RSS Feeds (Really Simple Syndication)
Joe Lewis Wilkins
pepetoo at Cox.Net
Thu Mar 1 17:07:00 EST 2007
Thank you for your observations. They certainly appear to be valid.
I'm copying Matt with your suggestions.
On Mar 1, 2007, at 1:57 PM, Brent Anderson wrote:
> Considering that 67.2% of all statistics are made up on the spot,
> about 2% of your visitors will use your feed. =)
> Seriously, the number of people subscribing to your feed will vary
> directly with who your audience is. Slashdot or Engadget are going
> to have a lot more subscribers than a site that provides content to
> the more technology-illiterate. RSS, however simple, is not
> something that a typical email/browser/word-processor user is going
> to know about, let alone use. It's like asking how many people
> subscribe to a newspaper? Responsible adults that want to be
> informed are your audience, not younger children or teenagers. If
> you want to get a message out to one of these audiences, then you
> need to change your delivery medium.
> That being said, it would be wise to make your RSS feeds more
> intuitive than "RSS 2.0" or "ATOM 0.3" by labeling them "Subscribe
> to our news" or "Stay up to date on our latest products" and then,
> for the more technically savvy, labeling them with the feed type.
> Brent Anderson
> Christa McAuliffe Space Education Center
> On Mar 1, 2007, at 2:14 PM, Viktoras Didziulis wrote:
>> does anybody know what fraction of web surfers care to subscribe
>> to rss
>> feeds ?
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