How to Encourage Visitors and Readers to Subscribe Your Blog?   Leave a comment

Usually, when a blogger steps in his blog with his first post, he wants more and more people to see his post and wants them to contribute their comments. At that moment his entire focus is the traffic and soon as he realizes that it takes some efforts and SEO strategies than he goes for everything that is within his reach. However, in couple of months the realizes the ultimate truth that beside having thousands of visitors in his blog, there is one more thing that is more important and determines the actual worth of his blog and it’s his “Blog Subscribers”.

Blog subscribers are the actual treasure of the blog and the real value of the blogger’s effort. Although, I don’t mean to say that traffic is less important, but rather than having thousands of visitors with zero subscribers it is always better to have thirty visitors a day with hundred subscribers in a week. Thus, your blog subscriber rate determines the quality of your content and how informative it is for your readers.

Therefore, in this post I will be sharing some important tips that can help encourage your blog visitors and readers to subscribe. However, the content of your blog and the information you share must be very unique and highly beneficial for your readers, as it is the strongest reason why anyone subscribe to your blog.

How to Encourage Visitors and Readers to Subscribe Your Blog?

RSS Icon:

Your RSS icon is the only thing that can give your blog visitors and readers the opportunity to subscribe your blog. Although, many blogs have the email subscription option, but RSS is one that is easy and highly preferred by visitors because it is less time consuming and can be done with clicks on your mouse. However, many bloggers simply ignores this treasure and are less concerned about its proper placement that later becomes one strong reason for not having better subscribers even after posting hundreds of great posts.

Hence, place your RSS where your blog visitors find it easy and attention grabbing; it can be above the fold of your blog or even in the header section. You can even use highlighting colors for your RSS so that your readers will not miss the spot. Furthermore, it is also impressive to use medium size RSS rather than using smaller ones because using medium size RSS simply encourages your visitors to subscribe.

Subscription Process:

It is very essential to have a short subscription procedure and should be two or three clicks subscription route. Making your subscription procedure long and making readers to fill unnecessary forms, highly discourages your readers and they are more likely to quit in the middle. I have also notice in some blog where the RSS process includes a small usability testing. Although, RSS is one key place where visitors are more likely to click and bloggers might think it is a good place for usability testing too, but it is not. Practicing such in your blog can simply annoy your readers and you will be losing quality subscribers from your blog.

Being Active:

Blogging and sharing your information sitting at the corner of your blog is the laziest and hardest way to achieve traffic and subscribers. Thus, it is essential for bloggers to participate in reputed forums in their niche and share ideas; it is also one strong traffic source to your blog. Participating in forums and even making comments in other blogs of your niche helps other bloggers to know about your blog and they can simply share your content in their blog, this generates quality traffic and eventually leads for higher subscription of your blog.

Guest Blogging:

Guest blogging is another quality source of gaining higher subscriptions in your blog. Although, guest blogging might not be that easy because often you have meet the bloggers writing skill level and the content you pass should be informative. However, submitting some of your best content can widely help you to grab the attention of the mass on your niche. Guest blogging is an effective way to demonstrate your writing skills and share your ideas to drive huge traffic to your blog and make them subscribe. Hence, I highly recommend you to participate in SEO guest blogging ways which can also provide your with quality backlinks for gaining better search engine rankings.


E-books interest your searchers and often many visitors’ wants free e-books as it contains informative contents for readers. In the same way, bloggers have no trouble for creating e-books as they can simply add some new content and add some older posts of their blog that is highly informational and suits their reader’s needs. Thus, creating PDF e-book for your readers and visitors for subscribing your blog can be amazingly helpful to increase your number of blog subscribers. Such practice of free e-books distribution for subscribers have been done and proved beneficial for both bloggers and the subscribers. Hence, it is also one effective way to that should be practiced to drive huge traffic and enlarge your blog subscription.

Blog Content:

Your blog content is what makes your readers and blog visitors subscribe to your blog. So, no doubt your content should be very informative and with compelling content titles. Similarly, your blog design and provided links should also be sound because it gives your visitors a user-friendly environment that is essential. Nevertheless, one good reason to encourage your readers to subscribe to your blog is by making daily updates. Blogs with infrequent updates demoralizes the visitors to subscribe and it also hampers your blog visibility in SERP. Regular quality information source is where the information seekers are more likely to be interested and subscribe.

I hope the post was good enough to help you understand the necessity of RSS feeds position and blogger activeness for generating quality traffic to their blog and encourage them to subscribe. I will come with something else tomorrow foe you.

Author: Kiran Bista.                                                                                                                                                   Image Source: I & II


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