Attract Indian traffic by using Google SMS Channels

Recently while browsing I came across amazing service by Google that enables channels/groups on SMS.  It’s a free service that enables you to get premium content published by Google publishing partners, Google popular products (Google News, Blogger and Google Groups) and websites with RSS/Atom support for free. SMS Channels allows you to create your own channel(s) to publish content that other users can subscribe to. You can also create groups over SMS to communicate with your friends, family, and co-workers.

You can use the service by going to the Google SMS Channels site or via your mobile phone. On the web you can sign up using your Google account. You’ll need to input your phone number while signing up. We’ll send a verification code via SMS to your phone. You’ll need to input the verification code you received to complete the sign up process.

This service is currently available to users in India and requires an Indian mobile number, so webmaster can use this service for getting traffic from India.

Webmaster can send can opt for other Indian languages (Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, and Malayalam). The only caveat is that the mobile handset of the subscribers should support Unicode and ASCII characters.

By default, Google lab will send 10 messages each day. But user can increase this limit, by going to the ‘Settings’ link and entering their number for which you are comfortable with against ‘Maximum messages per day:’

Hope you liked it. Share your views on your website or blog promotion. Comments are appreciated.

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9 Responses to Attract Indian traffic by using Google SMS Channels

  • I don’t think user will use this service until your website is popular and reputed. If a site is new, no one will subscribe via SMS Channels.

    What do you think?

    • ankit says:

      Welcome Pankaj, yes you are right no one will use this service until your website is popular and reputed but there are chances that user like your website in initial period and wanted to use sms services.It’s all about your creativity and site content.We should do all possible step to get maximum traffic and this service is free of cost.

    • subscribing to the google channels having some limit :( since there are lakhs of google channels out there so the limit is less than 10 :(

      here is the link for making a custom google alert for your blog /website
      how to get the updates of website by message alert

      • Ankit Kumar says:

        Welcome Suresh to Dohack.Yes Google sms channel has some limitations. Thanks for the tips.

  • Anoop says:

    @Pankaj
    I will agree at the same time disagree to your thought.
    People follow popular blogs but the things that make them popular are its contents.
    So if your contents are good then people will subscribe to get more.

  • matura 2011 polski says:

    Very interesting entry, I look forward to the next! Thx for share

  • Irfan says:

    These days Google SMS channel is become a little slow. They (subscriber) didn’t receive the update msg at time.

  • Magson Fernandes says:

    :grin: How to create google sms channels, please anyone help me! I want to create sms channel for my website
    :cry: Waiting for help!!!

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