It seems as if every marketing blog or podcast over the past few years has been obsessed with mailing lists. It has been made clear that if you have a popular website but are not doing all you can to capture your visitors’ email addresses, you are an idiot.
The idea is that your website is only the starting point in your relationship with your readers. If the trust you establish through your content is enough for them to give you their email address, you now have the ability to regularly reach out and update them on what is going on at your site (or, more realistically, to remind them that your site exists).
Did you know that around 70% of your website visitors drop off on the same page? Wouldn’t it be great if some of those visitors turned into customers, or loyal subscribers? These plugins might help you do just that.
Bontact offers customer support on any WordPress site via live chat, email, calls or SMS, all within the front-end of your website. This level of customer support can help drive more sales and grow your business.
In my daily work supporting and developing the WP RSS Aggregator plugin, I get many requests from people needing to do quite interesting things with RSS feeds. One of these is sending RSS feed updates to their email inbox. Many times users would have created a custom feed on their website which aggregates content from several other websites, and want that feed delivered to their inbox. That’s one of the use case of WP RSS Aggregator and this functionality is built into the core plugin itself.
Turns out that RSS to Email is a very easy thing to do.
First things first, this isn’t yet another article talking about how essential it is to be active on Twitter or bid on various publicly available gigs on the internet. I’ve really kind of had it with this type of advice. In 2013, it’s bringing nothing to the table and I highly doubt that any freelancer would consider it useful at this point.
Nothing divides an audience quite like the mention of email pop up forms. Many opinions lean towards hating pop ups for being intrusive, rude and a place to lose your soul. There are however those who swear that pop up forms are super effective for increasing email signups.
Email newsletters have become very popular in the recent years. And it’s no longer just a tool for email marketers, big brands, direct marketers, or some not-so-nice shady scam artists. Oh no.
Email newsletters are on the light side of the force now, and in my opinion, every WordPress blog should use them to develop better relationships with their audience, and get one more channel through which they can deliver content.