To understand this article we need to first find out what the Google Reader is. Google Reader is a Web-based aggregator, capable of reading Atom and RSS feeds online or offline. It is a product of Google, which is an American multinational public corporation invested in Internet search, cloud computing and advertising technologies. Google hosts and develops a number of Internet-based services and products and generates profit primarily from advertising through its AdWords program.
The following article describes how you can make use of Google Reader in a number of ways. Particularly in SEO and in overall marketing. There are a number of points that you need to know and keep in mind. As mentioned above, Google Reader is a feed reader, one of the best and one of the most popular as well as simple in terms of usage. It is, as usual, integrated with other Google services. Therefore, if you have a Google account (such as Gmail) then you can easily access it.
Google Reader has a number of features with new features introduced regularly. Using Google Reader is a must. Not using it is like ignoring a very important and useful tool. You can make use of Google Reader to follow any website or blog that has feeds (RSS or Atom). You can then categorize these feeds and even share them with your friends. Furthermore, Google Reader also allows a person to easily follow social networking accounts such as Twitter.
Why is Google Reader so important? Read on to find out.
A person reading a feed can like it, thus publicly sharing it. This gives it even more coverage and importance. In fact, the higher the likes, the more the exposure.
A person can star a feed which shares it with friends – particularly if the post is very good. This gives it even more coverage and importance.
Feeds a person adds to his Google Reader account are also shared with his/her friends. That is, if you add the feed to LifeHacker, this feed will also be shared with your friend list.
You can easily see feeds your friends have added and also add them.
You can connect via Google Reader with other users of Google Reader
You can create public profiles on Google Reader. This is excellent if you have a site/blog.
You can easily subscribe to ‘keywords’ – feeds from blogs or sites categorized according to special categories.
All in all, Google Reader is a very useful and important tool. A tool that every webmaster, blogger and web developer should make use of in promoting their own blogs and websites or in staying up to date with information from all over the internet.
Adeel Ayub Writes for AbleCommerce. AbleCommerce has been a pioneer, and leader, in the ecommerce software industry for more than 17 years! AbleCommerce deliver an easy-to-use shopping cart softwarethat is full of features, customizable, and affordable for new merchants. Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ablecommerce