Saturday, December 1, 2012

Don't Get Left Behind! Use RSS Feeds To Stay Informed

Say Goodbye to Information Overload

With billions of web pages available on the internet, there’s no shortage of great information. But with such a huge amount of content, keeping up with all the sites you love can be tough. Sure, you can bookmark your favorites and hope you remember to visit. I tried to do that and it didn't work. A much better way to keep up with changes is to use Really Simply Syndication (RSS).

Don't let RSS scare you. It really is so simple!  RSS is a notification service that lets you know when the sites you love are updated.  With RSS, you simply need to visit your favorite sites and then add them to your feed reader or aggregator. Then  just check your feed reader to see what important changes are happening. That's it. Just one site to visit. Easy Peasy!

Now that you know how simple it can be to keep up with your favorite sites, you might be wondering which feeds you should subscribe to. Let’s take a look at a few.

Internet Marketing Feeds

If you're reading this, you probably have a business, you should have at least a couple of internet marketing RSS feeds. {ahem... here's the Link To My Feed}  The world of internet marketing is constantly changing. Constantly! You need to get relevant, up-to-date information about these changes to keep you on top of your game. Be the first to know when changes happen and take action quickly.

Inspirational Feeds

We all have sites we love to visit for inspiration. When you have a creative business, or any business really, there comes a time when we get stuck and need a nudge. Or maybe we just need a fun diversion to get the thoughts flowing again. Add some of your favorite inspirational sites to your RSS feeds. This is a great way to take a quick break, maybe have a laugh or two, and get a fresh start on your next project.

Industry Leader Feeds

If you’re in business to make money, and of course you are, you will want to keep up with what your industry leaders are up to. Every industry has its movers and shakers. These people are the important game changers, the ones everyone listens to when they speak. Add these industry leaders and their sites to your RSS feeds so you will always be on the front lines with what's trending in your industry.

Trend Watching Feeds

Speaking of trends... this is another area you may want to add to your RSS feeds. There are so many websites these days that do nothing more than track the latest trends. From entertainment and lifestyle, to consumers and marketing, you can find trending information on just about any topic.

These are four types of feeds you can add to your RSS reader. By keeping on top of your industry's news, upcoming trends and the most important new developments in internet marketing, you'll be well informed with very little effort.


Does RSS still seem like it may be a waste of your time to set up? Here is another way you can use RSS feeds for you business. When you are keeping yourself informed with what's new in your industry, you'll be able to pass along information to your customers. Share relevant posts and articles with your fans on facebook. It's an easy way to come up with facebook posts everyday. 

Example: If you are a wedding photographer, add various wedding websites and blogs to your RSS feeds. Every morning, take a few moments to read through your feeds and find information that you can share with your audience. Be sure to let those sites know you are sharing their links or info. You'll be building relationships with your audience AS WELL AS other businesses in your industry.  Win Win!

Make sure you add the geekery to your new RSS feed and keep up with all the new content by subscribing to my weekly newsletter, loaded with the posts from the week along with tips and information from around the web.

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