If you are a new blogger, or a blogger who wants to get more traffic to your blog site, then you should consider opting for blog syndication. Blog syndication is a fairly new way of generating more traffic to a blog site by giving it more visibility on the World Wide Web. Blog syndication is fairly easy and is one of the easiest things you can do. Newspapers columns and television programs are syndicated across local outlets in the country so that more people get to read them and watch them. Similarly you can allow your blog posts to be subscribed to, so that they can be read and shared across websites.
Blog syndication is achieved by using ‘feeds’ which are built into all blogging platforms. The two most common and popular feeds available on all blogging platforms are RSS and Atom. If you are worried that by using feeds the traffic to your blog site will decrease, you are wrong. In fact what blog syndication will do is to increase your readers’ base as all feeds link back to your blog site.
Blog syndication is quite easy and takes seconds to use. All that you need to do is select the blog feed and whether you want the feed to display an excerpt of your blog or the entire blog. All you need to do is look for a ‘Feed’, ‘Subscribe’ or ‘RSS’ button. Click on it and it will guide you on how to setup the feed. After selecting the blog feed you can customize it in your blog dashboard. Once you have setup the feed your blog syndication will swing into action and you can add a line at the bottom of the blog by inviting people to subscribe to your blog post.
Before you decide to dive into blog syndication you should know that there are three different methods of blog syndication .the first one is free or bartered blog syndication. In this you will not get paid for syndication and all you can hope to get is more exposure to your blog site. The second is ad-supported blog syndication in which you will get a percentage of the revenue earned by the sites that republish your blog. The last method is licensed blog syndication by which you will be paid royalties when end users star accessing your content. Blog syndication will give your blogs more exposure and can also help you earn extra money.