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    Increasing your RSS readers

    I know a site should offer quality content and be update timely. Readers want a reason to subscribe to your site. I was hoping others would share some strategies they use to increase their feed count? Tips, techniques - things outside the obvious tips you'll learn on blogging sites.

    Thanks!

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    Quality contents will draw more rss readers. simple

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    make big colourful icons - "Subscribe RSS"
    and put it in a right place on your blog

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    I am really satisfied with both "dotcompals" and "rony99"
    To get more subscribers, one surely need to add quality content and need to place RSS subscription symbols on the right places on their website/blog may be in the top header or in your sidebars at top

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    Quote Originally Posted by rony99 View Post
    make big colourful icons - "Subscribe RSS"
    and put it in a right place on your blog
    Quote Originally Posted by alokverma View Post
    place RSS subscription symbols on the right places on their website/blog

    Do you guys really think those big icons help? I've always considered them a nuisance as a user. If I want to subscribe I always click the orange button in the address bar. I assumed everyone else did the same, or am I wrong?

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    ^ I do that too. Those big icons are always distracting and they look tacky, IMO.

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    I read a lot blogs and post comments on the read by most users.

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    HQ content. Icons aren't the main role, since just small part of readers know and want to use RSS readers (mostly it's bloggers, and they already know how to subscribe without that big icon).
    Freelance-Web.org - my freelance blog
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    I heard the big icons are a plus to get subscribers. As HRQ said its for non-bloggers more than people who post in the blogging section of sitepoint

    A good idea if relevant is to make an article on how to use rss and why use rss for your current readers. I did a competition (in my sig) to help kickstart my blog.


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