July 26, 2007

Increase your subscriber count using feedburner redirection

This is old news but I thought I will write a small post informing about this new feature in Blogger for the benefit of those who may not know about it. Even if you burn your Blogger feed to Feedburner, some percentage of your visitors may still be reading the Blogger feed. This could happen if they had provided your blog URL (instead of your feedburner feed) to their feed reader and their feed reader auto-discovered Blogger feed. The side effect of this is that your subscriber count will not be accurate.

The first useful development of Google buying Feedburner happens to be the new "Feed redirection" feature. Using this, you can redirect your Blogger feed to Feedburner feed. You can do this by going to Settings->Site Feed and providing your feedburner feed URL for redirection (as shown below).



I did this sometime back and my subscriber count increased from 700+ to 800+ the next day. You could try this too!

Bonus news: Amit informs us of another new feature - Comment Form message with which you can show a message in the Blogger comments page. I made use of it immediately!

9 comments:

outer said...

ok, I had already did the change with feedburner.

thank you for the bonus news I made use immediately too

bye

PN said...

This apparently causes problem with those who are using the blogger feed as a Google sitemap. So you have to choose between the two.

Deepak said...

Hey Ramani,

Thanks for the bonus news. I was about to ask Kirk about the curious message in his comment page when I noticed this post. :)

I think I can make a quick change to one of my userscripts converting it into a mod, with this feature around :)

Ramani said...

Deepak, long time since we had a hack from you. go ahead with your idea!

Jules said...

I was wondering if you could help me with a feed problem. I am very new to blogging and pretty much a complete novice with HTML. I checked my Feedburner account, and FeedMedic has found some problems, that I don't know how to fix.

Shayon™ said...

Hi,

Could you tell me how to insert clips of advertisements within RSS feeds of my blog?

Alain said...

Titles with relevant info in Comments Feed : I would like to add a Comments Feed offer on my blog like yours.
This standard Comments Feed doesn't display any related Post Titles and other relevant information for the various comments.
I would like to display the related Post Titles and other relevant information for each comment like in the following example. Is there a simple way to do this?

Thanks!

Parth Barot said...

yah...its very cool man...

feedburner helped me increasing my visitors...

also i m using ur 3 column template...

blog : http://techdudes.blogspot.com

can we have a link exchange? it will be a great help to me....

parth.

jasmine.celion said...

i know this
anyway thanks for sharing such nice post

jasmine celion
cool-hotstuff.blogspot.com