I have described how I read blog posts. I am using RSS feeds, and I’m combining Google Reader and a software called Reeder. But, what I didn’t realize at the time I wrote the article was that It’s actually possible to customize the content inside my feed, a lot better than what Feedburner lets me do.
What I’ve been doing for the past weeks is that I have tested Bring My Blog Visitors Back, a wordpress plugin from MaxBlogPress. And it does exactly what the name tells us, it helps bring RSS subscribers back to our blogs.
I’ll show you a few of the features:
Show related posts
You can add as many related posts to the article as you want, and you can customize the text (it doesn’t have to say related posts). I’m currently using 5 related posts, and even though I haven’t got a specific number for you,when it comes to how many people go from reading just the article in the feed, to clicking on a related post, I know that a lot of people are clicking on the related posts after they’ve read the article in their feed reader. This is an awesome feature that helps get more people back to the blog.
Add social media icons
You can add many social media icons to the feed, this way the people who’re reading the articles in a feed reader, can share the article directly via social media.
Display comments and customize the header and the footer
You can add the number of comments to your feed and the actual comments too. This way it’s easier for your readers to reply to some of the comments (it brings them back to your blog).
You can also customize the header and the footer. You can text, images, or any type of code, and for instance, you can add your affiliate banners to the header or the footer if you want extra clicks on the banners.
Works with all feed readers
I have asked the people at MaxBlogPress if Bring My Blog Visitors Back works with every single feed reader and if it works with FeedBurner and FeedBlitz, and the answer was that it works with everything.
At the moment, I’m thinking about switching from Feedburner to FeedBlitz. And I’m so glad that Bring My Blog Visitors Back works with FeedBlitz too, because at the moment, Bring My Blog Visitors Back is one of my favorite plugins.