The Numbers Behind Your Feeds

FeedBurner's View of the Feed Market at FeedBurner's blog gives us a detailed look at the numbers and statistics behind your feeds. With the recent adoption of Google Reader subscriber numbers, many bloggers have seen their "subscribers" and other feed stats spike up. In fact, we learn from FeedBurner's post that overall; publishers noticed an […]

FeedBurner's View of the Feed Market at FeedBurner's blog gives us a detailed look at the numbers and statistics behind your feeds. With the recent adoption of Google Reader subscriber numbers, many bloggers have seen their "subscribers" and other feed stats spike up. In fact, we learn from FeedBurner's post that overall; publishers noticed an increase in subscriber numbers by 53%!

In short, the statistics behind our feeds show us just a small snippet of our true feed universe. Let me explain...

Your RSS or ATOM feed can be included in dozens of places including an RSS reader, a widget, desktop aggregators, wireless devices and more. But even in the world of RSS readers, the statistics vary greatly. FeedBurner's post delved into web-based feed aggregators, so that is what we will focus on below.

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