How wrong I was.
I am really used to RSS icons in the top of sidebars. It’s so fitting and prominent place for them. And Wordpress theme I used for this blog already had it there. Only had to tweak and add to that RSS stuff. I wish someone invented software that makes alarm when I do stupid things.
After month or so I’ve read somewhere (on research run) that “below post” is great place for ads. Not like I run lots of ads but that may work for RSS feed, right?
Ri-i-i-i-ight. Want to see what adding subscription links to below of posts did to my subscription numbers? Red dot marks the day.
In five following days number of subscribers increased almost by five times from stable level it had for weeks.
- Do not project personal habits to whole Internet.
- When publishing think like publisher, not like reader.
- Research and experiment beat habit and default options.
On other hand it did no good to my skribit suggestions page. It’s a pity because I like the idea and now have to decide should I hack it dead for the same reason - my likings doesn’t mean my readers like it as well. And readers take priority (or I’ll end up without any). :)
Or maybe there is some other magic spot that would work for it? Tell me in the comments if you have any ideas about that.
And I am going to go read huge compilation of RSS tips really carefully to punish my dumb (at times) head.