You’ve probably noticed a little blue button at the end of each post in this blog that says “Track This” on it.
Not another email subscription service
Well that’s what it is exactly for. Allowing blog readers to track the blog that they read by email. It’s not subscribing to a blog’s RSS feed via email, but it’s pretty much the same concept.
Instead of the whole blog posts delivered into their inbox, users will receive an email containing links of the latest posts from the blog which they have tracked using Yotify’s Track this widget. The content is filtered by using tags or keywords chosen by trackers.
Upon tracking a blog, trackers need to confirm their email address and it also doubles as a registration process which allows them to come back to Yotify.com where they could control the frequency of the email updates, what goes in those emails and of course stop receiving such updates.
Another source of traffic
For us bloggers, an account is setup upon the installation of the Track This widget from Yotify.com. From there, we are given the metrics of how many are tracking our individual blog posts and the most tracked keywords. Giving us another source of information on which to base our future blog posts on.
Plus, your blog gets to be included in the growing index of blogs and websites being tracked at Yotify.com in effect giving rise to an additional source of traffic.
This could be potentially increased once the users of Yotify.com start to share and recommend your blog posts to other users or their friends. It’s like FeedBurner and Feed Blitz’ email subscription service but one that gives the subscribers, aka trackers more control of what comes in their inbox and something to pass along.
Hopefully, it will help bring in more traffic to this blog. I’ll be keeping it until January to see how things will work out. If you’re interested in trying this tracking widget, you can do so by downloading here.
Merry Christmas everyone!