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66% of Bloggers Don’t Run RSS Ads On Their Blog [POLL RESULTS]

In our last ProBlogger Poll I asked readers whether they run RSS ads on their main blog. The results are in – 66% of you don’t run RSS ads on your blog.

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What I find interesting is that 18 months ago I ran this same poll. The results were that 75% of readers didn’t run RSS ads on their blog. While there’s still a significant number of bloggers not doing RSS ads there’s been a definite shift.

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Comments

  1. I don’t do this as of yet but will consider the possibility. It’s very useful, though, to have this kind of info. I guess I’ll go vote now.

  2. I believe after year thos answers to – YES will be much more, because internet is becoming more and more popular advertising place

  3. Bruno Auger says:

    Thats total amazing that it has only changed 9% over 18 months. I thought rss was a built in feature that everyone used to reach a broader base. I guess I am mistaken.

  4. I think most bloggers are afraid too because if you don’t have a ton of subscribers, annoying the few you do have is not too wise.

  5. shamess says:

    Well, you should probably note that your results are a bit biased. People come to this website because they want to try and make money from their blogs, so obviously more of them are going to be using RSS ads than other, more general, bloggers.

  6. infmom says:

    I agree with Bryn. I wouldn’t put ads in my feed, because heaven knows very few people are clicking on the ads on my blogs and I don’t want to push my luck.

  7. Jess says:

    I think Bryn’s comment is very true

  8. Darth Guru says:

    I must admit that with my own site I am in the majority, no rss ads.
    We have had great results on many other sites with them though.
    With the right provider, rss and mobile ads, can make a great addition to your bottom line

  9. Hank Osborne says:

    I tried setting them up and had problems. I gave up and figured I would give it another go once services and documentation got a little more defined.

  10. Ken Stewart says:

    With a majority of my visitors coming from RSS – I was hoping to get this working. However, I have ran into some challenges with WordPress and FeedBurner.

    Any of you folks have any suggestions on the technology to use in order to best enable this across a majority of feed readers?

    Warmest Regards,
    K

  11. Ryan McLean says:

    Interesting, is it worth me having ads on my RSS feed if I only have 30 subscribers?

  12. jhay says:

    I’d interested in running RSS ads, but I still don’t have a critical number of subscribers yet.

  13. I just thought that it’s not really worth it. My RSS subscribers number is only 130.

    Also, most readers who subscribed via RSS are either other bloggers or tech-savy people; meaning, they are “immune” to AdSense ads

  14. Alex Atti says:

    Well, if it’s not worth putting ads on your website unless you have some traffic, there’s no need to run RSS ads either. You won’t make any money and the few subscribers you have may get annoyed and unsubscribe.

  15. dhirender says:

    is there any benefits of Running RSS ads on main blog?

  16. Lydia says:

    I’d love to run ads on my RSS feed, but Google seems to be the only option. And since Google kicked me out for alleged illegal clicks (that’s another long saga), I can’t use Ad Sense. What are the options for RSS feed ads if not the Google monopoly?

  17. ROW says:

    What I find interesting is that 18 months ago I ran this same poll. The results were that 75% of readers didn’t run RSS ads on their blog. While there’s still a significant number of bloggers not doing RSS ads there’s been a definite shift.

    I think this shift may be due to the fact that adsense has recently opened its doors to all publishers wanting to run feed ads. I believe this % will definitely go further down as more and more ppl join the bandwagon.

  18. Shelley says:

    I can’t figure out how to get ads on my rss feed. I’ve tried to set it up through Feedburner and Adsense, and I can’t figure it out.

  19. ROW you are right and it is definitely one of the reasons why people are now using feedburner. I dont want to join since there are a less number of feeds subscribers i have. I don’t want to attract my visitors to subscribe through contest because they might flee if i don’t perform contests anymore.

    Good luck everyone.

  20. Aira Bongco says:

    I guess RSS Ads is not that widely used. But with the recent update on Google, I expect the number to increase in due time.

  21. Jonny Nguyen says:

    yes, I absolutely agree with you, I am working on it too, check out my site to learn more, thanks

  22. I have noticed that many people are complaining about the fact that they are losing RSS subscribers. The fact is that it could be the fact that you are using advertisements in your RSS feed. Try not using advertisements for a while and see if you stop losing subscribers.

  23. Many people have said that you can truly make money blogging. how true is this can you really. Look at my blog how can I make money doing this?

  24. I have no problem with putting adsense in my feeds since they are so non obtrusive. I have been hesitant with some of the other advertisers though. I can see where that would be a problem.

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  25. Lindsay says:

    Is there an easy way to add RSS ads to your feed?

  26. Anna says:

    Okay, I feel really stupid asking this. But what’s an RSS Ad? An RSS Feed with affiliate links? Or …

  27. It might be because not many people know how to do it.

  28. sarah says:

    I think the RSS Ads seems the large user in publishing Ads.I am not able to find out how to get ads on my rss feed.I’ve tried to set it up through Feedburner and Adsense, and I can’t figure it out.
    _______________________________________________
    sarah
    http://www.changeyourfuturetoday.net

  29. Lex G says:

    Even if you don’t have many RSS subscribers, if you implement the advertising in a tasteful way, you should be able to do it without annoying them ..

    b.t.w :

    I just started a discussion on my blog about the topic of tasteful / distasteful advertising …

    Lex G

  30. Considering that I have very few RSS subscribers, I make a decent amount of money from RSS ads …

  31. John says:

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    “I guess RSS Ads is not that widely used. But with the recent update on Google, I expect the number to increase in due time.”

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  32. Mario Lat says:

    Actually I am not sure whether or not I have an RSS feed for my visitors to click on. Should I put on my blogs? How? I have a lot to learn. I am alien to terms like CSS, RSS, Putting backlinks. I wish someone would try and look at my blog and personally give me tips. Many thanks.

  33. Peter says:

    Bloggers Don’t Run RSS Ads – Very Good money
    ads rss feed sms mobile ok

  34. keif says:

    I think the number of bloggers than run ads to be irrelevant – the true factor is showing that of the percentage that do, how many are doing it effectively, how many are seeing a return, and how many saw a drop (or increase) in subscribers…

  35. Luke says:

    Great post… and really like the rest of the site – btw you’ll love this image – http://imagerb.com/?p=184

  36. Surender says:

    I don’t know how to use advt in RSS?
    Will you please tell me more how to use on my following blog?
    http://www.iboozi.com

  37. I use it in mine and just configure it so there are only a few ads shown. I make money with it but not a ton.
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