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"And whosoever fears Allah and keeps his duty to Him. He will make a way for him to get out from every difficulty. And He will provide from sources he never could imagine."
- Surah 65 At-Talaq 2,3

Friday, 17 October 2008

Find New RSS Subscribers for Your Blog

I love RSS. It’s my preferred way of subscribing and keeping track of the sites. Questions that I always asked numerous times  is:
1. Why should we build RSS Subscribers number?
2. How do I get People to Subscribe to my RSS feed?

Dosh Dosh explores Why You Should Build Your Feed Subscriber Base and gives a variety of good reasons for building up the number of readers subscribing to your blog including:
    * Personal Gratification
    * Feed-based Monetization
    * Social Proof
    * Ability to Initiate Feed-Level Promotions
    * Improved Linkability
    * Buzz Generators

Problogger explores How do You get People to Subscribe to Your RSS feed and gives 11 ways to find new subscriber.

    * Promote Your Feed Prominently
    * Promote Your Feed with an Image
    * Use Multiple Methods to Promote Your Feed
    * Educate Your Readers
    * Offer RSS to Email Services
    * Promote Your Feed in Off-Blog Communications
    * Make sure Your Feed is discoverable
    * Full Feeds
    * Give Your Feed Readers a Bonus
    * Promote your Feed at Key Entry Points
    * Run an Ad Campaign
   
I bold the ways I already DID IT. Out of 11 the best is promote your feed with an image. Thank you to Marzie and Emila with their fantastic idea Personalized RSS Dolly. My subscriber increase from 30++ to more then 100 daily, not that fantastic but good start. Click Personalized RSS Dolly if you want to have your own personalized RSS image.

One last thing
Are you subscribed to Bonoriau’s RSS feed? If not - You know what to do or click my Dolly

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82 comments:

  1. Thanks for the heads up on the RSS dolly. Liked your post :-)

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  2. Congrats Bas for being the first commentator :)

    Here at Bonoriau, it is an honor to be the 1st commentator. :)

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  3. bOno, terlepas pulak kali ni.. tak pa lain kali.. boleh cuba lagi. :)

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  4. Pak bOno - is subscribing thru email will be counted as rss readers too?

    My rss number is not that great, probably it has to do with me being late offering rss format to my readers..

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  5. Oh another point is that,

    previously, i wasnt interested so much on subscribing any blogs. I felt that it would take out my surprises of not knowing what the next post would be. The feeling of discovering new post thru hoping wasnt the same as receiving latest news by rss or emails. Hence, though i faithfully followed your blog, i didnt subscribe nor follow until recently. I just did the old fashin way of hop hop hippity hop having much fun anticipating the unexpected.

    Since, i am in the Art category, (on Entrecard), I realize too that most Art blogs do not offer their readers some sort of subscription method ( IF bloggers another examples). Only just few do offer - Kim and Emila are among the few. I have a hunch (this is my 2 cent and thus may not have valid reasons) that artsy crafty bloggers do not really care so much on all those fancy blogging related stuffs. They are dedicated to their contents and in maintaining their blogs as clean and simple as they can be. Either they do that or they link to etsy

    And most of their links too, are made of artsy crafty bloggers - seldom do i find mixed link like mine.

    I even did get a comment saying that my blog had too many unrelated widgets (art widget).

    So, I am just combining the two methods, hoping that i can get the best of both worlds since i love both worlds.

    I think, i might fall on the softer side of blogging world, unlike you or Marzie which i find inspiring. But then again, i have Kak Emila as a prove that you can have the best of both worlds.

    or, then again, i must start using strategy number 4 - educate your readers

    Happy friday ya pak bOno. :)

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  6. oh last.. sorry..

    but the most benefit i like about subscribing is - saving precious time - but hey, my blogroll does just that, of course without the title.. :)

    Okay now pak bOno.. Happy friday again :)

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  7. Rizal I like your comment. What do you think if I publish as GUEST blogger.

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  8. I think most of artist blooger didn't care about RSS or other social networking because they already have their own follower and most probably they use blog to express their creativity and don't care whether people will follow or not....BUT if they make use the system I'm sure they can be even better then JohnChow...heee.

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  9. hi bono! thanks for the tips. Now i know why i wanted to increase my rss subscribers! :)

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  10. bono, thanks for visiting my other site! love ya! :)

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  11. Jean yes I like your other site simple but attractive.

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  12. Good information, Bono. Very helpful! I have a silly question, though.

    If you subscribe to a blog on google reader, does that count towards the RSS feed subscription?

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  13. Wow you have the same contest going here in the comment section?

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  14. I don't tweet the twitter...

    And the only stumbling I do is when I'm tired.

    But I did subscribe. :)

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  15. I don't really "montetize" my blog. I tried adsense...but that wasn't working.

    I need to find a way to do so without making it look cluttered.

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  16. Rizal subscribing email also include in the count. Subscribing email is better because we always check our email.

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  17. Grandy thank for dropping by...and thank you for not just one comments. Answering your question.
    1. Yes I'm giving token to my top 3. You can check at my Top Commenter widget.
    2. Subscribe to google reader is included in the count.

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  18. Wow! I like your personal RSS dolly. Cute. I should get one. :)

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  19. ECL yes you must have your own RSS Dolly...baru mantap deh

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  20. Another way to increase your blog's subscribers are by using Follow option offered by blogger. It did very much help me to increase my subscription numbers.

    I did ask Kak Emila to make me one of her beautiful dolly RSS. But I specifically asked to make it for my other blog, My Little Black Pot (which is close for a time being). I think it will works great if I use it again later :)

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  21. I'm in. But you know what? I don't know how to know who are my subscribers since I'm not giving enough attention to mine. I just subscribe if I love to read a certain blog and not knowing who are my RSS readers. How to do it?

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  22. Thanks for sharing and there are some ideas that I have not considered before mentioned here!

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  23. Thank you for the RSS Dolly tip. I've always wondered where people got those. I'm ordering one now!

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  24. Wah Bono.. your RSS reader really improved after the dolly lah.. congrats dearie.. I think mine too.. though now it's stagnant...lol..

    have a fantastic weekend!!

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  25. Joy log in to your feedburner account then you will know your no of subscriber and the status. We can make use of the list to communicate with them through email.

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  26. Haziq thank you for the GREAT tips. JohnChow also suggest offering News Letter also will improve RSS Sunscriber.

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  27. I really didn't pay much attention to RSS feed but I'd love to have a cute RSS dolly! :-D thanks for sharing this!

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  28. and also, thanks for your comment on my post. Happy weekend!

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  29. thanks Pak bOno..

    Happy Saturday yaa..

    (p/s : i am just exhausted la hari ini Pak bOno)

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  30. oh, i am glad that you like my comment Pak bOno.

    Guest Blogger? blush!! blush!! apa tu? macam mana tu? malu deh..

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  31. Hola Bono! Dropping by for a quick hello! I was out the whole day since morn, baru balik ni! ;)

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  32. Bono,thanks for the linky love! Best kan dolly kita semua? My subscribers at MPG today highest at 91 woot! :)

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  33. Your subscribers and Tweet tweet pun consistently increasing, great job Bono! :)

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  34. Btw, I finally managed to link my FB to Twitter last night ha ha! :)

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  35. great post you got here my friend. thanks for all the information. really useful stuff.. :)

    dropped btw..

    Himalayan Gochi Juice
    Pinoy Negosyo Directory
    Hit-or-Miss

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  36. Ok Bono, nak makan dinner ni! Having sate tonight, u enjoy the rest of ur weekend okay? :):):)

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  37. Mrs.G thank you for dropping by. Yes good idea you should try this fantastic RSS Dolly.

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  38. LJ I saw you, marzie, jean, emila subscriber semua nambah mantap deh!!! Thank you our Super Dolly

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  39. Monica I just recently started concerned about RSS feed, Twitter and Facebook. Before I only focus mybloglog, blogcatalog and Entrecard.

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  40. Rizal you work so hard to stay top 10 ...heeee. Just have take a break ...don't burnout.

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  41. Rizal comment you yang panjang tu I want to publish in my next posting. so consider you as my Guest Blogger. Not many people read comment but they read posting.

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  42. Marzie enak banget sate. I pernah rasa sate kajang not bad dong

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  43. Marzie have you try twitterfox ..ini lagi mantap.

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  44. hi Bonoria :)
    I've subscribed in my google reader...don't worry about the 50 ecs ...just subscribe to my blog if you like .... ;) I have an Emila dolly too ;)
    cheers Kim

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  45. ps :)
    great post on RSS btw...I think I've done most of the things on the list :)

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  46. Good tutorial thanks for sharing!!

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  47. Hey there Bono! Just dropping by to say hello.

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  48. Not that I have a great chance of making your top 10 commenters.

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  49. But it's always worth a shot. :)

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  50. Kim thank you for dropping by. Dolly really help me...heee

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  51. Hello! Please inform me if you have your first contest already so that I will join. And I can help you promote it if you want. :)

    Himalayan Gochi Juice
    Pinoy Negosyo Directory
    Hit-or-Miss

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  52. LJ happy sunday too...I'm on twitterfox monitoring the world...heee. I can see what johnchow, problogger, rizal, hazia, LJ and other GREAT friends doing...

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  53. blanne no problem just monitor your twitter you will know. I know your new posting through twitterfox...FANTASTIC

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  54. will be signing up for twitter feed soon within the week especially since i just set up my new sites :) Blog Directory and Marketing 411 :) do check them out once you have time they are on Empty Streets' Link List at the top of the page :)

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  55. Marzie, Happy Sunday to you too

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  56. Metz this make me really ga sabar deh nunggu blog barunya.

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  57. Here with MPG first today! How's the weather at ur place? Kita org hujan lebat ni! :)

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  58. Bono, congrats being first at Emila's! :)

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  59. Now here with Mariuca, u are on my TD list Bono, yeeha! :)

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  60. Marzie here very HOT tapi syukur semuanya aman aja deh. Hope I will stay at your top 10 TD. You also in my top 10 list.

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  61. Oh, and I think the best way to increase your subscriber's number is by writing good posts, comment other people blog, reply comments on your own blog (I hate when the owners didn't bother to reply my comment in their own blog) and keep a close relationship with your blogger friends :)

    New people will come and others will continue to visit you. Hehe

    Happy Monday Bono! (It's already 1.44am in Malaysia. Need to get some sleep. My first lecture will starts on 9am. hehe)

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  62. Haziq I'm totally agree with. Must be give and take...not just take only deh!!!

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  63. hello..I am doing fine,,thanks...while i was gone i missed too much

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  64. i am still trying to catch up on everything...how is everything with you?

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  65. the camping trip was fine except i could have killed my hubby for being too damn cranky!

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  66. Hello Bono,
    Just dropping in to say hi and say thank you for all of your support.

    Have a good night!:-)

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  67. Yeah bono I saw my numbers of subscribers but I don't know who are they hehe. Maybe I'll try using emails to get to know them. Thanks Bono.

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  68. Joy what you have to do :
    1. sign up feedburner
    2. click your feed
    3. look for "See more about your subscribers"
    4. then look for "FeedBurner Email Subscriptions"
    5. click to see all the detail

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  69. Hi Bono, I've no idea abt Twitter but I'll check it out :-D

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  70. I'll follow you....hehe...I'm one of your Google Followers!

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  71. Monica you should join twitter then install twitterfox...it will be very interesting and you might get addicted...heeee

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  72. Purple I'm ok and will always support you. What do you think if I sponsor your Dolly!!!

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  73. Shinade thank you to you too. I always pray for good health so that we can blog together.

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  74. I never thought about getting subscribers for my blog but I think as time goes on and I really start posting some interesting stuff I may go for it.

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  75. ImitationAngel sometimes our friends just subscribe our blog so that they know whenever we post new article.

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  76. My blog is still new I guess, so I don't have as many subscribes as I would like. How long did it take you to reach 100?

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  77. Dot Com Dud my subscriber only hit hundred after many-many months honestly after using RSS Dolly. If you really want to improve the subscriber please follow Problogger Tips.

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  78. Great post,I find it hard to ask people to subscribe to my RSS. I guess I feel if they want to they will...but maybe I should be reminding the reader to subscribe if they like the post. Thanks for info.

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  79. jj-momscashblog, JohnChow offer news letter to the subscriber. Maybe we can consider this method.

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