Web push notifications is a great way to drive traffic to our websites. Social media websites like facebook twitter and most of them use web push notifications to users.
Because the web push notifications works good for both mobile and desktop users. Surveys prove that web push notifications are most effective in online marketing from sms and email marketing.
It can also help to website owners to increase page views and also increase returning visitors.
How to send web push notifications Step by Step guide
Make Account with Push Engage:-
First of all you need to make account with pushengage website. Push engage offers free account with 2500 subscribers. After that you have to select any paid plan for it, but for small websites and blogs it is best.
Go to pushengage website and select start you free trial after your email address.
Website URL and Subdomain Setting:-
Now, the screen like below will appear.
Fill all the details like your email address and then your website url (which website you will use to send push notifications).
In the your sub-domain tab just enter your website name, like i enter earnonblog.
Set the password you want to use for pushengage account.
Next tab is for mobile number/skype id, but there is no need to feel this info.
Go to show my account now.
On the next page you will see a dashboard like this.
Just check your website name and website url, if correct then upload your website logo from change image and then go to update site setting.
Get API Key:-
Now, from the left admin panel go to get API key. On the next screen click on generate new key.
Copy this API key.
Install Pushengage Plugin:-
Go to your WordPress dashboard and download pushengage plugin. You can also upload it.
After activate this plugin you will see a pushengage tab is added to your admin left control panel go to there.
You will see two tab instruction and setup.
From it Go to setup tab and paste your API key, go to submit.
General Settings to Send Browser Notifications:-
You can manage General setting but all general settings are default set. You can change according to your requirement.
Now go to subscription dialogbox.
The subscription dialogbox screen look like this.
From subscription dialogbox setting you can select your website type whether it is http or https.
And next to it. Select dialogbox type, the preview will be shown at right side of screen.
Then select title and set allow button text and close button text.
Welcome notifications setting:-
Here you can select welcome notification title, message and url.
You can also choose whether if to send welcome web push notifications or not to new subscriber.
Click save and go to installation settings.
Installation settings for Web Push Notifications:-
Here you can set site name , url and logo which we have already set and maximum web push notifications to show a user at a given time from your website.
click update site setting and go to GCM settings.
This is google cloud messaging setting.
If you have HTTPS website then you can set this as a instruction given in the tab and if migrate to another software provider then read the instruction and do as that.
That’s it. You done.
Now every time if any visitor open your website then this web push notification is open there to subscribe or close.
And if the user subscribe then every time you post a article or page or any update the user will be notified.
You can also choose from post control panel whether to send notification or not.