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How You Can Get A Free Enhanced Listing in Yahoo With Your RSS Feed
copyright 2004 Tinu AbayomiPaul

Last week, I cheated on my long-time lover Google, with my old boyfriend Yahoo. And ever since that day, I have considered becoming a bigamist. (To full understand what that crazy drivel was about read my last article about how to get your RSS feed listed at Yahoo within hours - in 5 simple steps here: .)

Today, I decided to go ahead and break the law - Yahoo is my new other husband.

What am I talking about, and what does this mean for your site?

When I first discovered that you could get into Yahoo’s RSS Feed directory so quickly, I started making a lot of observations about their site. The first thing I noticed is that they made some subtle changes to their search page. That same day, I noticed that certain sites have more information in their listings than others.

Try this search at Yahoo for example "Get Your RSS Feed Listed Within Hours", quotes and all.

Scroll through the results. Notice for search results number 7 - and number 8 - the link for a searcher to add your feed from search results is right on the page.

If you're an RSS user, you get the power of this already.

Just in case you're not, lemme spell it out for ya.... Thanks to Yahoo, people won't even have to go to your site to add you to their Yahoo page, if you have the right Meta Tag in your site's header.

And if they don’t use the My Yahoo page to track their feeds? They’ve been kind enough to include a link to your XML link as well.

How do I know this works?

Do another search for need free traffic - without the quotes this time. Scroll down to search result number four - see the one with the feed links? That’s my site. Not only did this work, apparently it only takes a few days from submitting your feed. I added this simple code to my site header on the 6th of July. I noticed another traffic increase to my site on the 8th, and I couldn’t figure it out, which led me to check the listings in Yahoo that had sent me the traffic.

How did I do this? I added a simple Meta Tag called RSS Auto Discovery to my site. It’s very simple to use. Here’s what it looks like:
< !-- RSS Autodiscovery -- >
{link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="RSS" href="" / }
Just replace my RSS feed link with your own, and add the tag to the header of your site.

About the Author:
Tinu? Normally a forthcoming woman, her free traffic mental affliction prevented her from telling you the *most* important thing about the RSS Auto-disovery tag.

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