Blog Traffic Tips To Drive RSS Subscribers Back To Your Blog
Having a large RSS subscriber base for your blog RSS feed is a huge accomplishment. Often, people subscribe to a blog RSS because they don’t want to miss a single post that’s published. It’s a good indication that your blog post content adds value and that you have established a loyal audience.
The downside though is that, if someone subscribed to your blog, they seldom visit your blog. They would open up their RSS client (e.g Google Reader, feed daemon etc) and read your content without visiting your blog. So you are missing out on a fair portion of blog traffic.
If your blog monetization strategy is dependent on Adsense, PPC campaigns and affiliate marketing then having more RSS subscribers can restrict your earning potential.
So it’s important to encourage and drive your RSS subscribers back to your blog. Here are a few blog traffic tips that you can use to do just that.
1. Add internal links within the post content
Where appropriate add links to previous posts that have been published. The RSS subscriber will be tempted to read more by clicking the link. Remember not to overdue this, though.
2. Add a related post section to the RSS feed
If someone is reading the current post, there is a good chance that they might be interested in some related posts you have written on the topic. Most blogs have a related posts section in the blog, but since it doesn’t not published as part of the feed, the related posts of the blog doesn’t reach the RSS subscribers.
You can manually put together a list of related posts and add it as part of the blog post content. As your blog grows, it can be tedious to keep up with all the previous posts written.
Use this WordPress plugin, to add related posts to your RSS feed. It just takes about 2 minutes to configure initially and then you don’t have to think about it again. The plugin will automatically add the related posts to your RSS feed.
3. Encourage RSS subscriber to leave comments
Someone who visits your blog is more likely to leave a comment on a blog post than someone who is reading it via a RSS reader. So you need to nudge those RSS readers to visit your blog and leave a comment. It will increase the comments for your blog posts .
There are a couple of things you can do to encourage the RSS readers to leave comments.
The Bring My Blog Visitors Back plugin makes this really easy for you. Just install the plugin and select the options as shown below.
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You can link back to the comments section from the RSS feed.
You can display recent comments, others have left.
Encourage interaction with the option to directly “reply to” the existing comments.
Let me know if you need any help, setting it up. I’ve added this plug-in to my blogs. (Stay tuned for a video tutorial.)
4. Display social media icons in the RSS feed
By adding the social media icons to the RSS feed, you are making it far easier for a RSS subscriber to share the posts. So with just one click, they can share your blog post on Twitter, Facebook, Digg etc
If you are using FeedBurner for your blog feed, you can get StumbleUpon and Digg support. If you use the Bring My Blog Visitor Back plugin (mentioned above), you get more social media options such as share on Facebook, Twitter in addition to StumbleUpon and Digg.
Make the most of your RSS subscriber base and drive that traffic back to your blog
- Install Bring My Blog Visitor Back plugin
- Enable the plugin
- Configure the plugin options to add the options mentioned above to your RSS feed.