Technology improving day by day, now there are many methods available to notify your readers about new posts and important updates from your blog. Each method has its own benefits.
Now I will teach you PushEngage: A browser notification service for WordPress. It also supports other platforms like Blogspot, Joomla, Drupal etc.
PushEngage maintain a subscription list, when readers subscribe it via their browsers like Google Chrome or Safari that user will add to the list. When you publish a new post or manually send push notifications, each subscriber will get a browser notification and it will redirect to your blog when user click on that notification. This awesome service definitely increases your page views. It is very similar to the notification you get on mobile applications.
It is very easy to enable push notification on your WordPress blog. I will show you with simple steps to do this. Firstly, you should open your WordPress blog admin panel.
How to enable Push Notification for more traffic and subscribers
1) First, create a PushEngage account here.
The free account allows 2500 subscribers, with unlimited push messages per month. For small and medium sized blog, it’s enough.
2) After signing up your new account, you need to add the blog’s name and logo. Which is very nice for branding of your blog.
3) Add plugin > Add new > Search “PushEngage” > Install and activate. Link.
4) After plugin installed, click on PushEngage on Dashboard. You need an API key from your PushEngage account to activate the plugin. The image below will show you how to get the API Key
5) Go to settings > Installation settings then add your logo for your brand identity.
6) In the next step you have to set up subscription dialog box which is the prompt user will see. Select “Single Step Optin” and “Safari Style Box”.
7) In the dashboard you can see the existing subscribed users and using send the notification tab to send custom push messages.
You can also see a push notification option in post writing section.
Important to note that sending too many push notification frequently will annoy users, so do push messages on important posts.Register for PushEngage Free
Let me know your experience on PushEngage and ask me any questions about push notifications.