FeedBurner Icon : Displaying

Earlier last month I posted about not displaying my FeedBurner Icon when it was at such a low figure. The reason being that it can be a deterrent to readers to subscribe when they see that only 5 or 10 people read your blog. It’s all about the psychology behind the numbers, if they are high, people are more likely to click the subscribe, and if they are low people are less likely.

I posted that I was going to wait until my numbers hit 50 or 60, and today I am please to show off that I have 51 subscribers. Also funnily enough my Authority on Technorati is also at 51.

blogging stats

It will now be interesting to see how long it takes to get another 50 readers who check in here. Hopefully it won’t be too long, but I do know I need to provide some interesting content and ideas that will bring the readers back again and again.

Feed Burner Progress

Here is an image from my FeedBurner panel, (to display for your feed go to Analyze –> Feed Stats –> Show stats for “all time”)

blog feedburner statistics

So in the last month it’s been rising steadily, with a few bumps along the way. Many people wonder why do the stats dip at certain times, and as far as I can see some people who use Outlook or other programs, may not request to see your feed every day. This could be because it was the weekend, or simply the user didn’t use their computer that day. FeedBurner reports the number of active users, rather than a number of expected users. Aggregators like BlogLines or Google Reader will check your feed at regular intervals (plus it’s possible to ping them to inform them you have a new post), so this portion of your subscribers will tend to stay constant. Ofcourse it is possible that tips are due to people un-subscribing, but who would do such a thing to me 😉 ?

10 thoughts on “FeedBurner Icon : Displaying

  1. congrats becky 50 is a great milestone for a blog. I think it’s a good idea to show your feed count now! keep up the good posting and you will reach 100 in no time!

  2. I think the help on subscribing, was something that helped the stats, it is a page that explains what it is and how to subscribe via email.

  3. The good with the bad, eh Angel ? I like your site design upgrade btw. , in fact I should be commenting over there.

  4. Actually I didn’t pick it up from you. I am using it as an experiment to remove the suggested “problogging” when you have a google search for [preblogging]

    Plus it is a branding thing. Thanks for your comment.

  5. Congratulations! I’m very proud to say that I’m one of those subscribers, and I came to this post from my reader. Keep it up! 🙂

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