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How many RSS Readers does your Blog have? [POLL]

Posted By Darren Rowse 2nd of December 2007 Reader Questions 0 Comments

How many RSS readers does your blog have? (your biggest blog – if you have more than one)

This is the question for this week’s reader poll currently running in the sidebar.

It’s a question that some won’t be able to answer (so I’ve included an ‘I don’t know’ option if they don’t have access to Feedburner stats – but I figure there are enough blogs running their feeds via Feedburner these days that we should get some decent results.


I am looking forward to seeing the results on this one.

PS: if you’re looking for information on how to increase the number of RSS readers to your blog and how to optimize your feed you might enough my previous series of posts – How to make Your RSS feeds POP!. Also during the next week I’ve got a couple of posts that will extend this series a little further – stay tune.

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  • My feeds currently show 150+ readers, i hope to touch 200 till end of this year.

  • Glas to see I am not the only one with stats below 20 !!! I have a similar amount (around 10). My blog has only been up for a week. So hopefully I can attract some more……….

  • 12000 here, although it wobbles by up to 500 each direction of that on a daily basis (and falls even more at the weekends). Can’t believe I’m actually in the top 5% of a poll for once.. definitely not in the top 5% for the earnings one! :(

  • If there was an option of 20 and under, I would be in that category. :(

  • I don’t like releasing actual numbers for most things, but I will say that despite the fact traffic dropped over 50% in November (was busy working on other projects, plus less social media traffic), subscriptions shot up by a good 20% and are now somewhere between 100 and 500.

  • Sciencebase hovers around the 2850 RSS subscriber mark, but there are definite ups and downs at different times of the week, particular there is usually a 150 drop over the weekend. Numbers went up slightly on Thanksgiving and whenever Google messes up its Reader I see big drops that bounce back once they fix things.


  • Approximately 100+ :P


  • I have somewhere around 50 subscribers, but the numbers fluctuate a lot. Feedburner never calculates myAOL subscribers and lot many.
    I don’t understand how this mechanism works. Feedburner has to pull the data for subscribers or the respective engines have to provide data to feedburner.
    Whatever the case is, in my opinion, Feedburner doesn’t count the exact number of subscribers.
    But that’s the only service I can use to at least get the approximate number of subscribers.

  • On 492 today! Just edging towards the 500 mark…. :-)