10 Ways to Find New RSS Subscribers for Your Blog
Unfortunately, too many bloggers undermine the value of these loyal members of their blog’s readership. But the fact of the matter is, the more subscribers you can get to opt into your blog the wider you can expand the top of your funnel, and the more people you’ll have coming to your website. So if you haven’t put a lot of calories into growing your blog’s subscriber base, consider these 20 simple ways to attract more ‘regulars’ to your blog.Your subscribers are your most important asset and even if you lose your blog you will still be able to get to them. Getting blog subscribers can be a challenge, especially if you are a new blogger, and this post gives tips on how to get more subscribers to your blog .”How To Get More RSS Feed Subscribers For Your Blog”
1- Finding RSS Subscribers Using Google Reader-
Google ReaderYou can also use Google Reader to check the RSS Subscribers of blogs. This method will be useful when your desired blog is not using FeedBurner service.These numbers are however approximate as they only include the RSS subscriber base of Google Reader, iGoogle and Google Desktop users as determined by Google FeedFetcher. You can also use Google Reader to track your comments on the web.
2- Ask for Subscription from Blog Readers-
You should create special posts to increase subscribers to your blog. You should ask your blog readers in those posts to subscribe to your blog RSS and give some solid reasons why they should do that action. In your regular posts as well, you can give some pointer for your blog readers to subscribe to your blog RSS in their readers or direct into their email boxes. Apart from this, you should write educational posts around RSS feeds like what are RSS feeds, how to subscribe to RSS feeds and how to add RSS feeds in blogs, websites, Facebook etc. When you make your blog readers understand about RSS feeds and related terms, there is every chance they will subscribe to your blog.
This is perhaps the most overlooked strategy for gaining traffic and subscribers. Don’t badger other bloggers for links, because it rarely works anymore. Find a way to help them with something, and then eventually work that initial graciousness into a business relationship and even friendship. There are real people behind these blogs, and they respond to good will just like people do offline.
4- Use Multiple Methods to Promote Your Feed-
There is no rule on how many times you can link to your feed on a page. If converting readers to RSS readers is a priority for you consider a variety of subscription points.For example here at ProBlogger I have my Feedburner counter (which has a little animation and draws the eye), I have a bloglines subscriber button (as I know bloglines readers make up the majority of those following this blog) and I also have a subscribe page link which I know many readers use.
5- Create a Dedicated Subscription Landing Page-
In addition to the subscribe module right there on your blog, create a dedicated landing page that you can direct people to via other channels such as social media, other pages on your website, PPC, or email. This way, rather than saying, “Visit myblog.com, then look for the subscriber option at the top right. You know — right below the banner CTA,” you can say “Visit myblog.com/subscribe to be the first to receive our latest blog content!” You can also use the extra real estate on this page to better demonstrate your blog’s value, as we did with HubSpot’s blog subscription landing page.
6- Comment on Other Blogs-
I have never respected the power of blog commenting this much until now. Every now and then I do get an email from my readers telling me how they love my work and that they discovered my blog from a particular blog.Blog commenting can be a great way to increase your blog subscribers if done effectively, below are some tips to increase your blog subscribers using blog commenting.Link directly to your landing page or your feed url in your blog comments, this will make it easy for people to subscribe to your blog.
7- Write Blog Posts Daily-
No one loves to subscribe an inactive blog. For generating additional traffic from search engines and increasing subscriber’s count, you should publish high quality posts on regular basis on your blog. There are no minimum posts per day type criteria when we talk about the number of posts we should publish on our blog. It’s all depends upon your ability to write high quality posts. It would be ultimate if you could deliver 3-4 quality posts in a day. But when creating posts, you should stay focused around the topics you are supposed to cover on your blog. If you happen to blog about anything in random, you may lose some of your existing blog subscribers. So the whole idea will be publishing high quality, frequent and targeted posts on you blog.
8- Post in forums-
A tried and true technique since the earliest days of the Internet is to be a helpful, proactive participant in forums that are important in your niche. People will notice that you are offering yourself up to others, and will be more inclined to see what else you have to offer with your blog.
9- Run an Ad Campaign-
One blogger that I worked with last year ran an AdWords campaign to promote his feed (with some success).He created a landing page for his blog that had the one goal of converting those who landed on it into loyal readers via RSS and his newsletter. The results were really encouraging and a great way to launch his new blog. In fact it was so worthwhile that he continues to put a few dollars a day into a simple AdWords campaign to promote his blog.
10- RSS Feed Directories-
There are hundreds of RSS feed directories available where you can submit your blog RSS for free. Submission of your blog RSS into these directories will help you spread words about your blog and its latest content on Internet. With this, it will also help you improve your RSS subscribers graph further.