75% of ProBlogger Readers Don’t run Ads in RSS

Last week’s poll asked – ‘Do You Run RSS Ads in any of Your Blog’s Feeds?’

The results:

* Yes: 17% (43)
* No: 75% (190)
* I don’t have a Blog: 8% (19)

Total Votes : 252

Comment on the poll were at this post.

PS: there is no poll this week – well not until I can think of another decent question! Let me know if you have any ideas.

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  1. pcunix says:

    Poll ideas (you may have done some of these already)

    What is the ideal post length? Under 500 words, 500 -1000, over 1000

    How many posts do you write per day? 1, 2, 3-4, 5-10, whatever I can

    Is your traffic increasing or decreasing this year?

    Do you use Google Analytics?

    Do you use Adwords to drive traffic to your pages?

    Other than Adsense, affiliate programs and so on, do you sell any products or services of your own through your site?

    How much time do you typically spend working on content per day?

    How much time do you spend per month on appearance or mechanical issues (adding plugins, new features, etc.)

    Would you still blog if there were no Adsense or Ypn etc.?

    Does your chewing gum lose its flavor on the bed post over night – oops, no that’s not a poll question, but I have to leave for a dentist appt so that’s it for now anyway..

  2. I would run ads in my RSS feeds if Google actually let me! Since I’m using Blogger to publish my blog, I could add Google RSS ads if my Adsense account was enabled to do so. Has anyone used the FeedBurner ads? How are they?

  3. Nick says:

    I’d like to know what bloggers think of intellitxt, which is starting to really grow.

  4. mike says:

    I would like to know how to include ads into your rss? like adsense

  5. Chris Howard says:

    Darren, a little off-topic, but I am fascinated to know how you achieved such a spectacular rise in your RSS subscription. Last time I noticed – which could have been several weeks – your feed was around 1500. It’s now 3900.

    Was there any article or series that rocketed readership?


  6. Darren Rowse says:

    Yep – check out this post Chris. That plugin did it. The number of visitors havn’t increased by that much (although they do go up) – it’s just now counting all my RSS visitors not just some.

  7. Chris Howard says:

    Ahhhhhhh! Now I get it! :)

    Cool thanks. :)

  8. Crystal says:

    Why should you put ads in your RSS feeds? Does it help your traffic? I’m sorry, I’m new to all this. I can’t find an explanation in the site, but there probably is one considering you cover every topic under the sun about blogging.

  9. The purpose of aggregation is to present information succinctly… presumably, if you are using an aggregator you do access some of the links that it presents to you… let the ads remain in those links (personally, I remove a feed if its link are saturated with ads… the worst are the ones that you have to click through to get to the article)

    Of course, this is wishful thinking…