Taking the cue from a post on Copyblogger a while back, I now wonder what we should name our RSS subscription link in our site redesign. On the Blog Herald, Lorelle reinforces the view that using the term “subscribe” might turn away people.
True–“subscriptions” usually cost money. And folks are attracted to free stuff. While we do have a premium subscription site, the Hive, the main Performancing.com site content continues to be free, whether you read on-site, via email or your RSS reader.
So saying “Subscribe to Performancing” might come across incorrectly as Perf being a pay site.
Lorelle suggests you use clever ways to name your subscription links. For instance, a blog about cats can say “Track this cat,” and a blog about health or medicine can say “Get a daily dose …” But generic ones will work, too.
For Performancing.com, we need a catchy line for our RSS subscription link. If you can give us good suggestions, we will give the top choice a free year’s pro pMetrics subscription and a free six month membership to the Hive.
What do you think we should put up there on the RSS link?
Heed our Feed, and follow us.
To keep abreast, just get on the bus!
Tag along, you’ll be a succeeder,
Accompany us on your RSS reader!
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…thanks for bringing it up by the way. I’m going to rethink the wording of my subscription heading.
I really like “Stay Up To Date!”
I’m a fan of the Stay Updated! link. Keep Up To Date! or variations of the ones Rarst suggested above.
I use “get updates” (“get updates via RSS”, “updates via RSS” as variations) at my blog. It clearly says what RSS function is (unlike complex wordplays on feed and other related terms).
Function of text is clear explanation and getting attention of people that don’t know what RSS is or hadn’t tried it yet. Those who use it actively couldn’t care less about wording, they look for icon or auto-discovery.
I used this line a few months back on my own blog : “Feed for thought”
Subscription does turn people off I imagined. What about just bookmark us? Or add us to your reader. Something to that tune.
I’ve always liked “Add Us…..” Different blogs have different ways of ending it. However, they had me at “add us.”
“Succeed with our feed” (or possibly ‘newsfeed’)
Dunno. It just popped into my head so I thought I would post it.