[typo] Logs / Statistics
Scott Hughes (list)
shughes_list at globalreset.org
Mon Aug 29 11:36:09 EDT 2005
Ryan Abrams wrote:
>How does feedburner track RSS stats any differently than typo could? Don't
>they still have the issues of knowing who is actually reading, dealing with
>counting automated pulls from feedreaders, etc?
>If feedburner has solved the problem, it may be the way to go (instead of
>reinventing the wheel). But I don't know that they have.
Feedburner does a really good job of tracking individual reader
statistics from all the various aggregators. I get several hundred hits
from aggregators every day, but Feedburner narrows it down to about 20
or so unique readers. I assume there is some fuzzy logic involved, if
the aggregator is a meta-aggregator and is not reporting how many of
it's readers are reading the feed... Though I believe most aggregators
(Bloglines and Newsgator, for example) transmit the number of readers in
the request headers. But why not let Feedburner's staff continue
working on that problem?
I ended up replacing the Typo Syndicate sidebar with my own static box
that duplicate's Syndicate's content, except I link to Feedburner. I
also had to replace the link in my theme's default.rhtml which let users
"auto-discover" my feed. If support for Feedburner were more integrated
into Typo, it would be a lot easier for new users.
Also, if you're going to build a "total stats" package, Feedburner
publishes an API for their stats. So, you can integrate the stats they
are collecting along with your own web stats.
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