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    Hi,
    You will be surprised to know but 3/4th of yourblog readers do not know what is RSS and do not have a feed reader.

    Simple Tip to Increase Blog Readers-> Enable Email subscriptions.

    Have you enabled email subscriptions? Have more simple tips?

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    Write content people want to subscribe to. You can also try explaining what RSS is on a hidden page just as problogger does. Providing that information could raise subscribers.

  3. Quote Originally Posted by Sneakyheathen View Post
    Write content people want to subscribe to. You can also try explaining what RSS is on a hidden page just as problogger does. Providing that information could raise subscribers.
    Thats a good idea and I think I might just give that a go in the near future. I've never had anyone subscribe before

  4. I do have a problem with RSS readers. I have 44 subscribers now, but when I publish a new article, I have not really more visitors. Should I give only an exerpt to my readers, so they will click through? But when I see that in my RSS Feed, most of the times I don't want to click further. Can someone help me with this dilemma?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan View Post
    I do have a problem with RSS readers. I have 44 subscribers now, but when I publish a new article, I have not really more visitors. Should I give only an exerpt to my readers, so they will click through? But when I see that in my RSS Feed, most of the times I don't want to click further. Can someone help me with this dilemma?
    Yes it is best you show excerpts so people come to your site.
    That is what most people do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan View Post
    I do have a problem with RSS readers. I have 44 subscribers now, but when I publish a new article, I have not really more visitors. Should I give only an exerpt to my readers, so they will click through? But when I see that in my RSS Feed, most of the times I don't want to click further. Can someone help me with this dilemma?
    IMHO, anyone who does not use an excerpt in an RSS feed is a fool.

    First, you are trying to get people to visit your site so that you can sell them something or get them to click on ads. You can only do that with an excerpt. The excerpt should be written as a teaser that makes them curious about the rest of the article.

    Second, full articles in an RSS feed are an invitation for autobloggers to steal your content. If you are using full articles in your RSS feed, you may find your articles on other sites almost as soon as you publish them on your site. Anyone can tap into your RSS feed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    IMHO, anyone who does not use an excerpt in an RSS feed is a fool.

    First, you are trying to get people to visit your site so that you can sell them something or get them to click on ads. You can only do that with an excerpt. The excerpt should be written as a teaser that makes them curious about the rest of the article.

    Second, full articles in an RSS feed are an invitation for autobloggers to steal your content. If you are using full articles in your RSS feed, you may find your articles on other sites almost as soon as you publish them on your site. Anyone can tap into your RSS feed.
    I would suggest otherwise,

    IF RSS readers are thier then they are your loyal reader let t hem have full access on content anyways they will come to your site once they need to add comments to it.

    trying to sell something and then writing excerpts in this regard will be not so good idea, because as far as i understand you kee phigh quality and content will sell automatically but viceversa is not always true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anantshri View Post
    I would suggest otherwise,

    IF RSS readers are thier then they are your loyal reader let t hem have full access on content anyways they will come to your site once they need to add comments to it.

    trying to sell something and then writing excerpts in this regard will be not so good idea, because as far as i understand you kee phigh quality and content will sell automatically but viceversa is not always true.
    Everyone is entitled to their opinion.

    I've tried it both ways. The way I see it, most people will not visit a site to comment once they have already read the full article. I receive over 100 newsletters from various sites. Some send excerpts and some send entire articles. I frequently visit the threads and posts to see what people are saying and find that very few people post comments either way. If an e-mail is going out to tens of thousands of subscribers, I would expect to see at least hundreds of comments from loyal followers, but that has never been the case, even with the most popular forums and blogs.

    From my own testing I have never seen a significant boost in comment participation by giving people full access to an article, but I have seen much higher traffic when I write the except as a teaser to entice a user to read the full article.

    The problem with autoblogs and content scrapers stealing content is bad enough without making it easy for people to steal your work. RSS feeds make it very easy for anyone to steal your work.

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy101 View Post
    A Compelling Post Title is most important IMO.
    A good point. I fully agree that the title can have a very positive impact on traffic.
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    I have it enabled, but I keep putting off adding a form. Sheer laziness. I have email forms on other sites, and they do way better in regards to getting regulars.

    Thinking about it now, time to go add a form...
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    Making me work...Added my email form. Please make it worth while for me, and sign yourself to subscribe! The form is located on the top left sidebar. Best Web Image - Web Usability and Design
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