Subscribe to Your Own Feedburner Statistics

While Feedburner has launched an awareness API, the folks there have not yet given users a way to subscribe via RSS/Atom to your own traffic data. The absence bugged me enough that I wrote a little script so that you can get your Feedburner traffic stats as an RSS feed.
It works like this: Say your Feedburner feed ID is “CoolFeed” (note that case matters), then in your favorite feed reader app (e.g., Bloglines, Feeddemon, etc.) you’d subscribe to “http://www.kedrosky.com/cgi/fb-stats.cgi?n=CoolFeed” (without the quotes). Note: I’m not talking about your blog name, I’m talking about your Feedburner feed title. It’s whatever you set it to be when you burned your feed in Feedburner.
Make sense? Try it. It works for me — and if it doesn’t work for you, let me know.
Oh, and one last thing. Do me a favor and don’t beat the tar out of this. Every three hours is plenty frequent to update your feed, and once-daily would be better. People who can’t stop themselves from checking their feed stats every thirty seconds are not going to be using my little service for long.
[Update] In comments to this post Charlie Wood has expanded helpfully on my crummy instructions:

For people who are no smarter than me (there might be a few), you’ll need to activate the Awareness API for your feed. Also the feed ID Paul’s script needs is the Title of your feed.
To save Paul some cycles and bandwidth (and to be nice and circular), you can run the results of his service back through FeedBurner. For instance, you can see my stats at http://feeds.feedburner.com/mw-fb-stats

You’re right: That is magnificently circular!

Related posts:

  1. Argh, Site Feed was Broken
  2. Why Isn’t There an RSS Feed for RSS?
  3. Feedburner Goes Deep
  4. “Crushing Statistics”
  5. Feedburner API, Awareness, and Bandwagon Effects

Comments

  1. Charlie Wood says:

    For people who are no smarter than me (there might be a few), you’ll need to activate the Awareness API for your feed. Also the feed ID Paul’s script needs is the Title of your feed.
    To save Paul some cycles and bandwidth (and to be nice and circular), you can run the results of his service back through FeedBurner. For instance, you can see my stats at http://feeds.feedburner.com/mw-fb-stats
    Fun!

  2. chris frye says:

    This is very cool. This is the kind of thing we hope people do with the API

  3. Nivi says:

    This is part of what could be a blogger’s “Dashboard”:
    Imagine a single web page in your blog management software that contains Feedburner stats, site stats, new comments awaiting review, emails regarding your blog, technorati stats, and everything else that you need to have your finger on the pulse of your mini-publishing empire.

  4. Andrew says:

    Superb, but it is the Burned Feed URI and not the burned feed title you need to use.

  5. Satish Talim says:

    Can I activate the Awareness API for my feed, in the free version? How?

  6. Scott says:

    Here are details on the API and turning it on: http://www.burningdoor.com/feedburner/archives/001259.html

  7. thanks paul! we will take this burden off your hand soon enough. thanks for the stopgap.
    –steve

  8. miss pigeon says:

    thanks alot! i figured it out no problem!
    i’m a new blogger, it’s great how bloggers network with each other! :-)
    P.S. to other bloggers… there are other publicity features in feedburner, that require awareness API be turned on. so it it should just be done anyway…

  9. bighead says:

    nice work,thx.:)

  10. sohbet says:

    This is very cool

  11. chat says:

    For instance, you can see my stats at http://feeds.feedburner.com/mw-fb-stats
    ? :)

  12. iddaa says:

    Thank you

  13. sohbet says:

    work,thx.:)

  14. Sohbet says:

    thanks ?

  15. sohbet says:

    Say your Feedburner feed ID is “CoolFeed” (note that case matters), then in your favorite feed reader app

  16. bilmeceler says:

    thanks for the stopgap.