If one of your greatest challenges is increasing your email subscribers list, you’re not alone.
Without an email list of people who have a continued interest in reading and finding value in your content, you’re facing an uphill battle.
However there is one smart move which you can use right now to add anywhere from 10-30% more email subscribers.
This trick may take you anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour to complete and will increase the size of your list by anywhere from 10 to even 30% or more.
I guarantee it because i used it today and use it every 3-6 months because it works.
What If I Don’t Use RSS Via Email?
This trick only works if you have been using Feedburner email subscriptions.
If you are using another email service, you’ll need to check if you have access to email subscribers who have signed up but for some reason haven’t confirmed their subscription by clicking the link in the confirmation email.
Its ok to find these emails and add them manually to your list or email them to complete the verification process.
You can add them to Aweber, MailChimp or any other email service including any of the WordPress newsletter services which allow import of email addresses. They’ve signed up so they’ve given you permission to add them to your list.
If for some reason they didn’t want to double opt in, then they can unsubscribe using the next email you send them. No harm done.
Finding Unverified Email Subscribers
Feedburner makes it easy to find subscribers that haven’t confirmed their subscription to your list.
Here’s the steps you need to take to find them:
- Go to http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/myfeeds
- Go to Feed Stats > Subscribers
- FeedBurner Email Subscriptions > Manage Your Email Subscriber List > Unverified Email Addresses
Scroll down and you’ll find a list of your email subscribers
Here you’ll find subscribers who have subscribed to your list but haven’t verified their subscriptions.
You can either:
- Send them an email asking them if they still want to subscriber and add them manually
- Add them to your email service manually or use the bulk import feature
What To Put In The Email
If you’re wondering what to email your unverified subscribers, i suggest you write a personal email explaining whats happened. Also ask them if they still want to subscribe and if not to please disregard the email.
The first time i worked out this trick, i sent an email with a link containing different subscription options including daily, weekly and feedburner or aweber.
Another option you could try is to import them into your email program.
I added nearly 200 more email subscribers to my list today most of whom will also receive this tip on how to do the same.
How about you?
Have you many subscribers you don’t know about who are still showing as unverfiied?