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Is it Helpful To SEO If You Host Your Own Feed?

How important is it from a search engine optimization (SEO) viewpoint that you host your own RSS feed?

Great question! There are some definite advantages to hosting your own RSS feed, that said most of the RSS feed hosts (like FeedBurner) have worked hard to minimize the disadvantages related to 3rd party feed hosting.

When you host your own feed you maintain total control, you are not relying on a 3rd party service who may or may not be in business. Changing feed URLs can be a bit of a headache but if you have control over the server you can maintain redirects. Best of all if you host your own feed you will benefit from all the links back from the RSS search engines and directories.

Note: Some of the 3rd party services do allow for you to host your own feed through redirects.

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