Do you want to make your website new visitors to regular visitors? Here is the way with RSS feed subscriptions. When users subscribe to RSS feed using FeedBurner, they will get notified with an email when new post added to your website. It is simple, free and easy to use.
When starting a blog, I always recommended to newbie blogger is setting up a feed burner especially for word press. It is a very critical service because it boosts blogger traffic and helps bloggers track the performance of their respective blogs
What is RSS
RSS means rich site summary or really simple syndication which enable publishers to syndicate data automatically. Subscribing to a website RSS feed removes the need for the user to manually check the website for new content. An automatic mail sends to subscribers when new content added to website/blog
What is a FeedBurner?
FeedBurner is a web feed management service provided by Google. FeedBurner provides custom RSS feeds and management tools to bloggers, podcasters, and other web-based content publishers. It is a free service provided to publishers includes traffic analysis and optional advertising system.
Once visitors to your blog subscribe to RSS feed using FeedBurner, and then they will get a mail regarding new posts in your blog automatically. This will help to get more traffic to the website.
Some FeedBurner basics are:
- Free and simple to use interface
- Free email subscription, email delivery time and email subject title
- Unlimited number of subscribers using FeedBurner
- Monetization features using Adsense for feeds to monetize FeedBurner feeds.
- Branding and controlling and tracking your feed, email subscriber
Always set up your feeds on the first day of starting a new blog. It’s always good practice to use a cache name or keyword in your feed name, to boost your search engine optimization.
Step By Step Set Up For RSS Feed Subscriptions
First, you have to open Google FeedBurner web page and sign in using your Gmail or Google apps account. On the first page, you will see an option to add your blog URL. If it’s a new word press blog, create a dummy post to set up FeedBurner.
- Website feed using Google FeedBurner. Add your web URL and click on next.
- Select feed source. Click on next.
3.Choose feed title and feed address according to your wish. Use website or brand name to identify easily. After completion please click on next button.
4.Your FeedBurner setup completed successfully. Click on next to manage
5.Please Select settings for your feed statistics. After then click on next button.
6.You have to go to publicize and select email subscriptions and please activate email subscriptions
7.And select the code to your website widget.
8.If you want to add RSS feed logo to your website, select chicklet chooser. Select the code at the bottom
9.Go to the widget in the appearance area of your word press admin dashboard. Drag the text widget to the sidebar and set the title and paste the above any one code in the content area of the widget. Finally, this is saved.
10.After then you can add both email subscription box as well as chicklet chooser. You can use two different text widgets to add codes.
11.You can add both email subscription box as well as chicklet chooser. Use two different text widgets to add codes.
12.After open your website and check email subscription box or checklist chooser added successfully.
13.In the next screen, you will get a confirmation message stating that your feed is ready.
So now you have successfully created a Feedburner feed for your blog. As a free option, Feedburner is the best but I miss many features when I compare to other paid cheap options available in the market.
Here is a post in which I tried to find out changes, which might make Feedburner best free email service in features.
When someone subscribed to your blog or website that person will receive an email when a new content added to your blog.
If the interested in that topic that person will click on the link and may visit your website. These RSS feed subscriptions help to make new visitors as regular visitors.