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Where are these blog hits coming from if I only have one email subscriber?

Asked by poofandmook (17272points) September 22nd, 2010

I guess I’m sort of blog stupid…

I have a blog on WordPress. I have one email subscriber, but every day that I post, I always have a boost of visitors as compared to a day when I don’t post anything. If I have one person subscribing via email, is it just a coincidence that I get more hits on post days? Or is there some other way someone can be notified that I’ve posted something other than email?

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grumpyfish's avatar

If folks have subscribed to the RSS feed, they’ll get updates in their reader/aggregator (e.g., Google Reader), but they won’t show up as e-mail subscribers.

MrItty's avatar

You can also install a tool like Google Analytics that will show you where your visitors are coming from (a search engine, a direct visit, a link from another webpage, etc).

poofandmook's avatar

Do you happen to know if WordPress has any place to see how many RSS feed subscribers there are?

crazyivan's avatar

All I’m saying is if you blog and your asking “Where the heck are all these readers coming from?”, you must be doing something right. I have a blog that I shamelessly promote whenever the opportunity arises and would love to have your problem.

Not sure if wordpress has it, but blogspot has a built in stat feature that tells you where your traffic is coming from…

poofandmook's avatar

@crazyivan: No, it’s not “all these” readers… just a couple more than usual. On a good day I have a dozen.

crazyivan's avatar

Right on. Guess we’ve all gotta start somewhere. I find that a number of the hits I get are people just randomly purusing blogspot blogs. You might have a few of them showing up.

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