Got a point there. ;) Now I have another question…today I didn’t post at all. Yet I see my feed stats are close to where they were yesterday(when I posted a bit). I thought there’d be no RSS readers pulling anything since there’s nothing to pull?
Another question I have…when I edit previous posts(esp from previous days), do the RSS readers pick up on that and pull the edited posts again so the interested parties can read the updated versions?
Depends on how they get those feeds.
If they pull them directly from your blog live, yes.
If they pull them from a service, it depends. Some services could cache their feeds and/ or just update the latest posts.
I ‘m not sure what ”pulling directly from my blog live” means. Care to elaborate? :)
How about my previous question? About the feed stats showing high even without posts? What does that mean?
If someone is sitting at their PC and uses their own personal reader that pulls your feed directly from your site, then chances are they’ll get the edited post.
If instead they pull a feed from a service, it’s hit and miss depending on how the service handles your feed. Most probably cache in some form.
As to your other question, it’s probably people (and maybe services as well) looking to see if you’ve updated.
I ‘m not sure what a personal reader is. :)
Also, both personal readers and services…how often do they pull? As soon as I ‘ve updated or does it happen at regular intervals thruout the day?
how often do they pull?
Individual – Whenever they sit down at their PCs and request them.
Services – Either when you publish a post and WordPress sends out a notification or ‘ping’ saying that you have or at various times during the day. It’s really up to them.
I promise this is gonna be my last Feeds question for a long time. :)
Sooo…Today I made my first post on my blog since I deleted my previous entries(about a week ago). Before posting my Feeds stats were down to zero. Immediately after posting it went up to 9. Is that the WordPress sending out my post to the various services OR is it people who happened to come across my blog in the previous days(when there were a couple of posts there) and for some reason subscribed to my feed for whenever I ‘d be posting again?
I don’t know. What does your Dashboard -> Feed Stats page tell you? :)
The second graph should tell you what is pulling it. I’m voting for ping services though like technorati and the rest.
Hello again – I recently added Feedburner to my sidebar with a button link, which looked fine. Thanks again drmike. I also decided to add a button for google reader in the text box. Now I have the nasty little rss button inserting itself in addition to the rss feed button and rss comments icons that come with WP (not sure if this is peculiar to Regulus). But it is a part of the icon, not all of it, and I can’t seem to get rid of it. It sems to be in the Meta.
The odd thing is that this “piece” of the icon goes to my syndicated Google reader. I would love to get rid of the rss icons (all of them) but if I am unable to then I would at least like to delete the “icon piece”. I can use my button links, which look nicer. I’d appreciate any help as to how to remedy this. Thanks.
For the first time ever, I registered for someone’s blog feed. And it was my own. :) I wanted to see what a feed looks like and what people see when they get my feed. The pictures come with the feed too! I never got someone’s feed before. If I like a site, I just go to it everyday.
Thanks drmike. OK, just checked. It shows 11.1 Feedster, 11.1 Web Browsers and 77.8 Other. I guess Technorati would be Other, right? What other ping services would be categorized as Other?
Also, Web Browsers…are they automatically notified too everytime I update?
Web browsers – no. This is people manually clicking on the link.
I would have thought that Technorati would have it’s own line but it appears that it doesn’t. I would guess that it is under the Other category. (Really strange if it was since that seems to be the one people most ask about around here)
I would think that blo.gs is also under the other category. IIRC Feedburner has it’s own line. Only one I see on mine is Bloglines.
Anyone else know who else shows up in there?
One thing you can do if you’re really curious is make a Post saying that you’ve noticed that folks are reading your blog via RSS and you’re interesting in knowing which service that they use. Might get a comment or two back.
Hope this helps,
Hi – not sure how long I should wait to see if there may be a response to my post – so please accept my apologies if I should be waiting, and appear impatient. (it said the topic is resolved but mine isn’t) Is it possible for me to do something about the broken rss icon in my template (per my earlier post). It looks pretty awful – all the rss buttons are pushed out of order and there seems to be no way to change it as it appears to be in the template itself. Can anyone help/or poiint me in the right direction? Thanks very much.
Is that orange thing on a text widget?
Britgirl, I’m not sure what the issue is. From looking at your source code, I don’t even see where that link comes into play.
I do see issues with two other links within your Blogroll though that might be causing the problem.
Feedburner – Image is pointed at ‘http://britgirl.wordpress.comC:\feed-subscribe.gif’
Google Reader – The image is pointed at ‘http://britgirl.wordpress.com<img src=’
I would just go ahead and remove those and see if that helps.
Nosy, yes but if you mouse over the broken link, it’s for the Google reader but if you look at the source code, that link is no where near there. It’s rather stange.
drmike thanks for your very helpful reply. I removed the button for Google reader and the broken rss has gone, leaving the two remaining rss feed icons (comments full and feeds). To NS’s point, yes, the source code was pasted into a text widget. Because of the large amount of unused space in the text widget after inserting my feedburner icon, I attempted to also include an icon for my Google Reader feed (i.e. I had the source code for two icons in one Text widget). When I did that, I got the issue that is the subject of my last post. I think it is very strange though, that more than one code snippet pasted into a text widget should produce that effect. Are we limited in area? Perhaps because it’s a feed?
I suspect that if I try to re-paste the source code in a separate text widget I probably won’t get the same problem. I will try at some stage and let you know. For the meantime I am leaving my Google Reader as a link in my blogroll. I’m keeping my Feedburner link as an icon.
Again, many thanks for your help. Really appreciate it.
You can have an icon for the Google Reader. The issue was that that the code for it wasn’t there and what was there was not correct.
An image link should look something like this:
What I would do is follow the FAQ on uploading a picture and just use the URL for the picture that you upload. You don’t have to publish the post. You can even delete it if you want to. The picture will remain.
Thnaks, I will try this.
I subscribed to my own feed to see what it looks like. But mine has two feeds. Is this normal? I subscribed to both but they’re both the same.
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