As part of my constant SEO self-audits, I decided that I needed to submit our site’s RSS feed to RSS directories other than Feedburner. I didn’t expect this free RSS directory submission exercise to be fun or to bring us much traffic, but I haven’t had nearly as much time as I would like to link build lately. I thought this might be a quick and easy way to expand our exposure.
Last weekend I started with a list of what claimed to be 40 of the internet’s top free RSS directories. Some of them wanted to charge me money to submit my site. I instantly left those sites. Some of them took everything short of a DNA sample before they would consider our site. I submitted our site to those but it probably wasn’t worth the time. Some would only list our site if we back-linked to their site with a large, obnoxious button. I’m not in the business of creating a directory of directories so I didn’t take them up on their offer. The ones that upset me the most strung me along through step after step with promises that this step would be the last, only to then try to charge me for the listing. If I ever meet the people responsible for those…..
Out of this list of 40 I found 10 sites that made free RSS directory submission a blast. They asked for nothing in return, didn’t waste my time and tried their best to make up for the 30 other sites. I’ll share these with you now so that you can submit your site to them and then take the rest of the day off without the guilt that “You didn’t do any work on the site today”.
10 Sites that make free RSS directory submission easy
All of these sites have a Google PageRank of at least 3, and none of them have blown up my inbox with spam yet. Submitting your blog to these 10 free RSS directory submission sites won’t bring you a flood of traffic, but it will be a tiny bit more search engine visibility for your site for very little effort.
Regarding the aforementioned lack of time to do link building, I’ll bring this up for the first time ever on the site. If you have a writing related blog or site and are interested in doing a link exchange with us, use the contact form and let me know.