10 Ways to Increase Your RSS Subscriber Count [TIPS]

rss_feed_squareRSS, also known as Really Simple Syndication, is used to syndicate blog content. Increasing your RSS subscriber count is essential if you want to earn a lot of money with your blog. Here are 10 ways an individual can go about increasing their RSS subscriber count.

1. Produce the best content you possibly can

If you want to increase your RSS subscriber count, you’re going to need to create content that people will want to read. Informative and entertaining content is guaranteed to attract readers or potential subscribers to your blog. To further enhance your content, simply add an appropriate photo or two. You can find free photos at Wikimedia Commons and Everystockphoto.com.

2. Post on a consistent basis

Producing high-quality content will only get you so far. If you really want to increase your RSS subscriber count, you’re going to need to post compelling articles to your blog on a consistent basis. If you fail to post new content to your blog on a regular basis, your RSS subscriber count will likely stay the same or decrease as a result.

3. Keep your posts on topic

Few things annoy readers more than sporadic, off-topic posts. If you want to gain RSS subscribers, you’re going to need to keep your posts focused and on topic. If, for example, your blog’s niche or focus is on animal health, it wouldn’t be wise to post content about celebrities or the latest fashion trends.

4. Place your RSS button near the top of your blog

If you want to increase your RSS subscriber count, you’re going to need to place your RSS button in an area where your readers won’t be able to miss it. Putting your RSS button near the top of your blog, preferably above the fold, is one of the simplest ways you can go about gaining new RSS subscribers. If possible, choose the largest RSS subscription button you can find. The larger the button, the more visible it will be.

5. Grant your readers the opportunity to subscribe by email

RSS by email is a popular feature or service of Feedburner and Feedblitz.

6. Ask your readers to subscribe

Post an article on your blog detailing your desire to gain RSS subscribers. Some dedicated readers may subscribe if politely asked. For maximum success, include a short snippet about what RSS feed readers are and how they can be used.

7. Write a lot of guest posts

If you want to increase your RSS subscriber count, you’re going to need to gain a lot of traffic to your blog. Guest blogging is a great way to gain extra traffic or readers to your blog. Contact a few popular bloggers that have a niche similar to your own and ask if they accept guest posts. To be successful, your guest posts are going to need to be unique and entertaining.

8. Offer your readers a free eBook for subscribing

An eBook is essentially a book in digital form. Offering your readers an incentive for subscribing is an easy way you can increase your RSS subscriber count.

9. Ask a few popular bloggers to post guest articles on your blog

To ensure success, choose bloggers that have a niche similar to your own.

10. Submit your blog’s RSS feed to a few popular RSS directories online

Submitting your blog’s RSS feed to multiple RSS directories online is essential if you want to gain a lot of traffic and potential subscribers to your blog. RSS Micro and BlogPulse are a few popular RSS directories online.

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Omar is MD & Chief Strategy Officer at Sandstorm Digital. His experience includes 10 years in traditional marketing and advertising in the Middle East and a further 10 years at two of the largest media agencies in the UK. Follow Omar on Twitter for updates on the latest in digital, branding, advertising and marketing.

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