Until a few years ago the web was populated by web sites and other HTML-based content pages, thus the main vehicle for reaching content was the large use of major search engines and directories. But as a rapidly increasing number of content sources started to leverage RSS as a key distribution channel, the ability to maintain high exposure and visibility has found an ally in RSS feed submission sites and directories.
The problem with RSS directories and submission sites is that there are so many of them that it is almost impossible to have the time to track and try each one. Especially if you run more than one website, finding and testing all the RSS directories out there makes up for a positively extended nightmare: trust me.
I have been inspired and prompted to collect all these RSS feed directories and submission sites by my own need to support skilled change agents and communicators like the ones I personally support (Sepp Hasslberger, Chris Gupta, Ivan Ingrilli) and also by the nice initiative of Ari Paparo to collect a set of online resources where anyone could easily submit her new blog / RSS feed.
Over the years, this list of RSS directories has been updated many times and it has recently crossed 250 RSS directories, which make up for a truly unique collection of venues that you can use to achieve greater visibility for your website content.
One of the key benefits of this list of RSS directories and blog submission sites, is that this resource provides all of the submission links directly, so that you don't have to waste any time at all to find any RSS directory at each destination site. This by itself is a significant effort, especially as a number of sites make it consciously hard to find this info, in order to discourage spam and superficial or automated submissions. In some cases, I have been able to dig out valuable emails and contact forms after a lot of searching.
For this resource to be useful to as much people as possible, I have decided to focus only on English-based global directories and not to include any regional or geographically limited directories. I have also dropped any service that did not look completely reliable or trustable.
Other lists of RSS submission sites available online are either too superficial, not updated (including many web sites that either do not work or are not reliable) or are just listing many search services and tools which do not rely on manual submission to become aware of new blogs sites and RSS feeds.
The directories to which to submit your RSS feed are listed in reverse chronological order (first up the most recent and newly added ones; down bottom what I have collected first) and NOT according to any importance order.
Do you want all blog directories and RSS submission sites in one place?
Xmeta.net is a free RSS feed submission directory to share the URL of your own website or blog that helps you spread your content to a larger audience. The submission process is very easy as it only requires the URL of your blog. There are six categories to add your feed: Art & Entertainment, Business, News, Politics, Sports and Technology.
To add your website or blog to the directory, you only have to add your URL and input the security validation code.
Hot vs Not is a free website submission directory where you can share the URL of your own website to achieve higher visibility and exposure. The submission process allows you to target very precisely your website niche and all of the tags, title and description are automatically inserted by retrieving the information from your website metadata.
To add your website or blog to the directory you only have to add your URL, select a specific category and then provide a valid e-mail address.
SolarWarp is a free RSS feed directory where you can share the RSS feed of your website or blog to gain greater exposure and visibility. RSS feeds inside SolarWarp are divided in categories and you also have a list of the latest items on the homepage.
To add your RSS feed to the directory, just add the URL of your RSS feed, a description, the category of where to add your RSS feed and then also your name and email.
LeighRSS is a free RSS feed directory where you can share the RSS feed of your website or blog. Feeds on LeighRSS are categorized in niches of interest and can also be searched using specific keywords using the internal search engine.
To add your RSS feed to the directory, just click the button on the upper right corner on the homepage of the service, add the URL of your RSS feed and then select a proper category to have your feed reviewed by LeighRSS editors. If you want to achieve greater visibility for your RSS feed, you must also enter a valid e-mail address.
Blog Directory 001 is a free RSS feed directory where you can share the RSS feed of your blog or website to achieve greater visibility on the web. Each feed on Blog Directory 001 is added to a sub-category that will help others find more easily your own RSS feed or other feeds of interest.
After registering, just type the title of your RSS feed, a valid URL, add a brief description and then select a sub-category to have Blog Directory 001 index your feed in the proper niche of interest.
Dr. 5z5 is an open feed directory where you can add the URL of your RSS / Atom feed. Free of charge and without registration, the directory allows you to browse tons of feeds divided in specific categories. You can also grab free widgets and feed counters to add to your site to help viewers subscribe to your RSS feeds.
Just open the submission page and add the URL of your RSS / Atom feed to add it to the directory. Provide your web site URL if you need to find the URL of your feed before adding.
FeedPlex is a XML / RSS feeds search engine and RSS feed archive to submit the URL of your blog or web site to achieve greater exposure and visibility.
Without registering, submit the URL of your website or blog and provide a valid e-mail address. When your site is added to the archive, you will get a confirmation e-mail.
OnToplist.com is a free human-edited blog directory where you submit the RSS feed of your blog. You can also set up your own micro-directory (blog ranking) and compile a list of your favorite blogs in one place. OnToplist is also a social network that allows you and other bloggers to get in touch and promote your blog by attracting more readers.
After registering, access your dashboard and go to the tab "Add New Blog". Here provide detailed info about your website such as: title, URL of your site, URL of your RSS feed, tags, etc.
BLOGbal is a human edited web directory that helps your website content gain more visibility. All links submitted are listed in categories, free of charge. Having your links featured on the homepage of BLOGbal costs $4.99/year.
On the submission page type the title of your website, the URL and a brief description. Then add your name, email address and specify a category where your website link will be listed. Wait for your link to be approved.
ooBdoo provides webmasters and content providers with an avenue to promote content through RSS. Free of charge, your RSS feeds are placed into the category that best suits your website topic to gain maximum exposure. All pages are regularly updated by polling RSS feeds for fresh content.
Without registration, just type your name, email address, website URL and a brief description to have OoBdoo index your feed. You must also specify if you want your website URL to be a follow / nofollow link and how often your content is updated. Then wait for your RSS feed to be approved.
If you liked this article, subscribe to the feed by clicking the image below to keep informed about new contents of the blog: