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We don’t need no stinking Feedburner Feed Stats!

Posted by geeknews at 1:00 AM on December 1, 2005

I have always said that a persons RSS feed is a very valuable resource and it is so important to me that I would never trust a third party with that info. Recently I was complaining about how piss poor the pro stats are over at Feedburner.com. This was in response to the results I was seeing while using their service with techpodcasts.com

This resulted in a long discussion on the podcaster mailing list. A listener and reader of this website sat down and pounded out a program that will allow people to collect podcast statistics on their RSS feed locally and in a way that has not been possible before.

I am not a programmer and I am sure Chris will want to get some feedback on this and hopefully the community will help him improve this tool. I have not seen the resulting database log but their will have to be some database manipulation as many rss readers hit a rss feed on a hourly basis.

I am sure their will be a flood of comments on this and be nice to Chris he built this because I wanted an alternative for those of us that want to keep complete control of our RSS feeds. [cblackburn.blogspot.com]

One Comment

  1. From Chris Blackburn at 12:55 am on December 2, 2005

    The log will allow you to display things like how many people downloaded a particular podcast but you can also find out how many people subscribe to your rss feed, and you can pull out those users that just download the occasional episode. You can track trends and stats what percentage uses jpodder, or amarok, etc. It currently stores the URI, date, ipaddress, useragent. Let me know what else we can do to make it more useful. We will have an install program next week.