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
On 8/29/05, Scott Hughes (list) wrote:
> Ryan Abrams wrote:
> >How does feedburner track RSS stats any differently than typo could?
> >they still have the issues of knowing who is actually reading, dealing
> >counting automated pulls from feedreaders, etc?
> >If feedburner has solved the problem, it may be the way to go (instead
> >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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