One of the important factor that we bloggers need to take care of is; turning one time visitors into readers. The best way to get it done is by offering personalisation. The real conversion rate increases only when you get targeted visitors instead of huge traffic. In the world of blogging, this is again true and specially in the case of subscriber. Now, the real challenge is tapping this one time visitor into subscriber. How about showing a custom welcome message along with source of traffic they are coming from. This will add a filed of personalization and might tempt your one time reader to turn into a subscriber.
In WordPress we can always do many geeky things using PHP and CSS but here I’m talking about one such WordPress Welcome message plugin, which does the job pretty well and let you add level of warmth in your blog post.
Wp Greet Box WordPress Plugin:
Wp Greet box WordPress plugin is one such plugin which welcomes you readers to your blog and notfies them to subscribe to your blog. This is one simple plugin but very effective in terms of increasing your subscribers. By default, this plugin shows your WordPress feed link but you can change it to your feedburner link.
In case, if you wish to display any custom message like instead of subscribing to your feeds, you can ask them to follow you on certain social networking site, you can do the same.
Here is how Wp GreetBox plugin works: Suppose a visitor is referred by stumble, it will greet like
Welcome fellow Stumbler, don’t forget to subscribe to shoutmeloud feeds to keep receiving updates
This is another great way to enhance your RSS feed readers count, I installed this plugin 1 day back and I can see a good number of addition into my RSS subscriber list.
Don’t forget to check your configuration for RSS feeds which you want you visitors to show. Be default it will show your wordpress feeds URL, change it to your feedburner feed address.
Download link : Download plugin
Though, if you are using any SEO plugin which pulls meta description automatically, I suggest you to place this welcome message plugin at the post footer, else I have seen sometime greet box description shows in meta description in SERP’s.
Make sure you place the plugin at the top or bottom depending upon your design and ad placement. Placing it around ads might lower down the CTR of your ads, so better keep ad and this plugin message at alternate place.