Feedburner Subscription Number

By Deane Barker on January 25, 2006

The Feedburner subscription numbers have settled over the last 36 hours or so since we switched the feed over. The final subscriber number is about 2,250 people sucking down the RSS feed.

Of course, I have no idea how that number is being calculated, but a lot of other people claim it’s very accurate. Prior to this I could only use page views or Bloglines numbers, which was about 700, last time I checked.

So, thanks to all 2,250 of you. It’s very cool that you feel like keeping an eye on what we’re doing here.

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  1. In an interview with Venture Voice last year, FeedBurner’s Dick Costolo said that the subscriber numbers is derived from the count of unique IP Address and User Agent combinations. Then they take into account the user agents that tell them they represent multiple users, like Bloglines and My Yahoo.

    Should be reasonably accurate as long as you don’t have large numbers of users coming from behind a proxy or NAT using the same feed readers.

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