Given that this is an online community about recruiting blogs, we must all have a blog
, or at least be considering one. So we must be interested in promoting these blogs, and increasing our Page Rank.
Over on ERE
I put forward the idea of using a Wiki (style) process to generate a Definitive Document, in this case for Hiring in China. See here for more
I think we are all looking to learn something and we all know a bit too, so how about we try to do the same kind of thing for Blog Promotion? The format for submission to the 'Definite Recruiting Blog Promotion Document' would be a paragraph with specific advise on some area of blog promotion and the paragraphs might be modifiable by others (Jason can decide as he knows what Ning is capable of).
I'll start the process .... more in hope than expectations (Joel, Dave, Shally, help us all out here .... ) Now that I have completed this I can see that a paragraph would be needed to teach people how to create an RSS feed for submission to sites, and another on Page Rank would be good. Anyone? (I can also see that if the paragraphs are specific enough they could be arranged according to the blog creation and promotion lifecycle.)
RSS Feed Submissions (Free)
At this stage in the game you have already gained an understanding of blogs and RSS feeds, otherwise you would not be a part of RecruitingBlogs.
Now it's time to use that knowledge to promote your site, and get some subscribers, or at least some viewers. And what better way to do this than to submit your site to as many RSS feeds as possible.
You can find services on the net that will submit your site for US$99 but you can never be sure of these, and you could end up in places you don't want to be, Debbie-does-more-than-we-could-imagine.com for example.
What if you you could submit your blog yourself, one feed at a time. That would take too long, right? Not so. I have done this in the last week and I can guarantee you that it's going to take you less than a day to submit your site to all of the RSS feeds below. At the very least you will get a small increase in traffic, and at worst you will save yourself the trouble of looking for all the feeds.
Try it, it's free, and only costs you time. The list of feeds can be found here:
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