The popular real-time feed aggregator, FriendFeed, can bring a bit of traffic to a blog. As of today, FriendFeed’s Kevin Fox has announced it is adding its subscriber count to the number of subscribers.
Site admins should start seeing a spike, possibly very significant, in the amount of RSS subscribers to their feed. It will show up in the statistics as “friendfeedagg”. NowSourcing is one of those prime examples, as you’ll see in the image below:
Although this amounts to a substantial ‘bonus’ of sorts to a blog’s overall statistics, some say that very little difference is made. At some level this is true, but it does finally account what some folks use to keep up on new posts into the numbers. These numbers do make a difference, as RSS readers that have a sharing function can provide more exposure, even a potentially viral effect.
So, what can FriendFeed do for your blog? The people that subscribe to you on FriendFeed actually want to read what you have to say across the board. Not only is this simply a ‘feed’ of new posts, but it is a socialized RSS reader that allows you to connect in real time. It’s a great way to connect with your regulars, in addition to spreading the word out to those for whom your site is relevant, but hadn’t yet hit their radar.
Give it a shot. Boost your subscribers and your readership by taking advantage of this new feature.
If you aren’t already, be sure to add NowSourcing on FriendFeed.