Sep 24 2008

Activate Inactive RSS Email Subscriptions On Your Blog

Reading Daily Blog Tips I saw an article about Re-Activating Inactive Email Subscriptions. I have done this in the past to try and gain back a few lost RSS subscribers.

Sometimes readers can go inactive if their mailbox cannot be reached, maybe it’s full or the email servers go down for a certain period of time. Start getting them your emails again by simply clicking reactivate.

I only had a handful inactive on my blogs, but Daily Writing Tips reports they had 150 subscribers go inactive that are now active!

Take It A Step Further

More often than not you will have more UNVERIFIED subscribers than inactive. This just means that they never confirmed their subscription, therefore never fully subscribed.

This could be for several reasons like they misspelled their email, never got the confirmation (probably went into spam folder), or simply forgot about. They once wanted to subscribe, so a simple email reminding them to subscribe shouldn’t hurt.

While I had a handful of inactive subscribers, I have about 10 that were never verified. After sending out an email I will see how many end up subscribing.

Source and Image from Daily Blog Tips.

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7 Comments on this post


  1. AffiliateObsession said:

    I have done this as well. I also know there is a plugin that will allow you to send the unverified an email from the blog admin area. I think the plugin is called Notify Unconfirmed Subscribers and it can be found here:

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    September 24th, 2008 at 12:10 pm
  2. Matthew Henrickson said:

    That sounds like a great plugin! :)

    September 24th, 2008 at 12:10 pm
  3. Dennis Edell said:

    It does, thanks for the link! Do you know if it conflicts with any others?

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    September 25th, 2008 at 2:51 pm
  4. Keith Dsouza said:

    Quite sometime I had written a plugin that fetches all the unsubscribed emails from your subscribers and allows you to send a email to them, it’s called Notify Unconfirmed Subscribers

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    September 25th, 2008 at 6:04 pm
  5. Codrut Turcanu - (Start a Blog) said:

    I am not sure about this.

    Are you referring to FEEDBURNER rss subscriptions??

    September 28th, 2008 at 3:21 pm
  6. Joel said:

    Can you tell us how many of those 10 confirmed in the end?

    Joels last blog post..How to Jump Start Your Blog’s Traffic

    October 15th, 2008 at 4:14 pm
  7. Norhafidz said:

    I always emailed inactive subscribers before this, asking them to activate their subscription. Thanks for the sharing! :)

    October 18th, 2008 at 9:51 pm


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