I’ve just added a “meta feed” widget to several Kummeropolis Media websites. I wanted to tell you how I did it and why.
How I Build The Meta Feed
It’s nothing fancy. Just a folder in my Google Reader titled “kummeropolis” that I’ve set to public so I could share a clip.
What’s The Point
Mainly it’s to showcase the latest feed items across several websites. But I’m also hedging a few bets on search engine visibility. Here are a few factors that Google might be tracking, or atleast they should.
- Feedburner “reach” statistics show which items are actually displayed and clicked. So, it might be a good thing to get my feed itmes as much traffic as possible.
Like everything about search rankings, it’s hard to isolate one factor for testing. But this is one example that I would do even with zero bot benefits.
This goes back to my gut level instinct for SEO. If I do my job (building better websites) and Google does their job (building better search) then everything will work out in my favor – eventually.
I’m proud to announce my first joint venture blog, the project is called Christian Book Notes. It will feature the book reviews of Terry Delaney. I began working with Terry when he was writing for Said at Southern. I am excited about the new site and it’s long term potential.
This makes the 6th property managed by Kummeropolis Media. The good news is that Terry will do all the writing, but I’ll be a silent partner to help with administration and promotions.
Later this Summer, Terry will begin some book giveaways. So, be sure to check out the new site and get his RSS feed.
To promote one of my new websites, I’m giving away $400 in WTSbooks gift cards.
Check out Devotional Christian, a new website that features all the best daily Bible devotions in one place.
Why such a big giveaway? This promotion is something of a calculated risk. I want to spread the word quickly about the site and pay it forward. I’ll be detailing the strategy behind this promotion in my newsletter for Christian bloggers.