5 Tips to Increase RSS Subscribers
From the Got Chance blog, 5 ways to increase the number of RSS subscribers you have:
- Make it stand out (the subscription button/text, that is)
- Offer a full feed
- Post the subscriber count
- Display the subscribe button/text more than once on a page
- Provide the option to subscribe via email
I particularly like the second and last items. I really dislike getting feeds that are not complete. Unless it is very focused on a subject I need, then I will usually delete feeds that only provide me with the first few sentences. I usually don’t have time to click through to see the entire post. The last item, too, is very helpful. Not everyone is comfortable using RSS. Providing a way to subscribe via email is great. I need to do this for this blog!
Like the LibrarianInBlack, I also disagree with the third point. If I provided a commercial blog, maybe that would make sense. On a library blog? As long as you can get some types of statistics, you’re OK. The statistics don’t have to be public.