Knowledge is good only if it is shared. As a new blogger, I had learned to change the Web template, and found out the tips, tricks, hacks, and tweaks of altering the Blogger template, customizing CSS, widgets, layout, blog design, inserting JavaScripts, HTML codes, Google AdSense, and other settings the hard way, through many trials and errors. For the purposes of this guide, I had started with the old Blogger “Minima” template. As I made the changes or learned something new, I had documented them. Before changing any template, please remember to save a copy of the current template. After editing the template, preview it, and save it when you are satisfied with the change. Hope this guide will help those who are finding the way around, just like me.

Search Tips for New Bloggers

We have extended our month-long vacation by a couple of days. We shall be posting articles the moment we return. We noticed that Google had updated the Page Ranks. New bloggers who have been waiting anxiously for this can check their blogs' Page Ranks. We have the PR checker link in our SEO Tools - Search Engine Optimization article.

The blog we created recently in Aug 2007, Blogger FAQ and Help, has also got its first Page Rank, a PR4. All our blogs are now ranked:-

Tips for New Bloggers - PR6
Business Fables and Management Lessons - PR4
Famous Motivational and Inspirational Quotes - PR4
Blogger FAQ and Help - PR4

Thanks to everyone for the support!

Jun 8, 2007

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Submit RSS Feeds and Pings

In this article, we list all the Feed Directories to which you can submit your feeds for Free. We shall also list the Ping services that you can use to ping whenever you update your Blog. This should help increase awareness of your new articles and attract more readers to your Blog. As the list is ever-growing, you might want to consider bookmarking this page as we shall update the list whenever we come across other useful services.

This article is a follow up on our earlier articles Submit Blog to Blog Directories, Submit Sitemap to Google, and Submit Sitemap to Yahoo. Get more visitors to your Blog by submitting your site to these Blog Directories and submit your Blogger Sitemap to MSN and Ask.com as well as these various Search Engines for maximum exposure.

Even if you are not familiar with feeds, you would have probably seen this icon Tips for New Bloggers in your web browsers. When you come across a page with contents that are viewable in web feed formats, you will be able to click the icon in your browsers to subscribe to the feed of that page. These feeds may either be a full text or summary of the content. The content can be read on a feed reader or aggregator which checks the sites regularly for new content. The terms RSS and Atom are feed formats.

To ensure that your Blog is able to syndicate the feed content of your Posts, login to your Dashboard and go to Settings -> Site Feed. Make sure that you have set “Allow Blog Feed” to Short or Full. Save the settings.

Next, key this URL into your browser, substituting YOUR-BLOG-URL with the URL of your blog beginning with http://

YOUR-BLOG-URL/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss


Do you see your Blog feed? Next, test with this URL

YOUR-BLOG-URL/feeds/posts/default


You should be able to see the contents of your Posts, either in summary form or full, depending on your Settings. These are your Blog Feed URLs. You can submit any of them to the Feed Directories that we list below. If you have syndicated your feed to other services like Feedburner, you can submit that Feed URL too.

To confirm whether your URL is correct, you may also enter it into this RSS Feed Validator.

Submit Blog Feed to Feed Directories

1. General

2RSS

4Guys from Rolla - For resource RSS feeds.

ASP Index - For resource RSS feeds.

Blo.gs

BlogDigger

Bloglines

Blogz

Bloogz

BulkFeeds [Update: Site inaccessible]

Chordata - Register to submit RSS feed in relevant category.

Daypop - For news sites.

DayTimeNews

DevASP

Feed24

FeedAge - Register to submit RSS feed.

FeedBase

FeedBomb - Select a category to submit RSS feed.

FeedBlitz - Register to submit RSS feed.

FeedBurner - Register to submit RSS feed.

FeedCat - Register to submit feed in relevant category.

Feed-Directory

FeedDirectory

FeedFury

Feedmap

Feedooyoo - Submit RSS feeds and keywords.

FeedPlex

Feeds2Read

Feeds4All

FeedFarm – For news related RSS feeds.

Findory

FindRSS [Update: site inaccessible]

FreeRSS

FreshPodcasts - For podcasts.

GeneCast - Register to submit your news feeds.

GoldenFeed [Update: error message when adding feed]

IceRocket

JordoMedia

Memigo [Update: site inaccessible]

MoreOver

NewzAlert.com - Register to submit RSS feed.

nFeeds

Octora

Odeo - Register to submit RSS feed.

Plazoo

Postami

ReadABlog [Update: error message when adding feed]

RedTram

RocketInfo

Rojo - Register to submit RSS feed.

RSSFeed - Register to submit RSS feed.

RSSFeeds

RSSKnip - Add RSS feed at the bottom. [Update: not accepting new feeds]

RSSMad - RSS feed submission at bottom right.

RSSMicro

RSSMotron

RSSNetwork [Update: error message when adding feed]

Rubhub [Update: site inaccessible]

Search4RSS

Sourceforge - For news feeds.

Syndic8

Technorati

TheFeedDirectory [Update: unable to add feed]

Videocast - For videocast or vodcast.

WeBlogALot

2. Specific

Auto Feeds - For automotive feeds only.

Nooked - For corporate feeds only.

Educational Feeds - For educational podcasts and RSS feeds.

Finance Investing Feeds - For finance or investment related RSS feeds.

Government Feeds - Only for feeds from local and federal government agencies.

Medical Feeds - For medical care or health related RSS feeds.

National Lib for Health - For medical and health RSS feeds.

Political Feeds - For political podcasts and RSS feeds.

Realty Feeds - For home related RSS feeds in the appropriate category.

Religious Podcasts - For podcasts relating to religion, sermon or spiritual beliefs.

Science Port - For scientific news feeds.

Security Protection Feeds - For security or protection related RSS feeds.

Sports Feeds - For sports related podcasts and RSS feeds.

3. Regional

1470 - Japanese RSS feeds.

31engine - Japanese RSS feeds.

Bakeinu - Japanese RSS feeds.

Bitacoras - Spanish blogs.

Bitacoles - Spanish RSS feeds.

Blogblogs - Brazilian blogs.

Blogbot - Danish RSS feeds.

Blogg - German RSS feeds.

BlogPeople - Japanese RSS feeds.

Blog-search - Japanese blogs.

Blogstyle - Japanese RSS feeds.

Feeds.com.br - Portuguese RSS feeds.

RSS Israel - Israeli RSS feeds.

RSS Nachrichten - German RSS feeds.

RSS Verzeichnis - German RSS feeds.

Technorati.jp - Japanese version of Technorati.

Veneblogs - Venezuela blogs.

Weblogues - French RSS feeds.

Submit Blog Pings

Now that your Blog appears in several Blog and Feed directories, you would want to keep these directories and search engines notified of your latest blog updates. By pinging some of the services, they will be able to crawl or visit your site to index the latest blog contents. You can ping them when you have created a new post or updated an old post. Fortunately for us, there are a number of useful services that make it easy for us to submit the pings to the tracking sites.

First essential step. Go to Settings -> Publishing and under “Send Pings”, select “Yes”. Whenever your blog is updated, Blogger will ping certain services that track blog changes.

Rather than pinging individual tracking sites, we have been using services which help us update different sites and search engines that include Verisign's Weblogs.com, Yahoo!'s blo.gs, Technorati, Newsgator, Feedburner, Moreover, Bulkfeeds and Syndic8. All we need to do is to enter the Blog URL and Blog Title and they will send the pings to all the sites we select.

Ping Services

Google Blog Search Ping Service - We thought we should mention this. For new bloggers who do not find their sites when they key them into the NavBar search box, ping this site.

Pingoat - A very comprehensive list of sites that you can choose to ping. The service is also very fast and it is done within seconds.

Ping-O-Matic - Less comprehensive list.

Blog Flux Ping Service - A list of sites as comprehensive as Pingoat's but the ping takes a much longer time and is not often successful.

Feeds Pings - A short list but has pretty relevant sites.

There are other services which volunteer to send the pings on your behalf. Some of them are services provided to members only. You may also ping individual sites like Technorati. However, we think that the above services would have sufficiently covered many of the popular tracking sites.

Of course, we shall update this list every now and then and you may want to click the Bookmark button below to visit this page whenever you have updated your articles.

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34 comments:

BlogmasterPg said...

Good work! But you don't menzioned Feedburn. I submit all my site to feedburn and i found a little trick to publish my Ads without submit to a pay account.. Ok, if you want know more write me, By from Italy!

bizwhiz said...

Hi Blogmasterpg

Thanks for raising it. In fact, I realized that we have not included another list which we had. We have now added another 41 links to this article.

Dave Wong said...

great blog with great contents about bloggers!

Regards
Dave Wong
http://www.SuccessEnroute.com

Domingo Portales said...

Hi, great site, i was just wondering how did you put all the logos of the sites together, i can only put one under another, but i can't put them together. Thanks.

bizwhiz said...

Hi Domingo

I put them in a sidebar. "Add a Page Element", choose "HTML/JavaScript" and add the image links one after another. For more on image link code, you may refer to the hyperlinks guide.

Anonymous said...

I need help. When you put your url in their site do you put your site/feed?

For example? is it just http://www.thekingspeaks.com or with the /feed at the end.

Additionally, I don't even have /atom or /xml i just have /feed. Please help. email back @

theking@thekingspeaks.com

bizwhiz said...

Hi Anonymous

Our guides are geared towards Blogger or Blogspot users. The examples we gave are therefore specific to the Blogger template.

If yours is a personal domain, the feed address will be different. You are right. In your case, it will be your domain URL with a /feed/ at the end.

Rabster said...

This post was really helpful. I just created my blog and didn't knew how to promote it. And this post was a big help. Here is my blog...check it
http://understandingwindows.blogspot.com

AoV 1 Aweng said...

I had my blog up and running for months now, I was wondering why even with the regular update of original content, I was still going no where...

I've read about this and have submitted my RSS to most of the sites given..

Thanks,
Aweng

bizwhiz said...

Hi Aweng

What is the "going no where" that you are referring to? Are you saying that you don't have many visitors? Or that your blog does not appear in search engines?

People only read things that interest them. If you have a blog that deals solely and specifically on niche areas, you would not expect readership to jump overnight after submitting your blog to directories and search engines. The word will spread and those who are keen will visit your blog one day. So, be patient.

The other thing you can do is to actively seek out readers by visiting the blogs or websites that touch on topics similar to yours. Also, put up social bookmarks and build your own network.

GoRetroGirl said...

In my Blogger dashboard I have all of my site feed settings at full.

But when I tried to validate my site feed on the validation site that you gave, I get a sorry message that it is not valid. ???

My feed's URL is http://goretro.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

That sure seems valid to me - help!

Pleasant Holiday Vacations said...

why is there an error in my rss feeds ? how to fix it ?
http://pleasantholidayvacations.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

Profile said...

I tried to validate my feed, but to no avail

http://girl-woman-beauty-brains-blog.blogspot.com/.

How do I correct this?

Profile said...

You have helped me so much in the past couple of weeks. The validator still doesn't validate my feed for Girl-Woman-Beauty-Brains-Blog. I recently purchased a domain, to it is now .com instead of at blogger. You can email me at bectemp@gmail.com. I truly would appreciate if you would help me.

bizwhiz said...

If you have a feedburner feed address, you can also submit that. Enter that feed address into the Feed Validator and check if it is a valid address.

Profile said...

That didn't work either. Do you mean the feed validator on this site or at Feedburner's site?
Thanks!

bizwhiz said...

Hi Profile

We keyed your blogspot feed:-

YOUR BLOGSPOT URL/feeds/posts/default

into the Feed Validator at feedvalidator.org and it is a valid feed. Your feedburner feed is also a valid feed. You can submit these to the feed directories.

Profile said...

Thank you! You are the most helpful blog on the internet! I don't think my blog would be up and running if it wasn't for all your 411.

earnnet said...

hi bizwhiz
my feed
http://befitandfine.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss is shown as not valid at the feedvalidator.org link you mentioned.

even my feed
http://befitandfine.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default

although is showing as a valid atom feed but still tells to improve with some recommendations it mentioned.

my feedburner feed is also shown as not valid

I checked your feeds

http://tips-for-new-bloggers.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss shows the message below as mine.

Sorry
This feed does not validate.

http://tips-for-new-bloggers.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default

This is shown as a valid atom feed

whereas mine this is also showing some errors. PLEASE HELP.

earnnet said...

hi bizwhiz
my feed
http://befitandfine.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss is shown as not valid at the feedvalidator.org link you mentioned.

even my feed
http://befitandfine.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default

although is showing as a valid atom feed but still tells to improve with some recommendations it mentioned.

my feedburner feed is also shown as not valid

I checked your feeds

http://tips-for-new-bloggers.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss shows the message below as mine.

Sorry
This feed does not validate.

http://tips-for-new-bloggers.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default

This is shown as a valid atom feed

whereas in my case even this url is also showing some errors. PLEASE HELP.

Freddie said...

Hi,

My Feedburner feed seems to request login and password each time someone wants to subscribe to my blog via the link provided in my blog. (See spina-bifida-kind.blogspot.com)

How can I get the permissions required disabled?

Precious said...

Thanks a lot for having this very informative site. You sure helped a lot of bloggers like me. More power!


Precious
http://ripples-of-joy.blogspot.com

karun said...

I have used Marquee effect in one of the Application. But I find some problem in application. As the text is scrolling good it had no problem but when iam placing the cursor in the Text Box The cursor Blink is not normal as before placing the marquee. The cursor effect had been changed. Do we have any option to have the same effect before using marquee ny using marquee.

OOM said...

Impressive collection, very useful. Must have taken you some extensive research to put it together. Thanks!

OOM said...

Several of the resources you indicate no longer work or their domains expired. You may want to update the list.

Hunter Vaughan said...

bizwhiz...what can I say...Im a total noob...I struggle along like a wounded animal in blogging land...fumbeling and shooting myself in the foot repeatedly...so can I even validate my feed...no... I get errors galore about my email address etc...you must be busy enough without my whining....but if you are in a generous mood take a look and see what stupid mistakes I have created...and perhaps how to fix them??...Im intimidated and allergic to feeds, rss html ... :-)...am willing to learn but feel more like class fool...http://www.magicmud.com/blog.htm can also email me at hunter@magicmud.com

Laure Eve said...

Hmm. When i try to validate my feed at the feedvalidator site, it tells me it does not validate because i have an invalid email address at 11 different occurrences in the html. My email address is valid, it's the one i log in with, so i'm not quite sure what it means....?

Love your blog by the way. It's helped me out a lot so far.

Jose said...

It seems Blogz is no longer among the living you may want to remove it from the list. Besides this a very impressive and handy list. Thumbs up.

Regards,

Jose

Art3D said...

http://www.feed-directory.com/addfeed is Inaccessible (((

Art3D

Info World said...

Thanks
Very helpful.

regards
http://infoqueenbee.blogspot.com

rajesh said...

hi,
im a starter, i came to know many things from ur blog.
thank you
rajesh n
http://masterandstudent.blogspot.com

FreewareSoftware said...

Thanks for this rss directory list. I found it very useful

trravianholic said...

THANKS a lot!!
at last i found what i searching for.
your blog help me so much as a newbie.
Thanks.

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