A news feed is often a great way to bring people to your website – but it can also be very tricky to get right.
Of course, the more people you get to your site, the better opportunity you have to turn those visitors into customers, and make more money out of your web presence.
Keeping a relevant news feed can be massively valuable. Search engines always prefer sites with relevant content, especially if they update that content regularly, and a news feed can help you do this.
Getting into a news aggregator, such as Google News is also highly valuable, and can help your site get much wider exposure.
It isn’t an ideal option for everyone though – news means different things to different people. If your clients have an interest in your industry, keeping them updated with the latest news is going to matter to them. However, if you’re selling socks, updates on the availability of cotton and the newest darning machines is probably not going to titillate your customers.
News feeds are of most value when you have a clearly defined audience, with a specific area of interest. Of course, once you’ve identified your target audience, you need to provide them with stories that matter to them. Tailoring each article to the interests of your visitors will keep your news feed relevant to them, and relevant content is something that search engines adore.
So, news can give you wider exposure and a greater volume of relevant content – which are both excellent ways of improving your standing in search engines, allowing you to reach out to potential customers and bring more visitors to your website.