Ok everyone knows what an rss feed is right? And I’m sure most people have different ways on how they would increase their subscribers from feed. Actually I have really invested some thoughts about feeds. Why? Because if you work hard on getting rss subscribers and end up getting more from it than from your site itself, then I guess monetizing your blog would be somehow difficult or maybe earnings maybe lesser than what you should get.
So looking at techcrunch’s rss subscribers a year ago, I was amazed how they are getting so many readers to their site especially most coming from their feed. And I am even more amazed when I learned that an ad spot on techcrunch costs $10,000 per month.
So getting back to rss, to be honest I was not really trying to focus much on promoting my rss for some reasons:
- Because there are tons of feed scrapers out there
- I would rather have people visit my blog’s page rather than an RSS.
I don’t really know why but my basketball site before only an rss button because it’s pretty much included in the theme. Though I have never ever promoted its feed I was surprised to see that I got at least 30 subscribers for about 6 months for not even asking them to subscribe. Then through my analytics I have realized that most people who comment and visit there came from feeds So that’s the time that I have really seen the importance of getting people into your rss feed. Right now, my plan for this month is to increase my rss subscribers and hopefully get into a hundred before this year ends. That’s a pretty realistic goal I must say…