We all know the importance of blog subscribers. Blog subscribers help you to keep getting returning visits, and as your RSS feed grows, your blog traffic will also grow.
Now, I never recommend you to stick to Feedburner only to get more subscribers. In fact, I have shared a list of must-have subscription options for bloggers.
RSS is the best way to notify your readers when you update any post. The higher number of RSS subscribers you have, the more clicks you will get on a post.
If you are new to RSS, I recommend you read: What is RSS?
Tips To Increase RSS Subscribers:
RSS Subscription Placement
The placement of the RSS subscription icon is very important so that the user can subscribe easily and intuitively. Make sure the RSS icon is catchy and easily visible.
The best placements are at the top of the page and the bottom of the page.
A scrolling sidebar is also a common choice and works well.
The title bar should have a brief description about the blog, as this is how an interested user will get to know what your blog is all about. A good description alone will entice a user to subscribe.
Make a catchy description so that readers will want to know more about you.
Email Subscription Form
Subscribing by email is one of the most common ways for readers to subscribe to blogs.
So make sure you have an email subscription box on your website.
A clear subscription box on the sidebar or at the top of the page is highly recommended and will increase your subscription count.
Instead of cluttering your sidebar with lots of social widgets, placing a prominent RSS subscription box will help you drive in more traffic to your blog.
Speaking of RSS feeds, you can subscribe to the ShoutMeLoud feed.
What are you using to get more RSS subscribers? How many subscribers do you have? Let me know in the comments below.
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