How to Increase Your FeedBurner Subscriber Count Instantly

Posted on 25th May, 2007

You may have noticed that my FeedBurner subscribers count has increased to around 165+ from a previous value of around 90+.

While the number is still lower than what I hoped it to be, it’s still nice to see the increase.

I find that the majority of Malaysian blog readers prefer to visit blogs directly instead of reading them via a feed reader. Perhaps this is one of the reasons for the low subscriber count shown here.

Anyway, what did I do to increase my the number?

Actually this method does not increase your subscribe count, what it does is that it just start showing you the correct number.

To achieve this, head over to FeedBurner.com and install the plugin called Feedburner_Feedsmith

The plugin detect the ways people used to access your feed (e.g. http://www.yoursite.com/feed/ or http://www.yoursite.com/wp-rss2.php, etc.), and redirect them to your FeedBurner feed so you can track every possible subscriber.

Those who subscribed to http://www.sabahan.com/feed/ are now counted as part of my FeedBurner subscribers.

If you want to know whether your FeedBurner chicklet is showing the right number of subscribers, try this plugin and tell me if it increases your subscriber count.


[found via 5xmom]


  • xazuru says:

    nice tactics!! will use them too!

  • papajoneh says:

    yep… used it earlier… great plugin. i saw it in the dashboard page actually. Haha.

  • pablopabla says:

    Done that. Did not see any difference though…

  • Kay Kastum says:

    Hey, what do you know, mine was ZERO before and now I can see a very huge figure..2. Thanks Gaman!

  • Mgccl says:

    I’m using Drupal’s feedburner plugin. This is only for wordpress xD…

  • pablopabla says:

    After a couple of days, the stats multiplied 4 fold! So, it works! Unless there was a bug, which is welcomed, of course 🙂

  • Kay Kastum says:

    What do you know? Now mine has gone up to 21 already! I didn’t know there were that many readers….? Unless like pablopabla said if there was a bug..we don’t really mind.. ha ha 😀

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  • Harry says:

    Nice tip. I’m gonna try and improve my readers count list with this.

  • Shay says:

    This worked like a charm 🙂 Thanks a bunch for this great tip!!

  • asmur says:

    apa ini?

  • Pankaj Gupta says:

    This is really a Great Tips. I will try to follow this article.
    thank You.

  • ritesh says:

    thanks . nice post. thanks again for shair with us

  • Geekyard says:

    Nice plugin buddy 🙂
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