How many subscribers to my blog’s RSS feed?

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  • #350022

    krogin
    Member

    Where can I learn and track the number of folks who have subscribed to my blog’s RSS feed? Don’t see it in the dashboard. Thx.

    The blog I need help with is popcornnoir.com.

    #350257

    delialloyd
    Member

    I’m at http://www.realdelia.com.

    I had the same question and saw in a different forum that the answer is “no” but that you can install something from feedburner to get this data. So I’m wondering….can we burn our RSS feed via feedburner on wordpress.COM or is that only something you can do on wordpress.ORG? And if we did that, could we then see our # of subscribers in RSS feed? (right now I only know how many people are subscribing by email

    thank you!

    #350263

    I am glad I am not the only one wondering this. If anyone has the answer for this, please share it with me as well.

    Thank you!

    #350303

    dlager
    Member

    you can and indeed use feedburner with wordpress.com

    the statistics of feedburners may not be 100 percent accurate though.
    (A subscriber can click on [blogname].wordpress.com/feed and bypass feedburner to subscribe if thy wish.
    No big deal, but we have do not have the option to stop this at wordpress.com/)

    #350344

    delialloyd
    Member

    thank you. so how does one go about doing this (i.e. switching to feedburner for RSS feeds)?

    #350347

    raincoaster
    Member

    You can’t use Feedburner for your main feed if you’ve got a built-in feed button on your theme. You CAN use it if you’re putting the feed in your sidebar via the RSS widget or a text widget. Go to Feedburner.com for the instructions.

    #350384

    offseason
    Member

    I don’t know how accurate this is, but there’s a way to check your subscribers using google webmaster. I just found a tutorial and used it. I’ve got some!

    #350385

    offseason
    Member
    #350399

    vickiberry
    Member

    Sorry for my ignorance, but I need a 101 lesson on how to tell people what to do to subscribe to my blog (vickiberry.wordpress.com). I have poked around through every widget on my dashboard and can’t figure it out. On my blogspot blog, I have a ‘follow this blog’ button, but see nothing equivalent here.

    I understand from questions above that people can subscribe one of two ways, by email or by RSS feed. Can you tell me what to do to add both options?

    Thanks..

    #350400

    raincoaster
    Member

    The instructions on providing email updates are at Feedburner or in the FAQ.

    Basic instructions on using RSS can probably be found via Google, or you can just post this video: http://www.commoncraft.com/rss_plain_english

    #350401

    rss4lib
    Member

    If you have access to your web server’s log files, you can get a fairly accurate subscriber count using a tool I wrote: http://www.rss4lib.com/feedstats/yourstats.pl. For more information on this tool, see my blog post, Counting RSS Subscribers.

    Ken Varnum
    RSS4Lib: Innovative Ways Libraries Use RSS — http://www.rss4lib.com/

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