A RSS feed allows you to push your posts to subscribers and content aggregators.
Where is my RSS feed?
- If you are using wordpress, by default your rss feed should be enabled. Just add /feed at the end of the URL to your home screen to open it.
- If you are using blogger, try to add /feeds/posts/default?alt=rss at the end of the URL to your home screen to open it.
Before you submit your feed
- Validate your RSS feed with W3C Feed Validation or CastFeedValidation. All fields should be valid and contain what you want to share outside of your blog.
- Make sure your RSS feed contains the content you want. By default Wordpress will include the full body of your posts but you may want to only include the first part of them to get people come to your blog to read it.
- Consider Google FeedBurner to track your feed subscribers and activities. You can also get good tips to improve and optimize your RSS feed. If you use FeedBurner, you should submit your FeedBurner feed and not the original feed generated by your blogging platform.
- Create categories for your feed, for example with FeedBurner. Most people are selective with the feeds they subscribe to, and may not subscribe to anything generalist.
Where to submit your RSS Feed
In general, the value of the RSS feed is to allow your visitors to subscribe to your feed. Most RSS directories are closed today - we tested the links one by one. The list below is accurate and should help you to get more exposure. Only free submission with no link back are listed.
Feedly can bring exposure to your content. To publish your feed, create an account, enter your feed URL into the search engine, then follow it.
You can request the addition of your RSS feed.
You can submit after creating an account. Your RSS feed needs to be related to a blog.
You can submit the URL of your RSS feed after registration.
Add your RSS feed for instant listing. As soon as you added it, you can see it in the home page. When you click on your feed title, you will only see your oldest post - at least for feed generated by WordPress.
You can submit your feed in a category and a subcategory.
RSS Feed and social networks
You can use your RSS feed to automate the submission to social networks. However, it is not a recommended practice as publishing posts on social networks requires manual adjustments to be efficients. Submit your posts
manually for better results.