8. Publicizing Your Feeds

Your feed is up-to-date, you’ve been making sure its items are timely and engaging, and you’re staying on top of the latest RSS formats.

But not enough people are reading your feed. Sure, you’re doing better than when you set up that email newsletter—because it was caught in spam filters or ignored by people swamped with email each day—but you still want more readers. You’ve worked hard on your feed, and you want to get your news out there.

This chapter is all about publicizing your RSS feed. Let’s look at the best ways to get your feed noticed.

Using the XML Button

Probably the most basic and usual way to get your feed noticed is to add an XML or RSS button to your Web page. That’s the way hundreds of thousands of RSS ...

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