One of the many ways to optimize your WordPress blog for search engines is to make your sources work. What are feeds? Feeds are data formats that allow visitors to subscribe and read your blog’s regular updates in an RSS reader. This can be done by:
1. By entering their email addresses, they will receive your blog updates directly to their inboxes.
2. Be their feed reader, they will be alerted if you have a recent post.
3. Send your feeds to mobile devices, eg iPhones, many people use smartphones these days.
You can use feedburner or feedblitz, but this time we will learn how to burn your RSS with feedburner. It has many features and is easy to configure.
Step 1. Go to feedburner.com and sign in with your gmail account, if you don’t have one you’ll want to sign up. Once you’ve logged in, you’ll be prompted to claim feeds or enter your feed address. Please leave this browser window open for now.
Step 2. Go back to your site and see where your RSS icon is. If you don’t have it, set your meta widget to the sidebar, just for a few minutes to see where the “RSS Entries” link links. In some cases, this link can also be found in the footer. As soon as you find this icon or link, right click it and choose “Copy Link Address”.
Step 3. After that step, paste this address into a box below this sentence: “Burn a feed right now, type a blog or feed address here” (in the feedburner window) If you’re a podcaster, check ” I’m to the podcast.” Hit the “Next” button.
Step 4. Fill in the title of your feed that describes your blog. Example: Gardening Blog.
Step 5. Fill in your feed address. Click Next”.
Step 6. Check the three option button on “Feedburner Stats tracks automatically” – Click “next”
Step 7. To get the email widget codes, click the “Publish” tab. Let this window open. In the left sidebar, find “Email Subscription”, click on it and press “activate”. Let this window open.
Step 8. Go to your WordPress admin page, install FD Feedburner Plugin, activate it. Then go to FD feedburner settings and enter your new feed address in the box under “Redirect my feeds here” press “save”
Step 9. Go to Appearance/widget, choose the text widget, drag and drop it to your sidebar, give it a title (example: Subscribe me) and go back to your feedburner window, find the code, copy the entire code and paste it in this email widget. code in your text widget.
Congratulations, you now have an email signup form for your visitors and convert them into repeat visitors.
Tips: Choose a large RSS icon to make it easier to see.
See you at the top!