Thursday, March 31, 2005

Getting Stats Out of FeedBurner

As I switched to FeedBurner to serve the feed for this blog, FeedBurner exposes some usage statistics to me. However, this information is not made public by FeedBurner at this point, which hinders collaborative stats.

I quickly hacked a REST service to get this information from FeedBurner. You are free to use it. The URL is (put this on one line):

http://www.scdi.org/~avernet/misc/get-feedburner-stats
?user=your-user-name&password=your-password&feed-id=your-feed-id

Of course this is far from an idea solution as the FeedBurner password has to be sent to a third-party service. Through this service you view the stats for this blog.

1 comment:

Eric Lunt said...

Hey, this is cool Alessandro. We're working letting the publisher choose to make their stats public via an account setting, but I admire your creativity in coming up with this workaround!

Eric Lunt
FeedBurner