How to view hidden feed count of any website

By Sidharth | Ideas

Feed count  is a small feedburner widget which shows the number of subscriptions done by your readers. Their are lots of bloggers who hide their feedburner subscriber count widget (Feedcount) due to their own unknown reasons. But if you are interested in knowing how many subscriber count those blogs have then this is a simple short trick which will help you.

Here is how to find out the number of subscriber’s of any site.

Basically the website feed is

http://feeds.feedburner.com/SITENAME

For example – http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogote

After you find out the feed of that website,you have to use “~fc” before the SITENAME.

http://feeds.feedburner.com/~fc/SITENAME

For example – http://feeds.feedburner.com/~fc/blogote 

Just copy the link and paste in the address bar.Hit enter and Viola! you can see the number of subscriber’s who subscribed using feed burner..

blogote_feed_count 

If the feedcount’s are completely deactivated from the feedburner site then this trick won’t work (This is a rare case)…!

About the Author

Hi, I am Sidharth. Full-time blogger. Editor of Blogote. And a self-proclaimed geek!

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Blog for Beginners June 23, 2008

I’m in the opinion that it’s fine to hide the data but it’s just so unethical to hack it with the intention to cheat. But hey, some are still doing it.

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Agent 001 June 23, 2008

This is something I really wanted to know. I see some blogs hide this data and show as if they have good subscribers base.

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Pallab June 22, 2008

Sneaky I must say.
But feedcounts arent really a very good indicator of a blogs quality hence I dont give importance to feedcount.
My feed count :

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Chicken Say June 21, 2008

although it’s not really a secret but well…u have brought some attention on it… 🙂

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Blog for Beginners June 20, 2008

Wonderful tips indeed. This is what I have been looking for.. I for one however do not place too much emphasis on the no. of subscribers when subscribing to a blog.

Did I say I like your theme?

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Sidharth June 20, 2008

@Everyone – lolz…

@Blog for beginners – Haha.. Everyone likes my theme !!

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Silki June 20, 2008

I don’t think I need to deactivate it just because somebody will come to know that it is less than 100.
If your content is good, the visitors will subscribe to it. I don’t think somebody will use this trick to check the count before subscribing. If it is visible on the website, then people may get affected before subscribing.

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ArpitNext June 19, 2008

gr8 finding !!

I haven’t displayed the FeedCounts on my blog as it is very small [ less than 70 🙁 ]

maybe when it’s atleast 100+ , I’ll show it .

And , after reading this post going to deactivate !!

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Rajaie AlKorani June 17, 2008

Deactivated for me, maybe when it’s a couple of thousand I’ll show it 😀

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Nirmal June 17, 2008

Many time if the feed count is activated, then it would be shown on website. But this trick works most of the time. Even i use this trick to check the feed count of my blog as well. 🙂

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