If you want to increase visibility and awareness of your virtual tour blog, here is an easy task you can perform to get your virtual tour blog on your website. Having your blog RSS feed coming into your website does not require a lot of experience, nor does it require a lot of time. Once implemented, each new blog post will be automatically posted to your website.
Adding Blog RSS Feed to Your Website
There are tons of sources out there that offer information on adding RSS to your site. After a little research, I was able to find a simple RSS service that is free and can be done in minutes. This service also provides an upgrade version to add multiple RSS feed sources into one single RSS feed. One of the reasons I like RSS include is it has an easy to use management interface that lets you customize your feed layout and the length of the feed excerpts.
Go to RSS include –http://www.rssinclude.com, and create your free account. Once your account has been created, create your new feed by simply going to your blog, look for the orange RSS symbol on your browser toolbar and click. Make sure that the feed you are viewing is an RSS feed, i.e., the feed address should look something like this- http://interactivemediablog.e-toursonline.com/rss.aspx.
Notice the RSS in the feed address? Copy the address from your browser and paste it into the RSS ‘include input feed’ section. Your feed can be previewed in a side window at the right to show you exactly how it will look on your website. The code can be generated for Java script, PHP or WordPress. Once you are satisfied with your design and layout, simply generate the code and place it where you want the RSS feed to appear. Of course you do have to have access to your website to modify and place the code. I would highly recommend putting your blog feed on your home page. Publish your website updates. Great! You now have an RSS feed on your home page. Each time you make a new blog post your home page will be updated with fresh content.
Some final food for thought:
Whenever you do publish a blog I highly recommend that you submit your blog to the RTV Blog here http://www.virtualtourprovider.com by sending RTV an email of your blog post. RTV will then link that blog back to your website using geographical keywords that are relevant to your services such as Tampa Virtual Tours. See how easy that is!!??
Also try posting your blog on other sites recommended in the RTV Social Ignition course! If you’re an RTV provider and have not taken this yet WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR??? Sign into your marketing control panel and get that going now!
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