Send push Notifications From Your Website

You know those “push” notifications you get on your phone and on your computer? The ones that pop up that you cannot ignore?

Image having the ability to send out push notifications from your own website — such as every time you publish a new blog post.

That is what Roost enables. When you install it on your site, visitors will have the chance to opt-in to receive push notifications from you. Currently, Roost only supports the Safari browser in OS Mavericks, but they are adding support for  Chrome and Firefox push notifications soon.

After your notifications go out, if someone misses it, it will remain in their Notifications center until they clear it.

You can set up Roost to automatically send a push notification when you publish a new post. Or you can login to Roost and send a notification anytime.

Cost: Free for 100,000 web push notifications/month; premium option of $29/month for 1 million notifications, plus the ability to send geo-targeted messages to your audience

Brandon Uttley is a seasoned web marketing and public relations professional with three decades of experience.

Currently, he is CEO of Go For Launch, which provides marketing strategy and communications support to companies ranging from startups to established entities.

Prior to his current roles, Uttley cofounded and was CEO of Command Partners, a digital marketing agency. He also confounded and was president of carbonhouse, inc., a nationally recognized web design firm.

Uttley also served as director of public relations at Luquire George Andrews for five years, and an account manager at Epley Associates/Public Relations for three years. Brandon was the 2009 president of the Charlotte chapter of Public Relations Society of America, and he is an accredited member of PRSA National.

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