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A Little Tip To Get More Subscribers
As a blogger we all try to convert visitors to the regular readers of our blogs and we try to encourage them to subscribe to the RSS feeds. We place the links to RSS feeds on the top of the blog to make it clearly visible and easy to reach, we place huge RSS buttons to get the attention but did you ever think about the word “Subscribe” if it is the “right” word to attract people towards your feeds?
Here we will discuss about a little technique we can use to play with this word and try to attract more visitors to RSS feeds.
Many people hesitate to click on any link that says subscribe because many people associate “Subscribe” with some type of commitment.
This is typically carried over from the old days of Magazine subscriptions, where people had to commit for a year and pay a price.
It is recommended to say “Get Updates by Email” and “Get Updates by RSS”
Considering this I have changed the word “Subscribe” to “Get Updates” on Decent Weblog to see how it goes. I cannot tell if it is working or not because I re-launched this blog only few days ago and have got only few subscribers. When the number of subscribers grow I will conduct a survey and ask them if they really paid attention to the word “subscribe” or not.
What Do You Say?
Do you think it can make difference? or this little word cannot be any kind of issue?