syndication". Basically, it's just a format for sending out your content to others. The best resource for where to submit this link is: It might take you a couple hours to go through this list, but I highly recommend submitting to allrepparttar 147778 links you can. Simply click on a submission link onrepparttar 147779 list and then followrepparttar 147780 directions. Most sites will ask for your "RSS 0.91" or "RSS 2.0" feed link.

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