Find More Newsfeed Subscribers
The Bloke is always getting questions about how to increase newsfeed subscriptions. There are of course many ways to accomplish this (besides writing great content to increase your traffic) but today I’m going discuss a different strategy.
Today’s modern browsers can auto-discover newsfeeds from your blog to make it easier to subscribe. Blog platforms such as Blogger and Wordpress enable that function by default with a bit of code that is inserted into the template.
Unfortunately that can also create problems if you are using the Feedburner service. That’s because it can confuse your readers with too many feed options to choose from. It will also dilute your Feedburner stats because some readers will unwittingly (or knowingly) subscribe to the blog’s default feed instead of your Feedburner links.
Because of this you probably already have more subscribers than you realize. One method that I’m going to discuss today is how to stop diluting your feed stats so that you can get a more accurate read on your subscribers. Your feed stats should also increase accordingly.