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    Google and RSS confuses me


    I really dont get RSS

    i run a web site and on a minimal budget i want to know how RSS could be usedto benefit me in SERPS with Google

    I have read quite a few threads on here and i'm still confused
    can anyone explain "the for's and against's and the how to's"
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    When you tweak the content on a page for better serps, you may use bold or H1 tags.. if you want to do this, but keep the text *looking* small, CSS is a way to display the page visually, but keep those important tags in there to help give you a boost for your search phrase.

    Hope that helps.

    CSS is a way to define style elements in a page. You could have all your text in <p> tags, but that wouldn't help highlight a particular keyphrase you want G or other to rank you for.

    So, design a page strickly for a search engine, then use CSS to make it look good for the user that finds you.

    Comprende?
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    Originally Posted by zanet
    I really dont get RSS

    i run a web site and on a minimal budget i want to know how RSS could be usedto benefit me in SERPS with Google

    I have read quite a few threads on here and i'm still confused
    can anyone explain "the for's and against's and the how to's"
    Well, first of all, I would like to tell you that RSS are not useful for Google. They are used for increasing your site saturation on Yahoo. Google Site Map is what can be used for the same on Google.

    To get maximum site saturation on both, you can do the following:

    For Google:

    1) Create a Google Site Map for your site (http://www.sitemapbuilder.net)
    2) Upload your Sitemap to your site root.
    3) Sign into Google Sitemaps with your Google Account.
    4) Click Add a Sitemap. Type the URL to your Sitemap location in the provided field. Make sure you include the entire URL, such as http://www.example.com/sitemap.xml
    5) Click Submit URL.

    For Yahoo:

    1) Create an RSS Feed for your site - http://www.yellowwheel.com/RSSFeedGenerator
    2) Upload your RSS Feed to your site root.
    3) Sign into My Yahoo with your Yahoo! account
    4) Click Add Content.
    5) Click Add RSS by URL. Type the URL to your RSS Feed location in the provided field. Make sure you include the entire URL, such as http://www.example.com/rss.xml
    6) Click Add button
    7) Ping your RSS Feed at http://api.my.yahoo.com/rss/ping?u=http://www.example.com
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    Originally Posted by niftygeek
    When you tweak the content on a page for better serps, you may use bold or H1 tags.. if you want to do this, but keep the text *looking* small, CSS is a way to display the page visually, but keep those important tags in there to help give you a boost for your search phrase.

    Hope that helps.

    CSS is a way to define style elements in a page. You could have all your text in <p> tags, but that wouldn't help highlight a particular keyphrase you want G or other to rank you for.

    So, design a page strickly for a search engine, then use CSS to make it look good for the user that finds you.

    Comprende?
    thanks for the CSS help but im talking RSS see orange button above
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    Rss


    Thanks sufyaaan
    that is useful
    but i still feel a bit unsure what RSS does
    does anyone have a good example on there own sites?
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    Originally Posted by zanet
    Thanks sufyaaan
    that is useful
    but i still feel a bit unsure what RSS does
    does anyone have a good example on there own sites?
    You should check out http://www.seochat.com/c/a/Yahoo-Optimization-Help/An-Insiders-Secret-To-Seriously-High-Rankings-With-Yahoo for more info about the benefits of RSS!
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    Sorry!


    Originally Posted by zanet
    Thanks sufyaaan
    that is useful
    but i still feel a bit unsure what RSS does
    does anyone have a good example on there own sites?
    I misread rss for css. Big meals make me sleepy ;)

    RSS is a way to syndicate news to many other sites. If you want to get a good idea of how it works, try downloading and using feedreader (free rss reader). That's what I use with these forurms to watch the forum topics that are hot.

    RSS is stored (from what I know of it) as a file on your website (like /rss.xml). This "feed" is used to show the fresh content on your site (written in XML).

    Other sites can use this file to post your fresh news on their site.

    As for google, I'm not sure how useful it is for ranking unless it's the backlinks it generates due to the other sites linking to your articles.

    For an example of a RSS feed, check out this link: http://sourceforge.net/export/rss2_projnews.php?group_id=141424&rss_fulltext=1

    Usually these feeds are found by clicking on the little orange RSS buttons (like in the post above).

    Again, sorry for the misread.
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    As for google, I'm not sure how useful it is for ranking unless it's the backlinks it generates due to the other sites linking to your articles.
    Exactly.

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