[typo] Logs / Statistics

Ryan Abrams ryanabrams at gmail.com
Mon Aug 29 11:45:37 EDT 2005


Good answers. I vote for feedburner.

I can probably whip up a version of the sidebar that lets users choose 
whether to use feedburner or just a straight up feed. I'll put it on my 
(short) list, and file a patch.

As far as the integrated stats package and the API, i'm not going anywhere 
near that.

-Ryan

On 8/29/05, Scott Hughes (list) <shughes_list at globalreset.org> wrote:
> 
> 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.
> 
> Scott Hughes
> http://blog.globalreset.org/
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