Perform These 4 Tasks & Increase Subscribers To Your Blog : Must Read

by Gagan · 9 comments

How to increase your subscribers? Today I am going to give you four tasks with which the graph of your number of subscribers will surely go up. I’ve also 2 bonus tips for you to increase the number of subscribers to your blog. Lets start:

Task 1 : Create an attractive dedicated subscription page

  • The first task that you’ve to do is, create a new page on WordPress with the title “Subscribe”.
  • Now, create an attractive page that includes the link to your blog feed and subscription box also. For attractive subscription box designs, check out this article.
  • Congrats! Your first task is completed, lets move on to the second task.

Task 2: Explain your readers “What is RSS”

  • Many Internet users, does not even know what is RSS and what are the benefits of RSS. So to tell your visitors, here is your second task.
  • Create a new page on your blog with the title “What is RSS Subscription”. Now, in this page write a brief introduction about RSS so that the new visitors can know about basically RSS is.
  • I recommend you to embed this video in your post. This video explains about RSS in real simple words.
  • At the end of the article give the link to “Subscribe” page created in the first step.

After you are finished writing the post, publish it on your blog and move on to the third task.

Task 3 : Tell your readers about benefits of subscribing to your blog

  • Now, create another page in your blog titled “Benefits of subscribing to my blog” or any similar title.
  • In this page, tell your readers what will they get when they will subscribe to your blog. Below is an example I usually use at the end of my post.

Subscribe to this blog and get free Blog Traffic Generating Tips

Subscribe to CBI newsletter and get free Blog Design Tips

Get free Blogging Tips direct into your mailbox

Subscribe to this blog and get free articles on Google MythBuster series

  • In this way your readers will get to know the advantages of signing up to your blog.
  • Again, at the end of the article give the link to “Subscribe” page created in the first step.

Task 4 : Place all the links in the sidebar at the top

After you’re done with these three tasks, give the links of these three pages in the sidebar so that every new visitor to your blog can see and read these three links. Also read the bonus tips below.

Bonus Tips

The result

  • Now, if any new visitor will come to your blog he/she will surely click on “benefits of subscribing” link and if you’ve given a good list of benefits your new visitor can definitely going to turn into lifetime subscriber. Personally I’ve not tried this method, but got an idea by seeing the subscription box on ProBlogger.
  • I’ll also follow these 4 tasks and soon will be back with the results :)

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Swamykant June 10, 2010 at 9:21 pm

Explaining the readers “What is RSS” will be the big move. I suppose :)

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Hami June 10, 2010 at 10:29 pm

Nice written article Gagan with worthy resources.. checkin em out all :) Do tell what worked for you! it would surely get us understanding the working theory :)

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Narendran.M June 11, 2010 at 3:08 am

I’m lacking in subscribers mate, this is my darker side!!
BTW, nice compilation

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Nasif June 12, 2010 at 3:49 am

I have to try the methods you mentioned above. I hope it works ! I am sure readers who are not bloggers dosen’t know what an rss feed

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Gagan June 13, 2010 at 1:37 pm

Hey Nasif, Do try it once and share your experience with us too !!

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jason | theBlogQuest.com June 12, 2010 at 4:31 am

Hi Gagan,

Thanks for another great post. I was just thinking about adding a subscription page to my blog. I did this and added reason why visitors should subscribe on my other blog and it worked really well!

I am still a little concerned about RSS as it takes away visitors from your website and can hurt your blog traffic. I realize it still gets your content in front of others but I would prefer them to just come to my blog.

What are your thoughts on this?

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Gagan June 13, 2010 at 1:35 pm

Do not worry about that traffic that does not come to your blog by just reading your feeds, because they are your daily readers. You must ask your readers some question so that they cam come to your blog to reply !! In this way you will get traffic from RSS feed readers also !!

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Harsh Agrawal September 2, 2010 at 8:37 pm

One thing which I learned from my experience is: Feed button placement matters the most..
Giving an option to subscribe at the end of posts works the best …As when reader is finished reading the post he is sure of subscription by that time..
I also suggest along with Feed icon also offer subscription by Email..because till now Email subscription is more popular…

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Avnish Gautam May 7, 2013 at 11:17 pm

I always prefer to add subscription offer by email at the end of every post to readers of my blog to give them suitable place to subscribe. Thanks.

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