Many people are all about showing off how many subscribers they have by displaying Feedburner’s Feedcount plugin. It simply states the amount of subscribers that a particular feed has. Even if you have only one subscriber, this option is available to you for free and you can still place the widget on your blog. The only problem is…
“Are you potentially crippling the chance of you gaining more subscribers by doing this?”
The most important thing that I have learned while blogging is that people like to follow trends. If they see that you only have 16 subscribers, they probably won’t subscribe to your feed because they probably think that your content doesn’t draw enough attention from other people. However, if you hadn’t of displayed your feedburner count on your website and the potential visitor liked your content, they most likely would of subscribed to your feed.
I would recommend that you start showing your feedcount after 65+ subscribers have subscribed to your feed because then it shows that a fairly large amount of visitors like your content enough to come back and read some more. Thus elimates the problem with newly started blogs. If people don’t know how many subscribers are reading your content theres no problem for the people to subscribe!
So hopefully after reading this post, you will have either learned something that could help your readers, or something that could increase your readers. Thanks for reading and if you have a comment about feedburner in general, I would love to hear it using the form below!
[tags] Feedburner, Feedcount, Rss, R.S.S, Increase Subscriber, Blogging, Increase Readers [/tags]