Does Your Site Need Web Push Notifications?

Does Your Site Need Web Push Notifications?


Web push technology is something which a lot of website developers are taking advantage of. This technology allows for notifications to be sent to visitors when new content is added to the WordPress site. These notifications are called web push notifications and they require the permission of the visitor before their browser details are added to the list. In this blog, we are going to discuss web push technology and whether or not you need to install some web push notifications.

What Are Web Push Notifications?

In order for web push notifications to work, you will need to be using a browser that supports this type of service. These types of notifications will appear when a visitor with a compatible browser enters the site. They will be asked to click on the pop-up and their unique ID will be saved. They won’t need to worry about adding any details about themselves as the ID will make the connection. From here, they should start receiving web push notifications from your site as soon as you upload something new. Setting up the push notifications is relatively easy, you’ll find loads of guides online describing how to get it set up.

The Advantages

Of course, one of the main advantages to installing some web push notifications to your site is that you will more likely have more people staying up to date with your posts. You can be sure that your posts will not go unnoticed as people will be getting notifications directly to their browser when you do so. Another advantage is that you are trying out some new technology and joining in on what a lot of companies are doing right now. It is good to test out new technology but of course, there are some advantages to this sort of web push notifications.

The Disadvantages

One of the main disadvantages of adding some push notifications to your site is that many people might start to get annoyed by it. People don’t necessarily like to have a lot of notifications that distract them from what they are supposed to be doing. If they were to click the button to agree to notifications from your site by accident, then they might not appreciate these push notifications coming through. It is important that you have a presence online, but you should keep people interested rather than bothering them. Make sure to consider the disadvantages carefully as you don’t want to be seen as intrusive.

Final Thoughts

If you are thinking about adding some web push notifications to your site, then you should think carefully about the advantages and disadvantages. You should understand your audience and try not to be too intrusive with what you are posting. It is important to stay up to date with new technology, but you should never install something which you have not considered carefully.


Author Gyles Seward

Gyles is our Managing Director and knowledgeable in all things WordPress.

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