Kathi Elgin – SEO News You Should Be Reading
Learning SEO is a constant fight. SEO News changes daily and your strategy from today may be obsolete before you see results. It’s vitally important to keep up with the SEO trends and look for solid info from resources that know what’s happening and have connections to learn what’s ahead. The key is to follow the trendsetters and experts that matter.
SEO Blog Feeds to Follow
Don’t just follow one expert, either. You need to read the experts to really become versed in the field and know the happening, SEO is a varied beast that is constantly evolving, and one person can’t know and report on it all. These feeds will give you a great jumping off point to learn something new every day.
B² Interactive: https://www.b2interactive.com/feed/
Bruce Clay: https://www.bruceclay.com/blog/feed/
SE Round Table: http://feeds.seroundtable.com/SearchEngineRoundtable1
Search Engine Land: http://feeds.searchengineland.com/searchengineland
Search Engine Journal: http://feedpress.me/searchenginejournal
Search Engine Watch: https://searchenginewatch.com/feed/
SEM Rush: https://www.semrush.com/blog/feed/
How to Add Feeds to Your RSS Reader
Personal content curation has become a little bit difficult over the past few years, with the most notable event coming with the end of Google Reader, but viable options still exist to be able to get this information directly to your inbox each morning.
Aside from going to each website and signing up for email alerts to be delivered daily, your next best options come from Feedly and Feeder, two of the more popular RSS readers available today, as well as through keyword alerts provided in Google News. To begin adding content to your RSS reader of choice, you’ll first need to find the specific blog, category, or author feed that you want. The list we have provided are full blog feeds, which will provide you with more than SEO specific news.
Note: SEO benefits from almost every piece of digital marketing. It’s important to watch what’s changing with content marketing, local search, website design, etc., to be able to build a better SEO plan.
Adding to Feedly
Adding new websites to follow is quick and easy with Feedly. If you’ve chosen this as your main RSS reader and have an account, you’ll start by clicking “+Add Content” in the bottom left corner
Next, choose which way you’d like to add content. Whether that’s through one of our specific URLs, a keyword you’d like to follow, or with a mass upload through an OPML file.
If you choose “Publications & Blogs” or “Keyword Alerts”, the next page you are taken to will allow you to quickly type or copy/paste the pages or keywords you want to follow and will automatically generate what you will then need to “Follow”.
After you’ve chosen which items you want to follow, or you’ve uploaded an OPML file, your pages will be added to the sidebar. From there, you will be able to see the new articles that have gone up as well as an overview of how many articles you’ve left unread.
Don’t worry if you want to add any more pages later. You can keep organizing feeds among three categories* as you add items. (*Free Feedly accounts only have three folders available and a limited number of feeds to add)
Adding to Feeder
Similar to Feedly, Feeder does require an account to be created, but they also offer a Chrome Extension that adds a button to your toolbar. From the homepage, to add a new feed, you’ll choose either “Add Feed” or “Add Folder” to import single feeds or multiple from your OPML file.
If you choose to add individual feeds, you’ll take one of the provided URLs above or the websites specific feed URL and search for it. Feeder will show you the available options, then click the main feed.
After adding all of the sites you want, those feeds will be added to your “Feeds” page to be easily accessed whenever you need them.
How to Create an OPML File
If you have never created an OPML file before and want to quickly upload numerous websites to follow, there are two simple options to doing this.
You can use a simple online OPML generator. Add each URL on individual lines and hit “Generate”. You can then take that file and upload directly to your RSS reader. Build an OPML file yourself! Almost any text editor will give you the ability to build an OPML file, just be sure to save it as an eXtensible Markup Language file (.xml). Follow the instructions below and insert your own URLs to fit your needs.