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Increase Your Blog Subscribers With These Easy Ideas

By Oct 4, 2016 5 Comments

Have you ever stopped to take a look at how many blogs are out there in the blogosphere? There are MILLIONS – with thousand more starting up every day (and almost as many being abandoned).

It’s no wonder that trying to create a following to your blog can be tough going – there’s so much competition!

The good news is there are a lot of things you can do to boost your following and get more blog subscribers. It takes work, but once you get to a certain point, you’ll find it gets easier to keep going.

Let me show you how you can increase your blog subscribers with these easy ideas.

Ready to increase your blog subscribers, but not sure where to start? This list will help!

 

Increase Your Blog Subscribers

Make It Easy To Subscribe

There’s a reason this is the first thing on the list – if the option to subscribe isn’t super-easy and super-obvious, people aren’t going to do it.

See, here’s the deal: when people come and read a post on your blog, they might really love it and think to themselves “This was awesome, I need to remember this blog and come back to read more.”

And then they forget.

You can’t depend on readers to bookmark your blog to come back to, either. How many blogs have you bookmarked that you never go back to? Yeah, you aren’t the only one that does that!

So make sure there are plenty of options for subscribing on every page. Try an action bar across the top of your blog, an opt-in form in the side bar, and an opt-in at the bottom of every post. You might feel like it’s off-putting or overkill – trust me, it is not.

Bribe Your Readers

Ok, it sounds a little skeevy when I put it that way – but DO offer a great incentive for signing up to your email list. After all, you’re asking people to trust you with their email address; they should get something awesome in return for that trust.

There are lots of options you can use as a subscription incentive (which sounds much nicer!). Digital downloads, printables, ebooks, even email or video courses all make great incentives to get people to subscribe.

Just make sure that what you offer will be attractive to your target audience – don’t offer a budget shopping guide if your blog is about healthy eating.

Give Readers Options

While the best option is to get readers to subscribe to your email list, there are some people who just won’t ever do it. So it’s important that you give those people some other options. Let them know how to subscribe to your RSS feed, and make sure you have social media follow buttons located where they’re easy to find. If you’re connected to any blogger networks, let them know they can find you there, too.

Give Them Quality

One of the best things you can do to increase the number of subscribers to your blog is to make sure every post you publish is high quality. Do your research – find out what your readers need, what their problems are. Do keyword research and find out how they’re searching for those solutions. Then create content that makes them want to come back over and over.

Make It Easy to Share

It should go without saying, if you want people to share your posts, it needs to be easy to do. Use whatever plug in you need to make sure you’ve got big easy to find share buttons.

And don’t just stick buttons up there – tell people to use them! Add a quick call to action when you wrap up your post, reminding them to click on a share button if they liked it.

Speaking of Calls To Action

If you don’t know what a CTA is, it’s simple: you’re literally telling your reader what action you want them to take next. In this case – make sure you always remind readers to subscribe to your blog or newsletter.

Post Consistently

New bloggers often ask me how often they should post, and my answer is always the same: The frequency of your posts isn’t nearly as important as your consistency.

When a new reader goes to your blog, they aren’t going to see any value to subscribing if it doesn’t look like you post consistently. Likewise, people who have already subscribed will lose interest if they aren’t seeing regular updates.

Guest Post

Posting on other blogs is an excellent way to get yourself out in front of new eyes – which can lead to more people subscribing to your blog. Take full advantage of your guest posting by making sure to have a link in your author bio that goes to a lead page where they can subscribe!

Comment on Other Blogs

Each week, you should spend some time searching out other blogs in your niche and commenting on their posts. Your goal here is twofold – it’s great for connecting with these other bloggers to build relationships, and it’s also a good way to be seen by other people who read their blog.

You can’t just pop in and write “Great post!” though! You need to leave a thoughtful comment that adds to the conversation. If you have a post on a similar topic, make sure you link up your URL (if that option is available).

These are just a few of the simplest ways to get more readers and blog subscribers. Blogging isn’t difficult, but you can’t just sit back and wait for readers to show up – you need to work at finding them and keeping them.

Take the time to create a relationship with your readers, and you’ll find them coming back for more.

About Kelly Cannon

Kelly is a wife, mom of nearly-grown teens, and a full-time blogger. After living in Lima, Peru since 2004, she is uprooting her family to the US and looking forward to starting a whole new adventure. Kelly has been blogging since 2001, and now uses her blog The Take Action WAHM to help other stay at home moms figure out how to create successful, profitable blogs in the middle of their busy mom lives. You can always find Kelly on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

5 Comments

  • Min Yon says:

    Great post, These tips is really useful to build email list like call to action tips, i see some website always use call to option like giveaway Ebook … Enter email to receive this Ebook. Anyway, it is may easy to build email lists with these tips. Thanks for sharing useful tips.

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  • Vijay says:

    To increasing blog subscribe I was using Whatsapp Broadcast feature to notify them every time when I post something new for them. And it helps to increase traffic because it is also the best feature to reach everyone in the shortest time.