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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To WordPress by Susan Gunelius

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Tips to Boost Subscribers

Aside from the most obvious tip to boost subscribers to your blog—write great content that people want to read—there are other tricks you can use to remind and encourage people to subscribe. Following are a few easy and effective suggestions.

Make It Easy to Subscribe

Be sure to include links to subscribe to your blog via feed reader or e-mail in an easy-to-see space on your blog, such as at the top of your sidebar. You can use the subscription links and forms discussed earlier in this chapter or use creative icons and graphics, as discussed in Appendix B.

Ask People to Subscribe

Include a closing at the end of your blog posts that invites subscribers such as, “If you liked this blog post, why not subscribe to ...

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