Feedburner is Odd

I’m having a hard time figuring out Feedburner. I use their service to manage my sooz.com RSS feed because I’m a web stats junkie and like to see how many people read certain entries, etc. One day it tells me I’ve got 120 people subscribed to my feed. Then the next day it’s 110. Today it’s 208. Have nearly 100 people really subscribed to my feed in the past 24 hours? I have a hard time believing that.

3 thoughts on “Feedburner is Odd

  1. Hi Sooz –

    What you’re seeing is something we’re actually working on right now; it appears that Bloglines has changed it’s default polling behavior (the intervals between times they check your feed) from every hour to every half hour. (See this thread at our forums for a little more detail.)

    We’re working on this, and will have your stats back to normal real soon now.


    Rick Klau
    VP, Business Development
    FeedBurner – http://www.feedburner.com

  2. Thanks for the information, Rick! I had a feeling my popularity had not actually doubled. Maybe another time for that. ;)

  3. I noticed today that the number of people subscribed to one of my feeds almost doubled. Digging deeper, it seems that the number of Bloglines subscribers doubled. Feedburner says:

    This circulation number is calculated across 2 different aliases for your feed with the following subscriber numbers: 9, 9

    I’m not sure whether the problem lies with Bloglines or with Feedburner, but these numbers are definitely wrong.

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