DAVE POLLARD OFFERS up a snazzy graph (not the one on this blog post) and suggests five ways to increase online readership, many of them similar to best practise in writing for the web.
He doesn't mention adding easily-discoverable RSS feeds, perhaps because hits from RSS news feeders don't register as page impressions. From personal experience, many active blogs serve up eight times as many RSS feeds as they do HTML pages. Pollard also doesn't offer the "add sex" tip. When I pulled down the sex links that had spammed my comments, I lost nearly 250 viewers each day.
Dave Pollard -- "How to increase your Readership"