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List of the Best RSS Feeds Submission Sites

An RSS feed is a good way to get your site, page or Blog back-linked and indexed. An RSS feed submission site will let you create a way for people to back link to you automatically, and allow you do promote your future articles as you update your feed with new content. This can all be done in a relatively short amount of time.

Helps me get indexed? Pull the other one

You are quite right to be suspicious. Nowadays it seems that every new thing will improve your visibility and get you indexed. So here is how an RSS feed in a directory may help you achieve both.

Let’s assume that you have a new website, and you have linked to that page from another website. Maybe you entered a link to your site on an advert or conversed on a forum and included a link to your website. A few people have searched using Google, regarding the information you spoke about and the Google. So the Google bots have indexed at least one of your pages.

Now you add your RSS feed to a directory and people start subscribing. Searching for and finding your feed on a directory helps to lead the Google-bots to your site. They already know your site exists, so they slowly start to index your site further. If your site is competently internally linked then you are indexed a little quicker too.

It increases your chances of being more visible on Google because a regularly updated feed indicates to Google that you are updating your site frequently. Google likes people who update, so will increase your Page Ranks accordingly.

So having your site entered on a directory won’t put you on page one of the Google search results, but it won’t hurt your visibility either.

Creates Backlinks, You are having a giraffe, right?

Quite true. Entering your feed onto a feed directory will not get you backlinked directly, but if people are using your feed to see your recent updates, then the fact they are looking at your material may inspire them to link to you of their own free will. So yet again, a feed directory submission has no active powers to help your website or Blog, but it has potential passive power.

Is there a way to get people to backlink automatically?

Yes, but they are not very effective. The most current affective way is to simply ask, “if you would like to link to my site/Blog” then copy/paste this link onto your site.


Here is a list of a few feed directories.

4Guys from Rolla

ASP Index

Auto Feeds

Educational Feeds









Finance Investing Feeds


Government Feeds


Medical Feeds



Political Feeds


Realty Feeds

Religious Podcasts

RSS Mountain

RSS Verzeichnis





Science Port




Sports Feeds

Submit Feeds


Using a RSS Feeds Directory to Promote Your RSS Feed

First of all, before you go, keep in mind a fundamental concept that the feed is a content distribution channel parallel to the site and as such should be managed and promoted with a view to helping people gain access to your content more easily.

Create a visible link on the homepage and the site

Want to promote your feed? Do you want users to see it? Then you have to insert a link to the site, make it visible, better still, using the standard icon for RSS.

Feed Autodiscovery

The RSS Advisory Board approved the specifications for RSS Autodiscovery, namely a system that allows a web browser or compatible software to automatically detect the presence of one or more feeds related to a page of a site. It is essential to ensure that search engines and aggregators identify your feed and consider it as such.

Present your feed

Create a welcoming page where you describe the services that your site and RSS feed offers. Include how to use them and what the benefits are. Then insert a link to the feed and you’re done.

Offer targeted content

Do you have a site with multiple categories? Do you have a blog full of comments? Offer more than one feed with targeted content, such as a comments feed and one for every single category. For example, if you run a pet store online, then will a horse fancier really need information on the newest dog collars that have come out?


Edit the content attached to feeds

There are publishers who spend an obsessive amount of time and attention on every iota of their site and offer a feed that is not even worthy of being clicked. Optimize content, limiting the weight of information. Exclude unnecessary files or scripts.

Choose the appropriate format

Choose a format best suited to your needs (I am not listing them) and offer any feeds exclusively on that version.

Do not confuse the user

If your forward thinking is no less refined that the back step of your nearest competitor, then both you and they shall stand alike. In other words, don’t confuse your user. Make things as simple as possible – this avoids unnecessary technicalities when necessary. Always offer the user a way to contact you or clarify their doubts, if necessary.

Teach people how to use RSS

You should have a whole page dedicated to what RSS feeds are and how to use them. You should also have a video explaining what it does, what it is and how to find it. Ideally you should have a similar section for the favorites bar too. Don’t offer a video exclusively, because people online have little patience for videos. Think back to when you tried to watch a tutorial on YouTube and had to resist the urge to skip ahead on the video, just so they get to the bit that you want to hear. Create a simply text page with pictures explaining RSS feeds and then keep the video as an optional extra for those people who don’t fancy reading your page. Do not have the video auto-start, or you will lose traffic.

How to Submit RSS Feed to Google

Adding your RSS feed onto the Google personalized homepage is probably a good thing, but there is no guarantee that it will gain any more interest as a result. Either way you will need to sign up for one of their personal accounts and log on. You must then find the “add content” link and creation sections. Input the URL of your RSS feed and click the add link, Then on your personalized homepage you will see that your feed and the most recent three items that you added to it. You will only see the recent addition titles, where obviously if you click on them then you will be directed there. Again, even though Google are aware of your RSS feeds existence, there is still little proof that it actually does anything to help gain more readers.

Google Chrome was released in 2008. The version presented a major design ingenuity (inconsistent bookmarks management, lack of functions to export the bookmarks) and it did not support RSS Feeds. The user who wants a Browser with RSS feed support that has several alternatives on how to browse, such as with Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc. The people who want to use Google Chrome at all costs, has three options:

1) Bookmarklet feed finder tools. People who hate the plugins can successfully use the bookmarklet. Drag the bookmarklet in the address bar and click it when you visit a website. The bookmarklet analyzes the site you are searching and picks up a link to a page offering a RSS feed.

2) Chrome Plugins to identify RSS feed. RSS Subscription Extension seems a better choice than a simple bookmarklet. It ‘a plugin that adds icon RSS feeds to HTML format and content of an RSS feed.

3) Browse with Google chrome and use other browsers for RSS feed matters.

If you want to get your RSS file published then name it with an .XML extension. Validate it using an online tool or website to help you. Upload the .XML file to your web server. Copy the classic RSS button onto your web directory. You are going to have to link the button the RSS feed subscription via the HTML in your page. The great thing about having an RSS feed is that it gets around the spam and junk filters within emails. They are also more convention for the user because they do not have to keep checking the website for updates.

How to Use RSS Feeds for Marketing a Website

DON’T market your feed. TV producers do not advertise their channel. They advertise the things on it. You do not need to advertise your RSS feed. You need to advertise the things on it. Then highlight your RSS feed to show people that they can come back and see your site again.

Your best marketing tool for your RSS feed, is to be sure that people know what they are, and how to use them. Make sure your viewers know the information below.

What is an RSS feed?

The RSS feed is a file that is updated whenever new content is produced on a site.

How can I use RSS feeds?

You need a feed aggregator; a program that allows you to subscribe to the RSS feed service. When you find this icon you can subscribe to the RSS feed by copying the link into your RSS aggregator. With the Explorer browser, for example you can click a link to subscribe to a feed, and then a box will come up and ask you if you would like to subscribe. You can then click okay and it subscribes for you.

If your browser does not have then function then place your mouse cursor icon onto the RSS feed and right click the feed and click “Copy Shortcut”. You will then need to paste the link into your RSS aggregator when required. With this simple action you have subscribed to your RSS feed.

How can I get a feed aggregator?

Below we offer a list of feed aggregators that you can find for free on the net. Some can be used directly from the Web while others will need to download and install the software on your computer.

1) FeedReader

2) Linux – Netnewswire Lite

3) Windows – Sage

Ÿ4) Plug-ins Mozilla – Straw

5) Plug-ins FireFox  & ThunderBird – USSR
These ones you get for a fee.

1) FeedDemon

2) News Reader (Google)

3) Mac OS X

4) Windows – Netnewswire

I have windows on my Pc

If you are like me then you have windows installed on your computer. It has “Internet Explorer”, the big blue “e” that you click on to bring up your internet. When your browser appears, you will see a small star on the top right. Click the star or press ALT+C. This brings up your “favorites”, “feeds” and “History”. Under the “feeds” section, you are able to access the RSS feeds that you have subscribed to.

How to Add RSS Feed to Website or Blog

The RSS feeds have become an indispensable tool for all those who have a blog or website. Thanks to them, readers can use services like Google Reader programs to receive news and updates of what is published on blogs and websites. They receive them directly to things such as email addresses. This means that people can get recent updates without having to open the browser and go to the site.

If you have decided to create a website but the platform you have chosen does not support the automatic creation of RSS feeds (almost all of them do), you must get in step with the times and give your readers the opportunity to receive the latest news post on the Internet without forcing them to visit your page every day.

Here are a few tips on how to generate RSS feeds for any site on the Internet.

If you do not want to waste too much time and want to find out quickly how to generate RSS feeds, you can turn to marketing companies. Most of them will offer to place an RSS feed on your website. They will most likely require that you buy a larger package, which they will integrate the RSS feed creation into.

First, you need to create an XML file. You may use a website with a builder on, such as but there are other websites that will cost less (or nothing), so shop around. Now that you have created your XML file, you must upload it onto your server. The URL may look something like this:

You now have a RSS feed embedded into your website, however no matter how many instruction manuals you read, you may still find it difficult. This is why I would recommend catching a video tutorial Youtube is a pretty good place to catch one or two. If you watch a few of the videos, you will be able to see how it is done and will be able to gain a better understanding so that you can do it yourself.

The biggest problem you will have is that different platforms go about integrating RSS feeds differently. If you have an online blog account with another website, then they will probably have an RSS feed integrated in already when you sign up. If they don’t then they will have their own system for adding one. If you are building a website, then you may be using a web builder platform that has a different method of embedding an RSS feed.