Find out How Many Subscribers a blog has Even When Its FeedCount Is Hidden
Posted on 6th August, 2007
When you visit a blog, chances are it’s probably using FeedBurner counter to keep track of its RSS feed subscriber counts. Most bloggers display the FeedBurner FeedCount chicklet quite happily; others choose to hide it for several reasons.
I hide mine, at least temporarily, to see whether this could speed up the subscribing process.
The argument is that visitors are more likely to subscribe to a feed if they see a higher count because it tells them that you are an authoritative voice in your niche. From the poll I conducted recently, that seems to be the case where most of my readers say they are more likely to subscribe to a blog if it has a higher subscribe counts.
For blogs with a hidden FeedBurner chicklet, it’s still possible to view number of subscribers provided that the blog owner has the FeedCount activated in his FeedBurner account. It is inactive by default in any feed you create on our system.
In general all feeds on FeedBurner start with the address feeds.feedburner.com/feedname
To view the FeedCount for a blog, just add ~fc/ so that the new URL becomes
Therefore, Sabahan.com feed count would be feeds.feedburner.com/~fc/sabahancom.
If the FeedCount is not enabled, you’ll get a message saying FeedCount is not enabled for that feed.
Other FeedCount example:
If you want to prevent access to these numbers, just make sure FeedCount is inactive.
To do so, sign in to your account, click your feed’s title on My Feeds, and under the Publicize tab, you’ll see whether the FeedCount is on/off indicated by a checkmark next to its listing. Visit the FeedCount link to modify your FeedCount status and appearance.