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Content Syndication for your Blog

Syndication is the act or process of syndicating” where syndicating is “to publish simultaneously, or supply for simultaneous publication, in a number of newspapers or other periodicals in different places: Her column is syndicated in 120 papers.” 

Dictionary.com

Content syndication is one way to help your blog traverse the booming metropolis of the Internet.  In simple summary, your blog’s posts can appear on multiple websites as they’re posted.

Syndication makes your sites material available to multiple other sites, generally through web feeds.  But only with your permission.  In most cases, bloggers use a service (some listed below) to syndicate their blogs, so it can be re-published and shared with immediacy, attracting traffic, pushing page rank, and links to their posts.

RSS feeds are a common form of content syndication. Most of these sites require you to submit, with your blog, its RSS (really-simple-syndication) feed.  More on that later.

Here are some of the more widely read options for syndicating your blog:

  • Alltop: Alltop is stabbed at by a lot of bloggers, but all the same, this resource can act as an awesome library, and a good way to spread your content to new readers.
  • Networked Blogs: This is mostly used to share blog posts through Facebook, being able to set your blog to post to multiple pages, groups, or profiles automatically.  There’s also a vast library of topics to submit your blog to.
  • Outbrain: Outbrain is a blog syndication site I just began toying around with.  We’ll have to see how this goes, but so far, so good.  It’s worth looking into.

When it comes to discovering more options to syndicate your blog, Google becomes your best friend.  Here are some key phrases I use to find places to submit guest post and syndicate my blogs:

  • Add Articles
  • Add Content
  • Add Guest Post
  • Become an Author
  • Become a Contributor
  • Become a Guest Blogger
  • Become a Guest Writer
  • Bloggers Wanted
  • Contribute to our Site
  • Guest Bloggers Wanted
  • Guest Post
  • Guest Posts Roundup
  • Submit Article
  • Submit a Blog Post
  • Submit Guest Post
  • Submit a Guest Post
  • Submit Post
  • Suggest a Post
  • Suggest a Guest Post
  • Write for Us
  • inurl:guest-posts
  • inurl:write-for-us
  • inurl:guest-post-guidelines
  • inurl:profiles/blog/new

When hanging out with Google, looking for sites to syndicate / guest post, include the niche you’ve set yourself in.  This will help you cut through the messy pubes of the internet to find sites relevant to you and your expertise.

You mentioned RSS feeds earlier, and these sites are asking for it.  How do I find it?

Take your blogs URl, and put /feed/ at the end of it.  Click the link below to see what Nostrovia! Poetry’s RSS feed looks like.

example: www.nostroviawriting.wordpress.com/feed/

 

Okay, I understand syndication now.  Why should I bother doing it?

Blog syndication will help gather links to your blog, and attract readership, but that does not mean it’ll be easy.  It requires testing ideas, seeing what works and doesn’t.

By no means is syndicating your blog a quick fix for SEO.  You still need to provide optimized articles and write quality content for your readers.

Content is king.  

Cheers!

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