Many bloggers are using the great plugin developed by Richard K Miller, What Would Seth Godin Do. This plugin basically ads a little message before or after your newest post encouraging your new visitors to subscribe to your RSS feed.
The buzz factor of this plugin is that:
1. With cookies enabled, you can control how many times a visitor sees this message. So that after a certain amount of visits – they no longer see the message. I think the default is 3 – but I would recommend at least 7. That’s the average of how long someone needs to be exposed to any marketing message before they take action.
2. You can customize the message. But this is where the CAUTION comes in. Do NOT use a text editor such as TextPad, TextEdit etc. to construct or even copy and paste a message into the options box for WWSGD. If you do, it actually injects some unwanted to spaces/characters in the code that renders the plugin useless and you have to go in and edit the code to get it working again. (Which is what I had to do.)
So edit your message directly within the options text box for the plugin. And of course, if you want to see how it looks and if its working before you mess with your blog – you can always try it in your wordpress testing environment first.
*If you messed up this plugin already, follow these instructions for how to fix it, which I followed and worked like a charm:)