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Rss Feeds, Counting As Backlinks, Using It To Exchange Articles
Posted 26 June 2008 - 07:20 AM
I thought this was good idea to provide articles with links in article in anchor text but heard that google does not index rss feeds.
can we get a discussion going on this to shed light and learn something
Also is exchanging articles (with your links in article to your website) beneficial. Exchanging plain links is worthless, but what about articles? Is it worth extra effort to exchange articles on 3 way strategy
Posted 26 June 2008 - 08:23 AM
So no, your RSS feeds aren't going to show up in the SERPS like a normal web page will.
But now if someone were to take this RSS feed and convert it into plain old HTML and drop it into a page it will get spidered and indexed. And just like any other html page, will have a chance of showing up in the SERPs.
As far as links go, nobdy can say if links in RSS pass any link popularity or not. The search engines aren't talking on this subject. We can see however that they (especially Google) seem to be using RSS feeds to discover new pages. We see it here on these forums, on other high profile forums that provide RSS feeds, on News sites and even on Blogs. So they use RSS feeds, but whether those links pass any link popularity value or not.
As to your last question, how and why would you think plain link exchanges are worthless? If you think this is true you're obviously not exchanging links with the right kinds of sites, because link exchanges still have value. And I'm not sure how you would expect the search engines to differentiate between a normal web page and an article. They can't, unless the only place they see some content is on article sites.
Posted 26 June 2008 - 08:32 AM
I actually do. But I don't think they really should be, however.
Posted 26 June 2008 - 09:14 AM
I practically never see RSS feeds in the SERPs. Only when I specifically search for 'em.
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