Why & How Of Adding Web Browser Push Notifications To Your Blog
Why you should add web browser push notifications to your blog:
Despite enjoying the content on your blog, users are often still reluctant to subscribe to future posts using their email Ids. In such circumstances, in order to not lose your readership, the alternative is to add web browser push notifications to your blog.
When you add a web browser push notification tool to your blog, visitors to your blog can receive notifications of new posts from your blog right in their web browser (with just a single click or two and without entering their email ID). Currently, Chrome and Safari web browsers support the use of such a tool.
How to add a web browser push notification tool to your blog
There are a number of web browser push notification tools you can add to your blog (like PushCrew, RealTime, Roost, etc.). But, for the sake of this article, we’re going to focus on adding PushCrew to your blog for visitors using Chrome and Safari web browsers. Here’s how you can do it:
Go to PushCrew’s website and register there for a free account.
In your registered PushCrew account, on your dashboard, the first step you’ll be directed to is to copy and paste a block of code into your website (which should be pasted before the </head> tag on your website). You also have the option to email this code to your web developer (if you’ve hired one). If yours is a WordPress or Joomla website, though, this code can also be added automatically by installing the PushCrew plugin on your website.
Customize your opt-in box. Click on the “Configure text, logo and colors in the box”, and then customize the text so that your visitors know exactly what they will receive from your blog if they allow push notifications from your site.
Then, on your PushCrew dashboard, in the RSS-to-push tab, add your RSS feed’s URL to send automatic notifications about your posts to your push notification subscribers.
And voila, you’re all set!