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Monday, July 24, 2006
Feedburner Stats
Is there a Feedreader hiding their stats under a bushel? We dropped from 832 readers to 554 on Sun, & have yet to recover...

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Posted at 8:27 PM by John.
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Blogger Johan Sundström said...
Is a 33% fluctuation over the weekend that way much beyond the natural variations of weekend dips?

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Blogger Greg said...
My FeedBurner stats are within their usual range (ie 10%-20% weekend dip), suggesting that there wasn't a major revamping of their counting methods.

Any natural disasters or national holidays of note? Or was it something we wrote?

Perhaps the new-found flaws with Google's Blogsearch and Mail-to-Blogger has disillusioned many bloghackers, causing them to throw in the towel and take up gardening instead.

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Blogger Eric said...
Hey John,

Looks like RMail numbers dropped out of your total subscriber numbers for all the days you have seen the large drop from ~800 subs. If RMail does not request the feed from us in a given day, or if they do without telling us the subscriber number, we can't count it for you. I am not sure if this is something on our end or theirs but I will take a look and see if we seeing this same drop in other feeds. Shoot me a note if you'd like to follow up sooner. Thanks!

Cheers,
Eric Olson
Biz Dev - FeedBurner
erico@feedburner.com

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Blogger Avatar said...
John the thing is that they maybe are going to change their model from feed pinging, meaning appearing as e-mail subs in feedburner to the more efficent way of having a bot like yutter does, yutter subs in my blog don´t count into the feed.

yutter is only counted once since they use a bot, the bot take the feed at the programmed schedule you gave to yutter, and then it just forwards it from their engine.. as i understand it, i will ask david B about it.

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