Earlier this week I stumbled on an awesome premium plugin that can really help you power up your RSS Feed. Readers From RSS 2 Blog is an awesome tool from WP Smart Apps that really makes your RSS feed come alive and attract your subscribers back to your blog.
Readers From RSS 2 Blog is a premium plugin designed to maximize the marketing power of your RSS feed. Here are several of the features of this plugin that will really benefit any blogger:
- Adds a display of additional posts that may interest your readers to bring them back to your blog.
- Displays social share icons to encourage your readers to share your content
- Displays latest post comments to encourage increased interaction on your blog
- Allows you to create a targeted campaign to specific posts and pages
- Displays a copyright notice on every RSS post.
This is really an awesome list of features that can really encourage your subscribers to interact with your blog and share your blog posts more with others.
If you are already a subscriber to my rss feed, you may have noticed the changes after I installed this plugin earlier this week. If you are not subscribed to my rss feed, you can visit my feed to see this plugin in action. (and while you’re there, take a moment to subscribe to get regular updates to this blog)
As I stated earlier, this is a premium plugin, but I think it’s well worth a premium if you are getting more interactions and increased traffic back to your website in the bargain. Readers from RSS 2 Blog costs $37 for a single license, and if you have multiple web properties, then you can get the unlimited license for $97.
When I installed this plugin, I saw the potential power of this plugin right away. Just take a look at what my feed looks like now:
Beyond the benefits of increased interaction and traffic, this plugin also introduces a copyright notice to the footer of each feed post:
As a blogger, there is a concern of potential rss scrapers stealing content and passing it off as their own.
When I first started this blog, I discovered a post that had been copied directly off my blog. I was lucky in that one of the tags in that particular post had the name of the blog, riches corner. So when that person copied my post, the tag also went along intact, which was how I discovered the infringement.
I quickly emailed a take down notice, which received no reply. In fact, the person tried to IP ban me from their site so I couldn’t track their further infringements. Of course, that was easily bypassed. After weeks of polite emails, then threatening emails, I was finally able to get them to remove the copied material. But it was a headache. And frankly, I was a bit hurt and angrier than I thought I would be about that situation.
A copyright notice is just the type of official warning that my RSS feed needed at the time that might have helped me avoid all of that. Frankly, I would have gladly paid a flat $37 to avoid that whole headache, but I didn’t know about this plugin back then and suffered for it.
Of course, I’m glad to say that Readers from RSS to Blog does much more than include a simple copyright notice. All of the sharing, interaction, and targeted campaigning features really makes this a powerful tool.