Google Now Reports Feed Subscriber Numbers

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Posted on February 17, 2007 8:37 PM in Blogging
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I read first via Jonathan Snook, then via the Official Google Reader Blog, and then finally via Robert Scoble that Google is now reporting the number of subscribers to a feed when they access it on a webserver. Sure enough, I went and looked at my referral log and saw the following: - - [17/Feb/2007:01:02:13 -0600] "GET /xml/music.xml HTTP/1.1" 304 - "-" "Feedfetcher-Google; (+; 13 subscribers; feed-id=12292243438202008205)"

This is pretty darn cool, especially since I was just complaining about that (albeit indirectly) last month. We'll have to see how long it takes before they expose this information in the Google Reader UI.


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