You want subscribers, you need subscribers, what’s the point of creating a blog, writing posts if no one subscribes or at least visits once in a while? Maybe leave a comment or two?
Exit pop ups can be a great help, even if they are annoying. Entrance pop ups, not so much.
You go to a blog, start reading and half way down the first paragraph your screen goes black with a GIANT opt in form in the middle of your screen.
How the heck do you expect a visitor to opt in before reading your content? It’s sort of like thanking someone for coming to your party the day before you have it. NEEDY!
But, What Would Seth Godin Do?
Well, Seth Godin built a Plugin, titled above, to invite first-time visitors to subscribe to his RSS feed. Pretty cool, huh? Why did he do it? BECAUSE NO ONE ELSE WAS DOING IT!
Now what do you have? RSS feed Plugins aren’t just a dime a dozen, they’re free and multiplying like rabbits.
“Hey, fellow Digger, check out my feed.” “Yo, Facebook dude, my feed rocks!” ‘Wow, did you Stumbleupon my feed?” Okay, I made up that last one, or did I?
They’re all starting to look like tin cans at the top or bottom of a post. “Brother, can you spare a dime?”
Here’s the real kicker, my feed subscription rate has nearly doubled since I kicked Seth’s WWSGD Plugin to the curb.
The moral of the story?
“If every one is doing the same thing, do something else.”