Hey, Aimtell users! It’s been a little while since we’ve released some new updates, but don’t worry, we’ve been hard at work. Today we’re excited to share what we’ve been working on- updates to RSS feed notifications, as well as new placements for action buttons. Let’s dive right in.
RSS Feed Notifications Frequency Cap
For a while now you have had the ability to send RSS feed notifications, but you didn’t have any control over the frequency of those notifications. If you post numerous items (blog posts, videos, social media posts, etc.) to your RSS feed, it can add up quickly and result in numerous notifications sending to your subscribers.
You can now avoid going into notification overload by setting a frequency cap! This new setting allows you to select a maximum number of posts, as well as the time period for that maximum. Select any number as your maximum, and select a time period of either per day or per hour.
Easily find this new feature in the Settings tab under RSS Notifications as seen in the dashboard screenshot above. We’ve discussed notification frequency before; you don’t want to come across as spammy by sending too many. This features ensures that won’t happen when it comes to your RSS feed notifications.
Action Buttons for Triggered Notifications
We were so excited (and still are to be honest) to add action buttons to our push notifications. When the update first launched you were only able to add them to manual notifications, but not anymore! Now you’ll be happy to know that you can add action buttons to triggered notifications as well.
When drafting your triggered notification you will now see the option to add up to two action buttons to your campaign. Just like our other action buttons, you have full control over the text of the button, as well as the URL it points to.
These buttons should give you a nice boost in engagement for your web push campaigns and also free up space in the body of your campaign. Be sure to check in with your analytics once you start using them to see how they are impacting your results!
That’s it for now! These updates will help improve your overall user experience, and for the action buttons specifically, help increase your push notification click through rates. Both are available now so make sure you check them out in your dashboard.
Are there any other new features you’d like to see come to Aimtell? Let us know by sending us a message!
If you are new to web push, get started for free with Aimtell, or learn more about web push by reading our Beginner’s Guide.