Feeds, do we need em?

by Eric Johnson 4 replies
I am installing a new wordpress template that has a built in feed button prominently displayed in the top. Probably going to get rid of it and put my opt-in there BUT that got me thinking...

Is having a easily accessible feed on your site a good thing? As far as I can see all it does is make it easy for someone to not have to come to your site. Maybe I'm missing something though...what do you guys think?
#main internet marketing discussion forum #feeds
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  • Profile picture of the author Eric Johnson
    Really hope I'm not breaking any rules by bumping this but I would really like some input on this one...
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Dominic
      Feeds are good. A lot of people choose to subscribe to feeds so they can easily scan a whole bunch of blogs and see what catches their eye, this attracts readers to visit your blog more often. My suggestion to you is to keep the feed button and put your subscription box on the side or in a prominent place.
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      • Profile picture of the author debra
        Feeds are great!

        Yes...it makes it easy for your visitors to subscribe to your content.

        But, the power of feeds is realized when you use them to tie in all your properties together in remixing your feeds into one master traffic funnel, like in the graph in doc format I included here.(hope this worked)
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      • Profile picture of the author michellegreen
        I've got both a feed and an opt in on most of my sites. It gives people the choice of opting in to my autoresponder or just getting site updates (which sort of act like an autoresponder anyway).

        It's really just another way of making sure people get your message.
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