Getting the icon for RSS feeds on websites and blogs is no big deal as the user-friendly interface of your blogging platform will aid you in adding RSS icons easily. The task is to keep your readers and regular visitors of your blog under the control so that, they will be able to know the updates on your website and visit it when needed. This is such a useful technique that lends its hand to even a million-dollar business but what is much more difficult is that making the visitors of your blogs to hit the RSS button to make him/her a regular reader, which is equivalent of signing up for your website.
I would not say this as that much hard even as there are certain ways which can help you to increase the subscribers count. Here are some of the main ways to increase the subscribers and of course it will help for your blogging as well.
1. Have Good Enough Sized RSS Icon
Well there is something that you can do to display that your blog or website has the RSS subscription enabled, make the RSS icon (using the HTML) size to a bigger size. This way you will find yourself capturing the visibility of the readers of your website and check on the icon to get into their daily reading board, as and when you update your website. Check this 70+ Resources to get perfect RSS Icon to match your blog’s theme.
2. Place Them Right
It is not good enough that you get a size alone for the RSS subscribe feed icon, but is also necessary that you get the icon placed in the right hand side top position of the web page so that the reader will find it easy to click to subscribe. Some of the positions in the website or blog will include the topmost corner on the right hand side of the page, or in the lowermost region at the end of the article giving the readers the opportunities to subscribe for reading your blog posts regularly.
3. Place them all over the website
When you are placing the RSS icon, see that this icon for subscribing readers to place them all over the website, that is in every page of your website. By this way you will have the readers subscribing in any of your page (he/she may land in any of your page) and once subscribed they will be intimated automatically on any new posts in your blog.
4. Tell your readers
RSS is not a new concept but still you will find many non-tech savvy people visiting your blog so let them know about RSS. By this way it is easy to attract a number of RSS subscribers by introducing them to RSS subscription. You can have a string of text near the icon to explain what is this being kept for and how does it works.
6. Comment with your RSS Feed URL
This is a clever way, I would say. Bloggers do leave comment on other blogs when they come across a good post but they will use their blog URL in the comment details. Let us do a simple tweak here, use your RSS Feed URL when you leave a comment on other blogs. This will be beneficial in 2 ways, the blog owner will subscribe to your feed and the people who leaves comments to the same post that you left will also subscribe to your RSS feed.
6. Subscribe to get more subscribers
Gaining more subscribers to your feeds is like collecting donation for a cause, and you will find that subscribing to read others blogs of similar interests will encourage them to read your blogs. This is one of the best ways to get quality and targeted readers to your blogs. This will definitely bring a number of subscribers so do not miss to try this out.
Definitely these simple ways will teach you the nuances of RSS subscribers!! Comments are really appreciated!!
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This article is written by Rahul. He is a Technology lover and a fitness advocate who is associated with weightlosstriumph.