Ok, I'm gonna start by saying I love RSS feeds, and I use my RSS reader to keep up with just about everything I read. Lately I've been wondering though, if the feeds are totally ad-free, am I actually not helping the website when I read its feed instead of going directly to the site?
In other words, when I read a post through my RSS reader, am I giving the respective site the pageviews it needs to profit from ads? Or am I reading the post without giving anything in return?
I'm asking this 'cause there are a couple of blogs I follow that I make point of giving them pageviews on good posts.